2016 MacBook Pro vs. 1989 Macintosh Portable: FIGHT — Think the 2016 MacBook Pro is overpriced and underpowered? Check out this comparison video of Apple’s latest laptop with the company’s first portable computer, 1989’s Macintosh Portable. While far from an in-depth technical analysis, the video offers some nice HD shots of how design at Apple has changed over the past 27 years. Bonus points for the Jean-Louis Gassée archival footage.
Tales of Cosmos is a new Mac compatible, open world adventure game — Red Dwarf Games has debuted Tales of Cosmos, a point-and-click adventure game for Mac and Windows computers. The player assumes the roles of Perseus and Gagayev, animal astronauts who become stranded on an unknown planet, and helps them get to the bottom of a cosmic mystery. Tales of Cosmos requires macOS 10.6 or higher. It’s available on the Steam network.
It costs NZ$17.99.
Examined: FileMaker Pro 15 ecosystem for macOS, Windows, and iOS — The latest FileMaker Pro 220.127.116.11 is at the centre of an entire ecosystem aiming to help individuals and whole corporations manage their data. AppleInsider examines the platform’s main app, which is now — mostly — macOS Sierra-ready.
AKVIS releases Watercolor 1.0 for macOS — You only need to adjust the settings to your taste and run the processing and any ordinary image will turn into a piece of aquarelle art. Watercolor lets you experiment with a range of painting genres from marine paintings and atmospheric landscapes up to human or animal portraits and still lifes. The app offers a number of ready-to-use presets that can be used to imitate different watercolor techniques. A Home license for activating Watercolor on two computers costs US$49, and macOS 10.7 or higher is recommended.
AKVIS Watercolor is available as a standalone program and as a plugin to photo editors: Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, etc but not Photos.