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Adobe Creative Suite 6 Roadshow for New Zealand and Australia

Jun 21, 2012
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The Adobe Creative Suite 6 Roadshow has been announced for New Zealand and Australia. This is a great opportunity to experience what is new in Creative Suite 6. The roadshow will feature top speakers from Adobe including Paul Burnett, Michael Stoddart and Karl Soule. There will even be a chance to win CS6 software.

Event Highlights

• Interactive media – create adaptive layouts, animations and interactions using the latest HTML5/CSS3 standards and frameworks across all platforms

• See how the new features of Adobe Dreamweaver® CS6, Adobe Fireworks® CS6 and Adobe Flash® Professional CS6 will streamline and enhance your workflow

• Digital video – Adobe’s vision for broadcast and video post-production

• In-depth view of the new Adobe Premiere Pro® covering performance and editing enhancements

• Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 tips and tricks

More info here.

Event Details

Date: 17th July
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm (Registration from 8.30am)
Venue:Viaduct Events Center
181 Halsey Street, Auckland 1141

Register here.


New Apple products unveiled at WWDC

Jun 12, 2012

Tim Cook and his merry elves at Apple have delivered a flurry of updates, upgrades and new products.

iOS6. Coming out later in the year, iOS6 will feature an upgraded Siri that can recognize more commands, knows more about restaurants and sports results, understands more languages, Siri will also be able to tweet for you. Apple is also working with car manufacturers to bring a Siri button to their cars.

Facebook will also integrate into iOS6, much like Twitter does now. The Maps App will have the existing Google Maps replaced with Apple’s offering that includes turn-by-turn navigation. Passbook is a new App that will replace all of your loyalty cards, coupons, movie tickets and boarding passes.

More info here.

OSX Mountain Lion. Most features have already been announced, however a “Power Nap” feature will allow compatible Macs to run backups and software updates when the Mac has been put into sleep mode. Also expect a greater set of voice for commands and dictation as well as Facebook integration.

More info here.

iCloud. Apple’s iCloud has a few new features including the ability to synchronise your open tabs in Safari between iOS and OSX and will also be able to synchronize documents. Expect more features to appear in iCloud with the release of OSX Mountain Lion.

MacBook Pro with Retina display. Most interesting of the new hardware released is the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, basically a beefed up MacBook Air. It will feature an amazing display, thin design, flash drives, but will come without a Superdrive or ethernet (though these can be purchased as external add-ons).

More info here.


Apple has revised it’s existing notebook range with upgraded processors, USB3 and Thunderbolt ports across the range. The Mac Pro even received an upgrade with improved processors, including an option for two 6-core processors. The Airport Express has been given a make-over, it now looks like a white AppleTV. The 17-inch MacBook Pro has quietly left Apple’s product line.

Digital Arena’s Adobe Certified Experts

Jun 8, 2012
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Congratulations to Craig and Marcus for successfully gaining their Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification for Adobe InDesign CS5. Craig and Marcus have demonstrated a professional level of proficiency with InDesign CS5. Both are now eagerly awaiting for the InDesign CS6 re-certification exam to become available.

This is a huge achievement, well done guys.



Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2012

Jun 8, 2012
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Nikon Auckland Photo Day 2012 is a competition asking photographers to “capture an image which reflects their Auckland”. The competition is run over a 24 hour period, which is this Saturday the 9th of June.

Check out the competition details here, Digital Arena’s own Wayne James is all set to enter.

Spark – New release of our Job Management Software

Jun 6, 2012
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We are excited to announce the forthcoming release of our popular Job Management Software. Spark v5.9 is to be released July 2012, this update will feature –

• Easier, quicker closing of jobs
• Improvements in Print Options
• Enhancements to Project Proposals
• Google maps and more…

Watch this space over the next few weeks for further details and we’ll be in touch early July with Spark administrators to book in preview sessions.