Adobe’s Creative Suite software has long proven to be some of the most powerful content on the market for both Windows and Mac computers, as Photoshop, Illustrator and other programs are some of the best on the market. However, most of these programs are incredibly expensive, as several of the titles cost well more than a grand. However, although Adobe has moved up to Creative Suite 6, the previous titles are still useful in providing programming assistance and improving images and creating digital content. And now, Adobe, although it has said it was a mistake, has let Adobe CS2 come out for free. It has done this directly through its website and by doing so it is now possible for anyone, at least at the present time, to log onto the Adobe website and download the content directly to their own computers. With the system requirements significantly lower than what is now required for the latest releases, just about any computer system released within the last several years should be able to use the software. (more…)
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve noticed the sweeping design changes Google is making to its many services. The service that has received the most attention is its social division, which now houses Google News and as such, the service has received a few changes to make it easier for sites to have their articles picked up by the news aggregator.
The major change is the addition of the “standout” tag that can be embedded into the header of any story so that the story is flagged as top content for the publisher. There are measures in place to avoid the abuse of the standout tag, but the basics of how it works is pretty ingenious and should help improve the stories Google pulls in for its front page news. (more…)
Google Wallet officially launched on 19th this month after being announced several months ago as a way for people to use their mobile phones to pay for goods. Google Wallet works on Near Field Technology (NFC). The Samsung Nexus S for Sprint Nextel is currently the only smart phone supported due to hardware limitations, but as phones grow more advanced, Google Wallet will become a better service for mobile payments. Google Wallet is taught to be the revolution in how we pay. As per the Google Wallet vision,
In the past few thousand years, the way we pay has changed just three times—from coins, to paper money, to plastic cards. Now we’re on the brink of the next big shift.
We could all use a little motivation to work out now and then, but development team Six to Start has created a unique concept in their upcoming game/adventure called Zombies, Run!. The premise is that any real world running you complete helps a story driven adventure where you can collect supplies and find other benefits for your colony. The more you run, the more supplies you collect and the more story is told as you listen to the app. (more…)
As consumer technology moves more towards smartphones that are capable of performing functions of mobile as well as a full fledged computer, J.D. Power notes that customer satisfaction with a particular handset depends heavily on its build quality, form factor, quality of materials, and the functions that can be performed by the phone’s operating system. Volume 2 of the J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Phone Satisfaction survey was released recently and the results are not too surprising. (more…)
When the iPhone launched on AT&T’s network in 2007, the strain of accommodating the heavy data usage of smartphone users took a toll on the network’s infrastructure. It wasn’t too long before AT&T did away with unlimited data plans in an effort to get control of the amount of data served up by their networks. Even users who have been grandfathered in on the AT&T unlimited data plan will experience throttling at some point if AT&T feels as though the user is consuming more data than they should.
Fast forward to 2010 and Verizon is scheduled to begin offering the iPhone 4 on their network. Verizon featured unlimited data plans, but quickly followed in AT&Ts footsteps this year as they did away with unlimited plans and moved to the same tiered plans offered by AT&T. Obviously Verizon wasn’t comfortable serving up massive amounts of data on 3G/4G to its users and as it’s currently ranked as the No. 1 carrier in the United States, it’s hard to believe that a little guy like Sprint will stand much of a chance. (more…)
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