iWork on iCloud Drops Beta Tag, iOS and OS X Versions get Updates

9:34 AM, Oct. 16th, 2015 · · Product News

iWork for iCloud finally out of beta

Apple finally dumped the beta tag from the iCloud versions of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on Friday. The company also rolled out updates for the iOS and OS X versions of the apps with support for 3D Touch, Split View, and more.

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Split View and 3D Touch support are great, but the big surprise in the iWork updates is improved AppleScript support on the Mac.

iMovie for Mac gets 4K Support

7:43 PM, Oct. 13th, 2015 · · Product News

iMovie for the Mac gets 4K video editing support

Apple released iMovie 10.1 for the Mac on Tuesday with support for 4K and 1080p slow motion video. The update coincided with today's Retina iMac updates.

Apple Upgrades iMac Line with All Retina Displays

9:00 AM, Oct. 13th, 2015 · · Product News

Apple goes Retina for all iMacs

Apple updated the iMac lineup on Tuesday with a 4K Retina display for the 21.5-inch model, and 5K Retina displays for all 27-inch models. Today's updates do away with non-Retina displays across all iMacs, leaving the MacBook Air and Thunderbolt Display as the notable outsiders in Apple's high resolution display lineup.

Adobe Sets Lightroom for iPhone, iPad Free from Creative Cloud

10:33 AM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · · Product News

Lightroom gets cool new features, drops Creative Cloud requirement

Lightroom for the iPhone and iPad is a pretty powerful image editing app, but has always required a Creative Cloud subscription, and that you use the Mac version of the app, too. As of Thursday that changed because Adobe turned Lightroom for iOS into a truly stand-alone app that doesn't even require a Creative Cloud subscription.

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Adobe wants to own the creative tablet market, and taking away the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom is another example of that. Adobe was also a part of Apple's iPad Pro unveiling, has other creative apps for the iPhone and iPad, and sells its Ink and Slide stylus for the iPad. Adobe is playing for keeps.

Harry Potter Comes to Apple’s iBook Store with Enhanced Editions

9:14 AM, Oct. 8th, 2015 · · Product News

Harry Potter is on the iBook Store and enhanced

If you've ever thought the Harry Potter series was great, but still needed a little something more, Apple has you covered with the new digital editions of the books. Apple is calling the just released digital books "enhanced" thanks to their new artwork, interactive animations, and new annotations written by series author J.K. Rowling.

Siri, Turn on My Lights: Philips Hue gets HomeKit Support

10:48 AM, Oct. 5th, 2015 · · Product News

The new HomeKit-ready Philips Hue Bridge

Philips is finally on board with Apple's HomeKit platform thanks to a new version of its Hue LED light hub. The new model works just like the original version, but adds in Siri voice control support and Apple's required HomeKit security features.

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Finally! Hue gets HomeKit support! There wasn't any way to update the original Hue Bridge to support HomeKit support, so it's nice that Philips is offering current customers a discounted price on the new hub.