Jackie DoveTechHive

Jackie is a tech writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her specialties include Apple hardware and software, art, design, photography, video, AR, VR and 3D, and a wide range of creative and productivity apps and systems.

Smith Micro unveils upgrades for Anime Studio animation apps

New features are on tap for Anime Studio Pro 9 and Anime Studio Debut 9.

Sony debuts Alpha NEX-5R interchangeable lens camera

New interchangeable lens camera hastens focusing and works with apps.

Resize Sense converts images to precisely the right size

Resize Sense is an all-in-one batch resizer and cropping tool that will save both time and tedious labor in getting one image—or hundreds of images—to exactly the right size for Web pages, email, and layouts.

Hands on with Quark DesignPad

Quark, which has historically catered to the creative pro designer community, has branched out to offer a free iPad app targeted to novice designers.

Adobe accelerates Creative Cloud releases, augmenting subscription service

Adobe embarks on exclusive Creative Suite subscription offerings and begins offering CS7 features to Creative Cloud subscribers.

Gogo Stump Stand is functional, attractive, and inexpensive

Gogo's Stump Portable Tablet Stand is the rare product that successfully combines utility with simplicity, is easy on the eyes, and comes at the reasonable price. Small tree-stump-like device holder is a sturdy and simple way to prop up your iPhone or iPad.

Destroy Internet tracking files with PrivacyScan

PrivacyScan offers a one-stop way to mitigate common privacy concerns by identifying and destroying Internet files placed on your computer that track your usage and reveal your online activities to others.

Adobe seeks solution to InDesign crashing issues

Responding to user complaints, Adobe seeks solution to InDesign incompatibility with brand new Apple hardware and the latest version of Lion.

MotionArtist public beta to be released at Comic-Con

MotionArtist beta comic creation tool offers simple animation, panel creation tools, and HTML5 export.

Canon releases new photo printers with software imaging and mobile features

Photo printers go on summer parade with an emphasis on software and wireless access.

MobileMe rides into the sunset on Sunday

As the era of MobileMe draws to a close, we review the alternatives to some of its historical cloud services that will—and won't—be making the trip to iCloud.

MacBook Pro 15-inch and 13-inch non-Retina models occupy the consumer space

Traditional MacBook Pros hold fast to their form factor and design

Apple updates Aperture for Retina display

Apple updates photo management app for Retina display and adds interoperability with iPhoto

Apple unveils next generation MacBook Pro with Retina display; updates other MacBook models

With USB 3, HDMI, Thunderbolt x2, and a Retina display, the new MacBook Pro is not an iterative update.

MacBook Air gets new processors, adds USB 3.0

Apple updated its MacBook Air line to include new Ivy Bridge processors and ports that offer both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 interfaces.