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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Review + HiDPI Adobe Scaling Issue

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Review + HiDPI Adobe Scaling Issue
  One of the hottest trends with mobile devices is for designers to push the limits of traditional gadgets with new hybrid products. This is the case with the new Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro; it's a hybrid between a laptop and a tablet running full Windows 8.1 OS. Here's a review on our favorite way to do Yoga. 1 Device, 4 Possible Positions The name Yoga is suggestive of the device's most stand-out feature; its ability to transform into four unique and usable positions. These are, clamshell laptop, tablet, stand, and tent. Each one of these positions allow the device to be used in a completely different way, which makes it feel like you're getting four separate devices for the price of one. Thanks to a double-hinge design, the device is able to quickly and seamlessly transition from each position, and the screen and keyboard settings will automatically adjust to...
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Nik Collection (by Google)

Nik Collection (by Google)
Nik Software has been purchased by Google. I'm sure they will be integrating the software throughout Google's tool set for Picasa, Google+ and more. But they didn't destroy Nik Software apps. You can still access the tools and they have now bundled them all together for $150. I already owned HDR Efex Pro 2. Because I already owned HDR Efex 2, Google sent me the full suite after the acquisition. This is great because to get all of the Nik Software apps before would of cost over $400. So Google brought the price down. Awesome! Visit the site at:  http://www.niksoftware.com/nikcollection/usa/index.php?view=intro%2Fmain.shtml Image I shot and used HDR Efex Pro in post.
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Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud
I've been using adobe products for over 15 years. I'm an expert with Photoshop and varying skills with other apps from Adobe. I will be talking about individual applications from the Creative Cloud Suite that we use and how we use them in other blog posts. I love Adobe products, I can't imagine life without them. If you don't have Creative Cloud, just get it. It's so cheap as a subscription model. I was overjoyed when Adobe offered subscriptions. $49 per month! You get the main tools I was worried about and more that I've started using. My work horses are: Photoshop Illustrator Premiere After Effects Audition Lightroom Story And much more, here's a link to the tools included: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/tools.html    
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