Adobe Shows Off Touch-Optimized Photoshop CC for Surface Pro 3

At Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 launch event, Adobe showed off a sneak peek of a new touch-optimized version of Photoshop CC Michael Gough, the VP of experience design at Adobe, took the stage to show off how Photoshop CC works on Microsoft's latest tablet. See also: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Could Be a Laptop-Killer The big news is that Photoshop is now optimized for touch. Previously, Photoshop CC worked on touch devices — including the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 — but most of that support was limited to the pressure sensitivity for the pen accessory. That's frustrating, especially for users who might see a Surface Pro as an alternative to something such as Wacom's Cintiq or Cintiq Companion, which provide similar capability for creative professionals. Read more...More about Microsoft, Adobe Photoshop, Wacom, Tech, and Apps...

Microsoft: Yes, We’re Bringing Back the Start Menu

In a surprise announcement, Microsoft said it would bring back the Start Menu to the Windows desktop. It's not a part of the coming Windows 8.1 Update, but will come in a future upgrade. Microsoft's Terry Myerson showed off the new version of the Start Menu to an audience of developers at Build 2014 as he explained that users would be able to find apps via the menu. Users would also be able to run Modern (aka "Metro") apps within windows on the desktop. See also: Cortana, Microsoft's Siri, Comes to Life in Windows Phone 8.1 In a demo, Myerson showed that the new Start Menu looks similar to as it did in Windows 7, but it includes a minimized version of the Start screen right beside it. Read more...More about Microsoft, Tech, Dev Design, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone...