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  • News: Corel unveils Painter 12

    Corel has released Painter 12, a new version of the company’s flagship painting software. The upgrade features new brushes and art tools, customizable workspaces, and a performance boost.

  • Video: Microsoft buys Skype: press conference

    In San Francisco, Microsoft announces it will acquire Skype for $8.5bn, and CEO Steve Ballmer tells reporters why

  • Opinion: Adobe Photoshop iPad Apps Arrive

    Adobe's Photoshop companion apps for Apple's iPad are now available in the App Store. The three apps, Color Lava, Eazel and Nav, were first announced last month and follow an update for Adobe Photoshop CS5, which is required in order to use the companion apps. The apps work with Photoshop for PCs and Macs.

  • News: Adobe releases new Photoshop iPad apps

    Adobe got creative juices flowing last month when it teased new iPad apps designed to work hand-in-hand with its new Creative Suite 5.5. The updated suite began shipping last week, and the iPad apps are now available in the App Store.

  • News: Corel enters the CAD arena with CorelCAD

    Corel has introduced CorelCAD, a brand new cross-platform CAD (computer-aided design) program targeted to architects, engineers, and a variety of general manufacturing enterprises. This package delivers native DWG support (the industry standard CAD file format), and the ability to navigate between 2D and 3D design environments in cross-platform workgroups.

  • Opinion: 10 Major Apple iTunes Annoyances

    The bane of any iDevice user's existence is Apple's barely usable iTunes software.

  • News: Apple iTunes Alternatives: Make Managing Your Music Easy

    Love music but hate iTunes? We sure do: Just read "10 Major Apple iTunes Annoyances" to find out what we think. (Our Facebook friends feel the same; see their rant-and-rave comments for more.)

  • News: Take Better Photos With Your Digital Camera

    Do your family members shudder when you pick up a camera? Are you jealous of your friends' Flickr albums? Has it been weeks since the last time someone "Liked" one of your photos on Facebook?

  • News: This Mother's Day Give Tech Support Instead of Chocolate

    Mother's Day is this Sunday, which means that flower shops will be busy, Hallmark stock should be up, and you can expect long lines at brunches as children of all ages try to figure out some meaningful way to thank Moms for all they do, and all they mean to us. This Mother's Day, maybe you can get your mom a clue so she can get more use out of her PC and maybe video chat with the grandkids every once in awhile.

  • Feature: Top 10 reader photos, your vote counts

    We're just days away from announcing the winners of PC Advisor's Winter 2011 Photo Competition, sponsored by Corel, and we need your help.

  • How-Tos: Smartphone Video Tips: Shooting, Editing, and Sharing

    A few decades ago, even a short, amateur film cost hundreds--or thousands--of dollars to make. And your friends couldn't see it unless you invited them over and set up the 16mm projector.

  • News: Eye-Fi connects to iPhone, gets more useful

    I've been using the Eye-Fi series of Wi-Fi-enabled memory cards for a couple of years now. But I have to admit, they've always been cooler on paper than in practice. Yes, they let your camera connect to a Wi-Fi network and upload photos to photo-sharing services and even back to your Mac, and there's some Wi-Fi-based geotagging capability. But camera interfaces just aren't rich enough to give users control over the Eye-Fi's features out in the field, and most of the places I take pictures don't have Wi-Fi. Without a Wi-Fi connection, there's no way to send back the pictures and the geotagging feature won't work, either.

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade from Windows 98 and keep the same printer, scanner, software

    I'm keen to replace my Windows 98 computer, but I want to be sure that I can continue using my software and peripherals before I do so. I have an HP 940c printer, an Epson Perfection 1200 scanner, Fujifilm and Olympus cameras with software that's compatible with XP and Vista, plus Microsoft Office 2007. Will I be able to continue using these in XP or Windows 7?

  • Opinion: DARPA's Cutting-Edge Video Searching Program Gets Boost

    We've already completely conquered text searches and gained a handle on image recognition software too, but video remains to be a tricky bit. DARPA might have the breakthrough to finding untagged video with no searchable text.

  • News: How to capture audio with Soundflower

    Your Mac is capable of producing sound as well as playing sound channeled from outside sources—devices plugged into the Mac’s USB- and sound input ports as well as audio streamed from the Internet. Wouldn’t it be great if you could captures some of those sounds for later listening? You can. And you can for free with Soundflower. Here’s how it works.

  • How-Tos: How to email images and documents with Windows Live Mail

    I am unable to send pictures or documents to Windows Live Mail using the 'Send to' instruction. Live Mail is the default program, but the options are greyed out and can't be altered. I have tried using Windows Live Photo Gallery and Word.

  • News: Adobe ships CS 5.5 updates

    The Creative Suite update unveiled last month began shipping Tuesday, according to Adobe.

  • Opinion: 5 Tips for Shooting Dramatic Silhouettes

    As any horror movie director will tell you, what you don't see is often scarier than what you do. And while filmmakers know that the unseen can certainly be scary, photographers rely on the fact that often it's just plain dramatic. That's the idea behind silhouettes, which engage you by masking details in inky black shadows. By coyly hiding important elements of the photo in plain sight, silhouettes are some of the most iconic elements you can add to your photography repertoire. In the past, I've covered the basics of shooting silhouettes. This week, let's look at five things you can do to take better silhouettes.

  • News: iPhoto update adds new card themes, fixes bugs

    On Tuesday, Apple released the latest update to iPhoto 9—aka iPhoto ’11. iPhoto 9.1.2 adds new card themes to the app, as well as provides the obligatory improvements in “overall stability” and addresses a number of other minor issues.

  • Feature: Alternatives to the PlayStation Network

    We've put together a list of alternatives to the currently offline PlayStation Network: ways to play games against your friends online, download media and network socially, all using your PC.



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