Adobe Ports Photoshop to Android and iOS Smartphones
Adobe today announced that Photoshop Touch is now available to smartphones. The photo-editing app was previously only available to tablets. The app works on the Apple iPhone and devices running Android. It carries forward many of the same features from the tablet version, and lets users edit photos, paste separate images together, as well as access 2GB of online storage. Photoshop Touch costs $4.99 and is available from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. For the iPhone, it requires iOS 5 and either the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5. For Android, it requires Android 4.0 and up.
Apple Debuts HomePod, Its Competitor to Google Home and Amazon Echo
Apple today announced the HomePod, a new in-home speaker similar to the Google Home and Amazon Echo. It features the Siri voice-based assistant and can act on spoken requests with a focus on music.
Facebook to Make Its Instant Articles Compatible with Google, Apple Formats
Facebook wants content to be more readable across the web and took steps this week toward that goal by tweaking the SDK for its Instant Articles. Facebook's Instant Articles give publishers a way to streamline content for consumption on mobile devices, but Instant Articles aren't compatible with the mobile-first styles used by Google and Apple.
Adobe Bolsters Mobile Photo Editing Apps with Raw Support
Adobe today made its mobile photo editing apps far more powerful. Fresh updates to Lightroom for Android, Photoshop Express for iOS, and Lightroom on the web give mobile device users a richer array of tools for manipulating photos on the go.
Google Uses Machine Learning to Tweak Sheets
Google today rolled out new features for its Sheets spreadsheet application. Most of the new features target the desktop-based version of Sheets.
Adobe's Lightroom App Adds RAW HDR Shooting for Android and iOS Phones
Adobe today updated its Lightroom Mobile application and added the ability for Android and iOS devices to shoot in RAW HDR mode. Adobe says the new HDR mode automatically scans each scene to measure the best-possible exposure range and then takes three photos that are merged to deliver the widest exposure and contrast range.