Adobe on Wednesday announced expansion of its Photoshop Photography Program to everyone for a period ending on 2nd of December this year.
The software firm announced that its Photoshop Photography Program would remain available for everyone, including those who never owned Photoshop.
This ongoing $10 subscription price, which is significantly lower than the usual the Creative Cloud membership charge of $50 a month, includes Photoshop CC, Lightroom 5, 20GB of server space, plus a Behance Pro website.
Software firm Adobe Systems admitted on Thursday that unknown cyber criminals hacked into its computer system and slipped away with personal information of millions of its customers.
Adobe said the "sophisticated" security breach allowed the hackers to steel personal data, including credit card information, from 2.9 million of its customers.
The company added that the attack also provided the hackers with access to encrypted passwords and other personal data of its customers.
Going by the indications from Adobe’s fourth Photoshop Creative Suite 6 (CS6) software preview, the forthcoming CS6 will apparently put photo manipulation on steroids; with the company going notably beyond the Photoshop CS5’s content-aware fill technology which was capable of automatically filling in a hole left after the removal of a part of an image.
Photoshop Senior Product Manager Bryan O'Neil Hughes said during the recent CS6 preview that new Photoshop version will underline a “patch tool” which will enable the photographers to decide on the source of filler on their own.
This is the second time in a period of just one month when Adobe has issued a warning saying that its Flash Player has been attacked by a bug. This bug is implanting malicious code inside a Microsoft Office document and making it difficult for the player to perform.
On Monday, the security advisory was issued where it was said that the attackers were fully using the vulnerabilities of the application by embedding the attacks in the files. These word documents when sent through mails again attack the other computer where they are opened.
With an intention to step up the security aspect of Flash Player, Adobe Systems Inc. is allowing users to have more control over cookies.
Adobe Systems Inc. has announced that they were teaming up with several browser vendors in order to make LSOs (Local Shared Objects) management possible from within the browser.
LSOs in Flash Player are used for storing user preferences. But, the system is also used by many dodgy websites to track visitors' behavior. It allows tracking of cookies even after a user deletes them.
Adobe Systems on Monday launched the newest version of its Acrobat suite of software that features tighter security and easy to create and view PDF file capabilities.
The software manufacturer introduced a Standard and Pro version of the new Acrobat X product, along with a free version of its Reader X software. The suite combines some of the renowned Acrobat applications such as Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Media Encoder CS5, Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES2, Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Adobe Presenter 7, and Adobe Captivate 5.
Graphic-design software manufacturer Adobe Systems Inc has reported a year-on-year jump of 69 per cent in profit for fiscal third-quarter, owing to strong performance by each of its major businesses.
The California-based company said it pocketed a profit of $230.1 million, or 44 cents per share, during the third quarter that ended September 3, up from $136 million, or 26 cents per share, in the year ago period.
Revenue jumped 42 per cent, from $697.5million in the last year period to $990 million this year.
Adobe has announced that it would recommence developing Flash for the iPhone as Apple made significant changes in their iOS Developer Program License to reopen the platform to third-party development tools.
But, Apple’s move of barring third-party development tools was being severely criticized, particularly from the side of cross-platform developers.
On Wednesday, Adobe Systems Inc. released a statement which revealed that it will introduce a public tender offer valuing at $240 million to buy Web software manufacturer Day Software Holding.
Adobe, with this move, will expand its portfolio of Web content-management offerings. The strategy would enable the Company to create and manage creative online content.
Adobe Reader is supposed to be one of the easy targets with case of hackers.
The Windows operating system has been considered an easy target that could be hacked and with the aid of Microsoft Adobe will aid in unveil the next version of Adobe Reader that offers Protected Mode offering an extra layer of protection against attacks.
The latest version of Portable Document Reader aids in easy opening of files that doesn't offer operations for Windows OS.
Adobe has strongly hit back at Apple by releasing its Flash Time application for Google's Android platform.
FlashTime will aid users based on Android smarphone devices that have a front-facing cameras to make video calls, an app similar to Apple's FaceTime application for the iPhone 4.
The application is said to make use of the cross-platform Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) 2.5 platform. Unlike Apple's Face Time, it helps users of Flash Time to make text chats during a video call.
According to a recent report, Adobe is developing a sandbox akin to the Protected View in Office 2010 with the assistance of Microsoft. The reason behind the move is that the Company is planning to guard its systems form exploits, which have considerably increased over a period of time.
Adobe is not only seeking help from Microsoft but also the team of Google Chrome on how to develop sandbox.
Microsoft's Practical Windows Sandboxing technique is a helpful feature, which will be used for the next launch of Adobe Reader.
In the fast-moving world of mobile tools there are a number of clashes brewing. The one to be watched might be the clash between Adobe Chief Executive Officer, Shantanu Narayen and Apple CEO, Steve Jobs over Flash, the Adobe software that offers interactivity to millions of websites.
Flash looks like a technology that has had its day, Jobs said at a tech discussion previously this month. According to him, Flash is a bug-ridden battery hog. He favors HTML5, a still-evolving Web technology that is able to do a lot of the similar things that Flash does.
Adobe has launched Flash Player for Android 10.1 and it will be hoping to get a good response from the smartphone market. Apple had earlier decided not to go with Flash and also criticized it. The move is expected to make Flash more popular, as Android is currently the fastest growing OS in the smartphone market.
Adobe Systems Inc., the largest manufacturer of graphic-design softwares, estimated sales surpassed analysts’ forecasts after introducing a long-expected update of its most-lucrative software, dubbed CS5.
Today in a statement, San Jose, California-based Adobe said that profits in the third quarter will touch $950 million to $1 billion.
Forecasters on an average predicted $962 million in sales. Last quarter, proceeds increased 34% to $943 million, exceeding analysts’ average forecast of $906.9 million.
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