FiftyThree launches new collaboration app Paste

Paste by FiftyThree Version 4.0

FiftyThree, the studio behind the popular sketching app Paper, has launched Paste -- a new collaborative presentation tool for iOS. FiftyThree describes Paste as an app "built for today’s creative teams that makes sharing your work simple and beautiful." The app includes a variety of features for building presentations and collaborating with other users.

iPad and AirPods top selling items on Cyber Monday

Adobe released its 2017 online shopping data for Cyber Monday and the holiday weekend overall. Cyber Monday was the big winner beating both Black Friday ($5.03 billion) and Thanksgiving ($2.87 billion) with an estimated $6.59 billion in sales. The biggest sellers in electronics on Monday were Apple iPads, AirPods, Google Chromecast, Samsung tablets, and Sony Playstation VR. Adobe did not mention which specific iPad or Samsung models sold the most.


Apple celebrates 10th anniversary of Urban Sketchers

Uma Kelkar, San Francisco

Urban Sketchers is an "all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to fostering a global community of artists who practice on-location drawing." The community of artists and visual storytellers was founded in 2007 as a way to promote the educational value of on-location drawing. Launched as an online forum by Seattle-based journalist and illustrator Gabriel Campanario, the group today is enjoying its 10th anniversary.

New iOS Games and Apps of the Week: Animal Crossing and more

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

The wait is over as Nintendo's third iOS title landed on the App Store this week. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is a building title where players can design their own campsite while interacting with various animal characters. In the game players must help the animals by visiting recreation sites and completing tasks like picking fruit, fishing and catching bugs. After completing these tasks players will then earn materials to craft furniture and other amenities for their campground. Players can also host animals at their campsite by building the correct attractions, visit other's campsites and customize their very own camper. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is free on the App Store.

Animal Crossing arrives early on the App Store

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

The long wait for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is over. The mobile version of the popular simulation game from Nintendo has landed on the App Store one day before its announced released date.

Pocket Camp is a building title where players interact with various animal characters to design their own campsite. In the game players must help their animal neighbors to earn materials for crafting furniture and other attractions for their camps.

Capcom's Puzzle Fighter launching worldwide this week

Puzzle Fighter

Capcom today announced that Puzzle Fighter will be available worldwide for both iOS and Android later this week. Puzzle Fighter mobile is a sequel to the popular Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo. The new installment in the Puzzle Fighter series was built from the ground up for mobile devices. It features a new look, leaderboard support, guest account support, a Color Blind Mode option and more.

Zagg introduces new Slim Book keyboard for 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Zagg Slim Book

The creator of the popular invisibleSHIELD, Zagg, has begun accepting orders for its new Slim Book keyboard for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The Slim Book is a backlit keyboard case with built-in Apple Pencil holder. The keyboard can be detached from the case so you can keep your iPad Pro safe while reading, watching a video or during transportation. The keyboard can also be flipped around to be used as a stand.

Vimeo now supports HDR videos for iPad Pro, iPhone X and Apple TV 4K

8-bit vs 10-bit

The video hosting service Vimeo today announced that users who shoot or master HDR footage can now upload those videos to give their viewers a color-optimized experience on supported platforms like select iOS devices. This makes Vimeo one of the first video streaming services to support High Dynamic Range videos across newer Apple hardware, such as the iPad Pro, iPhone X and Apple TV 4K.

"Our mission is to deliver creators, their videos, and their fans the highest quality video experience possible. That’s why today, we’re very excited to announce support for HDR videos on Vimeo. That means we can now bring over one billion colors to the screen, as we retain as much quality as possible for HDR uploads."


Back Friday Deals Update (2017)

Best Buy Black Friday Ad (2017)

Big box retailers Target, Walmart and Best Buy have released their Black Friday ads. All three are offering the same $249 deal on the fifth-generation 9.7-inch iPad. You can save $80 on a 32GB model at any of the three locations starting as early as 5pm on November 23rd. Here are the rest the big three's Black Friday Apple deals:

Black Friday: Walmart - 9.7-inch iPad $249

Walmart iPad Black Friday 2017

Updated: With the correct price.

It looks like $249 will be the going rate for the fifth-generation iPad on Black Friday. Both Target and Walmart will be offering the latest 9.7-inch model for $80 cheaper than its suggested retail price.

Walmart has released its Black Friday ad with sales from November 23rd to 24th. Black Friday begins in Walmart stores starting at 6pm. Other deals include an iPhone 6 for only $129, discounts on gaming consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, DVDs as low as $1.96 and more.


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