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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.

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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Apple Shines The New iPod Touch

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:

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


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.

  1. Para­phrased from Apple Insid­er arti­cle. []