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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Despite there still being a place for old-school paper notebooks in anyone's life, Moleskine is ensuring its products stay relevant as we become more and more dependent on digital devices. Today it's introducing an Adobe Creative Cloud-branded Moleskine notebook and app that makes it easier to get your sketches, doodles and brainstorms into Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator.
Last year, Adobe took its first foray into the hardware world with two cutely named digital drawing devices, projects Mighty and Napoleon. The software giant is now ready to launch the fully formed duo under new monikers. Meet Ink and Slide. They're (mostly) pretty great.
Everyone with a cool new idea or vision wants a concise and beautiful video to illustrate their story and broadcast it to the world. But, oh, right — you suck at all things visual and just learned how to make something move in After Effects. Adobe's new iPad app, Voice, is there to hold your hand in the making of presentation videos.
Today, Adobe announced the latest round of updates to its ubiquitous software suite, with its Creative Cloud subscription service taking center-stage. Not only is the old Creative Suite moniker being dropped completely, but a whole slew of cloud-dependent features were introduced. While the updates will be a boon to a huge number of Adobe customers, it's going to annoy the hell out of one core Adobe demo: the pirates.
At Adobe’s annual MAX conference today, the company announced a major overhaul of the 10-year-old Creative Suite, which will now be known as Creative Cloud. From now on, you won’t buy CS6 or CS7 — you’ll buy a $50 per month subscription to CC (happily, the first year will only cost $30 for anyone with a CS3 or later serial number).
Adobe's recent strategy for defending its woeful Australian software prices has been to hammer home how apparently wonderful Creative Cloud is, even when asked rather directly about boxed software. It seems that's no accident, with reports suggesting that boxed Adobe software will soon be a thing of the past.
Late yesterday, we brought you the news that Adobe had buckled under the pressure of the Australia Tax inquiry brought on by the government and lowered local pricing to bring it more in line with US counterparts. You might thank benevolent Adobe for finally coming around to our way of thinking, but I'm here to tell you why you should be as angry with them as ever.
Adobe is betting big on Creative Cloud, but it's also a bit pricey at $62.99 a month. So it just announced that current customers of CS3, CS4 or CS5 can snag it for $37.99 a month. Given that you have to sign up for a year, that's a pretty darn good deal at $300 off over the course of 12 months.