Storyboard Artist, 40 years, paper bags, slideshows, 4K Campus flyover, ResearchKit genetics, Playstation streaming


StoryBoard Artist 7 brings your vision to life, no cast or crew required — StoryBoard Artist 7 offers professional-quality tools for content producers to create digital storyboards using thousands of virtual characters, backgrounds, and props. But it’s not cheap: even with a heavy discount from US$1300, it’s still $800 (about NZ$1176).

Apple celebrates 40 years of business with ad-inspired music playlist — Apple continued its 40th anniversary celebration Tuesday with the release of a new Apple Music playlist that collates songs featured in and inspired by the company’s colourful advertising history.

Apple retail stores moving away from plastic bags to paper bags — In a note sent to retail employees and obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple has announced it will be moving away from the iconic plastic drawstring Apple Store bags in favour of new paper bags made out of 80% recycled materials. [Which begs the question ‘why did you wait so long?’]

Discounted Photo Slideshow for Mac lets you easily create impressive slideshows — You can create some pretty sweet slideshows with Photos. However, if you want even better, more intricate, results, check out iFunia Studio’s Photo Slideshow for Mac. It’s a tool for combining digital pictures and music into home movies and slideshows complete with captions and transitional effects. Photo Slideshow for Mac is available now through the iFunia website for US$9.95 (which is a big price drop from its original price tag of US$39.99).

Apple Campus 2 flyover video (in 4K) highlights progress — Dyncan Sinfield has posted a composite flyover video of Apple Campus 2 — the so-called Spaceship HQ — that does a killer job of highlighting progress on the project. It combines footage from 2015 with current footage to just how far the construction has come.

Apple’s ResearchKit incorporates more genetics through new 23andMe module — Private genetics firm 23andMe has released a new software module allowing its genetics results to be incorporated into ResearchKit apps, Apple announced on Monday.

PlayStation 4 brings Remote Play streaming to PC and Mac —
Streaming console games on a PC is no longer exclusive to Xbox. Sony is expanding the PlayStation 4’s Remote Play feature to Mac and PC, letting users stream their console games to laptops and desktops.


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