DTG &Else NEWS Archive: 2009

by Staff

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  • Copyright Fees Changing If you're a publisher, writer, author, artist or other creative who uses copyright in your pursuits then you'll want to take notice of new upcoming U.S. Copyright Office changes. New fees are scheduled to take effect on Aug. 1, 2009.
  • $90M Text Spam Suit In an unprecedented ruling, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has announced that publishing giant Simon & Schuster could be on the hook for as much as $90 million for sending unwanted text messages to tens of thousands of people.
  • Court Tests Fair Use When the recording industry launched more than 30,000 lawsuits against people accused of illegally downloading music, it turned into a public-relations nightmare. Columbia Law School Alumni examines cutting-edge copyright Issues that may affect you in the future.
  • The Dark Side of Social Networking When it comes to social networking, it's not what you know, or even who you know, it's who knows you. ZATZ Publishing, in partnership with FrontLine Security Magazine has released David Gewirtz's latest Special Report, The Dark Side of Social Networking
  • Intelligent Touchwall Debuts The next generation of multi-touch surface computing was introduced by Schematic as the Information Hub of Cannes Lions International Ad Festival. This technology is awesome and offers a new world of high-definition, interactive information delivery. Schematic's intelligent, multi-user "Touchwall" is one to watch!
  • New Version of Artlandia SymmetryWorks If you use Adobe Illustrator, and have a taste for patterns, the new SymmetryWorks 5 is for you -- it significantly simplifies the creation of repeat patterns the popular pattern design plug-in for Adobe Illustrator
  • Illustrator 3D Folding Strata Enfold 3D CX allows users to create professional folded 3D designs within Adobe Illustrator. Users can utilise linked Photoshop graphics applied to 2D Illustrator artwork, define die-cut lines and folding scores, and then see it in 3D within Illustrator.
  • Shaderlight rendering plug-in When we saw some of the results of this new program we were impressed. ArtVPS Shaderlight 0.1, interactive Shaderlight rendering plug-in for 3ds Max, delivers significant productivity and creativity improvements over traditional ray-trace rendering engines
  • Sandvox Website Creator Updated There's a new version of Sandvox, the award-winning web design software for Mac OS X. A showcase of website designs for Sandvox is available, featuring dozens of commercial and free designs available for installation over and above the fifty designs included in the program.
  • iPhone Development Opportunities As the world of iPhone plug-ins continues to expand, it represents viable and lucrative career opportunities for computer savvy developers. EDUmobile has launched an iPhone Online Course to meet the shortage of information resources and training. Candidates earn certification on completion and an option to co-publish their first app on the App Store and keep 80% of the revenues.
  • Password Fatigue IT Security professionals admit that they are suffering from password fatigue when it comes to using their mobile devices, which leaves their data exposed to personal and corporate identity theft if these devices were to fall into the wrong hands.
  • Nikon D700 Guide Learn your new camera RIGHT! Mastering the Nikon D700 provides a wealth of information and professional insights for owners of this powerful new camera. Each chapter explores the features and capabilities of the D700 in detail
  • Beautiful Security Beautiful Security, edited by Andy Oram and John Viega, today's security experts describe bold and extraordinary methods used to secure computer systems in the face of ever-increasing threats.
  • Android Application Development Android Application Development - Programming with the Google SDK by Rick Rogers, John Lombardo, Zigurd Mednieks, and Blake Meike, introduces this programming environment -- including the operating system and SDK
  • Even Faster Web Sites Steve Souders, web performance evangelist at Google and former Chief Performance Yahoo!, provides valuable techniques to help you optimize your site's performance -- another important title for web publishers
  • Complete Web Monitoring Alistair Croll and Sean Power, demonstrate how to measure every aspect of your web presence. You'll understand what it is and how to do it. Essential for web publishers
  • FontAgent now Bundles Open Type Fonts Insider Software and Bitstream have partnered to bring a bundle of professional OpenType fonts from Bitstream's extensive professional Open Type font collection to purchasers of FontAgent Pro Plus for Macintosh and Windows. The collection contains well-defined kerning pairs, full Character Sets,and reliable metadata, and includes book and text fonts, creative and display fonts, script and handwriting fonts, mono-width fonts and symbol and dingbat fonts.
  • Top Level Domains - ICANN pushes forward ICANN and internet domain news and updates -- The Second Interim Report of the Board Review Working Group has been presented and ICANN appears to be moving forward to offer huge range of new top level domains -- allow almost any string of letters to be used for a global gTLD! This and other news from the world of internet DNS and Domains
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