Reviewing Creative Suite 6

Jackie Dove Senior Editor, Macworld

Jackie is always looking for creative mischief to get into. So it's fitting that she oversees photography, video, publishing, music, and Web design.
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With Adobe’s Creative Suite 6 now widely available, it’s time to assess just what the latest versions of Adobe’s applications bring to creative professionals. And we do exactly that on this episode of the Macworld Podcast, with the help of some Creative Suite experts.

I’m joined by Jay Nelson, editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly, and Lesa Snider, author of Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual and co-author of iPhoto ’11: The Missing Manual, to talk CS6.

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The Macalope returns

We’ve reached podcast number 300. To mark this very special occasion I’ve invited everyone’s favorite genetic abomination, The Macalope, to offer his unique view of today’s world of technology. Join us on a prairie near you.

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Asking the iTunes Guy

Two weeks ago, a group of us gathered around the virtual table to grind iTunes into the dust. As much fun as it is to second-guess our betters, it’s not always helpful. In this episode we once again look at iTunes, but this time from the angle of problem solving and oft-overlooked features. We do that with Macworld’s Ask the iTunes guy, Kirk McElhearn.

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Adobe talks CS6

Adobe recently unveiled the details of the sixth version of its Creative Suite—14 separate applications, including two companion apps—spanning a vast range of creative workflows and pursuits, targeting artists, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, multimedia specialists, and Web designers. It has additionally debuted Creative Cloud, an overarching collection of products and services available via subscription of which the new Creative Suite 6 (CS6) is a huge part. In this episode of the Macworld Podcast I speak with Adobe managers Heidi Voltmer and Scott Morris about the details of these two efforts.

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An offer of iTunes advice

Take a breath, clear you mind, and answer me this: Which Apple application do you find most frustrating? If you answered “iTunes” you’re in good company (if you consider a good portion of Macworld editors the kind of company you prefer to keep). Much as we love a lot of Apple’s work, iTunes increasingly irks us. In this episode we explore our frustrations and what Apple might do about them. We additionally turn our critical gaze on the Messages beta application.

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The pass-along iPad

Now that Apple has shipped its third iteration of the iPad, older iPads are finding their way into the hands of children. Our own Christopher Breen has written about what parents might do to prepare those iPads (and their kids) for the transfer of the device from adult to child. I spoke with him about his ideas and his own experiences with his daughter.

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The iPad turns two

It was just two years ago this week that Apple released the first version of the iPad. The device would go on to define the market for tablet computers, become an integral part of many of our lives, and quite potentially usher in a post-PC era. Talk about the terrible twos.

I’m joined by staff writer Lex Friedman to discuss the iPad's latest birthday, the effect that Apple's iconic device has had over the last two years, and where Apple can possibly go with the next versions of the iPad.

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