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Apple Store news and photos

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Apple hopes its first store in Kawasaki will become a place for family learning

Lead image via Gizmodo. Apple’s 2019 wouldn’t be complete without the promised opening of one more retail store in Japan — Apple Kawasaki. Six-color mosaic decorations wrapping the store’s windows have been cleared away, offering a glimpse inside the space that customers in Japan have excitedly waited for. Apple Kawasaki is a straightforward, single-level store with … → Read More

Direct import, advanced export arrive in Lightroom for iPad

Last month, Adobe previewed a highly-requested feature coming to Lightroom on iOS and iPadOS: direct photo import. Beginning today, the update is rolling out to customers along with several other new features in Adobe’s December Photography Releases. Direct Import works exactly as you’d expect. Connect an SD card reader or camera to your device running … → Read More

Today at Apple offers holiday-themed family sessions through January 2

New Today at Apple sessions celebrating the holiday season aim to offer activities the whole family can enjoy. From December 9 through January 2, Apple Stores around the world are featuring a collection called “Family Fun for the Holidays.” Check the Today at Apple website or the newly updated Apple Store app to see when … → Read More

Apple Store app redesigned with new shopping experience

Apple released a major update to the Apple Store app today with a redesigned Shop tab that completely overhauls the online shopping experience. Products are now presented with richer visuals, featured recommendations, and more. The latest update merges the Discover and Shop tabs into one unified interface with a series of cards and sections that … → Read More

All-new Apple Hillsdale reopens in San Mateo

Apple’s holiday gift for the Bay Area is a brand-new store. The relocated and redesigned Apple Hillsdale reopened this weekend in San Mateo, California, replacing its existing location at Hillsdale Shopping Center. The new Apple Hillsdale is located in the North Block, an outdoor extension of the mall bridged by a dining terrace extending over … → Read More

Apple’s latest store design comes to Canada at Toronto Eaton Centre December 14

More than four years after introducing new design thinking to its retail stores, Apple is bringing the latest aesthetic to Canada for the first time. On December 14 at 9:00 a.m., Toronto’s Apple Eaton Centre will open in a new and expanded space in the mall, replacing the original store that has served customers since … → Read More

Today at Apple upgrades begin at Sydney Apple Store January 5

Australia’s oldest Apple Store will temporarily close for renovations early next year that will re-energize the space and bring it up-to-date with other upgraded stores around the world. Starting January 5, customers will need to seek out other nearby stores until renovations are complete. “We’re making creative updates,” Apple’s website notes. That’s the wording Apple … → Read More

San Mateo’s Apple Hillsdale reopening in North Block December 7

One of the Bay Area’s smallest and oldest remaining classic Apple Stores is ready for a modern replacement. Apple Hillsdale in San Mateo, California will move to a brand new space on December 7 at 10:00 a.m. The new Apple Hillsdale borders the plaza of Hillsdale Shopping Center’s North Block, a recently completed development that … → Read More

Japan’s 10th Apple Store opens December 14 in Kawasaki

Apple’s 10th store in Japan is coming soon to Kawasaki, a first for the city. The new store will be Apple’s fourth to open, move, or expand throughout Japan in 2019. Apple Kawasaki wraps a series of Japanese retail projects long previewed with teaser logos and promised to complete before the end of the year. … → Read More

Today at Apple and littledrill studio help photographers find their creative voice

“We have these crystals that we had photographed a bunch of times in a bunch of different ways. And then this girl picks it up and she shoots down the barrel of the crystal and creates this beautiful kaleidoscope image, and I’m just like, ‘That’s gorgeous. I never saw it that way.’” Shelby Edwards and … → Read More

Make someone’s holiday: Apple unwraps 2019 holiday gift guide

It’s that time of year again. Not just picture-taking season, but time to check out the Apple Store for the perfect gifts for family and friends. Just ahead of Thanksgiving, Apple has published its 2019 holiday gift guide following last week’s redecorating of retail stores around the world with new holiday artwork. As is tradition, … → Read More

Code with Apple sessions coming to Apple Stores around the world in December

Apple is promoting the importance of coding and app development in its retail stores around the world with a collection of free Today at Apple sessions held from December 1-15. The lineup will include exclusive labs with designers and developers at flagship stores, and a new Coding Lab for Kids based on the Apple TV+ … → Read More

Late-night Today at Apple sessions could tap the creative energy of Apple’s only 24-hour store

Since opening in 2006, Apple Fifth Avenue in New York City has held the title of world’s only 24-hour Apple Store. When the cube returned this past September after years of renovations, the new store earned another distinction: the world’s only 24-hour Forum for Today at Apple creative sessions. Apple says the store is “Always … → Read More

Adobe previews direct photo import coming to Lightroom on iPad

Adobe today shared a new video previewing an upcoming version of Lightroom on iPad with a feature users have been requesting nearly as long as the app has existed — the ability to directly import photos from an attached camera. As of today, getting your photos into Lightroom on iPad is a cumbersome process. Attaching … → Read More

Apple Tower Theatre: Checking in on the restoration

Apple’s isn’t ready to premiere its first retail store in Downtown Los Angeles just yet, but the stage is set. Broadway’s Tower Theatre is undergoing the largest transformation in its 92-year history. Apple’s restoration of the building will save an important part of Los Angeles culture and draw new energy to downtown’s core. Here’s a … → Read More

Adobe MAX Sneaks 2019: AR prototyping, automatic photo relighting, image manipulation detection, more previewed

Adobe hosted its annual Sneaks event at MAX 2019 tonight, co-hosted by writer and comedian John Mulaney. Sneaks offers a preview into new features Adobe is developing for its Creative Cloud apps, and experimental technologies that may or may not make it to production. Last year at Sneaks, the project that would later become Premiere … → Read More

Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco: The next generation of pro iPad apps need your help

If 2018 was the year of the iPad Pro, 2019 has been the year of pro iPad software. We saw iOS mature and grow into its new name — iPadOS. Adobe also shipped two significant pro apps for the iPad, Fresco and Photoshop, and previewed Illustrator on iPad this week at Adobe MAX. iPad customers … → Read More

Adobe on Lightroom's progress, the future of Classic, and inspiring pros

It’s been two years since Adobe shook the photography world with Lightroom CC, a cloud-based take on its Lightroom photo editor. The decision to rebuild the app from the ground up with new workflows, new library management ideas, and — in many areas — fewer features, was a polarizing announcement. To help ease the transition, … → Read More

Hands-on with Aero, Adobe’s new AR creation app

Augmented reality has captured the excitement of tech companies and the creativity community, but a lack of approachable tools for creating AR content has slowed its growth and widespread acceptance. For AR to be as transformative as we’ve been promised, something has to change. Adobe thinks the answer is Aero, its new AR authoring tool … → Read More