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Adobe founder dies
Published in News
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 11:27

Adobe founder dies


Pioneer of desktop publishing and inventor of PDF


Charles 'Chuck' Geschke, the co-founder of Adobe, who was the pioneer of “What you see is what you get" (or WYSIWYG) desktop publishing has died. He was 81.

Adobe's Super Resolution is rather good
Published in AI
Tuesday, 16 March 2021 09:30

Adobe's Super Resolution is rather good


 AI photo enhancement 

Among Adobe's latest software updates via the Creative Cloud is a new feature in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) called "Super Resolution" which is rather good. 

Adobe announces final update to Flash Player
Published in News
Thursday, 10 December 2020 10:48

Adobe announces final update to Flash Player


Last one before retirement

Adobe has released the final scheduled update to its Flash Player plugin, weeks before Flash's official retirement.

Microsoft kills Flash early
Published in News
Thursday, 29 October 2020 11:02

Microsoft kills Flash early


No point waiting for Christmas

Microsoft has released a Windows update that removes Adobe's Flash Player before it reaches end of support on December 31, 2020.

Flash will not see 2021
Published in News
Monday, 22 June 2020 11:18

Flash will not see 2021


Execution date set

Three years ago, long after the rise (and fall) of Flash, Adobe announced that its once-ubiquitous multimedia platform was finally going away. But Adobe never provided a specific date for when Flash would reach its end-of-life. Now it seems that its time on death row will be over on December 31, 2020.

3D Subscription software driving move to open source
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Could this lead to Linux on the desktop?

3D software makers' move to subscription models is pushing people to use open-source software because users are fed up with the price and neurotic terms and conditions.

Adobe turns off customers in Venezuela
Published in News
Tuesday, 08 October 2019 10:21

Adobe turns off customers in Venezuela


As if their lives were not bad enough

Adobe is shutting down service for users in Venezuela in order to comply with a US executive order issued in August that prohibits trade with the country.

Adobe subscription means price hikes
Published in News
Tuesday, 07 May 2019 11:28

Adobe subscription means price hikes


Despite what you were promised

Adobe’s move to a subscription model a few years ago has lead to dramatic prices rises, despite what was promised at the time.

Digital signatures for most desktop PDF viewers defeated
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Experts break them

Researchers faked signatures on 21 of 22 desktop PDF viewer apps and five out of seven online PDF digital signing services meaning that the whole set up is a security fail and as useless as a chocolate teapot.

Adobe mulls designing its own chips
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:13

Adobe mulls designing its own chips


To arms, to arms, the purpose-built chip is coming


Software maker Adobe is thinking of making its own ARM based chips and dumping its long-term relationship with Intel.