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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.

Acrobat XI simplifies PDF editing, deepens ties to Microsoft Office

The next release of Adobe's signature PDF tool will integrate with Microsoft Office as it enhances PDF-editing, e-signatures, web forms, and mobile workflows.

Adobe launches Photoshop Elements 11 and Premiere Elements 11

Photo and video software targeted to hobbyists gets an interface overhaul and new functionality.

Adobe unveils Edge Tools & Services for Web creation

Adobe launches a new family of Web creation tools to kick off its Create the Web worldwide tour.

PhotoDirector 4 arrives on the Mac

Cyberlink's PhotoDirector 4 comes to the Mac with flexible editing options and special features for enhancing portraits.

Adobe unleashes Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition for Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud subscribers get a special deal for the iPad content creation tool.

iPhone 5 camera shoots panoramas and promises better low-light performance

iPhone 5 and iPod touch cameras seek to improve shooting experience and results.

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.