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Adobe updates Photoshop Mix for iPad with undo/redo support, Dropbox support, and more

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Adobe has updated its Photoshop Mix iPad app with several new features and tweaks. Version 1.1 of the app includes undo and redo support for quickly rolling back edits up to three levels.

The update also introduces support for exporting a JPEG or masked PNG to the iPad’s camera roll. You can also import images to edit from Dropbox. Foregrounds and background layers can now be switched using the Image Swap feature. Other miscellaneous performance enhancements have also been made to allow for faster project loading.

Finally, several new languages have been added: Italian, Spanish, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.

You can grab Photoshop Mix for free on the iPad App Store.

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CloudApp 3.0 arrives with support for screen recording, teams, Google Apps, and more

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File sharing software CloudApp has gotten a significant update with today’s launch of version 3.0 of its Mac client. The software already supported features like private and public sharing links, live view counters, and automatic screenshot uploads, but today it adds even more tricks to its bag.

The biggest addition to the application is support for something called CloudApp Motion. This handy feature will allow you to quickly capture all or part of your screen, then automatically upload the captured footage to the web as a sharable animated GIF. At the moment the GIF output is a bit choppy, so don’t expect buttery smooth playback, though the company has promised that high-fidelity GIFs are coming soon.

Pro accounts get a few new features in the update, including an increased limit on file upload size, more bandwidth for uploading files, and the ability to put their own branding on the web viewer for any uploaded files.

The app also has support for a new feature called CloudApp Team, which allows multiple users with their own accounts to upload files to a shared custom domain. It also allows team administrators to add and remove members from the group. Team billing is consolidated so each member doesn’t have to buy their own personal subscription. Like Pro accounts, Teams can also enable their own branded web viewers.

CloudApp 3.0 also adds the option to login using a Google Apps account (with two-factor authentication support), a listing on the list of web apps supported by Google Apps (enabling administrators to enable or disable it for their team), and support for provisioning (and de-provisioning) new CloudApp accounts through the Google Apps backend.

Miscellaneous improvements in this update include enhanced security by enabling SSL on all connections, and debuts new versions of the web-based audio and video player for all users.

You can grab the CloudApp client for free from the Mac App Store. More screenshots of 3.0 in action are below:

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Spotify iOS app adds enhancements for managing albums, Finnish language support

Spotify-albums-iOS-01Spotify updated its iOS app today for iPhone and iPad and with it brings a couple of handy enhancements for managing albums.

The updated app now includes the ability to “save whole albums to Your Music directly from the album page.” Users will also now be able to get quick access to an album’s release year or total play time by swiping any given album’s header.

In addition, version 1.6.0 of the app brings Finnish language support, a feature recently rolled out to the Spotify app on other platforms. 

The updated Spotify app for iPhone and iPad is available on the App Store now.

What’s New in Version 1.6.0

New: Save whole albums to Your Music directly from the album page. Check out release year and total play time by swiping the album header.
New: Spotify now speaks Finnish.
Fictitious: This app was designed by David Hasselhoff.

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Upcoming Secret update removes ability to access photo library or post real names, adds Flickr search, polls

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The popular anonymous social sharing network Secret may be under fire in Brazil, but in the U.S. and abroad the software lives on, and today received a big new update on the Android platform, with the iOS version expected to be released sometime over the next few days. The new version both adds and removes several capabilities to the app.

One of the most important changes in the new build is the removal of the ability to access photos saved to a device’s photo library. The camera is still fair game, but Secret is attempting to cut down on personally-damaging photos by taking away the option to upload older images.

That’s not to say that the camera is the only way to upload photos, though. The app now supports Flickr search so users can still find just the right photo for their posts without the need to go through their photo libraries.

Another capability that’s been  removed in the update is the ability to post secrets containing names. Secret is once again trying to avoid any personally-damaging info getting out on its network, so any posts that are detected to contain a person’s name are now blocked.

The final change in the new version of the app allows users to create simple, two-option polls and ask for advice or feedback from friends and strangers alike. Poll results can be sorted to show feedback from only friends of the author, or from everyone who answered the question.

The update to the Secret app will be available for free on the iOS App Store soon.

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iWork for Mac and iOS updated with bug fixes and stability improvements, iMovie for Mac with iCloud fixes

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Apple has published updates to all of the apps in its iWork suite on the Mac and iOS platforms. Pages for iPhone and iPad was bumped to version 2.2.2, while Pages for Mac reached version 5.2.2. Keynote for Mac was updated to version 6.2.2 and its iOS version went to 2.2.2. Both versions of Numbers were also updated, with the iOS version coming to 2.2.2 and the Mac version hitting 3.2.2.

Each of today’s update has the same exact change log:

This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

Each of the iOS apps costs $9.99 while their Mac counterparts run for $19.99. The entire suite is included with the recent purchase of a Mac or iOS device.

iMovie for Mac was also updated today with fixes for its iCloud component in version 10.0.5:

 This update includes iCloud compatiblity improvements for iMovie Theater.

Like the iWork apps, iMovie is included with the purchase of a new Mac. Users on an older version can get the update for $14.99.

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OS X Server 3.2 developer preview, Safari 7.1 and 6.2 beta 3 now available for developers

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Apple has released new beta builds of two coming versions of its Safari browser, versions 7.1 and 6.2. The two updates will be available for Mavericks and Mountain Lion users later this year, presumably. The update will introduce updates to the WebKit engine, including support for IndexedDB, Javascript Promies, and new CSS capabilities.

The last seed for these updates was published nearly a month ago, while the first build of each was made available in early July. You can read the full seed notes below. The betas are available on Apple’s developer website. OS X Yosemite will ship with Safari 8.0.

Also available for the first time today is the beta version of OS X Server 3.2. It requires OS X 10.9.4 and has a build number of 13S5165.

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Focus Areas

Please focus testing on the following areas:

  • Please test password and credit card AutoFill.
  • Please test general website compatibility.
    • Subpixel rendering is now on by default for all web content. Web sites or in-app web views with extremely tight design constraints may render differently.
    • CSS object model getters will return fractional double values based on subpixel layout and rendering metrics instead of rounded integral values.
  • Please test extension compatibility.

Please test searching from the Smart Search Field with different search providers.

New WebKit Features

• IndexedDB. The IndexedDB API allows web developers to store structured data for web applications that work online or require large amounts of data to be cached client side.

• JavaScript Promises. Safari enables JavaScript authors to more naturally work with asynchronous programming patterns.

• CSS Shapes and Compositing. Using CSS, websites can now easily flow text around images and geometry shapes, and perform image compositing operations on DOM elements.

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