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.

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.

Adobe releases Creative Cloud into the wild

Adobe's massive experiment in subscription software begins now with the release of Creative Cloud.

Review: Magnus iPad stand offers sleek design, limited positions

The Magnus stand’s magnetic attachment is clever and secure, and the stand looks great, but it’s limited to landscape orientation and a single angle.

New MacBook Airs offer all-day battery life, better graphics performance

New MacBook Airs unveiled by Apple Monday feature better battery life and faster graphics.

Hands on with Adobe's brand new Lightroom 5

Adobe upgrades its photo management software as part of Creative Cloud, but still offers it as a traditional license in a box.

Review: Standzfree iPad floor stand serves niche audiences well

For watching videos and reading in bed—either in an upright or a prone position—or just for keeping your iPad off the dinner table or away from your exercise bike or musical instrument, the Standzfree Tubular Stand for iPad is a fine concept that’s nicely executed.

QuarkXPress 10 is around the corner

Quark is getting ready to release version 10 of its pioneering desktop publishing program. Meantime, the company is offering a deal on the year-old version 9.

Review: Playful Widge stand and case makes your iPad more inviting

X-Doria's Widge is a cheerful, child-friendly iPad stand and case that’s light, easy to carry, and secure.