Digital media giant Adobe — which already has its hooks into you with the Creative Cloud suite of internet-connected, monthly subscription-based software like Photoshop and Illustrator — is about to add GST to its existing prices. That means the cost of your subscription is about to take a hefty jump.
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Using your voice as a password just became a lot less secure. But turning your friends' words against them to ruin their lives with mischief just got a lot easier. After less than half an hour of listening in on your speech and vocal patterns, Adobe's VoCo tool can imitate your voice and make you say pretty much anything.
Android users are (sadly) used to playing second fiddle to Apple when it comes to getting app releases first. Case in point — Adobe's "selfie-fixing" Photoshop Fix, which is now available on Google Play over a year after its iOS debut.
Video: Software updates exist to patch vulnerabilities and to add features, and installing those updates is just common sense. Photoshop will usually remind you on startup if you haven't updated, but Adobe has gone the extra mile and created an ad based on phone sex hotlines.
Photoshop is a vast program, packed with all kinds of sophisticated tools and functions to keep the professional photography world turning. Whatever your level of experience with the software, though, there are some quick and easy tips you can take advantage of to improve your Photoshop experience — here are some of our favourite ones.
Another nail in Flash's coffin: Google has announced that it's going to stop supporting the plugin in its pervasive AdWords and DoubleClick advertising services. Instead, companies will have to use HTML5.
For a long time, Adobe has been a name designers and photographers could name drop to let you know they're serious. And because the software wasn't cheap and required some know-how to use it well, it usually worked. But Adobe's new iOS app, Photoshop Fix, significantly lowers that technical barrier.
Getting an apology out of a company such as Adobe is about as rare as say, the same business charging reasonable prices for its software. Yet here we are and one of these has come to pass. And no, it's not the one everyone actually wants.
In case you weren't already aware that Flash is useless trash that you should disable immediately, consider the sad tale of last week's malvertising attack on Yahoo.
The Mozilla Firefox web browser now blocks Flash by default. And when I say "blocks," I don't mean it asks you nicely if you'd really like to use Flash. I don't mean it automatically pauses Flash videos like Google Chrome. I mean that Mozilla has decided that Flash is going down.
If you're in the habit of using Shutterstock to find terrible filler photos, there's a new option: Adobe Stock, a 40 million-strong stock image library from the same people who make Photoshop.