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QuarkXPress App Studio arrives

App Studio's integrated toolset lets designers create branded apps for the iPad, distribute apps through Apple's App Store, and design and publish content for purchase and download from within the apps.

Apple issues updates for Boot Camp, iMac graphics firmware

Apple on Wednesday released updates to fix issues in Lion with Boot Camp and with certain iMacs' graphics cards.

Motion FX uses Lion to add video effects in real time

Autodesk on Wednesday launched Motion FX, a new video effects application that uses the face-tracking technology of OS X Lion to create exotic images using your computer's camera.

First Look: Adobe's Muse code-free website designer

Muse transports the page-layout paradigm to the Web intact and offers features that make it an exciting new tool for creating sophisticated, interactive sites.

Evernote acquires Skitch, drops price

Evernote not only wants you to remember everything--the company wants you to have the option to annotate it, too. On Thursday, Evernote announced that it had acquired Mac image annotation software Skitch and its two co-founders, and eliminated its $20 price tag--the application is now free.

First Look: Adobe Edge makes HTML5 dance

Adobe's JavaScript-based animation tool is rough around the edges, but shows incredible promise

Autodesk releases trio of CAD apps

Autodesk brings business-to-business software to the Mac App Store.

Adobe previews Muse Web design app

Muse is a freeform interactive Web authoring tool targeted to print-oriented designers.

Maxon unveils Cinema 4D R13

Maxon will ship Cinema 4D Release 13 in September, the next generation of its 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting and animation software.

Google engineer, Adobe squabble over Flash bug credit

Adobe patched 13 critical bugs in its nearly-ubiquitous Flash Player on Tuesday, but came under quick criticism from a security engineer who works for Google.

Boxee launches iPad app, AirPlay integration

The Internet video streaming service Boxee aimed square at the Apple crowd on Tuesday, launching both an iPad application and a firmware update to its own Boxee Box hardware that includes AirPlay integration as an "experimental" feature.

Quark sold to merger and acquisition company

Quark acquisition seeks to bolster its position in dynamic and digital publishing.

Remains of the Day: With the greatest of ease

High-tech devices meet low-tech smuggling methods in China, consumers won't be replaying iTunes movies anytime soon, and how do Apple's computers boot up? Not so fast, says one company.