MacNN has posted a review of AKVIS Retoucher, a Photoshop plug-in designed to simplify the process of fixing dirty and damaged pictures . The software also claims to repair photographs with unwanted blurs by allowing users to select problem areas that require correction. In our full review, we test the plug-in to find its limitations and explain the process of fixing images using the software.
Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for the forthcoming Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The company is offering the software for Apple's announced price of $29 for OS X Leopard users. The retailer also provides an "Upgrade Path Alert" designed to notify customers that the upgrade is only available for Intel computers currently running OS X Leopard.
Radio Shack today teased a major rebranding of the company that signals a greater push into the same space as general electronic chains like Best Buy. Also supported by a leak stemming from Engadget, the store name should just be shortened to "The Shack" and will see the entire store network reflect this in displays this week and for signs by the end of the year. Under this change, only the corporate infrastructure would still retain the old naming scheme.
AGF has expanded its line of iPhone accessories with the new Precision HSD case for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. The flip-style design guards both the front and back of the device, pairing a hard outer shell with a soft microfiber lining. The case does not latch to the phone, enabling users to orient the device with the screen facing either in or out.
MV Pro Audio has released the WIVI EPIC Bundle, a complete set of Wallander software instruments including orchestral brass and reed selections. The EPIC Bundle offers realistic modeled instruments and provides an interface for playing, editing and arranging music.The package includes two libraries of saxophone samples containing 27 unique instruments, along with 47 different brass sounds and 71 woodwind entries.
While most headset makers are focused solely on audio quality -- if even that -- BlueAnt has tried to make hands-free calling a priority with its most recent headset, the Q1. It faces stiff competition from Aliph's Jawbone Prime as well as rivals from Plantronics and other high-end manufacturers. We find out in our full Q1 review if extensive voice activation is genuinely effective and if BlueAnt has paid attention to other aspects as well.