beamer App -Review

On February 15, 2013, in Apps, Camera, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Photography, Picture Gallery, Review, by Curt Blanchard

beamr iPhone app
Developer: ICVT Ltd
Price: Free (iTunes App Store)

With beamr you can easily make what appears to be a virtual magazine by choosing photos from your iPhone’s Camera Roll. Click the Create button and you’ll have a link to share with friends by email or by posting on social media sites. Your photos appear full size and can be downloaded by your recipients.


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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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Acrobat Pro X

On February 28, 2011, in Macintosh, Review, by Neale Monks

Acrobat X Pro
Company: Adobe
Price: $449 (upgrade, $199)

PDF files have been used since 1993 to share documents with the absolute certainty that the recipient will see the same formatting as the sender. Initially at least, PDF files were created using Acrobat, sometimes directly, but more often using Acrobat to convert word processor files into PDF files. At the other end of the chain, the person reading a PDF file had to use Acrobat Reader, a small application that could be used either on its own or as a web browser plug-in.

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About Neale Monks

Neale Monks has used Macs since 1990, when he was won over by the simplicity of printing from a networked Mac compared to doing the same thing with networked PCs. Since that time he's written for several Macintosh magazines including Macworld and Macformat as well as, InformIT, Peachpit, TidBITs, and the now-defunct AppleLust web site. Besides using Macs to make his living every day of the week, he likes to tinker about with vintage Macs, and a few years back wrote an e-book called 'Buying Used Macs' published through Neale has a degree in zoology and a PhD in palaeontology. He lives in the market town of Berkhamsted on the edge of the Chiltern Hills.

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Review – InDesign CS5

On June 21, 2010, in Macintosh, Review, by Mark Rudd

InDesign CS5
Company: Adobe

Price: $699.00

Following in the large and hard to fill footsteps of its predecessors, Adobe InDesign CS5 has a lot to live up to and surpass if it is going to capture the hearts and, more importantly, cash of the designers and publishers throughout the world. The constantly-evolving, web-centric publishing industry is changing exponentially every year. Their tools must change with them or be left behind in the name of production and workflow efficiency. Has Adobe gone far enough? Have they pushed the technological bar high enough? Read on and discover whether the latest incarnation of this venerable tool is a worthy successor.

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