Macromedia isn't a name you hear often these days and even if you did, you'd self-correct it to "Adobe" in your head. But we all remember Macromedia Director, a dedicated program for "interactive multimedia" that was all the rage in the 1990s. The decades however have not been kind to Director's popularity, so much so Adobe is putting the brand to bed as early as next month.
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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.
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.