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Bacteria Hard Drives!  

by posted in Industry News
May 14
2012

This week, teams from both the University of Leeds in the UK and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan, have found that microbes (bacteria) could be the future in making super-fast hard drives.
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GIMP Update Now Available  

by posted in Industry News
May 10
2012

The free alternative to Photoshop, GIMP, has a major 2.8 update that gives the user a slew of new features and a snazzy new look. The new look completely overhauls the UI and offers a single window that most Photoshop users have become accustomed to. Earlier version had multiple windows, which could ultimately get daunting and scare away many users willing to try the free alternative to the image edition giant. However, if you prefer multiple windows, GIMP lets you choose between the two.
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MobileMe Switchers to iCloud Get 20GB of Storage Until September  

by posted in Industry News
May 9
2012

When Apple announced that they were shutting dow MobileMe at the end of June 2012, they offer MobileMe customers a deal to ease their switch to iCloud. The company offered 20GB to all existing MobileMe users until June 30, 2012; however, Apple’s website suggest a change in the deadline. It now reads September 30, 2012.

Apple’s FAQ page was also update, so the prolonged time is valid. When the free trial ends, customers who wish to keep their 20GB of storage can pay or accept the downgrade to 5GB.

Source: TUAW

Lion Update Causes Your Passwords to Be Stored in Plain Text  

by posted in Industry News
May 8
2012

In a recent update to OS X Lion, an Apple programmer inadvertently left a debug flag in the latest build of the operating system that turns on a system-wide debug log file. The file stores the user’s login information in plain text. The information not only contains the user’s password, but is it also in an unencrypted area.
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Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 Is Out, and Tuts+ Gives Us the Rundown  

by posted in Industry News
Apr 27
2012

Many of us make a living on our expert use of Adobe products. As you probably already know, Creative Suite 6 made a splashdown this week. Sites across the Tuts+ network covered the new features, and the difference they’ll make. We give you the rundown after the jump.
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Apple Wants You to Upgrade: Free Snow Leopards for MobileMe Customers  

by posted in Industry News
Apr 25
2012

Snow Leopard by Rene Rivers

While Apple is currently testing and pushing out preview releases of OS X Mountain Lion to developers, There are still many Leopard-running individuals out there who have yet to upgrade to the latest version of OS X. Due to this, Apple is encouraging remaining customers of MobileMe to upgrade to Lion and iCloud with a free copy of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for those still running 10.5 Leopard.
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iBooks Author Released: Start Publishing with Freedom  

by posted in Industry News
Apr 5
2012

Apple has released the free, yes free, iBooks Author app. The OS X application is aimed at any author wanting to create any type of ebook.

The app features a number of templates that are available for authors to quickly get started on their next project. Video and audio can be dragged right into the project’s window. You can also interact with other applications such as Keynote, for adding slides, iBooks, for previewing the ebook and iTunes for syncing. There is also a neat feature that lets you preview a book on the iPad via the USB sync cable.
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Interview with FITC Speaker James White  

by posted in Industry News
Apr 2
2012

Interview with FITC Speaker James White

FITC Toronto 2012 is coming up quickly (April 23-25). The event which features over 70 renowned digital creators from around the globe, and cover everything from HTML5 to making digital art, Flash, FLEX, AIR, mobile and more. We got to sit down with James White, one of the FITC speakers, to get a glimpse at what he will be presenting as well as ask him why digital creators don’t want to miss this event.
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The Best Tech News,
Served Fresh Every Day…  

by posted in Industry News
Mar 22
2012

Tech News Today. It’s a video and audio podcast/netcast that goes out every weekday at Twit.TV.

This is a group of professional journalists and broadcasters who give great news and analysis, and frequently have top industry talent skyping in to join the show. Nicely too, they’re open to happenings outside of the USA, and regularly cover tech news from a global perspective.
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My New iPad: The First Two Hours  

by posted in Industry News
Mar 16
2012

The whole world knows that last week Apple announced “The new iPad.” Yes, we were all expecting the “iPad 3″, but they surprised us. Well, today is a week later – the day they come out. And I’ve had mine for less than two hours. That’s them in the photo above. (Click the image for the full resolution unedited iPhone photo.)
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