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Users grumble after Adobe cancels Acrobat X Suite

Adobe has cancelled its Acrobat X Suite – launched just 18 months ago - and now recommends its customers acquire a more expensive product. The company has buried slipped a statement about the cancellation of the suite into its FAQ for Acrobat. The suite bundled Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Designer ES2, Photoshop CS5, Adobe Captivate 5 …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Oct 2012
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Adobe thinks outside box, nixes retail Creative Suite packaging

Adobe is moving ahead with plans to phase out the boxed, retail versions of its Creative Suite and Acrobat software families, in favor of a distribution model based exclusively on digital downloads and subscriptions. Word that the graphics software maker had set a hard date to stop selling its wares on physical discs first …
Neil McAllister, 13 Mar 2013
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Adobe muzzles TWO zero-day wild things with emergency Flash patches

Adobe published a critical Flash Player update on Thursday that fixes not just one but two zero-day flaws, both under active attack by hackers. Both Windows and Mac users are in the firing line. One of the vulnerabilities (CVE-2013-0633) is being harnessed in targeted attacks designed to trick marks into opening a Microsoft Word …
John Leyden, 08 Feb 2013

Adobe buckles, cuts prices ahead of Australian inquiry

If only we’d all known it would be so easy: in the wake of being summonsed by the Australian parliament’s inquiry into IT pricing, Adobe has cut the price of its Creative Cloud suite to Australian users. The pricing inquiry kicked off last year to look at the practise of geographic price discrimination by international vendors. …
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Adobe shuts down Connect user forum, confirms passwords raided

Adobe has admitted that its Connectusers.com forum database was compromised, exposing password information about users of its conferencing technology in the process. Potentially exposed passwords were hashed using MD5, but it's not clear whether or not they were salted, an extra security precaution that thwarts brute force …
John Leyden, 15 Nov 2012
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Adobe reports great re$ult$ but loses CTO Kevin Lynch to Apple

It's been a mixed day for Adobe – exceeding analyst's expectations for its first quarter financial results but having this overshadowed by the news that its long-standing CTO Kevin Lynch handed in his notice on Monday and will gone by the end of the week . "Kevin Lynch resigned from his position as Executive Vice President, …
Iain Thomson, 20 Mar 2013
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BBC iPlayer downloads BORKED by Adobe Air update

An update to Adobe's Air application has crippled the BBC's iPlayer Desktop software, which is used by telly and radio fans in the UK who want to download programmes to view and listen to offline. A sorrowful Auntie is currently advising its fans to roll back Adobe Air from version 3.5 to version 3.4 in order to get the software …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Nov 2012
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Adobe Connect breach pops lid off 'Letmein' logins of gov, army types

A breach of Adobe's Connectusers.com forum database has once again exposed password security foibles, as well as website security shortcomings on Adobe's part. Adobe suspended the forum on Tuesday night in response to the hack, as previously reported. The software developer stressed in a statement that its Adobe Connect web …
John Leyden, 16 Nov 2012

Not cool, Adobe: Give the Ninite guys a job, not the middle finger

Adobe wants the ability to easily roll out Flash updates removed from Ninite, the sysadmin Swiss army knife. I'm going to explain why this is a terrible thing. First, though, I would like to discuss the real-world practical uses of products such as Ninite. Ninite is used by systems administrators and ordinary folk alike to …
Trevor Pott, 01 May 2013
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Adobe switches Flash fix schedule to Patch Tuesdays

Users of Adobe Flash Player have grown accustomed to frequent security patches, but beginning with its next batch of bugfixes, Adobe says it will release updates on a new, more predictable schedule – one that just happens to coincide with Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday." "The alignment of the release cycle to Patch Tuesdays will …
Neil McAllister, 08 Nov 2012
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Adobe offers free trip to PowerPC era

Creative types tired of forking out wads of cash to Adobe can now get their hands on its flagship Creative Suite for free. The catch? It's only version 2.0 of the suite almost certainly won't run on a modern Mac. News of the 'free' download for those with an Adobe.com account came to light yesterday, producing frenzied reports …
Simon Sharwood, 08 Jan 2013

Adobe kills Creative Suite – all future features online only

Adobe had been expected to demo Creative Suite 7 at its MAX conference down in smoky Los Angeles on Monday, but instead announced there'll be no more versions of its boxed software and that the Creative Suite brand will cease to exist. All CS apps updates will only be added to its Creative Cloud suite, and Adobe showed off some …
Iain Thomson, 06 May 2013
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Microsoft, Adobe throw fire blanket over blaze of security flaws

Microsoft has fixed 26 security flaws, at least five of which are critical, in its software. At least one of the holes is being actively exploited by hackers to compromise Windows computers. The latest Patch Tuesday update from the company addresses these vulnerabilities, which are present in workstations and servers running …
John Leyden, 15 Aug 2012
Mozilla's latest Firefox beta can display PDFs without a plugin

Mozilla to Adobe: PDFs don't need no more steenking plugins

Mozilla's come right out and said what plenty of people think about PDF-reading browser plugins: they're often woefully insecure, generally replicate things browsers can already do and rely on proprietary technology. Mozilla's answer is HTML 5 allied with the pdf.js project, which together allow a newly-released beta of Firefox …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Jan 2013
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All aboard the patch wagon! Next stop: Microsoft, Adobe, Mozilla

Today, right on schedule, Microsoft's monthly security patch bandwagon rolled into town with updates for Internet Explorer, Office and Windows - with Adobe bringing up the rear. This latest instalment of Patch Tuesday addresses 33 bugs in a range of Redmond software, as revealed late last week. The flaws have been grouped into …
John Leyden, 15 May 2013
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Steve Jobs' death clears way for Adobe CTO defection

Long-standing chief technology officer Kevin Lynch has left Adobe, but why? Adobe has just announced first quarter 2013 results that were a little ahead of its target and show strong take-up of Creative Cloud - by which it offers up its cloudy software services for subscription rather than one-off purchase - roughly akin to an …
Tim Anderson, 21 Mar 2013

Microsoft, Adobe, wilt during Australian price gouge grilling

Adobe and Microsoft's Australia's managing directors have both struggled to answer hours of tough questions from Australia's Parliamentary inquiry into IT pricing. Apple's Tony King was the first witness to front members of parliament for ninety minutes today of MPs today, and acquitted himself well. Adobe's Paul Robson was …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Mar 2013
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Adobe's Flex grabs top project slot at Apache

Adobe’s Flash-friendly Flex application development framework is now a grown-up Apache Software Foundation (ASF) project. Flex has been granted Top-Level Project (TLP) status by the ASF open-source group, "signifying that the Project's community and products have been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and …
Gavin Clarke, 14 Jan 2013
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Adobe bets on cloud collaboration for Acrobat XI

Adobe is upgrading the Acrobat platform to include cloud collaborative editing of PDFs and PowerPoint decks, as well as the touch and mobile friendly features and automatic form generation it says customers have been demanding. Acrobat XI is an attempt by Adobe to move its online document dominance into the cloud realm and not …
Iain Thomson, 02 Oct 2012
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What's a Chromebook good for? How about running PHOTOSHOP?

Chromebooks are great for browsing the web, but they're not much good for running applications like Photoshop – not yet, at any rate. But they may become much more versatile devices soon, thanks to a new experiment cooked up by Adobe and Google. On Monday, the companies jointly unveiled "Project Photoshop Streaming," an effort …
Neil McAllister, 30 Sep 2014
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Adobe rips up rebate rules after resellers riot

Adobe has tweaked its rebate programme in response to complaints from partners that it was too complex to manage and the sales targets were unachievable in the current biz climate. The software maker introduced out a new structure last autumn and rolled out a tiered deal registration programme, a process that some partners …
Paul Kunert, 12 Jun 2012
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Australia threatens Adobe, Apple, with geo-blocking ban

Australia's Parliamentary inquiry into IT pricing has found no plausible reason hardware, software and digital downloads costs more down under, and recommended changes to copyright law so locals can access cheaper goods. The Inquiry kicked off last year, as a part-populist, part-sensible probe into why Australian consumers and …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Jul 2013
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Adobe moving its users into the Cloud: Wants middlemen to help

Adobe says its direct sales force will be competing with resellers when its Creative Cloud (CC) suite reaches enterprise punters. The software maker has reported sales for Q3 ended 31 August of $1.08bn, down from $1.13bn a year ago with 52 per cent of revenues coming from the US, 27 per cent in Europe and 21 per cent in Asia. …
Paul Kunert, 20 Sep 2012
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Adobe adds Flash sandboxing to Firefox

Adobe has released beta code for sandboxing its heavily hacked Flash code within Firefox, in a similar fashion to the Chrome security protections added to its Reader software and Google’s Chrome browser. “Sandboxing technology has proven very effective in protecting users by increasing the cost and complexity of authoring …
Iain Thomson, 07 Feb 2012
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Adobe buys Auditude

Adobe continues to spend up expanding its advertising business with the acquisition of Auditude, an online video ad management platform. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but speculation suggests the transaction was worth around $US100 million. Palo Alto based Auditude has raised nearly $US40 million in the past four years, …
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Adobe's revenge on Steve Jobs: HTML5

Despite significant investments from Microsoft, Google, and others, HTML5 remains not quite good enough for a range of apps. So says Mark Zuckerberg, but I also heard that this week from the chief technology officer of a large media company. Rather than gloat over HTML5's long road to native app parity, though, he fretted about …
Matt Asay, 03 Dec 2012
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Adobe Cloud offers leg up over Creative Suite's price wall

Adobe has launched its mighty Creative Suite in to the cloud, potentially giving designers and illustrators a slightly more affordable way to access its reassuringly expensive tools. On Monday the company unveiled Creative Suite 6, which is available for the first time on a subscription basis from the Creative Cloud, also …
Gavin Clarke, 23 Apr 2012
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Adobe feeling drained by new model, but hopes things will improve

Adobe's second quarter net income eased on poor European demand as well as its move to take Creative Suite into the cloud. Net income eased 2.4 per cent to $223.8m from $229.4m in the same quarter of last year. Adobe also said that it was cutting its revenue growth estimate for the full year, blaming the economic crisis in …
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Adobe lobs out Flash update to plug 3D security hole

Adobe has released an out-of-schedule upgrade for its Flash Player software that tackles two serious vulnerabilities. The cross-platform update is suitable for users of Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. Android punters also need to patch their smartphones to guard against possible attack. The two flaws involve a memory …
John Leyden, 06 Mar 2012
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Adobe automates website design for arty Luddites

Adobe is looking for beta testers for its web design software, which it claims removes the need for coding. Aimed at graphic designers with limited technical skills, Muse claims to make it possible to design complex websites using point-and-click and drag-and-drop rather than hand coding. Adobe is aiming for a full release of …
John Oates, 15 Aug 2011
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Adobe goes gaga for web standards with Edge tool push

Adobe has kicked off its worldwide "Create the Web" tour by announcing a new set of applications aimed at making it easier for developers and designers to build graphically rich, interactive applications based on web standards. You read that right: web standards, not Flash. Flash's star has been waning for web and mobile …
Neil McAllister, 24 Sep 2012
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Windows Firefox stiffs Adobe Flash, plays H.264 YouTube vids

Users of the Firefox web browser on Windows can now dump Adobe Flash and still watch H.264-encoded videos online. Fresh overnight builds of Firefox 20 will now play footage found on HTML5 websites, such as YouTube and Vimeo, that use the patent-encumbered video codec - without the need for Adobe's oft-criticised plugin, which …
Gavin Clarke, 20 Dec 2012
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Inside Secure snatches BBC iPlayer downloads from Adobe

The BBC's mobile iPlayer client, which allows iOS users to download the national broadcaster's programmes for connectionless viewing, is now using digital rights management from embedded solutions player Inside Secure, which should herald the long-promised Android support. iPhone users have been able to download shows since …
Bill Ray, 17 Apr 2013
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Adobe auto-update eases Flash update chore - on Windows only

Adobe has introduced an auto-updater for its Flash software packages that reduces the chore of updating the widely-used application by automating the process for all supported browsers on Windows machines. Previously users had to apply individual updates to Chrome, Firefox and IE add-ons and plug-ins, a process that often went …
John Leyden, 29 Mar 2012
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Adobe startles Wall St with Q4 sales climb

Just one month after Adobe confirmed it was axing around 7 per cent of its global workforce and backing away from its Flash Player software on mobile gadgets, the company has reported final quarter results that surprised Wall Street. It pulled in revenue of $1.1bn (£0.7bn) for the three months ended 2 December, up 14 per cent …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Dec 2011
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Adobe kills two actively exploited bugs in Reader

Adobe has released updates for its Reader and Acrobat applications that fix two vulnerabilities that attackers were exploiting to seize control of Windows-based machines. Version 9.4.7 of the programs fix two memory-corruption bugs that Adobe says are “being actively exploited in limited, targeted attacks in the wild” against …
Dan Goodin, 17 Dec 2011
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Shockwave shocker: Plugin includes un-patched version of Flash

Adobe's latest Shockwave Player is riddled with 18 unpatched ageing Flash vulnerabilities raising concern and befuddlement in the US Computer Emergency Response Team. The video platform used by 450 million people contained a standalone Flash player that had not been updated since January last year. Since that time a host of …
Darren Pauli, 23 May 2014

Cops BUST RING, CUFF BLOKES in Skegness RAID

Microsoft and Adobe can rest easily in their beds tonight after the quack crack squad at the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit nabbed two men flogging dodgy software from their secret lair in Skegness. Specialist fuzz from the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) along with detectives from the …
Paul Kunert, 03 Sep 2014
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Adobe backs down, patches critical Photoshop CS5 hole

Adobe backed down on Friday and promised to release a fix for earlier versions of its Photoshop software after previously insisting users who wanted to safeguard themselves from a critical security vulnerability had to pay for an upgrade. A security flaw in Adobe Photoshop version CS5 and earlier means users could be exposed to …
John Leyden, 14 May 2012

Dell Australia managing director steps down

Joe Kremer, Dell's veep and managing director for Australia and New Zealand, has called it a day. Kremer will leave the building in July, to be replaced by Angela Fox. Fox currently leads Dell's services outfit in the Asia Pacific and Japan, having previously served in senior roles in the company's enterprise solutions business …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Jun 2014
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Adobe slated over channel compo cockup

Adobe appears to have made a real hash of the move to a new rebate structure, with resellers claiming they are still unable to measure progress made on sales targets. The Creative Suite developer, which is cutting 7 per cent of its workforce, moved to a new deal registration programme back in October – one month into its fiscal …
Paul Kunert, 30 Nov 2011
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Crocodoc tries to take bite out of Adobe dominance

Crocodoc is looking to take a big chunk out of Adobe's market share with an HTML5 viewing and annotation system for PDFs and Office documents that eliminates plug-ins or vulnerable software. "I think we beat Adobe to the punch," CEO Ryan Damico told The Register. "We're taken a file format that they've created that's now an open …
Iain Thomson, 02 May 2012
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Adobe price hike: Your money or your files, frappuccino sippers

So, Adobe: can it justify shifting its Creative Suite to a contentious new licensing model? Some say it is making life more difficult and expensive for those users who'd prefer to simply purchase the software outright, while others say it's just a decent business trying to do right by everybody. I refer, of course, to the …
Tim Worstall, 13 May 2013
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Adobe rushes out patch for all-platform Flash vuln

Adobe has fixed a potentially serious cross-platform security bug in its Flash Player software with an out-of-sequence security update. A series of patches for different platforms, published on Sunday, tackles a cross-site scripting vulnerability in Flash. Adobe Flash Player version 10.3.181.16 – and earlier across a range of …
John Leyden, 06 Jun 2011
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Adobe reels in game coders with a quick free Flash

Adobe is allowing programmers to use "premium features" in Flash Player 11.2 for free to kickstart take up among games makers. After unleashing the Flash build and AIR 3.2 upon the world, Adobe announced that premium functionality in Player will be available free of charge to content published before 1 August and there will be …
Gavin Clarke, 28 Mar 2012
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Adobe tosses more big deals dosh at resellers

A shakeup of deal registration payments by Adobe could help its links with hard-pressed resellers. A classic four-tiered partner scheme – Registered, Certified, Gold and Platinum – goes live on 3 October and as part of this Adobe is raising fees for deals logged on its system. "Resellers are facing an increasingly competitive …
Paul Kunert, 20 Sep 2011
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Adobe unfurls Flash 10.3 beta

Adobe has released a beta of Flash Player 10.3 that – among other new niceties – includes a preferences pane for managing your storage, camera, playback, and other settings. Previously, users needed to access an Adobe-hosted settings webpage to control preferences for global and website privacy and storage, security, protected …
Rik Myslewski, 08 Mar 2011
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Adobe snarfs up electronic signature automator

Adobe Systems has acquired the online electronic-signature and signature-automation provider EchoSign. "We're extremely pleased to announce that EchoSign is now part of the Acrobat family," enthused EchoSign CEO Jason Lemkin and Adobe Acrobat headman Kevin Lynch in a post on the just-acquired company's blog – and, yes, that's …
Rik Myslewski, 18 Jul 2011
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Adobe sucks on Oracle brain drain for HTML5 game gain

Adobe seems to be juicing its software gaming credentials against HTML5 by grabbing some hard-core Sun Microsystems talent as they slip out Oracle's back door. Four senior and respected members of the old Sun Hotspot Java Virtual Machine team jumped clear of Oracle during March and April, and all four have landed at Adobe. The …
Gavin Clarke, 17 May 2012
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Adobe takes on Efficient Frontiers

Adobe is building up its anti-Google fire power with the inclusion of advertising services outfit Efficient Frontier into its armoury. The new advertising asset will sit snugly with last month’s acquisition of Palo Alto based video advertising company Auditude, data management company Demdex, purchased earlier this year, and …