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Adobe’s Photoshop Touch may not be quite in the same league as its desktop counterpart but compared to other image editing applications available on mobile it does allow you to do a heck of a lot more.

The app was so far only available on tablets on both the platforms and was optimized for the bigger 10-inch displays. In the latest v1.4 release, however, Adobe has optimized it for smaller tablet displays. The UI is now optimized for the iPad mini and 7-inch Android tablets, such as the Nexus 7, up to a minimum resolution of 1024 x 600.

Along with that the latest version also adds support for pressure sensitive stylus on iOS and Adobe has optimized it for the Pogo Connect, Jot Touch and Jaja devices.

Lastly, there are two new effects (Lens Flare and Stamp Pattern), improved grid layout, smoother brush strokes, quick access to last five colors, support for sharing on Facebook, Twitter, etc., and various bug fixes.

The app is available for download for $9.99 on the App Store and Google Play.



Apple shares in recovery mode, jump 7%

PHOTO: Associated Press

Apple Inc’s shares jumped over 7 per cent on Monday, with one analyst calling a two-month sell-off in shares of the most valuable company on earth “insanely insane”.

After hitting an all-time of $705.10 on the day the company launched the iPhone 5, Apple’s stock slumped into correction, and then into bear territory, down nearly 21 per cent from the September high.

Shares of Apple Inc rose $38.05, or 7.2 per cent, to close at $565.73 on Monday. Even with the gain, the stock is down nearly 20 per cent from the record high of $705.10 struck on September 21.

Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, who sees insanity in the stock plunge, believes that the sell-off over the past eight weeks is overdone. He cites new “blockbuster” products for the holiday season – including the iPad Mini – as reasons for buying the stock.

White thinks Apple could grow its earnings per share at a rate of 20 per cent to 30 per cent per year over the next five years. That’s based on the company’s low market share in mobile phones and PCs, “combined with growth opportunities in tablets and new potential areas such as Apple TV”.

That said, the California-based company warned late last month that the costs of making new gadgets would cut into profit in its holiday quarter. On the same day, the company fell short of Wall Street expectations for the second quarter in a row – something that hasn’t happened in more than a decade.

Monday’s increase is the biggest one-day gain since May 21, when the stock closed up 5.8 per cent at $561.30.