The big news this week is Amazon’s announcement of the new Kindle Fire tablet, which Glenn Fleishman believes is the first viable tablet from a company other than Apple. But is it competition for the iPad? Also this week, Adam reviews the impressive group photo sharing site ZangZing, Tonya tells how the Fujitsu ScanSnap is simplifying her life as the mother of a 7th grader, and we welcome as our latest TidBITS sponsor the Mac and iOS app developer Global Delight. Last, but not least, we’ve published the new “Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac,” Joe Kissell’s definitive guide to backups. Notable software releases this week include Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5, Firefox 7.0, PopChar X 5.3, and Teleport 1.1.
Joe Kissell has completely rethought and redesigned his popular Mac backup book to cover backups in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and to help you reassess your current backup strategy (you do have one, don’t you?).
Please welcome our latest TidBITS sponsor, Global Delight, developers of the Mac screenshot utility Voila and volume booster Boom, along with the iOS photo apps Camera Plus Pro and Photo Delight.
Ladies and gentlemen, the long-awaited alternative to Apple’s iPad has finally arrived. Amazon’s Kindle Fire brings the firm’s media ecosystem and understanding of making a consumer tablet-sized device into the market. Amazon also extended the Kindle book reader lineup with two new models.
Frustrated by the pile of paperwork that accompanies having a 7th grader in the public school system, Tonya Engst turns to technology for the solution, in the form of a Fujitsu ScanSnap document scanner.
Looking to share photos with a number of other people who have also taken snapshots at a group event? ZangZing is the best service we’ve seen yet for that purpose. Adam takes you on a tour through what ZangZing can do.
Notable software releases this week include Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.5 and Camera Raw 6.5, Firefox 7.0, PopChar X 5.3, and Teleport 1.1.