Jackie DoveTechHive

Jackie is a tech writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her specialties include Apple hardware and software, art, design, photography, video, AR, VR and 3D, and a wide range of creative and productivity apps and systems.

PhotoDirector 5 steps up to compete with Aperture and Lightroom

Cross-platform PhotoDirector 5, with new 64-bit support, features enhanced editing, management, adjustment, and sharing.

Adobe launches Photoshop Photography Program for Creative Cloud

New plan offers twice the Photoshop goodness at half the subscription price.

Sony alters point of view with new-concept video cameras

The new Action Cam, Music Video Recorder, and 4K Ultra HD camcorders redefine consumer videocams from a different angle

Hands-on: Flickr’s slick iPhone update puts filters in the foreground

Despite the static that greeted mobile Flickr's last overhaul, there are no arguments with this new version.

Hands-on with Eventiles, the camera roll curation genius

Eventiles organizes your iPhone photos into beautiful collages according to time and location.

Hands on: MixBit is not another YouTube—but that's OK

MixBit, an iPhone app from YouTube developers, has an inspired idea of crowdsourcing video. Who knows? It may just play.

Review: Photoshop Touch brings hardcore image editing to iOS and Android

Photoshop Touch 1.4.1 brings the power of Photoshop image editing to mobile devices.

Canon confronts smartphones with the itty-bitty Vixia mini camcorder

Canon unveils the diminutive Vixia mini compact personal camcorder to compete with smartphone video cameras.

New QuarkXPress 10: Major overhaul modernizes the publishing package

Quark launches a state-of-the-art QuarkXPress to push the app into the Cocoa era.

Hands-on: Corel graces Painter X3 with new visual, brush, and painting features

Corel launches Painter X3, the 13th version of its fine-art program, with new visual, brush, and painting features.

Video Alternatives

Shoot and share video without Instagram and Vine

The two blockbuster apps get all the buzz, but these 9 alternatives are as creative as an art-house indie.

Extensis times upgrade of Suitcase Fusion to Adobe Creative Cloud launch

Suitcase Fusion's new features offer access to fonts, lessen's application toggling, and hasten prototyping

Quark tightening upgrade policy for XPress publishing program

After June 30, Quark will only support upgrading from one previous version of QuarkXPress to the current version.

Snapjoy photo service shuts down

Just six months after teaming up with Dropbox, Snapjoy is no more.

Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions hit 700,000

Adobe reports that it added 221,000 new subscribers to its Creative Cloud subscription service and aims for 1.25 million by the end of the year.