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Adobe updates Lightroom, brings new Illustrator Draw and Capture CC 

Posted by wicked October - 6 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

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The MAX event, an annual gathering that Adobe organizes for digital creative types, usually also brings with it major announcements about their products. This year was no exception as the keynote session introduced brand new products (a 3D desktop app among them), updated current apps and also introduced new ones that would improve workflow from the desktop to mobile devices and vice versa.

First off, the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom has been update to version 1.3, and with it comes some minor adjustments to give you a better experience when using the app for retouching your mobile photos. You can now refine the colors with the Color / B&W adjustment tool, and even control its tone with the Tone Curve adjustment tool. And if you always get confused when finding photos to edit or share, the Lightroom Photos collection now shows photos by date. There are other improvements, like better adjusting, aligning or auto-straightening.

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Meanwhile, they’ve also introduced two new apps to add to the already confusing family of Adobe mobile apps. Adobe Illustrator Draw is a free-hand drawing tool that will let you connect to the Illustrator CC desktop app if you need layered vector images and also to the Photoshop CC app for exporting fattened PNG images. And it can sync to your desktop so it will automatically open the correct app that you want. The Capture CC app combines the features of Brush CC, Color CC, and Shape CC, and all those 3 apps are actually being discontinued. It has the ability to sketch vectors and export them to your CC, create new brushes, and generate color themes from the photos you take.

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Illustrator CC meanwhile can now support mobile-to-desktop workflows, using the apps we just mentioned, and connecting them to the desktop app and through the Creative Cloud, where supposedly all your projects and photos are stored and easily accessible by any of your connected devices.


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Adobe launches Illustrator Draw and Capture CC apps for Android

Posted by wicked October - 5 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off


Adobe has a penchant for replacing old apps with new ones, often playing around with key features here and there. The software company today launched a new app called Capture CC and the Android versions of Illustrator Draw app.

Capture CC will be replacing three old Adobe apps, Color CC, Brush CC, and Shape CC, which were launched earlier this year. The new app is capable of sketching vectors, exporting them through Creative Cloud account and creating new brushes for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.


You can also generate color themes for your pictures. So, pretty much everything that the retiring apps were doing. The obvious good news is, you no longer have to download three separate apps for that.

Now, let’s focus on the Illustrator Draw app. It lets you create scalable vector illustrations or free-hand drawings with smooth strokes, which can be zoomed up to 64x for finer details. Through the app, you can easily send a native file to Illustrator CC or a PNG to Photoshop CC. Once connected to a desktop, the app automatically chooses and opens the correct platform for your file, where you can continue your project.


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Adobe’s Illustrator Draw and Capture CC apps make their way to the Play Store

Posted by wicked October - 5 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

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Adobe is no stranger to releasing and removing applications from the Google Play Store every few months, and it looks like we’re getting another taste of that today. The California-based software company has just released two new applications, Illustrator Draw and Capture CC, to the Play Store, which should help you create all-around better images.

For starters, Adobe Illustrator Draw will help you create vector illustrations and send the finished product as layered files to Adobe Illustrator CC or as flat images to Photoshop CC. Illustrator Draw lets you choose from five different pen tips and add up to ten drawing layers and a photo layer at the same time. You can duplicate, merge, flip, scale and adjust different layers at will. Once the image is done, you can send a native file to Illustrator CC or a PNG to Photoshop CC. It will automatically open on your desktop, which should definitely come in handy.

Download Adobe Illustrator Draw from Google Play

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Capture CC, on the other hand, consists of all the functionality Adobe introduced with its Brush CC, Color CC and Shape CC apps back in June. With the app, you’ll be able to quickly capture, edit and share crafted design assets to use in apps like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC. You can extract color themes from photos, instantly convert anything you’re working on into vector graphics and more.

Download Adobe Capture CC from Google Play

Deal: Create 10 unique apps with the Adobe KnowHow Mobile App Developer Course for 83% off

Posted by wicked August - 17 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off


Building the best mobile applications requires much more than coding knowledge, you’ll also need to know how to deploy, monetize, test, and much more. So if you’re interested in starting a career in mobile application development and would like to start as soon as possible, we’ve got the course for you. Right now, you can pick up the Adobe KnowHow Mobile App Developer Course from the AA Deals Store for a massive 83% off!

This course consists of 9 hours of instruction that will help you build 10 unique apps in 10 weeks. Not only will you be able to test your apps on virtual and actual mobile devices, you’ll also get the rundown on integrating in-app purchasing into your app and placing your finished app in the Google Play Store. The course will also walk you through how to write optimized HTML5 for mobile, how to use CSS3 to create stunning user interfaces, and how to incorporate geolocation services and Google Maps.

This course really has it all! If you’re interested, you can purchase the Adobe KnowHow Mobile App Developer Course for the low price of just $24.99, which is a huge 83% discount. Head to the Android Authority Deals Store link below for more details.

Adobe updates Lightroom app for Android with new editing tools

Posted by wicked July - 21 - 2015 - Tuesday Comments Off

Adobe officially released the Lightroom app for Android back in January and soon received an update to include RAW support and allow access to the microSD. Another update was just released and so the Lightroom for Android version 1.2 is now available.

Lightroom is one program I like to use for editing photos. It’s my go-to software when I need to make images clearer and improve with simple effects. I can’t say the same with the Android version because there are just too many photo editor apps available that seem better but we’re hoping the latest update brings an enhanced Lr for mobile experience.

With this update, you can now crop photos in a different way. You can quickly and easily align, auto-straigten, and align images with the re-designed app. You can also edit images by simply copying adjustments from other images previously edited. This way, editing images can be faster than ever. Adobe also added a new view in Collections. The Segmented view allows a new way to engage with and view the photos on mobile.

The app still features one-click presets and more advanced adjustment tools. If you don’t like the results, you can revert to the original image with one click. It’s a very convenient photo editing app because you can always edit, view, organize, and share photos to everyone from your mobile device to anywhere in the web or across mobile devices.

You can also easily access RAW photos across devices and straight from DSLRS to the mobile device. And if you use Lightroom from other devices, you can sync photo edits, as well as, those metadata and collection information all the time.

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Adobe updates Lightroom app to v1.2

Posted by wicked July - 20 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off


An update has been released today for Adobe’s Lightroom app with a number of bug fixes as well as a few new features.

The new features that come with the update are the ability to copy and paste image adjustments, a redesigned image cropping experience, a new Segmented View in Collections. Adobe also added RAW image support for the Panasonic Lumix CM1 Communication Camera.

Lightroom comes with a free 30-day trial if you are a new user on Adobe’s Creative Cloud service.

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Adobe Updates Lightroom Android App, Cut and Paste Image Edits Included

Posted by Tim-o-tato July - 20 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

An updated version of Lightroom is hitting Google Play from Adobe, bringing a solid list of new features, in addition to a very long list of bug fixes. For new features, Adobe added in the ability to edit images faster by copying previous adjustments, then simply pasting them onto new photos. This should save some time in the editing department, as long as your goal is the same edit for each photo. 

On top of faster image editing, finding your favorite photos has been made easier, thanks to the new Segmented view in the Collections portion of the app. This view allows for a “different way to engage your photos,” meaning users can now save select photos to this section for quicker discovery.

View the official changelog below. Once you are done learning up, go grab it on Google Play.

What’s New

  • Edit images faster by copying image adjustments and pasting them onto another photo
  • Crop the perfect photo with a re-designed experience on your Android device that enables you to quickly adjust, align and auto-straighten.
  • Easily find your favorite images! The new Segmented view in Collections give you a different way to view and engage with your photos.
  • Raw file support for the Panasonic Lumix CM1 Communication Camera

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Adobe Lightroom updated to version 1.2, includes fixes and new features

Posted by wicked July - 20 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

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Earlier this year, Adobe promised that we’d see more Creative Cloud content for Android and so far they’ve held true to their word. Among the first Creative Cloud apps to land on Android was Adobe Lightroom and today it’s getting a fairly decent update. This is a few months after the last update that added better RAW support and support for micro SD cards.

This update is a bit more substantial and includes a few new features and tweaks. They include:

  • Edit images faster by copying image adjustments and pasting them onto another photo
  • Crop the perfect photo with a re-designed experience on your Android device that enables you to quickly adjust, align and auto-straighten.
  • Easily find your favorite images! The new Segmented view in Collections give you a different way to view and engage with your photos.
  • Raw file support for the Panasonic Lumix CM1 Communication Camera

Perhaps the most interesting and useful new feature is the ability to copy image adjustments and pasting them onto other photos. One of the better uses for Lightroom is mass photo adjustment and this helps put the app more in-line with its desktop counterpart. The Segmented view in Collections should also be a welcome addition.

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In addition to the new features and tweaks, there were a number of bug fixes and performance improvements as well. According to the official Adobe Blog, these include:

  • Screen occasionally went blank after changing the orientation from landscape to portrait.
  • Lightroom could crash when customers tap the sign-in button.
  • Fixed issue that could cause crashes when scrolling through a large collection and changing the device orientation from portrait to landscape (or vice versa).
  • Hardware back button was not closing any contextual menus.
  • Slow performance when swiping from image to image.
  • Copying or moving an image into a different collection was not working correctly. Please note that this issue only occurred on certain Samsung tablets.
  • Lightroom sometimes caused automated logouts.
  • Edits not visible when sharing photos to certain 3rd party apps and services.
  • Crash occurred when occasionally navigating from grid view to collections view.

When you put it all together, this is a fairly substantial update for Adobe Lightroom and should correct a lot of issues that many people have been having. If you’re interested in checking it out for yourself, click the button below to pick up the app!

Download Adobe Lightroom from Google Play

Collaborate, organize 3D designs with Fusion 360

Posted by wicked July - 4 - 2015 - Saturday Comments Off

For 3D designers, mobile devices may seem pretty useless for them work-wise, as they would prefer to do all their designing and editing on their more powerful laptops and desktops of course. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be useful for other things, especially if you use the Autodesk Fusion 360 desktop program for product design and development. Now a mobile app version is available to help you organize your files and collaborate with colleagues on certain projects.

The Fusion 360 mobile app allows you to store and view your 3D design files with over 100 data formats supported, including SLDPRT, SAT, IGES, STEP, STL, OBJ, DWG, F3D, SMT, and DFX. You can add colleagues to give them access as well to these files, letting your team review large and small 3D designs and assemblies. The whole team will be able to track your progress on certain projects and view your updates and activties.

You can also choose to zoom, pan, and rotate the designs, all through touch navigation. And if you want to further explore what you or your colleague have made, you can access the design properties, look at the complete parts lists, or even isolate and hide some of the components for easy viewing. You will also be able to post comments on the designs, share it with other stakeholders, and share just screenshots if you choose to do so.

You can download Fusion 360 from the Google Play Store for free. You would need to sign in with your Fusion 360 account though to be able to use this app.


14 best new Android apps from June of 2015

Posted by wicked June - 29 - 2015 - Monday Comments Off

Despite being the beginning of summer, the Android apps and games world was surprisingly active. We had Google I/O 2015 at the beginning of the month and E3 in the middle. The result has been noticeable as we’ve seen quite a few great new things come out this month. Let’s look at the best new Android apps and games from June of 2015.

adobe new Android Apps WeeklyAdobe Photoshop Mix, Color CC, Brush CC, Shape CC

[Price: Free]
Adobe released not one, but four new applications in the month of June. The first is the new Photoshop Mix app that acts as a photo and image editor. It’s not overly powerful but it does a good job. With that was Color CC which helps you discern the colors used in a photo or image, Brush CC that allows you to create and save various brush types, and Shape CC which turns images into vector graphics. They all plug into the Adobe Creative Cloud and they’re all free to download.
Get it on Google Play
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chaos rings iii new Android Apps WeeklyChaos Rings III

[Price: $19.99]
Chaos Rings III is the first of a few large Square Enix releases that we’ll talk about today. Chaos Rings III is an RPG that has you exploring a ruined world to complete missions and find hidden treasures. It features gorgeous, Kingdom Hearts-style graphics, decent music, and a long story line. You can also engage with Battle Mode if you want to take a break from the story. It’s expensive but there’s a lot to do and there are no in app purchases.
Get it on Google Play

cloudplayer by doubletwist new Android Apps WeeklyCloudPlayer by doubleTwist

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
CloudPlayer by doubleTwist is a unique music player because it allows you to play songs from your cloud storage. This is similar to how Google Play Music does things, except CloudPlayer allows you to use OneDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox to listen to music. The interface is pretty good and other features include a 10-band EQ, AirPlay and Chromecast support, and support for lossless codecs. It’s free to try if you’re interested.
Get it on Google Play
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dragon quest vi new Android Apps WeeklyDragon Quest VI

[Price: $14.99]
Dragon Quest VI is a jRPG out of Square Enix and it joins Dragon Quest IV and V as the trilogy that tells the Zenithian storyline. It features first-person, turn based battles, portrait mode game play, retro graphics, and some side quests and mini-games to give you a break from the main story. In classic Square Enix fashion, the game clocks in with a fairly lofty price tag but there is a long story with dozens of hours of game play and there are no in-app purchases.
Get it on Google Play
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final fantasy tactics new Android apps weeklyFinal Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions

[Price: $13.99]
Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions was a particularly awesome release because the strategy RPG world had been begging for a Tactics game for such a long time. This is a remake of the original PlayStation game with revamped graphics and the menu system has been revamped for touch screen controls. The game play has also been tweaked for touch screens which was surprisingly nice. It’s expensive like all Square Enix titles but it’s a long game and, again, no in-app purchases.
Get it on Google Play
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the gameon project new Android Apps WeeklyThe GameOn Project

[Price: Free]
The GameOn Project is an application that helps you find games. The way it works is you install the app, open it, take a survey, and then you’re recommended games based on how you answered the questions. Listing all the games you know may be tedious and some of the questions are a bit weird, but the results are fairly decent. It’s also totally free with no in-app purchases so it’s worth a shot if you’re looking for games.
Get it on Google Play

google photos best free new Android Apps WeeklyGoogle Photos

[Price: Free]
It feels like a good long time since Google Photos came out but it was a June release. For those who don’t know, Google Photos is a cloud-based photo storage app where you can store an infinite amount of your photos and videos for free as long as you don’t mind Google processing them down a little bit. It also works as a gallery app so you can see your entire collection. It’s simply a must have application.
Get it on Google Play

Facebook Moments new Android Apps WeeklyMoments

[Price: Free]
Moments is a new application released by Facebook that essentially does the same thing as Google Photos. With this service, you can backup your photos and share them on Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram as you so choose. Photos can be tagged, searched, and otherwise organized. You can also save photos other people share with you directly to the service. It’s not as powerful as Google Photos, but it’s worth a shot if you’re big into Facebook.
Get it on Google Play

portal by pushbullet new Android Apps WeeklyPortal by Pushbullet

[Price: Free]
Portal by Pushbullet is a new application that helps you move files from your PC to your Android device and vice versa. The interface is done in the flavor of Material Design and it’s extremely easy to set up and use. You can move a file, multiple files, or even whole folders at your whim and you can use the app to browse and open files you’ve transferred. The only caveat is you need Android Lollipop or better to use it.
Get it on Google Play

shoot by bittorent new Android Apps WeeklyShoot by BitTorrent

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Shoot by BitTorrent is a phone-to-phone transfer app that allows you to transfer whatever you need between two Android devices. It works by generating a QR code that the other device scans. Once the connection is made, the file is downloaded. This provides a dead simple solution to those who want to share files whether they’re large or small. The free version is a trial but you can pay for the pro version as an in-app purchase and unlock the app permanently.
Get it on Google Play

seigefall new Android Apps WeeklySeigefall

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Seigefall is a new freemium-strategy game from Gameloft. In terms of game play, it falls somewhere between Boom Beach and Clash of Clash by Supercell but with way better graphics, more control, and more to do. It features a very long campaign mode and plenty of things to upgrade. It is a freemium title so keep that in mind but as far as freemium games go, this is probably among the best that will be released this year.
Get it on Google Play

Wrap up

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