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Quark unveils Digital Publishing 2.0 strategy

Quark has unveiled its platform-indepent Digital Publishing 2.0 strategy, which promises to allow publishers to focus on creating content for the Web generation of digital devices.

Expand your palette of GarageBand instruments

Feeling musically inclined? David Weiss shows you how to bring an endless variety of sounds into your projects.

Embellish your scrapbook pages

No matter what story you are telling with your digital scrapbooking page, there are always ways you can embellish the central image. Katherine Murray provides some tips on how to visualize your narrative.

Adobe halts Labs program for 64-bit Linux Flash Player

Adobe stressed it is not killing off the project to develop Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux. Instead, the project will continue with "significant" architectural changes and security enhancements.

Smith Micro upgrades animation packages

Smith Micro Software has released Anime Studio Pro 7 and Anime Studio Debut 7, upgrades to its line of animation creation software. Anime Studio Pro is targeted to professionals and digital artists, while Anime Studio Debut is targeted to beginners.

Father's Day gift ideas

Don't settle on buying dad a tie this Father's Day. Get him a geeky gift he'll appreciate.

Wacom Intuos4 Wireless

If you find the idea of kicking back on your office futon and sketching–cable-free–on your 46-inch flat-screen appealing, then the Intuos4 Wireless is for you.

Chronos releases iScrapbook 3

Chronos has released iScrapbook 3, an update to its digital scrapbooking software. The new version includes twenty new Smart Templates, font and cover flow previews, and faster page loading.

FontXChange for Macintosh 2.5 released

FontXChange for the Mac, now upgraded to version 2.5, can convert fonts to OpenType, Web Fonts, PostScript Type 1, and TrueType formats for both Mac and Windows.

Qik's iPhone video camera apps

The free Qik Live provides only basic recording features but excels at online sharing. The paid Qik Video Camera links to fewer online sites but offers many special recording effects missing from Qik Live and the built-in camera in older iPhones.

Placing pictures in text

Ever wondered how to place images inside letters like those old-fashioned postcards? Chris McVeigh shows you how to create cool typography with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.

The merits of iPhone moviemaking

What effect will iMovie for iPhone have on the way people think about portable video? After watching a demo of the new software, Christopher Breen has some first impressions.

Kinemac 1.8.3

Kinemac is an inexpensive and powerful 3D-creation tool from which any digital artist can benefit. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional 3D content creator, Kinemac 1.8.3 is definitely worth checking out.

Brushes iPad Edition

The iPhone version of this painting app was outstanding, and the iPad offering lives up to its predecessor. This app is one of the most intuitive and exciting ways to paint or draw and a must-have for anyone with a creative bent.

Adobe's digital viewer to arrive this summer

Adobe has unveiled a new digital viewer technology that enables print publishers to bring digital versions of their publications to life. This new software was developed with input from Wired magazine, which used the technology to debut a digital edition for Apple iPad. It will be available on the Adobe Labs Website sometime this summer.