Every year at CES I am overwhelmed with the sheer volume of mobile accessories. I am still completely amazed that so many iPhone case manufacturers can be in business at one time. It’s nuts!
As a result, I generally shy away from run-of-the-mill phone and tablet accessories. I just don’t care. But this is another story. [Read more...]
Wacom has released three new mobile products: the Cintiq Companion, Cintiq Companion Hybrid, or Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad. [Read more...]
Perfectly Clear version 2.0 is now available for Android. Perfectly Clear’s patented auto-correct technology is used throughout the photo industry from iPhone apps to commercial kiosk photo printers.
The new Android app includes the popular Beautify preset for photos of people, along with several capture modes, such as HDR, Panorama, Burst and Portrait modes.
Perfectly Clear 2.0 for Android is available in the Google Play Store for $2.99.
Adobe has updated its Creative Suite line of products from CS5 to CS5.5. With the introduction of CS5.5, Adobe is shifting from an 18-24 month product cycle upgrade. Instead, Adobe will now be release a major version update every 24 months and a mid-cycle upgrade every 12 months. [Read more...]
One of the coolest things at the Photoshop World 2011 Keynote this morning was the unveiling of the Photoshop for iPad tech that Adobe is working on. While the recent upgrades for Photoshop Express on iOS adds some horsepower to the app, the stuff that Adobe has in the pipeline for tablet devices looks pretty sick. [Read more...]
Wacom has added multi-touch capabilities to its popular line of Bamboo tablets. There are now 2 tablets in the Bamboo family that now offer multi-touch capabilities – the Bamboo Touch; and the Bamboo Pen and Touch.
With the new Bamboo Touch, you can navigate your PC or Mac in a totally different manner than using a mouse. It works much like the multi-touch screen on an iPhone. The Bamboo Touch uses 9 key gestures to do things like click, zoom, scroll and rotate. It also has 4 programmable buttons to take care of common actions.
Bamboo Pen and Touch has two sensors, one for pen and one for multi-touch. What’s more, the tablet automatically recognizes when you are using your fingers or pen on the tablet’s surface.
The Wacom Bamboo Touch carries an initial retail price of $69, while the Bamboo Pen and Touch runs $99. Check availability on Amazon.com:
My first take on these multi-touch products is that they are quite cool and could be used productively. I have an older Bamboo tablet that I break out for image editing sometimes, but the multi-touch capabilities of this new series give me the hope that I might one day soon be able to ditch my mouse for good. We’ll have to wait and see how the product performs in real world use to make that call, but I happily welcome effort from Wacom on this new feature.
More details below. [Read more...]