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:
- Photoshop CS4 Features Tour
- Photoshop CS4 Extended Features Tour
- Illustrator CS4 Features Tour
- Flash CS4 Features Tour
All I can say is that this is going to be one very nice Suite, and should be fun to play/work with.
Adobe Creative Suite 4, originally uploaded by stechico.
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.
Not to be outdone by the new colorful and surprisingly thin iPod Nanos, the second generation iPod Touch made its debut as well in Apple’s September 2008 Special Event entitled “Let’s Rock”.
So what’s so different, a new body. The new iPod Touch looks like it came from Quicksilver’s board. It definitely got some ideas for the iPhone 3G’s contour, but its shiny and made from polished stainless steel. I won’t be surprised if we see Apple comes out with this chasis on the iPhone 3G in the Winter (pending the sale of the new iPod Touch of course).
Other new features are:
- Built-in volume controls (just like the iPhone)
- Built-in speakers (just like the iPhone)
- Longer battery life (36-hours for audio, and 6‑hours for video)
- Built-in wireless support for Nike+
Noting the built-in wireless support for Nike+, this sucks if Apple can’t just push a firmware update for iPhone 3G owners. I won’t necessarily be running with an iPhone as its freaking just too much to worry about and a distraction, but it just makes sense and a goodie for all Apple fans alike.
In terms of price-point, if comparing with the previous one, the new iPod Touch starts at $229 (8GB model) and is definitely worth the upgrade if you are looking to have the feature-set of the iPhone 3G w/o the phone. Now, if being compared against the iPhone 3G and basing on the fact that you are also looking for a phone, I don’t think its a good buy. Other than the subscription fee to a mobile carrier, the only feature that the new iPod Touch has over the iPhone 3G would probably be its built-in wireless integration with Nike+ (for now). With that said, if in the situation I just stated, I would still get an 8GB iPhone 3G over this new iPod Touch.
Apple Introduces New iPod Nanos, originally uploaded by stechico.
Apple introduced its new fourth generation of iPod Nanos today in 9 flavorful colors. Here are the features that set it apart vs. its predecessors1:
- Colors of course! Silver, purple, blue, green, orange, yellow, pink, (PRODUCT) RED and black.
- Built-in audio recording features.
- “Genius technology” which automatically creates playlists from songs in your music library that go great together, with just one click.
- UI/UX improvements with the help of the accelerometer. This allows it to behave like the iPhone/iPod Touch between switching from Portrait to Landscape modes.
- Improved 24 hours of music playback or four hours of video playback.
I just wonder if its still necessary to buy the Nike+ piece since this new Nano now have an accelerometer built-in. If any, they should modify the Nike+ piece to work with an iPod 1GB+ Shuffle; which will be tempting for me to buy and use when running. Better yet, just a standalone Nike+ piece that can sync on its own to the Nike+ site.