Feeds

Articles about Adobe

The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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
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
The Register breaking news

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

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
The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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
Tojiro Senkou 15cm kitchen knife

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
adobe

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
html5_logo

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
The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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, …
The Register breaking news

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
adobe

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 …
The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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
Adobe security

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
The Register breaking news

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

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
The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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
Adobe's Creative Cloud replaces Creative Suite

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
The Register breaking news

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
channel

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
The Register breaking news

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

Dear Windows Journal, today I got owned: 29 security bugs swatted

Microsoft has released patches for 29 security vulnerabilities, while Adobe has released an update for Flash Player. Redmond's latest Patch Tuesday batch is composed of six bulletins, two of which have been rated as critical updates. Three others have been rated important, and the sixth is considered a moderate risk. The …
Shaun Nichols, 08 Jul 2014
The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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
hands waving dollar bills in the air

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
The Register breaking news

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 …
The Register breaking news

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
The Register breaking news

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
Parliament House Canberra by Flickr user OzMark17 used under CC Share and Share alike licence

Australian Parliament issues summons to Apple, Microsoft, Adobe

The IT Pricing Inquiry being conducted by Australia's House Committee on Infrastructure and Communications has issued summons to Apple, Microsoft and Adobe. The inquiry kicked off in 2012 and is investigating why Australians pay more for hardware and software than those overseas. At current exchange rate one Australian dollar …
Simon Sharwood, 11 Feb 2013
arrow pointing up

Adobe axes 750 jobs to focus on HTML5, cloud

Adobe has confirmed it is slashing 750 jobs across its enterprise licensing biz and focusing on HTML5 work as part of a restructure to pump up its digital media and marketing software. The proposal to cut around seven per cent of its workforce came as the maker of reassuringly expensive graphic design software reaffirmed …
Paul Kunert, 09 Nov 2011
The Register breaking news

Adobe resuscitates 64-bit Flash for Linux

Adobe has resuscitated Flash Player for 64-bit Linux, drawing cheers from penguins across the planet. On Wednesday, the company released a beta version of Flash Player 11 for the desktop, and this included a 64-bit Linux beta. In June of last year, Adobe murdered an experimental version of Flash 10.1 for 64-bit Linux, but it …
Cade Metz, 14 Jul 2011
Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer

Put down that airbrush, now you can touch up hot models in REAL LIFE

Adobe has updated its Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) so that users can output their designs to 3D printers. The company hopes the upgrade will simplify the process of refining and fabricating stuff using the trendy gear: models, created using Adobe's software or imported from third-party tools, and built as three-dimensional …
Shaun Nichols, 17 Jan 2014
Adobe

Adobe confirms mobile Flash Player's race is run

It's official: Adobe Flash Player is dead for mobile browsers… almost. Once Flash 11.1 for Android devices and RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook is done, Adobe will develop no future versions, it confirmed today, though it will patch bugs and plug security holes yet to be discovered in the 11.1 code. Adobe said it views HTML 5 as the " …
Tony Smith, 09 Nov 2011
Adobe Reader for iOS icon

Adobe Reader

It’s hard to believe that it has taken Adobe so long to release a PDF reader for iDevices, especially since the Android version has been available for more than a year now. And with so many other apps already available for reading PDF files, including Apple’s own iBooks, I could barely muster the enthusiasm to download Adobe …
Cliff Joseph, 03 Nov 2011
Adobe Photoshop Touch ios app icon

Adobe Photoshop Touch

Annoyingly for us iOS fans, Photoshop Touch actually made its debut on Android, late last year. You can download it from Google Play. However, it has now arrived on the iPad 2 and the ‘new iPad’ – but not the first-generation iPad or any other iOS device – just in time to bump pixels with Apple’s own iPhoto. They’re not really …
Cliff Joseph, 15 Mar 2012
globalisation

Adobe can't penetrate punters' tight wallets: Users holding out for CS6

Adobe's first quarter profits took a bashing as customers of its legacy desktop software deferred purchases in anticipation of forthcoming Creative Suite 6 and Creative Cloud. The maker of reassuringly expensive software saw net income slide 21 per cent to $185.2m for the first quarter ended 2 March. Total sales edged up 1.3 …
Paul Kunert, 20 Mar 2012
The Register breaking news

Military contractor warns of new Adobe Reader exploit

Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in the latest versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat applications to hijack computers running Microsoft Windows, Adobe warned on Tuesday. The vulnerability, which corrupts memory involved with the U3D, or Universal 3D, file format, was reported by members of Lockheed Martin's computer …
Dan Goodin, 06 Dec 2011
The Register breaking news

Adobe offloads unwanted Linux AIR onto OEMs

Adobe Software is putting the future of Linux AIR in the hands of OEMs, admitting its own attempts to promote the Flash-based media runtime on Linux have had very little impact. The company has said it plans no new versions of the AIR runtime or development tools for Linux. Adobe seems to believe AIR stands a better chance …
Gavin Clarke, 17 Jun 2011

Mozilla agrees to add DRM support to Firefox – under protest

Mozilla has announced that it will add Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) for digital rights management into a future build of Firefox, even if the organization disagrees with the technology on principle. The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is to add EME into the specifications for HTML5 at the behest of Microsoft, Google, and …
Iain Thomson, 14 May 2014

Poison PDF pusher released to public

Attacking enterprises just got easier with the development of an idiot-friendly tool that spits out booby-trapped PDFs with a few clicks. The tool weaves existing exploits into PDFs, allowing attacks against Adobe Reader and Acrobat versions 8.x prior to 8.2.1 and 9.x before 9.3.1. Users can insert their own URL pointers into …
Darren Pauli, 12 Jun 2014
Adobe CreatePDF icon

Adobe CreatePDF

There are plenty of PDF viewer apps available for iOS devices, so it’s a little surprising that it’s taken this long for Adobe - deviser of the Portable Document Format - to release this CreatePDF app. Its job is to convert documents in any of a variety of formats - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenOffice, Photoshop, Illustrator, …
Cliff Joseph, 08 Sep 2011