There are plenty of applications for desktop and laptop users to use to edit photos, but anyone who has ever used Photoshop knows that there is really no substitute. This remains hands down the de facto standard for working with digital photography, and last week Adobe released its long awaited app for the iPhone. Photoshop.com Mobile offers many of the features of the full-blown version, including the ability to rotate, crop and flip, plus more advanced features such as ability to change the color and tone, and even some effects, and best of all the app is available now from the Apple App Store for free download.
It works with the Photoshop.com site as well, so while you can edit and share photos directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch, you can also connect with your Photoshop.com account. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for a free basic plan that gives you 2GB of online storage, while a Plus membership is available for $50 a year and provides users with 20GB of storage. All this is actually a bargain considering that the desktop version sells for $599. So getting the app version for free is the deal of year in my book!
Zensify Puts the Zen in News
This week Zensify released its free news analysis software for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, which uses the Zensify Smart Analytics technology, to help aid users in finding the latest stories from around the globe and in real-time. The ZenNews app provides a new intelligent news analysis while also incorporating elements such as Twitter to leverage group intelligence, so as to find stories relevant to the individual user.
According to the company, Zensify can further monitor re-Tweets of news URLs, to further boost the interest in individual stories – so we must assume that Michael Jackson’s death would be true intense for Zensify! And with ZenNews all articles, once pulled up, are available to read as click-throughs from the tag cloud, and include many key mainstream media outlets including the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Sky News, The Daily Telegraph, Al Jazerra, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today and The Washington Post among others.
Users can also specify searches in select categories that range from general news and finance to politics and entertainment. Both ZenNews and Zensify are now available via the Apple App Store, and while currently free, Zensify will become a $1.99 paid application in November while ZenNews will remain free for an additional 30 days. But why wait, get the ease of mind now with these apps while they’re free!
PetsMD now in App Form
Worrying about Fido or Fluffy is never easy, but PetsMD.com has been on of those sites that can help take some of the concern when your pet is sick.And now PetsMD is offering a Symption Checker app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This interactive tool can provide access to hundreds of medical symptoms, and while you shouldn’t use it as an alternative to visiting the vet if you think something is seriously wrong, it can help you learn what could be bothering your animal loved ones. The app is available now from the Apple App Store.