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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? 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 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.

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  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Ba ha ha ha...

    $800 for a phone that an hour's drive south to Buffalo is freely available for $400... Talk about being held to corporate ransom... Let's hope the public & PR mavens make the most of this...!

  1. cartoonspin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Candian Dollar

    Uh that is $800 in Candian dollars not the US dollar.

  1. t6hawk

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The canadian and american dollar is pretty much 1:1 right now. The cost could be a result of Rogers. They have some of the most expensive data plans on the planet. Still $800 is a ripoff.

  1. sixcolors

    Joined: Dec 1969


    f*** that

    I won't buy one that's for sure.

    f*** Rogers, f*** Apple and f*** Holt Renfrew!

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The 'exclusivity' aura...

    ...may quickly lose it's lustre if 'foolish' becomes the association, which would seem pretty easily applied in such a high profile & widely available commodity...

    I'll be interested to see what the rate plans are ! ;-)

  1. miyazakifan

    Joined: Dec 1969



    There's no way anyone in Canada will buy the iPhone for $800. They would be very wise to look at the current exchange rate (1:1) and reevaluate it. Especially with Rogers' reputation (very bad) and their tendency to overprice their data plans (about 4x AT&T iPhone plan currently). Certainly no one is going to pay $800 for the phone and $200 a month for the data plan! I hope that Apple had some clout on this . . . Rogers has a monopoly on both cel phone and cable service in Canada, and abuses it to no end.

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