Adobe Voice review

Adobe Voice is iPad-optimized presentation software that helps you create voice-driven slideshows.


Intuitive workflow: Adobe Voice has an intuitive flow and a tutorial that breaks down how to make a great, story-based presentation. Adobe Voice sparks inspiration with suggestions in subtle keyword rivers and free music categorized by mood.

Assets: Adobe Voice provides plenty of images and music tracks, plus you can use your own. The premade icons, themes, and typography reflect the company's expertise in the design world. You can not only search within Creative Commons-licensed photos, but also can grab assets from Adobe Creative Cloud or … Read more

When Apple fanboys watch a keynote -- the truth

Those who are wedded to Apple like Tom Hanks to Rita Wilson are said to be beyond reason.

Make a joke about their beloved brand and they will cudgel you. Suggest that there might exist a product that is, in some small way, superior to one made by Apple and they won't merely give you the evil eye. They will prepare to take out both of yours.

So I suspect that not everyone will find this video, made by the techily amusing wags at Vooza, funny.

Yet it expresses a certain human truth -- and Apple loves those -- … Read more

How to use Keynote to control...Keynote on iOS, Mac

Instead of requiring another app to control Keynote presentations from another device, Apple updated Keynote on iOS to act as a remote.

In order to get the remote functionality to work, there's some extra steps you'll need to take both on your iOS device, and your Mac.

Before you can control a presentation on another device (Mac or iOS), you'll need to enable remote control. To enable it on a Mac, launch Keynote and click on File > Preferences. From there, select the Remotes section and check the box to enable the feature.

On iOS, you'll … Read more

How to password protect your iWork documents

Apple on Thursday released updates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. The update included a bug fixes and feature enhancements to the iOS, OS X, and versions of the apps.

One such feature included in the update was the ability to password protect specific documents. By adding an extra layer of protection to a document with a password, it ensures sensitive information will only be viewed by those it's meant for.

Adding a password to an iWork document -- no matter the platform -- is extremely simple, taking just a few taps or clicks.

Setting a password on … Read more

The latest Keynote is a complete overhaul that will improve your presentations

Keynote is Apple's presentation software that lets you choose a template, create and edit slides, add animations and transitions, and has numerous charts, tables, and graphs to get your message across. Keynote is one of three apps from Apple's productivity suite that also include Pages and Numbers.

Like the other new iWork apps that were released in October, 2013, Keynote was built from the ground up for both iOS and Mac, with the iOS version seeing improvements, while the Mac version has lost some features to give both a level playing field. Due to a backlash of user … Read more

7 things to expect at Apple's Oct. 22 event

October 22 is Apple's big chance to show off what's expected to be the last batch of products for the year.

A little more than a month after releasing its latest pair of iPhones, Tuesday's event -- the invitations for which proclaim "We still have a lot to cover" -- should bring new versions of the iPad, as well as updated Macs and a price and release date for OS X Mavericks.

That's almost exactly what happened this time last year, when Apple took the wraps off the iPad Mini. A second generation of … Read more

Apple to stream its WWDC keynote Monday

Although you may not be there in person, Apple is giving you a way to watch the keynote from the comfort of your home.

Apple said Monday that it will broadcast its WWDC 2013 keynote address starting at 10 a.m. PT. To view the live stream, you'll need the Safari browser on iOS 4.2 or later on an iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini or iPod Touch; or Safari 4 or later on Mac OS X® v10.6 or later. Streaming via Apple TV, meanwhile, requires a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or … Read more

Sorry, Z10. BlackBerry A10 coming soon

CNET Update is prepared:

Monday is going to be a wild day with announcements about Apple, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. This episode of Update breaks down the questions we need answered at the E3 video game conference, along with what to expect from Apple's WWDC keynote. Case maker Gumdrop is so confident that the iPad 5 will be announced, that it already is selling a case for it!

CNET's live coverage of Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote

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Apple's WWDC keynote scheduled for June 10

Apple's keynote speech for its Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 10, the first day of the weeklong conference.

This is typically when the keynote occurs, with the rest of the week consisting of sessions for developers, along with events held at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., and other parts of the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where WWDC is taking place.

AllThingsD reported the start time for the keynote earlier on Thursday.

Apple has not yet announced plans to stream the event live, on video. The company did that the last time around for its … Read more

At Google I/O, Larry Page preaches a tech fantasia

SAN FRANCISCO -- Larry Page spoke softly from the stage at the Moscone Center West on Wednesday morning, but the carrot he dangled in front of developers was accompanied by the big stick he brandished against his competition.

Page let his company do the heavy lifting of going after rivals with major product updates. Changes to Google+ aimed aggressive shots at Facebook and Skype. An overhaul to Google Maps pushed it far beyond what the nearest competition from Bing can bring. Meanwhile, the new streaming music service Google Music All Access served up scorching features that could undermine the very … Read more