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Creative Cloud Tutorials

700+ Free Tutorials for Creative Cloud on your iPad or iPhone

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Want to learn more about your favorite Adobe Creative Cloud applications? Well you can for FREE right on your favorite iOS device. The Creative Cloud Tutorials App is a Universal app for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and it’s loaded with 700+ free tutorials for Creative Cloud from industry experts all over the world including yours truly. You can browse by category, by products or by show. Watch as many as you want as often as you want for free!

You can get the Creative Cloud Tutorials App here from the iTunes.

Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic

Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic

waze-iPhone5s I’ve been using various GPS apps on my iPhone since the very first ones appeared for the iPhone 3G. While Navigon North America is still my goto app for all my regular travel, I’m really digging the Waze Social GPS app. Most of the time when I travel in other states I’m not renting a car. Therefore I rely on taxis and Uber. I noticed more and more Uber drivers using Waze to route them through busy metropolitan areas. Unlike the other GPS apps out there such as Apple’s built-in Maps App, Google Maps, Tom Tom, Navigon, etc. Waze combines a GPS turn-by-turn App with a social community aspect. In other words drivers (hopefully passengers) report LIVE on what’s going on during their commutes. For example, even with the built-in Traffic alerts in Navigon, there have been times I’ve been in bumper to bumper traffic because an accident just happened and hadn’t made its way into the traffic reporting feature in my Navigon App. With Waze the accident is reported by people that are experiencing the traffic slow down immediately. This will translate into Waze routing you around the traffic more effectively because the app is getting the information about congestion quicker. People can also report things like speed traps, red light cameras, etc. and Waze will give you audible alerts to these monitoring devices as you approach them on your route. Waze-iPhone5s-carstopped I decided to try it from the backseat of my Uberx ride to the airport in Houston. It was a fairly clear day for traffic as it was a Saturday morning. However, it alerted me to a car on the side of the road and although I couldn’t see it yet it was giving me the distance countdown as I got closer to it.

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Sure enough there was a car on the should with the hazzards flashing exactly where it said it would be and had it not been there anymore I could have reported that it was gone. Very cool!

Another cool features is that you can share not only your route and ETA with a friend/colleague but the custom link you send from the app will also track your progress.

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Again I don’t encourage anyone to interact and make reports while behind the wheel. We have enough distractions as it is. However, if you have a passenger or you are the passenger you can be the navigator helping not only your driver but the rest of the drivers around you. Waze is a FREE download and no signup is required unless you want to report on things. As you report more things you get points/levels. My only wish is that the app would broadcast via the bluetooth in my car. Either it’s not supported or simply not working with my car as my other apps such as Navigon do broadcast through my car’s speakers. You can get it here from the iTunes.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Creative Cloud App for iOS

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Now that Creative Cloud has added the long awaited Collaboration feature (folder sharing) it was time to bring out the Creative Cloud App for iOS. This is a Universal App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and allows you to not only view the files you have stored on Creative Cloud, but also share them and upload new files from the the built-in camera or Camera Roll. Unlike most other cloud storage apps, the Creative Cloud App also allows you to see your native files such as .PSD, .AI, INDD, etc.

If you are a Creative Cloud Member (even with a free account) and you have an iOS device then you will want to try this app.

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Adobe Lightroom for iPhone

Adobe Lightroom for iPhone is here!

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In April 2014 Adobe introduced Lightroom Mobile for iPad and Web. While it’s great having my favorite collections and portfolios with me on my iPad and having them sync and update automatically, I was really waiting for Lightroom for iPhone. I use my iPhone to capture NEW pictures and now that Lightroom for iPhone is here those shots will be sync’d to the cloud and then down to my desktop so that when I get back to my computer those shots will be there. Rather than continuing to talk about it, why don’t I just show it to you here:

You can get Lightroom for iPhone here: iTunes.

You can get Lightroom for iPad here: iTunes.



SeatGeek Tickets - Concerts & Sports

Use the SeatGeek App for the Best Concert/Sporting Event Seats

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If you can remember the days of camping out all night in front of the box office for tickets to your favorite band, you also know that those days are long gone. Buying tickets online has taken over for camping out and while you could sit patiently at your computer waiting for the very second tickets go on sale, you’ll likely be disappointed by the experience. If you’re lucky and if the tickets aren’t in too big of a demand you’ll get tickets and maybe even good seats. However, what I have found is that more often than not the “big guys” buy up all the good seats and then resell them at a premium price. It’s just the way it is and although it should be illegal, it seems to be a practice that not many care about. So you can either fight for the few tickets that are left at the regular prices or you can go with the way it’s done and pay more for really really really good seats. I’m too old to sit in the nose bleed section. I’d rather not go to a concert if I can’t be front and center and only a few rows back. That’s where an app like SeatGeek comes in. This App finds the available tickets (concerts, sports, comedy and Broadway shows) from the various vendors and lets you buy them on the spot. The tickets are either delivered to you electronically or via a courier like FedEx. Now keep in mind that not all tickets are over priced. If the event isn’t wildly popular and doesn’t sell out on day one, then you can still get some good pricing and seat selection via this app. I like it because it shows me all the available seats and which vendor is selling them. I can choose by price or seating section since the app has built-in seating charts. You can create an account in the app and have it track your favorite band/team and alert you as to when they are going to perform in your area. This latest version is now a universal App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. They even have photo views from your seat.

While I don’t like paying more than the ticket price sometimes, I do like being able to get the seats I want even up to the last minute. I also like that you can find bargains and comparison shop right in the same App. If you like live events then you need to check out SeatGeek

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