I agree that Pixelmator and GC are excellent graphics programs, but I don't use either one. I do, on the other hand, use Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Acorn quite regularly... My high school English teacher told me to write what I know, so that's what I do. It isn't a comprehensive comparison; it's just another weekly column with my opinion... I apologize to those who found it incomplete.
Elements still doesn't have CYMK supoort, but I don't see that as a limitation for most users. And I think you're right -- anyone who requires CYMK for prepress work is probably using Photoshop CC. Thanks for mentioning it, though. BTW: I agree wholeheartedly that Photoshop is one of the most insanely powerful programs of all time.
ctopher: I've got the hub and two IR mini blasters set up near my components and TV. Here's an annotated picture of the whole shebang: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23856227@N05/15943360428/
Using my bank's bill pay interface on the web is almost as bad as using Quicken. I tried it many times over the years and if anything, it's gotten worse. I have yet to find anything faster than iBank for paying my bills twice a month. The summary screens and reports are the icing on the cake. I'm happy to have them and find them useful, but the smooth bill-pay (and ease of keeping track of my checking account) are the main reason I like it. I hope that helps.
There is one last thing… iBank 5 for Mac will be on sale for 25 percent off (i.e. $15 off the regular price of $60) on Nov. 28 ONLY until midnight ET in both the Mac App Store and the IGG Software store.
MacFrogger: Dr. Gonzo has been my constant companion (on my Mac Desktop) for as long as I can remember.
Another Apple SIM was just sighted in Portland by TMO ace reporter Kelly Guimont. I guess the take-away is that they are available at some Apple Stores and will be available at the others soon. I hope.
So I decided to call an Apple Store (Galleria in Houston this time) and ask if they had an Apple SIM. They did not, and there was no part number in the system. So they transferred me to a general (1-800) Apple Support specialist. I asked if she had an Apple SIM. She paused and then said, "No. We don't have that. You can get one from an Apple Store or wireless provider." Sigh. As far as I can tell, there are no Apple SIMs in Texas yet.
Thanks, everyone, for chiming in. Update: I still have not found an Apple SIM for testing. If you come across one at a retail or online store, please let me know. And I may go out and try the other Apple Store here in Austin next week.
My MacBook Pro has all-Apple RAM. In the old days I'd always order RAM from OWC 'cause they would cross-ship you a new chip if yours failed. I never had one fail but I always liked that policy since big RAM chips aren't something I keep on hand.