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Opinion: The future of albums

Is the concept of the album doomed? Kirk McElhearn thinks we should expect more things to change than to stay the same.

Adobe offers CS6 upgrade pricing for CS3, CS4 users

Adobe plans to restore traditional upgrade pricing for users of Creative Suite versions 3 and 4 who want to buy the upcoming CS6 and Creative Cloud.

Marked excels at previewing Markdown and HTML documents

If you write in Markdown, Marked is a stellar add-on for previewing and analyzing your documents.

Introducing Ask the iTunes Guy

We're introducing a new column on to address reader questions about iTunes and related topics. Answering those questions will be senior contributor Kirk McElhearn, author of the recently updated Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ.

CES: AT&T promotes HTML5 apps

AT&T is hoping to encourage developers to use HTML5 with the release of a new API platform.

QuarkXPress 9.2 enhances ePub and iPad publishing

Update includes ePub3 audio and video support and more options for App Studio.

Macworld buying guide: iPad styluses

There are styluses for writing, styluses for painting, styluses for navigating, and even styluses for playing a virtual guitar. Whatever your use case may be, here's a guide to help you find what you need.

2011 in review: The year for photographers and creatives

Creative arts and photography moved full speed ahead in 2011 with lots of new products and even a new genre or two.

Life after iWeb: The state of Web design on the Mac

No matter what the future holds for iWeb, the Mac Web design scene is rich with alternatives.

2011 in review: The year in entertainment

2011 was a big year for digital entertainment. It brought us expanded content options for the Apple TV, the tenth anniversary of the iPod, iTunes Match, AirPlay to the masses, and more.

Gift iOS apps

Struggling for last-minute stocking stuffers? If anyone on your shopping list owns an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, it's easy to send them an app. We give you a crash course on how it works.

Put your audiobooks in the cloud with iTunes Match

iTunes Match doesn't work with audiobooks from the iTunes Store, but with a few tricks, you can get your other audiobooks uploaded in the cloud to enjoy. Kirk McElhearn explains how.

Adobe's no-choice embrace of HTML5

As Flash gives way to open technologies, Adobe is retooling to support the new developer reality.

QuarkXPress 9.1 boosts mobile app publishing power, but the process is far from easy

Publishing expert Michael Baumgardt walks us step-by-step through the process of creating an iPad app with App Studio as part of his review of QuarkXPress 9.1.

App Gems: Honorable mentions

We had a lot of worthwhile contenders to consider for this year's App Gems Awards. Here are the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad offerings that just missed the cut, but still deserve your attention.