‘Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers’ to launch summer 2019 with gunblades, Viera

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers, the third expansion to the popular Square Enix MMORPG, is set to launch in summer 2019 with new story content, dungeons and raids, plus gunblades and the Viera in tow. Shadowbringers, which will follow 2015’s Heavensward and 2017’s Stormblood, was a surprise announcement  by Square Enix at the Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest, […]

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Perpetually licensed Office 2019 now available for corporate customers

PowerPoint 2019. Microsoft Excel 2019. Microsoft The perpetually licensed version of the desktop Office apps, branded Office 2019, was released today. It’s available as a one-time purchase for volume-licensed commercial customers. A consumer release will come in the next few weeks. Office 2019 is supported on Windows 10—exclusively; no Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 support […]


Aurora HDR 2019 applies A.I. to achieve more natural high dynamic range images

Skylum High dynamic range photography is easy to overdo into harsh colors and unnatural images — but the popular HDR-focused editor Aurora HDR is now using artificial intelligence to create more natural-looking edits. Skylum Aurora HDR 2019, launching on October 4 and now available for pre-order, is the most sophisticated version of the HDR tool […]