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  • First Look: Apple's Magic Mouse

    People have strong opinions about computer mice - after all, a mouse (along with a keyboard) physically forms a personal connection between you and your Mac. Apple’s new Magic Mouse has a creative new design that, upon first impression, you’ll either love of hate. Now included with every new iMac, it's available for £55.

  • Eurotash book celebrates Movember

    The first official Movember book, Eurotash – A Journey to the ends of the upper lip has been launched by the moustache-growing charity campaign.

  • CALL FOR ENTRIES: D&AD Awards 2010

    The awards offer creatives the chance to win a prestigious Yellow Pencil; every year a couple of Black Pencils are also given out to the finest of the year's work.

  • London 'is the most creative city in the world'

    London has taken the top spot as the most creative city in the world, according to The Cannes Report, the new rankings system published by the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

  • Photoshop comes to the iPhone

    For those who like to edit and show off their photos on the go, Adobe'>Adobe has released its Photoshop.com Mobile for the iPhone. Given Adobe's tendency towards slightly obscure product names, you may not instinctively know that it's actually an iPhone app that interfaces with the company's Photoshop.com online photo-storage site.

  • Monotype adds Ysobel Pro font for newspaper design

    Monotype has released the 20-font Ysobel Pro typeface suite.

    The Ysobel (pronounced 'Isabel') typeface family is intended primarily for newspaper and periodical copy. Designed by Robin Nicholas, head of typography at Monotype, and type designers Alice Savoie and Delve Withrington, the typefaces were designed for both text and display applications.

    According to Nicholas, the idea for the Ysobel faces started when he was asked to create a custom, updated version of the classic Century Schoolbook typeface, which was designed to be an extremely readable typeface – one that made its appearance in school textbooks beginning in the early 1900s.

  • Blurb upgrades BookSmart design book-making software

    Blurb has released BookSmart 2.5, free software for creating books on a Mac and PC to be printed using the company's publishing service. BookSmart 2.5 introduces a range of new features, enhancements, bug fixes and stability improvements.

  • Xerox launches Phaser 7500 A3 laser printer

    Xerox has released the Phaser 7500 A3 colour printer, an upgraded version of the 7400 -- which found favour with design studios looking to print high-quality materials such as proofs. Printing at up to 35 pages per minute, Xerox says that the Phaser 7500 allows companies to do in-house printing of documents that require high quality and fast turnaround – thus cutting costs on print jobs that might previously have been outsourced.

    The printers features include automatic two-sided printing, booklet printing and collation, and also supports up to SRA3 paper and heavy media for full-bleed prints, for posters, brochures and business cards.

    Prices for the Phaser 7500 colour printer start from £2,699 plus VAT. It uses EA-HG toner and incorporates enhanced HiQ LED technology, which delivers 1,200-x-1,200dpi image quality, better registration and smoother lines on images and text, says Xerox. The Phaser 7500 is one of the first Xerox devices of its type to incorporate biomass plastic, which the company says produces 16 per cent fewer CO2 emissions during manufacture than traditional plastic.

    The Phaser 7500 is available as a low-profile desktop printer or can be configured as a floor-standing model, which has the option of additional paper trays. The printer also features a colour-matching technology called Colour by Words that uses words to define colour.

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