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Adobe Creative Cloud suite now available for download

Adobe Creative Cloud

Earlier this month, Adobe showed off its vision for its software future. It's called Creative Cloud, and it's available now. Just head over to the Creative Cloud site and you'll be able to download what you need--no longer are you able to just buy a suite of software, like Creative Suite 6 or CS7. Instead, you pay a monthly subscription fee of $50 and get access to everything. Adobe is offering an incentive to owners of CS3 and above--the first full year subscription will cost just $30.

Being that documents are now cloud-storable, Creative Cloud offers new ways of storing and sharing that the older suites were incapable of. The question is, will users pay perpetually for monthly access?

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Adobe releases flash patch to counter malware attacks on OS X and Windows

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: PC / Laptop, Software

Adobe Flash

A new patch by Adobe Systems fixes the two Flash player vulnerabilities currently under attack. The attacks install malware and targets both Macs and PCs. The targets all seem to be Flash versions for OS X and Windows. The patch, however, is also available for Linux and Android.

The exploits target Safari as well as Firefox, of which the vulnerability is classified as CVE-2013-0634. The vulnerability is also reportedly tricking Windows users into opening Word documents containing the Flash content.

The bug, according to Adobe, was discovered by members of the Shadowserver Foundation, Lockheed Martin's Computer Incident Response Team and MITRE.

Read More | Adobe via Ars Technica


Adobe Photoshop CS6 beta now free to all

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: PC / Laptop, Software

Photoshop CS6 beta

It's been a good two years since Adobe last unveiled a new version of Photoshop, and it looks like the team spent that time very wisely, because what we've got in the Photoshop CS6 beta is a magnificent and worthy upgrade. Seriously, you should probably go download it right now, since the almost 1 GB file will probably take a while to complete. We've got a list of all the new features after the jump.

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Adobe Flash Player 11.1 released, Ice Cream Sandwich now supported

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, Software

Adobe on Friday released Flash Player 11.1 for Android devices. The update includes support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but is the last major version of Adobe's mobile browser plugin.

An Adobe AIR 3.1 update will ship next week.

In late November, Adobe announced that it would no longer develop Flash Player for the mobile Web after its next release. "Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores," the company said at the time.

In a Friday blog post, Adobe reiterated that stance, arguing that apps are the wave of the future.

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iPad 2 gets Flash with Adobe Wallaby

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Software

iPad Flash

Despite a new pair of eyes, trimmer figure, and nimbler mind, the new iPad remains flummoxed by Flash. Wallaby, a brand-new tool from Adobe Labs, aims to help the iPad and its iOS brethren manage the once-taboo multimedia format. The free, cross-platform desktop application, available today, makes transforming Adobe Flash files into iOS-appropriate HTML5 as easy as drag and drop.

First previewed at the MAX 2010 Developer Conference last October, Wallaby's launch today at FITC Amsterdam fulfills months of fomenting developer excitement. Built on Adobe Air, the application runs on Mac or Windows and enables developers to convert Flash Professional (.FLA) files into the building blocks of simple animations or online ads—folders comprised of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—suitable for DreamWeaver.

"Adobe's goal is to support our customers with whatever tools they need to get their creative content onto any device," said Tom Barclay, senior product manager for Flash Professional at Adobe, when asked for a comment. "We look forward to the user feedback about the code they're generating with Wallaby and the use cases for which they end up using Wallaby. We believe Flash is the best long-term solution for things like games, video and RIAs where high levels of interactivity are required. And we believe HTML5 is just as imperative for things like banner ads, especially for devices such as iPad and iPhone."

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Adobe answers Steve Jobs and his thoughts on Flash on iPad and iPhone

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Handhelds, Software, Videos

Our pal Robert Scoble sat down with Anup Murarka, the Director of Technology Strategy and Partner Development for the Flash platform, and asked him about his thoughts on the perception that Steve Jobs has been giving to the press and consumers regarding Flash. You know, thinks like that it is a battery killer, crashes all the time, etc. Anup talks about Flash being implemented on mobile devices, their public bug tracker, and the significant enhancements in Flash 10.1 that seem to be overlooked.

It all sounds good, but still, don’t expect to see Flash running on your anytime soon.


Running Snow Leopard? You’d better upgrade Flash Player

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Internet, Software

Oddly enough, amidst all the tweaks, fixes, and refinements in is an old version of the Adobe Flash Player. Specifically, the version of Flash Player that is included in Snow Leopard is 10.0.23.1. Problem is, the newer 10.0.32.18 includes fixes for a few security holes that, we assume, you’d prefer weren’t left on your system. If you’re running Snow Leopard and haven’t upgraded Flash yet, head on over to the Flash Player download page to take care of it.

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Astak’s EZ Reader Pocket Pro Beats Kindle’s price by $100

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Handhelds

Astak EZ Reader Pocket PRO ebook reader

A lot of e-book readers get a lot of comparison with the Amazon , but Astak is the first one who is quoted saying that they will give the Kindle “a run for its money.”  They already have the price point beat with their $199 price point ($100 cheaper than the cheapest Kindle.)

The 5-inch EZ Reader Pocket PRO will feature a 400MHz processor, 512MB of memory, 8-level grayscale E-ink screen, an SD-expansion slot, and a background MP3 Player.  It plans to ship later this month in the colors seen in the photo. Just don’t expect any sort of wireless connectivity at this price.

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Adobe Incorporates Flash in TVs

flash logoAdobe Systems has unveiled a new version of Flash designed for TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and other electronics. Referred to as “The Adobe Flash Platform for the Digital Home,” the platform allows viewers to see TV and Internet content on the same screen. YouTube will also be available. According to comScore, Flash is used for powering about 80% of online videos. Adobe says that the devices will be available in the second half of the year.

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Apple and Adobe collaborating on Flash for iPhone

iPhone Flash pluginWhat’s the latest on the rumors? It looks like work is being done, but that finding a solution is proving to be tough, as evidenced by Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen:

“It’s a hard technical challenge, and that’s part of the reason Apple and Adobe are collaborating,” Narayen told Bloomberg Television at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “The ball is in our court. The onus is on us to deliver.”

Did you get that? and Adobe are working together to come up with a suitable Flash derivative for the iPhone. So while there’s no set date or anything, we can at least rest assured that it’s coming. iPhone Hulu, anyone?

Read More | Bloomberg

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