New updates to Adobe Creative Cloud make creativity even more mobile!

New updates to Adobe Creative Cloud make creativity even more mobile!

On the 6th October 2014 Adobe dropped a whole host of new updates to the Creative Cloud, including new features and additions to the family of mobile apps, enhancements to Creative Cloud desktop tools, the addition of a ‘Creative Profile’, special offers on Acrobat subscriptions and nine new mobile apps. It’s a lot to get through so we’ve tried to be as efficient as possible! Lets talk Acrobat offers first…

Acrobat subscription caught your attention?

And so it should do. Adobe have announced that from 6th October 2014 – 28th November 2014, commercial customers can purchase new seats on VIP for £11.00 per seat, per month. Do this and you’ll also receive an annual renewal at the same promotional price.

Creative Profile with Creative Cloud

New to Creative Cloud, Adobe has launched ‘Creative Profile’, for creatives to use to connect them to their work, to the assets they use to create their work and communities that matter to them. Your Creative Profile moves from app to app and device to device, and is like your online creative identity.

Mobile Apps and new Creative Cloud connections

Adobe have extended Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and Lightroom CC to mobile devices on the Creative Cloud. Adobe tells us that “these mobile apps all work with Creative Cloud plans, giving you access to the benefits of a deeply integrated mobile and desktop workflow, connected via your Creative Profile”. These include…

Mobile Photoshop

– Photoshop Sketch lets creatives draw with new built-in expressive brushes and enables an integrated workflow with Photoshop and Illustrator CC.

– Photoshop Mix sees updates and a new version for iPhone, released on 6th October 2014 and is free to download here.

– Lightroom mobile app builds on integrated desktop and mobile workflows. New features include allowing clients, friends and family to select favourites and leave comments for photos shared online. GPS information from iPhone photos now syncs with Lightroom desktop.

Mobile Illustrator

– Illustrator Draw (formerly Adobe Ideas) gives users access to vector drawing tools, integration with Illustrator CC and enhanced support for Adobe Ink and Slide.

– Illustrator Line is the precision drawing app, that gives creatives new features for perfectly distributing shapes as they draw, plus the ability to send sketches to Illustrator CC where they have full access to their original vector paths for editing.

Mobile Premiere

– Adobe Premiere Clip app easily transforms the video shot on iPhone or iPad into edited videos that are simple to share.


Keep it coming Adobe…

Adobe has also introduced a new category of ‘capture’ apps for creating designs and bringing them into creative workflows. These are:

– Adobe Brush CC, lets designers craft unique brushes, on iPad or iPhone, to use in Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC or Adobe Illustrator Sketch.

– Adobe Shape CC, is a simple, unique and fun way to capture and create shapes on iPhone or iPad, wherever inspiration strikes. A high contrast photo of anything – a chair, a pet, or a hand drawn font, is converted into vector art that can be used immediately in Illustrator CC and Adobe Illustrator Line via Creative Cloud Libraries.

– Adobe Color CC (formerly Adobe Kuler), allows creatives to capture colours and save them as themes that are immediately available in other Adobe applications, including Illustrator CC and Photoshop CC.

New features for Creative Cloud desktop tools

Creative Cloud Market, a collection of high quality, curated content that’s freely accessible to Creative Cloud members. Access and use thousands of professionally crafted files, including user interfaces, patterns, icons, brushes and vector shapes, to speed through desktop and mobile projects.

Creative Cloud Libraries, a powerful asset management service that lets creatives easily access and create with colours, brushes, text styles and vector images through Creative Cloud desktop, mobile apps and services. Creative Cloud Libraries connects desktop tools like Photoshop CC and Illustrator CC to each other – and to companion mobile apps.

Creative Cloud Extract, a cloud-based service that reinvents the Photoshop CC comp-to-code workflow for web designers and developers, letting them share and unlock vital design information from a PSD file (such as colours, fonts and CSS) to use when coding mobile and desktop designs.

We’re drowning in new Adobe updates – there’s still more!

Here’s even more new  features in the update for Creative Cloud.

– Touch support on Windows 8 devices for key design applications.

– New 3D print features and enhanced Mercury Graphics Engine performance for Photoshop CC.

– A new curvature tool in Illustrator CC.

– Interactive EPUB support in InDesign CC.

– SVG and Synchronized Text support in Muse CC.

– GPU-optimised playback for viewing high resolution 4K and UltraHD footage in Premiere Pro CC.

– HiDPI and new 3D support in After Effects CC.

And breathe, we’re done now!

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Introducing the new EIZO 24″ ColorEdge CS240

Introducing the new EIZO 24″ ColorEdge CS240

EIZO have just unveiled a new budget friendly, colour accurate monitor to their ColorEdge line-up: the CS240. Designed for creatives who need to balance accuracy with budget, the CS240 is available to buy now on our website here for £470 ex VAT (£564 inc VAT).

The CS240 enters the EIZO collection as an ‘entry-level colour critical display’, capable of reproducing 99% of Adobe RGB colour space, and is aimed at designers, art-workers, prosumers and social photographers. It’s also an ideal display for offline editing and concept work too.

How is it different from the CS230?

In relation to the CS230, the CS240 has a larger screen size, better resolution, covers 99% Adobe RGB and includes ColorNavigator software for more accurate calibration.

CS240 features:

– 24.1” display with 1920×1200 native resolution.

– Reproduces 99% of Adobe RGB colour space.

– ASIC and DUE technology.

– ColorNavigator 6 calibration software.

– LED backlight for reduced power consumption.

– Equipped with DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI input terminals.

– 5 year warranty.

What is all this EIZO technology?

ASIC and DUE technology

ASIC stands for ‘application specific integrated circuit’, and has been developed by EIZO to meet the needs of the graphics market. ASIC technology works by creating high-precision colour processing, which produces smooth colour tones.

DUE stands for ‘digital uniformity equalizer technology’ and works to combat issues surrounding brightness and colour uniformity. It works by counteracting fluctuations in brightness and chromaticity on different parts of your LCD screen.

ColorNavigator 6 calibration software

EIZO have developed their own ColorNavigator 6 software to make calibration simple as well as producing reliable colour results. Because this software is developed in house, EIZO have made sure that it is Mac, Windows and Linux compatible, and works with a wide range of measurement devices.

Shop now for your new EIZO ColorEdge CS240 here on our website.

Not sure which EIZO you need? Check out our guide to the EIZO ColorEdge CG, CX and CS series here.

Interested in Eizo CS240, buy now!

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The future of retail: we now take cash, card and Apple Pay

The future of retail: we now take cash, card and Apple Pay

It’s been a busy month for Apple, its users and its fans. Announcing new iPhones, introducing the world to Apple Watch, releasing iOS 8 and tomorrow (19th September) the sale of the iPhone 6. On top of all that, we also have Apple Pay to look forward to. Apple describes Apple Pay as ‘your wallet, without the wallet’, and will allow consumers to use their iPhone 6 or Apple Watch (when it’s released) to pay for goods. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the digital wallet age.

We can already use our phones as boarding passes, train tickets, coupons and loyalty cards: it only seems natural that the next big step would be using it for payment. So what can we expect from Apple Pay and what benefits can it bring to retail?

First things first

Apple Pay is due to launch in the US in October, through a free download in iOS 8 for iPhone 6 and 6 plus users. Apple Pay works with three major payment networks: Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit and debit cards. There is currently no release date for the UK and wider Europe.

How does it work?

Apple Pay works by allowing customers to pay for their goods using Touch ID technology. Touch ID technology is incorporated into the Home button and uses a fingerprint identity sensor to mean only your unique fingerprint on the Home button can authorise a transaction. Consumers will be able to input their payment card details into the Passbook application on their devices, so it’s stored and ready to be used when you come to pay. To pay, simply hold your phone near the store’s contactless reader with your finger on the Home button. If your payment is successful, you’ll be notified by a beep and subtle vibration.

What does this mean for retail?

Retailers can now add a ‘we also take Apple Pay’ sign to their list of payment methods. The likes of Subway, Staples and Starbucks are already gearing up for the release of Apple Pay in the US.

How can retailers use Apple Pay?

In store
Getting your store equipped with the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology that Apple Pay relies on to work will provide your shoppers with the option to ditch their wallets and use their iPhones for payment instead. While us Brits do love a good queue, Apple Pay will make payment quicker, resulting in shorter, calmer and more orderly queues – even we can’t complain about that.

So a potential customer is browsing your website on their iPhone and sees something they want to buy: they rummage through that seemingly bottomless bag and admit defeat when all they find is chewing gum and old bus tickets, leaving you missing out on a sale. Instead, picture this: a ‘pay with Apple Pay’ option, that allows people to purchase from your site or app using Apple Pay, meaning no need to dig out that impossible-to-find wallet as your bank details are already stored in Passbook. Purchasing could literally take just one click.

Is it safe?

The thoughts on everyone’s mind – do I feel comfortable that I can now use my phone to pay for stuff? And what about hackers? Well, according to Apple, your device will not save your transaction information, so nothing can be tied back to you. Since you don’t have to show your credit or debit card, you never reveal your name, card number or security code to the cashier when you pay in store, ensuring that your information stays only with yourself.

Where can I use Apple Pay?

According to Apple, Apple Pay will let you use iPhone 6 or Apple Watch to pay in over 220,000 contactless-payment-accepting stores (presumably this currently only applies to the US). Stores include Nike, Subway, Disney Store, Staples and Starbucks (to name a few).  The mystery we are still faced with is whether there will be a capped spending limit on Apple Pay. In the UK, there is currently a maximum spend of £20 with contactless payment cards – we presume Apple Pay would be similar, which is great for a cheeky Starbucks, but you may have to limit how many drinks you can buy down the pub.

…All we need now is for Apple to bring Apple Pay to the UK.

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Apple announces iOS 8: available today

Apple announces iOS 8: available today

iOS 8 has finally been unveiled and will be hitting Apple users everywhere from today (17th September). Here’s what the Apple press release tells us we can expect from iOS 8, including new Messages and Photos features, QuickType Keyboard, Extensibility, iCloud Drive and new Health App.

On September 9th 2014, Apple announced the release of iOS 8: the biggest release since the launch of the App Store. iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users can download iOS 8 for free from today (17th September). iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new and updated features including:

– New Messages and Photos features.

– Predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard.

– Family sharing.

– The new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data.

– iCloud Drive, so you can store files and access them from anywhere.

Apple’s Senior vice president of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi had this to say: ‘We’re excited for hundreds of millions of users to begin experiencing iOS 8, with incredible features that offer new ways to use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, iOS 8 also creates an extraordinary environment for developers, providing them the ability to create amazing new apps like never before.’

New to Messages

Messages in iOS 8 makes conversations more immersive. Simply ‘Tap to Talk’ to share your voice. The same gesture also works for sharing photos and videos. Users can now share several photos and videos at once and easily browse through all of them within a conversation from one place. Group messaging gives you the ability to add and remove contacts, and the option not to be disturbed or to leave a conversation entirely. You can also choose to share your current location from within Messages for an hour, a day or longer.

New to Photos

In iOS 8, the Photos app brings powerful editing to your fingertips. Photos automatically straightens horizons, and with smart editing tools you can quickly adjust light and colour with a swipe. For deeper fine-tuning, you can access individual tools to adjust exposure, brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows and more. Developers can tap into the same robust framework as the built-in Photos app using PhotoKit, and with extensibility APIs, can make their own filters and editing tools available to users within the Photos app.

QuickType keyboard

New predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard is smarter, more personalised and intelligently takes context into account, such as who the recipient is and in which app you’re typing. QuickType understands the way you communicate, suggesting favourite phrases, so you can write entire sentences with just a few taps. What the QuickType keyboard learns is kept private, encrypted on your device and never sent to the cloud. Third-party keyboards are also available, so developers can offer additional layouts and input methods system-wide, providing users more choice. Fingers crossed this is the end of embarrassing autocorrected text messages!

New Health app

The new Health app gathers the information you choose from your various health apps and fitness devices, and provides you with a clear and current overview in one place. HealthKit APIs offer developers the ability for health and fitness apps to communicate with each other. With your permission, each app can use specific information from other apps to provide a more comprehensive way to manage your health and fitness. Users will be able to gather and monitor their own fitness metrics using apps such as MyFitnessPal, RunKeeper and Strava.


HomeKit connects your home devices safely and seamlessly so you can better manage accessories like lights, thermostats, door locks and garage doors. By delivering a common protocol, HomeKit securely pairs and allows easy control over individual or groups of devices throughout the house. With Siri integration you can say, “Good morning,” and have the lights turn on in specific rooms, the thermostat adjust the temperature and the garage door open.

Family Sharing with iOS 8

Family Sharing with iOS 8 makes it easier than ever to communicate and share purchases. It automatically keeps everyone connected by creating a shared family photo stream and calendar, and provides an option to locate family members and their devices. Family members can now also browse and download each other’s eligible iTunes, iBooks or App Store purchases. Up to six family members can participate, each with their own Apple ID. Parents can create Apple IDs for children and, with Ask to Buy, require online parental permission for Family Sharing purchases.

iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive allows you to safely store, access and edit documents of any type. Make edits on one device and the most up-to-date version of your documents will be available across all devices, whether an iOS device, Mac, Windows PC or on iCloud Drive brings new collaboration between apps, providing seamless access and the ability to work on the same file across multiple apps.

Continuity features

Continuity features in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite bring your Mac and iOS devices together like never before. When your iPhone or iPad is near your Mac, Handoff lets you start an activity on one device and pass it to the other. Instant Hotspot makes using your iPhone’s hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network. Now the SMS and MMS messages that previously only appeared on your iPhone appear in Messages on all your devices. You can even send SMS or MMS messages directly from your Mac and make or receive iPhone calls using your Mac as a speakerphone.

Additional iOS 8 features include:

– Expanded security and management improvements for Enterprise, with new productivity features, including an extended level of data protection for key built-in apps and support for configurable thread notifications in Mail. Improvements in the way users are informed of how their devices are configured and managed further support the new mobilised workforce IT model.

– Design enhancements that build on the stunning interface of iOS 7, bringing interactive notifications, quick access to key contacts, intelligent suggestions and the ability to quickly switch back and forth between the Inbox and Drafts in Mail.

– Spotlight suggestions beyond what’s on your device, including Wikipedia entries, places nearby and news articles.

iOS 8 SDK 

The iOS 8 SDK, with over 4,000 new APIs, gives developers the ability to create amazing new apps like never before. The SDK delivers major iOS extensions, including new sharing options, widgets, custom actions and document APIs. Touch ID APIs enable developers to securely authenticate users within apps. Gaming on iOS 8 gets even better with Metal, a new graphics technology for game providers to bring console-class 3D games to mobile devices. iOS 8 includes CloudKit, offering developers a complete and scalable back-end solution, eliminating the need for writing server code and maintaining servers. Swift provides developers with a powerful, next-generation programming language for iOS and OS X that’s fast, modern, interactive and helps them write safer and more reliable code.

Don’t forget the App Store!

iPhone, iPad and iPod touch customers have access to the revolutionary App Store, which offers more than 1.3 million apps in 155 countries around the world. The App Store receives more than 300 million visitors each week.

Pricing and Availability

– iOS 8 will be available as a free software update starting Wednesday, 17th September here for iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display.

– New iCloud pricing includes 5GB free, 20GB £0.79/month, 200GB £2.99/month, 500GB £6.99/month and 1TB £14.99/month.

– Continuity features and iCloud Drive will be available on Macs running OS X Yosemite. In October, SMS Continuity will be available as a free update to iOS 8 and iCloud Photo Library will be available as a beta.

– Starting in October, with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Pay will be available in the US as a free update to iOS 8.

Check out the full Apple press release here.

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IBC 2014: Extension 2 release announced for Autodesk Maya LT 2015

IBC 2014: Extension 2 release announced for Autodesk Maya LT 2015

Autodesk have announced the extension 2 update for Maya LT 2015. The new software is available to download now from the Autodesk Subscription Centre and Autodesk Accounts.

New features

The new extension 2 release for Maya LT 2015 means all kinds of fun new stuff and improvements to the software’s workflow. Extension 2 improves asset export with new features like ‘Send to Unreal’, ‘Send to Mudbox’, an updated Game Expert tool and Colour Management tool. These new features in extension 2 make it easier than ever to use Maya LT in an indie game pipeline. They also allow studios and artists to be more efficient and consistent. Here are four new features to look out for:

‘Send to’

The new ‘Send to’ tool (which has already featured in Maya) allows seamless integration with Mudbox and Unreal, speeding up the whole game design process and retaining good naming conventions. Use ‘Send to Unreal’ to export content from Maya LT directly to an Unreal 4 project. Use ‘Send to Mudbox’ to send geometry from Maya LT directly to Mudbox, where you can add high levels of sculpted and painted detail directly to the model.

Improved Game Exporter

The Game Exporter tool can be used to save export presets so they can be applied to other exported files, helping to maintain a consistent library of 3D content.

Colour management

Extension 2 delivers a completely new colour management system, which offers more accurate colour reproduction, and will make it possible to keep consistently correct gamma in the textures and in the lighting, no matter what software they are in or what monitor they are viewed on.

For the full run-down of what’s new, visit the Autodesk website here.

So if you have an active Maintenance Subscription, the message is: head over to the Autodesk Subscription Centre to update your software. If you have a Maya LT Desktop Subscription plan, head over to Autodesk Accounts to update your software.

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Business app of the month: Quip

Business app of the month: Quip

It’s app of the month time again, and this time we’re looking at ‘Quip’: ‘a modern productivity suite’, which allows you to share documents, tables, checklists and more so multiple people can edit and discuss together in a single, shared workspace. Quip has been with us since 2012, with the latest version ‘Quip 2.1’ being released in July 2014. Quip featured in MIT Technology Review’s 10 breakthrough technologies in 2014, so we thought we’d have a play around with it and see what all the fuss is about.

Our initial impression of Quip is that it’s great for people working on the move. So if you’re looking for an app that will save you time, allow you to edit work on the go and receive instant feedback, then read on to find out how to use Quip, and the benefits it can bring.

What is it?

Put simply, Quip is an app that allows you to keep documents and messaging together, in a single chat-like thread. It works across a range of mobile devices including iPhone and iPad, as well as on desktops through the web.

How does it work?

Once you have downloaded Quip, you’ll need to create an account to go any further. To do this, launch the app and you’ll be asked to enter an email address. Fill this out and create a password and you’re up and running – Quip style. The first screen you’ll encounter after logging in is your home screen, known on Quip as your ‘desktop’.

On the desktop you’ll see to your left, a column that gives you quick access to your documents, and to the right (taking up most of the screen), you’ll find all your folders. Click on the speech bubble with the ‘+’ inside to see your contacts. Find the people you’re looking for and start sharing documents and chatting with them.

When a document has been created/uploaded you and your other participants can chat freely and even edit the document. New edits will show up in green down the left hand side of the screen, for everyone to see, and are referred to as ‘diffs’. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll find that you can use Quip to share folders with your family or team, create and share lists, see whose online and what they’re up to, get notifications sent to you to let you know when documents have been opened and access your central inbox where you can track what you have and haven’t read.

Who is it for?

Anybody with a Google account who wants a basic portable word processor, with document sharing capabilities and conversational threads. Quip is great if your editing needs are confined to adding headings, images, tables and lists. If you don’t mind the absence of features like a word count, spell checker, different fonts and font sizes then Quip is right up your street.

What are the best features?

There are plenty of good bits about Quip. We couldn’t pick just one, so here’s a list of our favourite features:

–       Multi-platform. Quip works on a range of devices including desktops (PC and Mac), iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and tablets.

–       Messaging. Every document has a chat thread, which is a great way to stay in touch with people and keep your conversations organised by document.

–       Offline mode. Means you can edit documents anywhere and everywhere, as all the changes will be synchronised with the server immediately after re-connecting to the Internet.

–       Diffs. It appears creating new words is no barrier for Quip, they’ve even gone as far as creating the word ‘diffs’ to refer to any edits made to a document. Whatever they’re called, we think being able to see who has made what alterations and where in the document is great.

–       Read receipts – So you can check whose read your edits (or as we should now refer to them, diffs).

How much is it and where do you get it?

Quip is a free download, which you can get from the App Store here, and for other mobile devices on Google Play here

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Adobe Acrobat joins the Creative Cloud single app family

Adobe Acrobat joins the Creative Cloud single app family

Great news, PDF lovers: Acrobat has joined the Creative Cloud single app clan! That means you can now get the leading PDF converter on a single app subscription and never be without the latest versions again. And purchasing from us is now really easy too, using the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP).  

Why should I get an Acrobat subscription?

Acrobat is the leading PDF converter, so whether you’re creating, editing or combining PDFs, you can now get the same great Acrobat on the Creative Cloud single app subscription. With an Acrobat subscription you can support your employees’ needs to work on multiple devices from anywhere, and know that they’ll always have access to the most up to date versions as soon as they’re released.

Whether you’re sharing information through email, the web or shared folders, it’s hard to keep data safe, but Acrobat makes it simple to keep your work secure, no matter what application you’re in. By getting an Acrobat single app subscription, you’re giving users throughout your organisation the PDF tools they need, at a much lower price than a full Creative Cloud for teams subscription.

With an Acrobat subscription you’ll get: Acrobat desktop software (including any upgrades), the Adobe PDF Pack online service to convert and export PDFs from a browser or Adobe Reader and, for secure storing and sharing of files in the cloud.

How can I get it?

You can now purchase Acrobat (or any of the other Creative Cloud apps) as a single app subscription through our Value Incentive Plan (VIP). And because we’re Adobe authorised resellers, we can set up and manage your Adobe licences for you.

Interested in Adobe Creative Cloud for teams? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.

Jigsaw24 is now G-Cloud accredited!

Jigsaw24 is now G-Cloud accredited!

Jigsaw24 have G-Cloud 5 accreditation status, meaning we’re now government-approved resellers and suppliers of IT solutions. We’re on the CloudStore too, so public sector organisations can find us.

Seeing as we’re all chuffed to pieces with this accreditation, we thought we’d put together this short article and (as modestly as possible) showcase some of our services and solutions available on the CloudStore for the public sector to take advantage of. You can find us here on the CloudStore and read in plenty of detail about all 29 of our snazzy services – we’ve picked out a few to talk about now and we’ll leave the rest for you for later.

Apple VPP Service

The VPP in ‘Apple VPP Service’ stands for Volume Purchase Programme and is a service in which we offer advice to organisations looking to implement large quantities of apps onto mobile devices.  You might be thinking ‘what apps could benefit me and my work?’. Here’s a small selection that we’ve picked out that could be used in the public sector (remember, there’s an app for everything, so get on the App Store and have a gander for yourself).

–       For local governments: working on office documents, accessing and sharing files, and conducting surveys apps.

–       For use in healthcare: clinical coding guidance, drug calculations, prescribing and administering medication apps.

–       For everybody: free first aid refresher apps and breaking language barrier apps.

Apple bespoke build to order devices

We can work with you to make sure that you get the right technology to bring the biggest benefit to your workflow. As Apple resellers, our experts can help you get the right configuration for your devices, to ensure efficiency across your business. We will make sure that you don’t invest in unsuitable products for the task that you need to do, whether that is overspending on machines that are too advanced for your requirements or falling short. We know not everyone uses Apple, but give us a call and see if we can persuade you!

AirWatch MDM

Mobile device management enables businesses to address the challenges associated with mobility by providing a simplified, efficient way to view and manage all devices from a central admin console. AirWatch is helping government agencies address security concerns surrounding enterprise mobility while giving consideration to tight budgets and resource constraints. Government agencies at the local, state and federal levels are embracing mobility, and as approved AirWatch partners we have the necessary skills in-house, to design, implement and support your AirWatch solutions.

Adobe Creative Cloud for teams and Single Apps – Value Incentive Plan (VIP)

The Value Incentive Plan (VIP) is Adobe’s membership-based subscription programme for Creative Cloud for teams and Single Apps. Whether your organisation would benefit from the whole shebang of Creative Cloud or specific Single Apps, we can help you set up and manage your Adobe subscriptions.

Adobe and the US department of defence have a ‘joint enterprise license agreement’ providing unparalleled access to Adobe software throughout the army, air force and defence information’s systems agency.  With Adobe being used over such a broad spectrum of organisations, the Value Incentive Plan can help you. We’ll manage your subscriptions for you and help you identify how many licences you want and what for so you can get on with your creative work.

Adobe Creative Cloud Training

We have partnered with Academy Class to deliver Adobe-authorised training courses by certified Adobe instructors. Most organisations require a level of creativity and regardless of your industry specialism: you’ll want to work with Adobe. Typically you think of photographers, designers and digital artists as the only users of Adobe products like Photoshop, but with changing responsibilities and merging of roles within the public, private and charitable sectors, more and more communications, PR, secretarial, education and local government officers are finding it essential to develop skills to supply and manipulate their own creative ideas.

We can provide that all-essential Adobe Creative Cloud training. We could even train law enforcement, intelligence and forensics workers how to use Adobe Premiere Pro’s new capabilities for automatically masking and tracking moving objects in video footage.

To find out more about Jigsaw24 in the public sector, visit our website, call the team on 03332 409 323 or email For all the latest news follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.


b7 iPad tips: video call and conferencing

b7 iPad tips: video call and conferencing

As part of our b7 bespoke app and iPad programme, we have put together a series of neat little videos, written guides and quick tips you can use to help stay in contact with people using iPad. Here we present to you our guide to using iPad for video calls and conferencing.

There are a number of apps and solutions you can use to communicate via video with people away from the office using iPad. We’ve picked out three simple ones to get you started – one preinstalled and two you can download to your iPad.

First off – FaceTime

FaceTime is Apple’s free, one-on-one video chat service that comes pre-installed and can be used on every iPad, Mac, iPhone and iPod touch. All it needs is a WiFi connection and the email address of the person you’re calling (FaceTime uses this as their contact, not their phone number). Your default FaceTime contact address is the one you used to register your Apple ID.

To use FaceTime

– Start by opening the app and selecting the contact you want to call. FaceTime uses your contact lists, so make sure you have the email addresses for the people you want to contact saved.

– Tap the FaceTime camera icon and wait for the call to be answered.

FaceTime solved.

FaceTime is a great app to use if you only need to chat to one person. If you want to talk to more than one person, you’ll need to download some new solutions. Luckily for you, we have two great examples for you below.

Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect is a web conferencing platform ideal for use in webinars and web meetings.  It is compatible with a range of mobile devices including iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. It lets you host, join, collaborate and share in any Adobe Connect meetings direct from your iPad. Contacting people is made easy, whether you are hosting a meeting or an invitee, there are no additional downloads needed to take part. You can download Adobe Connect free from the App Store here.

Cisco WebEx Mobile

Cisco WebEx Mobile is a solution that lets you join any Cisco web conference from your iPad. You can meet face-to-face with two-way video, and see up to five people at once. With Cisco WebEx Mobile you can schedule, host and attend meetings as well as share content in real-time from your iPad. It’s one of the most popular business apps on the App Store and in CNNMoney’s “Top 5 Apps for Business”. On top of all that, it’s also free. If you fancy giving Cisco WebEx Mobile a go, visit the App Store here to download it.

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You could be saving £368 on Adobe Creative Cloud for teams!

You could be saving £368 on Adobe Creative Cloud for teams!

You heard right, a massive saving of £368 could be made if you buy Creative Cloud for teams on or before 29th August.

Adobe are offering a three year price lock on Creative Cloud for teams right now, meaning buy today and pay £455 per user, per year for the next three years – saving you £368 over the term of the subscription.

Order or update to Creative Cloud on or before 29th August and be rewarded with this three year price lock. However come 30th August, Creative Cloud price lock will be no more.

Why should I upgrade?

Subscribing to Creative Cloud with the price lock promotion means you’ll be able to download the most up to date versions of Adobe creative tools like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and more and for a fixed price for the next three years.  To refresh your memories of all the wonderful Creative Cloud features, why not revisit our previous blog post about Creative Cloud 2014?

How do I get it?

If you want to take advantage of this limited time only offer, get those orders in before 29th August, or forever regret it. Give us a call on 03332 409 251 or email and we’ll sort you out!

Interested in Adobe Creative Cloud for teams? Give us a call on 03332 409 306 or email For all the latest news, follow @WeAreJigsaw24 on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook.