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iPhone 5’s Logic Board With Possible A6 Processor Revealed?


Is that an A6 chip I see?
Is that an A6 chip I see?

I’ve lost count of the number of iPhone 5 parts that have leaked out of Apple’s Chinese factories. But one thing that’s been notably absent from those leaks is the device’s new processor. We’ve questioned whether it will use the same A5X chip that features in the new iPad, or whether it will get an all-new A6 processor.

Thanks to the latest leak, that has become a little clearer.

Combine Photos Using Blending Modes With Layover For iPhone


Layover overlays layers.

Question: Do you have any idea what the following terms mean?

Multiply, Screen, Layover, Soft Light, Hard Light, Color Dodge, Color Burn, Addition, Difference, Darken, Lighten, Hue, Saturation, Color and Luminosity.

Answer (if you didn’t answer “yes” yourself): They’re blending modes. And a new iOS called Layover lets you use them to combine layered images. Still confused? Read on…

Adobe CS6 Video Course [Last Chance!]



Way back over 15 years ago when I was a newbie web developer, I finally dipped my toes into the waters of Photoshop so I could make cool buttons, headers, and backgrounds for my sites. Now all that time later—and granted I don’t use Photoshop as much as I used to—I still don’t think I had even begun to scratch the surface of what Photoshop has to offer.

Now comes Photoshop CS6 and, well, if I want to use Photoshop now I have some serious catching up to do. This is one of the most important things to just “get” about Photoshop—it is so powerful, so amazing, that in order to get the most out of it you have to spend some time learning it. Simple as that. You have to put in the time to learn or you will always be missing out on something. Good thing we have a video course on Photoshop for you to check out today—Adobe Photoshop CS6 Video Course – Cult of Mac Deals

20 Years Ago, The Lab That Discovered The Higgs Boson Used A Mac To Give Us Images On The Web


The first image ever transmitted on the web, first uploaded using a Mac.
The first image ever transmitted on the web, first uploaded using a Mac.

When you think about the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, you probably think about all of their excellent particle smashing work, which recently culminated in the supposed discovery of the so-called ‘god’ particle, the Higgs Boson.

But twenty years ago this July, the researchers at CERN were responsible for another watershed moment, not in the history of physics, but in the history of the web: they put up the first ever image on the Internet. And they used a Macintosh to do it.

How-To Replace MobileMe Features That Apple Discontinued In iCloud [Feature]


MobileMe will be gone in less than a month. Here are the best MobileMe replacement options.
Photo: Apple

Apple began sending out MobileMe eviction notices last week. The notices remind anyone still using MobileMe that they have until the end of June to transition to iCloud and/or copy all data stored in their MobileMe accounts to their Mac or PC. Any files stored in MobileMe’s range of services that can’t be converted to iCloud will be deleted. If you opt not to use iCloud, all data in your MobileMe account will be deleted.

Although iCloud offers several advances over MobileMe, there are some MobileMe services that don’t have direct iCloud equivalents. These include MobileMe Galleries for sharing photos and videos, website creation using Apple’s iWeb, and iDisk remote storage and file sharing. File and information sync is available using iCloud, but the functionality is implemented a bit differently than in MobileMe.

There isn’t a single online service that delivers quite the same mix of features and functionality that Apple offered with MobileMe but by combining some apps and services, you can get pretty close to MobileMe’s feature set.

Adobe Got Burned For Ending Legacy Support – Will The Same Thing Happen To Apple?


Adobe backpedals after demanding users upgrade to receive security patches
Adobe backpedals after demanding users upgrade to receive security patches

Last week, Adobe created a firestorm of user unrest when it issued a series of security bulletins impacting three applications of its Creative Suite and said that users must pay to upgrade to the latest versions of the apps if they wanted patches that would close the vulnerabilities.

The company was quickly besieged by users, technology professionals, and security experts demanding that it reverse course and offer security patches to users who couldn’t afford the upgrades (or didn’t want to spend the money). Even though company quietly backpedaled and announced it would offer security updates without acknowledging the reason for its about face or offering an apology, the gaffe raises concerns that Apple’s yearly OS X release cycle might lead it down a similar path.

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Available Today, Creative Cloud Coming May 11


Creative Suite 6 is now available for your Mac, with prices starting at $1,299.

Adobe has announced the immediate availability of Creative Suite 6 for Mac and PC, including new releases of its famous creativity tools like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premier Pro, and more; with package prices starting at $1,299.

The company has also announced that its new Creative Cloud service, which provides access to all Creative Suite applications and a cloud-based storage and sharing solution for $49.99 per month, will be available from May 11.

Adobe’s Photoshop CS6 Beta Downloaded Over 500,000 Times In Less Than A Week


Photoshop's new dark interface is perfect for working late into the night
Photoshop's new interface in all of its dark glory.

Adobe released a free beta of its next version of Photoshop CS6 last Wednesday, and the company has seen over half a million downloads in less than a week. Considering this is the first time a free beta of Photoshop has been released to the public, the numbers aren’t altogether that surprising.

Demand for Photoshop CS6 is unprecedented, and the initial reactions have been overwhelmingly positive. No exact ETA has been given for the full release.

Here’s How To Snap Award-Winning Pics With Your iPhone [Interview]


2008 IPPA winner Michael Hopkins.
2008 IPPA winner Michael Hopkins.

In the five years since the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA) launched, the iPhone camera has gone from disappointing to out-snapping Nikon as the most popular camera on Flickr.

As the March 31 deadline for this year’s award approaches, IPPA founder Kenan Aktulun talks to Cult of Mac about his favorite pics, the distinction between good and great iPhone photos and why apps may not help you create them.

Download The Fantastic Photoshop CS6 Now, For Free


Photoshop's new dark interface is perfect for working late into the night
Photoshop's new dark interface is perfect for working late into the night

Adobe’s next version of Photoshop — CS6 — is now available as a free download in beta form. The update packs in a lot of new features, but it really feels more like a reboot, with a redesigned interface and several features ported back from Photoshop’s sister product, Lightroom.

Adobe Releases Photoshop Touch For iPad 2 In The App Store



Following an accidental and brief appearance in the App Store on Saturday, Adobe has officially unveiled its new photo editing app for the iPad 2. Photoshop Touch is available now in the App Store for $9.99.

The app was recently introduced for Android, and Adobe has now brought image editing tools to the iPad 2 that users of Photoshop on the desktop will recognize. The interface looks a whole lot like an Android app, but Adobe has packed some great features that make a compelling product.

Learn How To Design Beautiful iPhone Apps With Cult of Mac’s Latest Deal



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Popular iOS Photo Editing App Snapseed Is Making Its Way To The Mac App Store Very Soon [CES 2012]



LAS VEGAS, CES 2012 — After recently winning Apple’s “App of the Year” award, the popular photo-editing app, Snapseed, is making its way to the Mac to provide the same amazing functionality for OS X that iPhone and iPad users have grown to love. We had a chance to meet up with Nik Software (developers of Snapseed) and see the app in action, and we have to say, we’re pretty stoked that the Mac is getting this awesome app.

This Ultimate Designer Toolkit Provides Everything For Your Graphic Design Needs [Deals]



Are you just now coming out of your holidays hibernation and venturing back into the real world? Some of us are still struggling with that too, so we wanted to remind you guys about our Ultimate Designer Toolkit bundle that will be expiring in less than 16 hours. Head over to to get it before it’s gone.

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Snapheal Mac App: Super-Impressive, Dead-Easy & Ridiculously Cheap Photo Manipulation [Review]



Do you really need to spend a lot of money to get grade-A photo-editing tricks? Apparently not. With Snapheal ($20), developer MacPhun has taken arguably the coolest Photoshop feature in recent years, made it dead-easy to use and packaged it with all the basic photo-editing tools you’ll need — and more. And all for a fraction of what it should cost.

Photoshop, Fear! Pixelmator 2.0 Is Now Available On The Mac App Store



We reported yesterday that our favorite Photoshop-on-a-budget app, Pixelmator, was hitting the big two point oh today, and so it has.

It’s available now on the Mac App Store as a free upgrade to previous users, or a $29.99 purchase new.

The biggest additions to Pixelmator 2.0 are content-aware fill, vector drawing and editing tools, wrinkle, blemish and damage repair tools for photos, new retouching tools such as smudge, sponge, burn, and more. In addition, Pixelmator 2.0 gets full OS X Lion support, a new interface and some impressive speed and stability improvements.

For 90% of us, Pixelmator was already a better and cheaper replacement for the industry standard, Adobe PhotoShop. With 2.0, closes the gap another few percent, and becomes even more of a no-brainer to recommend to just about everybody.

Deals: Three Photo Effects Apps Worth $215 For Just $35!



Everyone wants to be an amazing photographer now days. That’s the reason why Apple updated the iPhone’s camera right? Unfortunately, taking breathtaking photos isn’t as easy as buying the new iPhone 4S and taking random pictures of the sun behind trees changing colors with the season. Don’t worry though, Cult of Mac is here to help you take your photography skills to the next level.

Whether you’re wanting to make a serious dent in the photography universe, or just trying to impress your friends on Instagram and Facebook, we got three amazing apps that will pour life into your photos. Best of all, the Mac Photo Effects FamilyPack Bundle gives you five licenses of FX Photo Studio Pro and five copies of ColorSplash Studio so you can spread the joy and give a couple copies to your friends so their pictures can look great too.

So what all is in this bundle worth $215 that you can get for $35?