Adobe and NBC has combined their forces to bring live Olympic action on iPad with their 2 new apps.
NBC Olympics Live Extra
Get to ready to watch every moment of the 2012 London Olympic Summer Games LIVE for FREE with the NBC Olympics Live Extra app. In addition to watching all the live action, during the Olympics, enhance your viewing experience with alternate camera views, plus full replays on-the-go! You can follow your favorite events and sports, and receive push notifications for event start times
So read through comments that this app requires you to be a cable subscriber for it to work, weird but true it seems. Also is the app is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories. The app can be downloaded from iTunes Store Link.
One stop shop for all Olympic news, updates, pictures videos and more. Following are few features the app sports :
* News: overall and by sport, plus NBC Olympic Talk blog
* Video on-demand: watch NBC Olympics highlights and featured videos
* Photo galleries: slideshows capture the action, emotion, and splendor unique to the Olympics
* Team USA: athlete profiles, news, video and photos
* Sports info: news, video and photos for all 32 sports
* Hometown Coverage: select your local NBC affiliate to get news, video and photos about athletes from your hometown
* Destination London: learn more about the host city with video, photos and news
* Twitter Tracker: see which Olympic athletes, sports and topics are being talked about on Twitter with interactive heat maps
The app might seems slow for someone due to Adobe Air used in the app but that’s debatable. You can download the app from iTunes Store Link.
For all designers and casual picture tweakers here is something you all can enjoy, Adobe is ready with their Photoshop App for iPad. The app brings lots and lots of features to iPad, helping you getting the work done while on the run. I am yet to get acquainted with all cool stuff in the app, so listing down all the features courtesy Adobe.
Features of App :
• Use popular Photoshop features designed for the tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images.
• Use your iPad camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature.
• Select part of an image to extract by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool. With Refine Edge, use your fingertip to capture even hard-to-select image elements, like hair, with ease.
• Search and acquire images with the integrated Google Image Search.
• Share images on Facebook and view comments right within the app.
• Browse an inspirational gallery for the styles and results you’d like to achieve. Then follow step-by-step tutorials to easily learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.
• Use AirPrint for wireless printing of Photoshop Touch projects.
• Upload projects to Adobe Creative Cloud* and open layered files from Adobe Photoshop Touch in Photoshop CS5.
• Maximum image resolution: 1600 x 1600 pixels
Adobe Photoshop app can be yours for $9.99, download it from the iTunes Store Link and let some creativity begin.
Close on the heels of Adobe announcing the tablet SDK for Photoshop, the apps utilizing that feature set is already popping up. The first one seems to be from Shawn Welch who posted a video of his sample iPad app :
Photoshop Remote is a heads-up-display for all of the Photoshop CS 5.5 installations on your local network. The dashboard gives you a live thumbnail of each connected client while giving you the ability to perform global actions on all connected clients like saving open images to your iPad photo library, opening the same image on all connected computers, or sending a message to all connected computers. When you drill down to an individual screen, you have even more functionality such as tool selection, color selection, filters, adjustment layers, and more.
The app is also scheduled to release in May. This is just the beginning thanks to Adobe, they have couple of apps releasing in May as well.
Adobe has just announced a new SDK for photoshop for the development of Interactive Tablet Apps that Communicate Directly with Photoshop CS5. The apps are not out yet but they will be in early May this year. Pretty good news for all the designers looking for some good companion photoshop apps on their iPad.
Following are some details about the new apps :
With Adobe Color Lava, you can use your fingertips to mix colors on your iPad and create custom swatches and five-swatch themes. Instantly access them in Photoshop CS5—all you need is a network connection between your iPad and computer. Or use the app wherever inspiration strikes, and then bring your colors into Photoshop CS5 when you’re connected. Share colors via email, too.
With Adobe Nav and a network connection between your iPad and computer, you can customize the Photoshop CS5 toolbar on iPad to easily access the tools you use most. Browse, reorder, view, and zoom in on up to 200 open Photoshop documents on iPad. Tap a document on iPad to make it the active document in Photoshop CS5. Disconnect from the network and use iPad to easily share files in person with others.
With Adobe Eazel, you can use your iPad and your fingertips to paint beautiful works of art. Paint across your entire iPad screen, and easily access the tools you need. Send your artwork directly to Photoshop CS5 from any location—all you need is a network connection between your iPad and computer. Or do all your painting in the app, and share via email.
More updates as they come out.
Adobe is working towards brining their ultimate Photoshop product(full fledged) to iPad for all you designers out there. Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch shared few thoughts last week at Adobe’s Max conference, on how they see iPad and Photoshop coming together. They are working/thinking on two strategies, first is a full blown independent Photoshop app for iPad and second is having the iPad as companion device attached to your computer.
Now, I am not a designer so can’t comment on what the hardcore photoshop users would like to have. But I think, they should have both the products in the market or lets say combine the funtionality into one app. So, you can use the photoshop on iPad with all the bells and whistles, but when connected to your computer it gives you option to choose the iPad as a companion through app. Would update when more news comes out on this, for the time being we do have a photoshop express app available on app store.
Detailed article with some more details at cnet.com.