Nov 17, 2011 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: Mac Applications

Pixelmator has come a long way since it was introduced back in September of 2007. It has become a full feature photo editor and graphic creation application. Yet, there are still some important features missing.

With Pixelmator 2.0 coming out earlier this fall, the developers have plugged up many of the holes for features that were missing, but not all. One of the holes they didn’t add was layer styles. While everything in layer styles can be done in Pixelmator, layer styles offer two big advantages over the manual methods. Layer styles are editable and are much faster to create. Duplicating layers is an easy work around for future edits. Are there work arounds for speeding up the process?

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Nov 16, 2011 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iPad, News, Predictions, Review

Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet was releasd today, and based on the initial reviews, the secret we T-GAAP-ers already knew about is now out of the bag: The Kindle Fire tablet is no tablet.

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Nov 11, 2011 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: Podcasts

Podcast Episode 64: The Great Vacation. Down one man, Mark & Werner discuss the new JC Penney CEO tapping former Apple co-workers, Adobe pulling the plug on Flash for mobile browsers, Flash to be continued by RIM for its Playbook, Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo, strike ad alliance to take on Google and Facebook and much, much more in Episode 64: The Great Vacation

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Nov 10, 2011 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: Mac Applications, Mac Pro, Products, Review

Photoshop is the most feature rich photo editor on any platform, but that does not mean it is always the best tool for every job. Just recently the developers of Pixelmator released version 2.0 of their photo editing application. The question this article will attempt to answer is "Can one use Pixelmator instead of Photoshop?" not whether Pixelmator is better than Photoshop.

Despite its lower price, Pixelmator does have a number of advantages over Photoshop and those include:

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Nov 9, 2011 — by: Karl Johnson
Categories: iCloud

Making lists is a daily task in this modern era. It is one of the reason why post-it notes became so popular. The smartphone has completely changed the way we think, create, save, share and access lists where ever we go.

Apple release an app called Reminders with iOS 5 this fall. This one application will cause many applications in the App Store to become obsolete, as Apple has brought it's ease of use and refinement to the to-do list genre.

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Nov 8, 2011 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: iCloud, iPad, Predictions, Rumors

In the wake of Amazon's 7" Kindle Fire tablet launch, Barnes & Noble has shot back across the Amazon bow with their own vision of a 7" device. Yesterday saw the release of the 7" Nook tablet, which delivers a dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage with an SD card slot, and a 1024 x 600 dpi display. The new Nook delivers a bit more than the Kindle Fire, but it also runs $50 more at $249. But does this have any effect on what is actually a true tablet, the iPad?

Steve jobs ripped the 7" device market, stating they would die out, as they were too small to do real work on them, and that they are "...tweeners; too big to compete against a smartphone, and too small to compete with the iPad". This is akin to no-mans-land in Tennis. No one ever wants to be standing where the ball bounces. Go to the net or stay behind the baseline, it's that simple. But are 7" devices not worthy of the tablet moniker? Is there a market for this space?

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Nov 7, 2011 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: iMac, Jobs, Steve Jobs, Mac Pro, Predictions, Products

Are Mac Pro's Walking the Plank like XServes did just a year ago?

When Steve Jobs re-joined Apple in 1997, he drew a grid on a white board that looked something like this

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Nov 5, 2011 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: News, Podcasts, Predictions, Review

Podcast Episode 63: Cornholio. The Three Guys (Mark, Karl and Werner) discuss the opening of Apple 5th Ave flagship store in NYC, PBS's show: "Steve Jobs - One Last Thing", iPhone 4S battery life issues, rumors about Amazon updating the Kindle to 8.9" and CBS who apparently turned down Apple's Streaming Service. All this and much, much more in Episode 63: Cornholio.

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Nov 4, 2011 — by: Mark Reschke
Categories: News, Review

Does anyone question Steve Jobs' extreme pursuit of perfection? The new glass, unveiled today at Apple's 5th Avenue store in Manhattan, only serves to underscore how different Apple approaches, well, everything. But it also delivers a subtle message to their competition: Don't think for a moment you can fake being us, because you can't. 

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Nov 3, 2011 — by: E. Werner Reschke
Categories: iPad, News, Products, Review

Analysts are an interesting breed. They are paid to give their opinion on what the future will hold for a particular company or industry. However, often times they don't know what they are talking about or don't know their subject matter well enough to get it right. Think of an analyst like the local TV weatherperson. They may know about the weather and how high pressure relates to low pressure, but with all their knowledge, they keep their job as long as they're entertaining, not whether the forecasts are completely accurate.

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