In recent iterations of the iPhone, the camera has taken center stage, allowing users to record full HD videos on the fly, quickly and easily. The one thing missing from the experience, though, is the ability to just as quickly and easily edit and share those videos with friends and family. This is where Adobe enters the picture with its VideoBite app. Exactly as it sounds, VideoBite is designed to slice and dice your favorite videos (or record new ones) and share them with anyone through your Library or on Facebook. The interface is clean, smooth, and responsive, the app … Read more
While Chrome has had an internal PDF viewer for a couple of years now, Mozilla only just added the feature to Firefox 19. It's a feature that most people will find convenient as is, but if you're looking to take some control over how Firefox handles PDF files on the Web, here's how:
PDF file handling options The Firefox PDF viewer is enabled by default and will display PDFs within the browser when you click on PDF links. If they don't, make sure you've disabled any PDF plug-ins you may have previously installed. If you … Read more
Adobe has issued a patch to plug up critical security holes in its Reader and Acrobat software.
Released yesterday, the security updates address flaws that could cause the applications to crash and potentially let an attacker gain control of an infected computer. Adobe confirmed last week that the exploits have already led to some targeted attacks against vulnerable systems.
The patches are directed toward the following products and versions:Adobe Reader XI (11.0.01 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh Adobe Reader X (10.1.5 and earlier) for Windows and Macintosh Adobe Reader 9.5.3 and earlier … Read more
How would you like to download a free and legal version of Photoshop?
Yep, free and legal. Better yet, it's an original -- as in the original version (1.0.1) that was released in 1990.
Via a special arrangement with Adobe Systems, the Computer History Museum announced in a blog post today that it has made available for download the entire 128,000 lines of source code for the first version of Photoshop: … Read more
A zero-day security flaw in Adobe Reader and Acrobat is being exploited through a series of targeted attacks against vulnerable computers, Adobe Systems said yesterday.
In a security bulletin, Adobe confirmed that the vulnerabilities could cause Reader and Acrobat to crash, potentially opening the door for an attacker to gain control of the system.
"Adobe is aware of reports that these vulnerabilities are being exploited in the wild in targeted attacks designed to trick Windows users into clicking on a malicious PDF file delivered in an email message," the company revealed in the bulletin.
Adobe said it's … Read more
Adobe Systems has trimmed the cost of its Creative Cloud suite in Australia following complaints that it's been overcharging customers there.
In a statement seen by The Australian Financial Review, Adobe said it has slashed the monthly and annual subscription costs of Creative Cloud to match the prices paid by U.S. consumers. The company's Australian Web site shows the new prices already in effect.
New and current customers in Australia will pay 49.99 Australian dollars (U.S. $51.55) per month for an annual subscription, compared with 62.99 Australian dollars previously. Those who subscribe on … Read more
The Australian Parliament's House Committee on Infrastructure and Communications said Monday that it wants the companies to appear before the committee as part of an ongoing probe regarding disparity between prices charged in Australia and in overseas markets.
"The Committee is looking at the impacts of prices charged to Australian consumers for IT products -- Australian consumers often pay much higher prices for hardware and software than people in other countries," … Read more
Adobe issued an emergency update to its Flash Player to fix two zero-day threats, the company announced yesterday. The updates affect all versions of Flash on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.
The vulnerabilities currently are being exploited "in the wild," says Adobe's blog on the patches. According to the Kaspersky ThreatPost blog on the pair of zero-days, one attack targets "aerospace and other manufacturing companies" by tricking people into opening a Microsoft Word document with malicious Flash content embedded in it. The second zero-day targets Firefox and Safari on Mac OS X by tricking you … Read more
I have two kids, and on occasion I shoot iPhone video of them. If I capture something particularly compelling, I will cobble together a movie to share with the grandparents. The thing is, I do this just infrequently enough that I have to relearn my way around iMovie each time I go to stitch together a video.
With Adobe's VideoBite app, I may not bother with iMovie each time I want to create a video. The app is free and optimized for the iPhone 5. It also requires iOS 6. It worked just fine on my iPhone 4S, but … Read more
Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, and other companies had agreements in place during the mid-2000s not to steal employees from each other and other technology players, court documents suggest.
A series of e-mails posted today by The Verge point to a paper trail of apparent non-poaching agreements among a variety of companies.
The revelation follows a civil lawsuit filed in 2011 by five workers against Apple, Google, and others alleging that the companies purposely tried to keep down wages through non-poaching agreements.
The civil suit is being weighed by Judge Lucy Koh to determine if it can move forward as a class action suit, … Read more