19/12/2006

Photoshop CS3 beta offers speed boost

Digit Online

Adobe have released a beta of Photoshop CS3. It will work for 2 days without a serial number, but it is completely functional. If a valid CS2 serial number is entered it will not expire (until the beta period ends in Spring of 2007 when the full product should be available).

It's a Universal Binary so will work natively on new Macs without going through Rosetta (Apple's PowerPC/Intel translator) which means a considerable speed increase.

It comes with Aobe Bridge and Device Central (which allows repurposing content to mobiles etc).

No pricing has been announced for the real product. Beta CS3 is also available in Windows format.

The biggest reason for Mac users not to upgrade has been the lack of Universal Binary Adobe products, this will not change and it'll be a good time to look for PowerBooks and G5's on Ebay.

ExpressCard 5-in-1 reader

Digit Online

GriffinTechnologies have announced an ExpressCard suitable for the Apple MacBook Pro that is a 5-in-1 memory card, it supports Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro, Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC) and xD-Picture card formats and other formats with adapters.

It costs £19.99 in the UK.

ExpressCard is really PCIe on a PC Card format but there is a shortage of products at the moment. Mac users are looking forward to 3G data cards coming out in this format.

Comments from Steve Kennedy - Wifi news, WiMAX news, muni WiFi and wireless broadband news in Fierce

Comments from Steve Kennedy - Wifi news, WiMAX news, muni WiFi and wireless broadband news in Fierce

FierceWiFi published some WiMAX related info in their newsletter, I commented and this was a comment to their new piece (and comments).

Thanks to Ben the editor for publishing them.