updated 06:20 pm EDT, Mon September 23, 2013
New line-up features cases for iPhone 5, 5S and 5C
SwitchEasy Limited, an electronics accessories company, has announced its release of Play for iPhone 5C, and Shades for iPhone 5 and 5S. Consisting of a form-fitting rubber construction and reversible wrist strap, Play is available in yellow, black, blue and pink for $18. The semi-translucent polymer case, Shades, is available for $30 in black, lime green and purple, and provides fully enclosed protection (with the inclusion of two protective films and two connector protectors) and metallic button covers. Both case products include a microfiber wipe and a squeegee for film application. SwitchEasy's products are available for purchase online.
Artlandia SymmetryWorks 6 released
A revamped version of the popular Adobe Illustrator plug-in, SymmetryWorks 6, has been released by Artlandia. In existence since 2001, SymmetryWorks is a versatile pattern design tool useful in greeting cards creating, textile, apparel, fashion, and industrial fields.The latest release automatically produces balanced counterchange patterns by combining symmetry operations with color reversals, which is a new innovation for 'off-the-shelf' software to provide. Other additions to Illustrator that SymmetryWorks provides include the retention of active components; replicas, multi-replicas and layouts that permit automatic generating of new classes of patterns; as well as the automatic creation of patterns of all 17 symmetry types as opposed to one. SymmetryWorks 6 requires Illustrator CS6, or the latest Creative Cloud version, Illustrator CC. Earlier plug-in versions remain available. Symmetry Works 6 is priced at $250, and is available for both Mac OS and Windows platforms. SymmetryWorks can also be purchased in packages, with the bundle pricing beginning at $490.