Display archivesMajor release of Camtasia looks great

September 20th, 2016
TechSmith just announced a major update of Camtasia screen recording and editing software. It now runs cross-platform nearly identically in Windows and Mac, has a modernized UI, big asset library, pre-made behaviors for objects, direct editing of text on screen and more. Will be available next month. This is the software I use to record most of my courses.





Display archivesUpdated: using the Shape Builder tool to combine shapes in Illustrator

September 7th, 2016
Video tutorial: how to combine and trim shapes in Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud interactively, using the Shape Builder tool. Works in Mac and Windows. To follow along with this video, download the file: http://www.flisser.com/classfiles/shape-builder-exercise.zip. This is an update to a tutorial from a few years ago, since Adobe enhanced the tool’s functionality.





Display archivesTwitter will soon slightly ease character counts

September 6th, 2016
Sometime in the next few months,Twitter will no longer count characters for media attachments and “@names” in replies. Also there will no longer be a need for .@ in message beginnings. All your followers will be able to see all your tweets. But URLs and quote tweets will continue to reserve 23 characters.



Display archivesApple is cleaning up the App Store

September 2nd, 2016
Spring cleaning, and it’s not even spring: Apple says it will clean up the App Store, removing outdated and broken apps. They will pay special attention to health apps. This coincides with the upcoming iPhone 7 release.



Display archives10 updates to Adobe Creative Cloud

August 29th, 2016
Adobe announces 10 updates to Creative Cloud, including Photoshop, Illustrator, XD and PremierePro.





Display archivesLarge number of genetics papers contain errors because of Excel

August 26th, 2016
About 20% of genetics papers contain errors because Excel sometimes converts gene names to dates or random numbers. For example, it will change the name of gene SEPT2 to September 2. That’s why it’s important to know how to format cells properly.


Article at the Washington Post: http://wapo.st/2bE5kGU