updated 05:10 pm EDT, Tue July 10, 2007
iPhone review; new sounds
In brief: A Plantronics headset has been certified for use with iListen, a Photoshop CS3 white paper offers detail on Camera Raw format and Adobe has posted a virtual tour of its headquarters, the iPhone has been reviewed from a gamer's perspective and SmartSound has debuted a set of corporate communications audio tracks .... MacSpeech has announced the certification of the Plantronics Audio 510 USB Ultimate Performance Headset for use with iListen speech recognition software for Mac OS X. iListen allows users to dictate, edit and format text with the power of voice, offering continuous speech recognition capabilities for convenient dictation in normal tone of voice and at a normal pace as well as direct dictation so users can dictate, edit and format text directly in any application. The Plantronics headset includes 40mm speakers for dynamic bass response and a noise-canceling microphone.
Photoshop CS3 white paper, Adobe tour
Adobe has released a free informational white paper which recommended for both professional and dedicated amateur Photoshop CS3 users. Not only does it go into detail on Camera Raw format, it also clearly explains many concepts about dynamic range and visual perception that are frequently misunderstood. The company has also posted an online virual tour of the Adobe headquarters.
Yet another iPhone review -- from a gamer's perspective
iGame Radio is the latest to review the iPhone; from a gamer's perspective, in podcast format "The iPhone has been hyped as the next stage in melding technology together to allow people to do what they want to do with one device…use a phone, use a PDA, surf the web, listen to their music, etc. But does the iPhone live up to all the hype? And where are all of the games for he iPhone? Omaha answers these questions and more on the podcast."
SmartSound debuts "Corporate Ladder" music
SamrtSound has released its "Corporate Ladder" set of musical tracks for use in corporate communications alongside Soncfire Pro 4.5. A description for the $100 package reads "Take your communications to the next level with these motivational upbeat tracks. Convey a sense of confidence and a bright future to your audience, both inside and outside your organization. The range of guitars, synths and percussion makes this disc a winner."