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.
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.
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.
Spring cleaning, and it’s not even spring: Apple says it will clean up the App Store, removing outdated and broken apps.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.
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.