updated 10:40 pm EDT, Thu June 5, 2008
lynda.com CS4 training
In brief: We have posted a review CleanApp 3 and a review of the Crumpler Chester Squander bag, lynda.com offers new CS4 training, and Savant Systems holds a home automation showcase ... We have posted a review of CleanApp 3 Beta. Wouldn't it be useful if this utility could archive the whole package, so you could save it and reinstall it later, or even back it up or burn the archive onto a CD. Such a useful utility does exist, and it is Synium Software's CleanApp 3. This very useful program is considered a beta product, but worked very well in all our tests. The CleanApp 3 user interface is rather simple. Along the left side is a list of the functions including Applications, Preference Panes, Old Files, Archives, Languages, Cache Files, Logging, History, and Related Files. The window to the right changes as you select one of the functions on the left.
Crumpler Chester Squander bag review
We have also posted a review of the new Crumpler Chester Squander from crumpler bags. You can choose from one of five styles, depending on how much equipment you need to toss in with the computer. These fabric shoulder bags with built-in handles accommodate either size portable comfortably and come in four different color schemes, red with a dark red interior, black, brown with a light brown (tan) interior, and olive and a light olive interior.
lynda.com offers new CS4 training
lynda.com a provider of software training videos online, has announced new courses on all of the just-released Adobe beta versions of Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4, and Soundbooth CS4. In Dreamweaver CS4 Beta New Features, James Williamson focuses on the improvements most benefit to typical workflows, including the workspace manager and Live view, as well as the Spry AJAX framework, and integrating with Photoshop. Jim Babbage, author of Fireworks CS4 Beta New Features, walks viewers through that application's new interface and improved productivity features, such as enhanced vector tools, text rendering, and symbol editing. And in Soundbooth CS4 Beta New Features, Bruce Williams explores such improvements as the new multitrack environment as well as new beat detection and display features.
Savant Systems holds home automation showcase
Savant Systems says it is building the house of the future, today. Controlled by Savant's own platform leveraging Mac OS X, with "out-of-this-world automation capabilities." The company is holding a cocktails and a technology showcase, saying "We're looking for a few rock star engineers to help us take our system to the next level. Come by to see if you -- or someone you know -- can help us create the brilliance that blows our customers' minds." The event will take place at the The Great Room, W San Francisco, 181 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from 6:30 to 9:30PM. You can RSVP here.