Adobe Photoshop Touch now on iOS

The world famous photo editing software Adobe Photoshop now has a iOS app so that you can edit photo right from your iOS device.

The Adobe Photoshop Touch is available on the app store for $9.99.

At that price it is completely worth if you are a frequent picture editor.

The Adobe Photoshop Touch is compatible with the Adobe cloud so you can edit your photos from your iPad and they will edited on your desktop too.

 

Below are some youtube videos relating to the Photoshop Touch

 

What’s next from Apple: Speaker for iPod Nano, Hold and Swipe Gestures and Dual OLED backlit iPad 3

Apple has been the true innovator since ages and this innovation continues even after its CEO Steve Jobs passed away. Many people thought that life after Steve jobs would be different at Apple but its great to see they are yet innovating. Thats what you call a true tech company.

According to the latest patent fillings it has been discovered that Apple are making some significant changes to improve their products.

First up they want to have a new screen for their iPad. The iPad has the same Retina Display for over two years now and it was time to change it soon. Apple will most probably have a DUAL OLED backlit iPad 3.

Next up is the iPod Nano. The iPod line had not been upgraded this year in terms of Hardware but Apple are looking for some hardware updates in the near future. For the same they look to have a speaker on the clip of the iPod Nano. Whether they will be fully-functional speakers or just speakers which Apple could use to sense the usage pattern of the users is yet unknown. We hope that it would be a fully functional speaker.

The third thing would be a gestures update to iOS. Apple are looking to implement touch and swipe gestures for their iOS devices.

P.S. All information has been taken from PatentlyApple.

Microsoft unveils Windows 8

We have more goodies for you from Computex 2011. Redmond giant Microsoft has shed light on the next OS coming out of its arsenal, Windows 8, which ensembles the look and feel of the company’s Windows Phone 7 OS. Yup, that’s right, Windows 8 has got the Metro UI made famous by WP7, and also has the tile screen which we love. What’s more, the OS, as you expected, is touch enabled!

There’ll be two kinds of applications for Windows 8, one that runs in a traditional desktop, and the other pseudo-mobile apps based on HTML5 and Javascript, but both environments — rather, the entire OS — have been designed from the ground up for touchscreen use.

There’s also a new version of Internet Explorer, IE 10 (that runs Silverlight) and an app store built into the touchscreen interface, along with integrated services like Office 365.

The new OS is expected to run on laptops, tablets and desktops whenever it comes out, and will also get multi-core 1.8GHz OMAP4470 ARM processor from Texas Instruments. Microsoft also said it will support NVIDIA, TI and Qualcomm.

There’s no news about the pricing or availability of the Windows 8, or whether actually ‘Windows 8’ will be the final name of the OS, but we are sure to find out all this and much, much more at the Build Windows developer conference in September.

In the meantime enjoy these awesome videos of an awesome OS. Great work, Microsoft!

A Bold step ahead: RIM teases us with the new BlackBerry Bold Touch

Though RIM immediately removed it from its website, the BlackBerry Bold Touch did make a cameo appearance on RIM’s virtual home, giving us a mouth-watering touchscreen+QWERTY smartphone to look forward to. The phone will run the new BlackBerry 7 OS and is expected to be unveiled by RIM at BlackBerry World next week.

It truly seems to be a “Bold step ahead” by RIM.

FaceTime HD costs $0.99

Apple’s charging a cent under a buck for their new HD FaceTime, revealed today for the Mac. The new HD FaceTime feature works just like a charm on the new MacBook Pro, enabling you to connect with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPod touch or Mac.

FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPod touch or Mac. Getting started is quick and easy — simply enter your Apple ID and you’re ready to go. Whether you’re talking to someone on an iPhone or on another Mac, video calls with FaceTime look great. There’s no better way to stay in touch with all your favorite faces.

Key Notes

  • Receive HD video calls at up to 720p on supported, Intel-based Macs.*
  • A Mac with a standard-definition camera delivers up to VGA-quality video for Mac-to-Mac calls.
  • Incoming calls ring on your Mac, even if FaceTime isn’t running.
  • If you have more than one Mac, incoming calls ring on every one so you can answer on the Mac that’s most

Skype vs FaceTime: And the winner is…(video comparison)

In today’s world, connecting with friends and staying in touch with them is more of a necessity than a formality. And if you happen to be keeping up with technology, then video calling would be a major medium of visual communication between you and your close one.

Apple’s trademark new addition FaceTime, and Skype are the only video calling options of real meaning for iPhone users. But which one is better?

Last week we told you that Skype is about to bring video calling to iPhone 4. And few days later, it did. The response was pretty good. But even FaceTime is very popular. This is where a reason to compare arose.

The test matches video calling over WiFi from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4 (or iPod touch 4G), and iPhone 4 to a Mac using both FaceTime and Skype video calling technologies. The test also shows video calling quality of Skype over AT&T 3G network as it has official support to work on it.

The results of the test were. . . . . . . . .mixed. While FaceTime had a clear cut edge over Skype in terms of video clarity, Skype ruled the broader picture with wide support compatibility over cross platform usage.

Using Skype is a pretty smooth experience in cross platform video calling between iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to Mac, Windows and vice versa. Skype also supports visual communication over 3G, a feature which FaceTime is deprived of.

So now our question still remains unanswered: Which is better – Skype or FaceTime? We say: why don’t you be the judge? 🙂

Via Lifehacker

Skype for iPhone gets video chat. Finally.

We had informed you earlier that Skype confirmed video chat on iPhone is coming soon. Now, it has arrived. The application works over WiFi as well as 3G networks, with iPhone 4 & 3GS and iPod Touch 4 also supporting 2-way video communication. Surprisingly, the iPad and the iPod Touch 3 support only 1-way video calls. The app also supports video conference in both portrait and landscape orientations, mirroring Apple’s FaceTime application.

New Windows 7 tablet by Samsung

Samsung Gloria is going to be a Windows 7 10 inches tablet which will have a keyboard that slides out.Due to this keyboard feature it sort off becomes a touch screen tablet cum a touch screen netbook since it runs windows 7.

Specs and other details not available at the moment. We will let you know as soon as we get any news.

GAMEBREAKER: Playing iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad games on your TV! (video)

Playing games on your iDevice is fun. But being able to play games on your iDevice, on a larger screen (TV) is what we call the real fun!

As far-fetched as it sounds, this ‘revolution’ was achieved by the developer of the hit iOS game, The Incident,  who managed to pair his iPod Touch/iPhone to his iPad, which was then connected to a TV. The result, as you know, is magical!

From the Developer: This is a beta of The Incident 1.3 running on my TV. Here’s how it works:

  1. Plug your iPad into the TV
  2. Pair your iPad with your iPhone or iPod Touch
  3. Sit on your couch and play

And that’s it. You never have to get up to touch the iPad. You do everything from the controller. It works great.

So basically your iPhone/iPod Touch acts your controller and your iPad as your console. Cool!

Check out this video by the developer to get a better understanding…

Apple iPod Touch 4 gets video calling support from Yahoo!

Yahoo is at it again: they have just updated their video calling Messenger app for Apple’s iPod Touch 4, which brings visual chatting on your Touch just like the iPhone 4.

Again, just like the iPhone 4, you can make video calls over 3G between your computer and your phone. The update has also fixed a few bugs.

You can download this free app for iPhone 4 here and for iPod Touch 4 here.

HOW TO: Turn your iPod Touch into an iPhone 4G

Ever wanted an iPhone 4 but not ready to shell out the heavy asking price? Well if you own an iPod Touch, you just hit the jackpot!

If you look at the latest iPhone and iPod Touch from Apple, you’ll find that both these devices are ironically identical. Both the device have dual cameras and both can make video calls. In fact, the only differentiator between the two is that, whereas you can make calls from your iPhone, the iPod Touch is not actually a phone. But the guide below will break all barriers (as much as possible) and give you a cheap iPhone, ready to use (NO JAILBREAK REQUIRED).

Requirements

Here’s the list of things that you are required to arrange for:

  • An iPod Touch (of course) [though the latest model is preferred, any model will do]
  • VoIP AppLine2 (free)
  • Fairly regular WiFi Connection
  • HARDWARE: iPod-compatible headset (because speaker is the only other option available)

Getting Started

You can’t make phone calls from your iPod Touch. But, as Apple say, there’s an app for everything. Even for making your iPod Touch make calls!

There are many apps for making WiFi calls such as Skype, Fring, etc. But the best one to use is probably Line2. Designed to be a complete phone application, it doesn’t disappoint at all. It is free initially but after a month it sucks $10 every month from you. Though a lot, still its not bad considering you get unlimited calling in the US and Canada, as well as unlimited text messages.

‘Constant’ Connectivity

Your home WiFi will suit you just fine if you plan to use your iPod Touch within the refineries of your home. But, if you plan to use it as a full fledged phone (iPhone), and would like to make/receive phone calls on the go, then subscribing for a data plan with a mobile hotspot is the order of the day. The deal will cost you about $60 a month for 5GB (or unlimited, depending on the carrier) of data. Sprint offers the Overdrive, which (in some areas) can provide you with a 4G signal, and Verizon has their very popular MiFi (which only offers 3G).

The Result

Here’s the verdict you’ve been waiting for. While buying an iPhone is the easier option, converting your iPod Touch into an iPhone has some of its own merits. For instance, you can immediately notice the call quality being much better than the iPhone, with little or no call fails at all. The signal strength is also at its peak, suggesting a good pickup for your iTouch. In other words, an iPod Touch with a cellular data hotspot is as good as an iPhone.

Summary

Lets weigh the pros and cons of this makeover to get the answer we’re looking for: whether we should convert our iPod Touch into an iPhone 4G or buy an iPhone 4 independently.

  • Pros

    • You save a ton of money over paying for an iPhone (or any newer smartphone, really), whether you get a 3G data plan or not.
    • Dropped calls are about as frequent as they are on an iPhone.
    • Headset features work exactly the same as they do on the iPhone, so the experience feels very similar.
    • The high-end iPod touch offers twice the storage as the high-end iPhone (64GB vs. 32GB).
    • The iPod touch, bereft of a 3G radio, gets better battery life.
    • If you get a cellular data hotspot (like the Verizon MiFi), you can keep your iPod touch in your pocket while placing the MiFi elsewhere for a better signal.
    • A lack of cellular reception in your home is completely irrelevant since you can place your calls over Wi-Fi.
  • Cons

    • Despite being pretty close, phone features are not quite as seamless on the iPod touch as they are on the iPhone.
    • Dropped calls are not as obvious as they are on an iPhone, so it’s not very easy to tell when you’ve lost someone without looking at the screen (bad for the car).
    • The iPod touch isn’t built with the intention you’ll use it as a phone, so you need to purchase a headset for it to really shine.
    • The iPod touch doesn’t provide a GPS, so you will need to purchase an external GPS unit at an addition cost if you want to use it as a navigation device in your car (although you could try relying on Wi-Fi signal triangulation).
    • The iPod touch’s camera isn’t nearly as good as the iPhone 4’s.
    • If you want to make calls using a cellular data hotspot (like the Verizon MiFi), you have to carry around two devices.
    • If you use a cellular data hotspot, its battery life is pretty poor (only up to four hours). While you can get an extended battery for your hotspot that’ll last the day, it’ll cost you around $100.

    Whether or not you’re ready to turn your iPod touch into an iPhone, it’s encouraging to see how far our options have come. What used to be a pretty in-depth process is now as simple as making good use of the right apps. If you can’t afford an iPhone contract or just don’t want to, your iPod touch is now a worthy contender.

    We suggest you read the full article from the original source (Giz) which lists more options for every step.