updated 08:10 pm EDT, Thu October 4, 2007
Adobe/Apple design seminar
In brief: The wireless Apple Bluetooth keyboard is shipping, REAL World registration has been opened, a GUITAR RIG 3 demo version is now available, the iPhone is featured in a new TV show, and the Boa.XM MacBook Pro case has debuted ... We have posted a review of the "War Chiefs" expansion pack for Age of Empires III. The pack allows play as one of three new civilizations – Aztec, Iroquois, or Sioux. While Age of Empires places the focus on a European home city and settlement, The War Chiefs moves the perspective of the game to native civilizations as a way of mixing things up a bit. The Aztec civilization is based upon a strong infantry; Iroquois strong artillery and siege weaponry; and Sioux a very strong cavalry.
iPhone coming to Canada in 2 weeks?
DigitalJournal.com reports that a source from Holt Renfrew, the Candian luxury retailer, is reporting that the store will have the iPhone in about two weeks. The source claims the iPhone will retail for $799 Canadian. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Hamilton, director or corporate communications for Rogers Wireless, says only "The iPhone is a phenomenal product and at Rogers Wireless we look forward to being able to offer it in Canada. When we have a public announcement to make, we'll let you know."
Adobe/Apple design seminar scheduled
Scotsys has announced a free seminar for photographers, designers and publishers with our partners Apple and Adobe. Apple will be presenting on current trends and shifts in areas such as image capture, PDF workflow, file standardization and data fidelity (including color management). The event takes place October 10th.
SmartSound debuts new music libraries
SmartSound Software has announced the release of four new libraries of music from the catalog of EMI Music Publishing. Available for pre-order today for shipping on Oct. 15, these libraries feature music from EMI Music Publishing's vast collection of classic film and TV scores, including "North by Northwest", "Ben-Hur", "Lawrence of Arabia", "Bewitched" and "Batman". The libraries are priced at $99 (for all four).
Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in for InDesign
DTP Tools and InDesignSecrets.com have jointly announced the release of the free Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in for InDesign and InCopy CS3. The Keyboard Shortcuts plug-in was designed by David Blatner and DTP Tools to help you find and assign shortcuts quickly and easily. The plug-in is free of charge and both Mac OS and Windows versions are available.