On Technology


SUMO Paint — A Flash-based Photoshop Clone

SUMO Paint

Dope­ness. SUMO Paint is a free image edit­ing soft­ware that gives you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to cre­ate, edit and com­ment images online with pow­er­ful tools and lay­er sup­port. I tried it for a quick bit, and I bare­ly noticed any lag using it; then again, I did­n’t have so much lay­ers yet.

Being that its a Flash-based application/tool, that’s a whole lot of user-sup­port and mar­ket share. That’s remark­able as Design­ers and non-Design­ers a like can use it whether they’re away from their work­sta­tions or just don’t have Pho­to­shop or appli­ca­tions like it at their dis­pos­al. Some of the fea­tured I’m dig­ging are: Shape Trails, Sym­me­try Tool, and it’s sup­port for Cooliris3D Gallery (for­mer­ly Pix­el­Lens).

Any­ways, go check it out and let your mind free. You may access the appli­ca­tion direct­ly via sumopaint.com/app/

Obama iPhone and iPod Touch App

Woah. As if hav­ing the cre­ative likes of Obey Giant (Shep­ard Fairey), ISO50 (Scott Hansen), and Sarah Sil­ver­man weren’t enough, a cou­ple of iPhoneDe­v­Camp alum­ni vol­un­teered to cre­ate an iPhone and iPod Touch appli­ca­tion for Barack Oba­ma.

You’ll have instant access to Barack­’s posi­tions on impor­tant issues, as well as local and nation­al cam­paign news as it hap­pens. Pho­tos and videos from the cam­paign trail are all here, too.

  • Call Friends: A great vol­un­teer­ing tool that lets you make a dif­fer­ence any time you want by talk­ing to peo­ple you already know. Your con­tacts are pri­or­i­tized by key bat­tle­ground states, and you can make calls and orga­nize results all in one place.
  • Call Stats: See nation­wide Oba­ma ’08 Call Friends totals and find out how your call totals com­pare to lead­ing callers.
  • Get Involved: Do more. Find and con­tact your local Oba­ma for Amer­i­ca HQ.
  • Receive Updates: Receive the lat­est news and announce­ments via text mes­sages or email.
  • News: Browse com­plete cov­er­age of nation­al and local cam­paign news.
  • Local Events: Find local events, share by email and get maps and direc­tions.
  • Media: Browse videos and pho­tos from the cam­paign
  • Issues: Get clear facts about Barack Oba­ma and Joe Biden’s plan for essen­tial issues fac­ing Amer­i­cans.

I won­der how the McCain camp will fol­low up on this. For some rea­son, every time I asso­ciate John McCain and the web, I seem to refer to Mike David­son pun­ish­ing McCain’s web team for hot link­ing images on John McCain’s MySpace page. Clas­sic.

Any­ways, enough of the rem­i­nisc­ing. I com­mend the iPhoneDe­v­Camp alum­ni amongst the oth­er 4 who vol­un­teered their time to the project. It tru­ly gives some boost and good press to the iPhone devel­op­ment plat­form and its every­day appli­ca­tion; whether it be check­ing your health, to learn­ing why to vote for a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date.

The app is avail­able at http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/iphone

Adobe Creative Suite 4 — Launch Broadcast

Since writ­ing about the Adobe CS4 live web broad­cast a cou­ple of days ago, I was for­tu­nate enough to final­ly view it. Enjoy!

You may view the video at a high­er res­o­lu­tion via http://tv.adobe.com/#vi+f1556v1715. You may also find oth­er relat­ed videos on that page with regards to CS4. The ones I am inter­est­ed in see­ing would prob­a­bly be the fol­low­ing:

All I can say is that this is going to be one very nice Suite, and should be fun to play/work with.

Apple Recalls iPhone 3G Ultracompact USB Power Adapter

Apple recent­ly post­ed a notice that it is recall­ing the ultra­com­pact USB pow­er adapters that came with the iPhone 3G.

Users with ultra­com­pact pow­er adapters should imme­di­ate­ly stop using them until they exchange them for a new, redesigned ultra­com­pact adapter.

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Adobe Creative Suite 4


Adobe Cre­ative Suite 4, orig­i­nal­ly uploaded by stechico.

Ear­li­er today, Adobe host­ed its spe­cial web broad­cast enti­tled, “Some­thing Bril­liant”. It was held to intro­duce to the new Cre­ative Suite 4.

Adobe Cre­ative Suite 4 deliv­ers tight­ly inte­grat­ed soft­ware and ser­vices that mea­sur­ably improve pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and enable you to pro­duce rich­ly expres­sive work in print, web, inter­ac­tive, video, audio, and mobile.

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