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05/03/2014 - Adobe's all-in-one photo app Revel arrives on Android

If one of the many, many photo apps on Android isn't doing it for you, Adobe's just added Revel to the fray. Though it's touting features like ease-of-use, automatic syncing, sharing and privacy for the app (which has been on iOS for quite a while), we actually found the built-in Photoshop Express-like features to be the best part. Those include scaling, rotation, brightness, contrast, filters and other handy adjustments, with a much simpler interface than Photoshop Express (thank goodness). If interested, you can upload all the photos and video you want for the first 30 days, then add 50 videos or photos a month for free after that. For unlimited storage, you'll pay $6 per month or $60 per year. A notable oversight is that Creative Cloud subscribers don't get free access, as it would let pros share their portfolios more easily. As for as the privacy, it'll probably take us quite a bit more time to get over some deep trust issues.

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23/01/2014 - Adobe redesigns Photoshop Express for Android, makes it compatible with KitKat

On mobile devices, Photoshop Express is one of Adobe's most crowd-pleasing applications. Now, to make things better for Android users, the software maker has released a completely revamped version of its handy app. Aside from being friendly with the latest flavor of Android, KitKat, the Photoshop Express app's been tweaked to access/process images from an SD card in much faster fashion. Adobe states that the goal of this update was to bring the most popular features front and center, including things like Looks, Corrections, cropping, red eye reduction and a bunch of other useful tools. There's also the debut on Android of Adobe's new engine for rendering photos (which the company says is great for handling large files), as well as integration with its own photo service, Revel. And hey, above all, it still won't cost you a dime to download it to your device.

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04/12/2013 - Google creating a tool to port Chrome apps to Android and iOS

Google creating a tool to port Chrome apps to Android and iOS

Google's been shepherding web applications to the desktop as packaged Chrome apps (think the browser-based Google Keep) for a while now, and it turns out the search titan is building a tool to help them go mobile. The Next Web noticed that Googler Michal Mocny has been hard at work on a project dubbed Mobile Chrome Apps that's been hosted on Github since May. The repository's description reveals the code is a toolkit for porting Chrome packaged apps to ones that will run on Android and iOS by using Apache Cordova (formerly known as PhoneGap). Though the applications will retain their HTML, CSS and Javascript innards, they'll look like native apps and can even be submitted to their respective app stores. While the software is publicly available, it's not expected to be in beta form until January. Ready to lunge into development anyway? Venture to the source and hack away.

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Via: The Next Web

Source: Mobile Chrome Apps (Github)


15/11/2013 - Adobe Reader update for Android adds costly PDF conversion features

DNP Adobe Reader update

Catching up to its iOS counterpart, Adobe's Reader app for Android has been updated with the same PDF conversion tools. This means that from within the app, you can now create PDFs from various popular file types, and vice versa. While the new version improves search, changes the file browser UI and adds multi-window support for free, you'll need to reach for your wallet to use the PDF transmogrification features. Continuing Adobe's love of subscriptions over purchases, the ExportPDF add-on for turning PDFs into other files costs just under $24 per year. The PDF pack, which lets you make PDFs from other files as well as the reverse, comes at a monthly charge of $10. We're good, thanks.

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07/08/2013 - Adobe Reader 11 for iOS adds PDF conversion, but it'll cost you

Adobe Reader for iOS updated with PDF conversion features, but they'll cost you

When we're not wandering through an eerie wilderness or virtually feng shuing our pads, life occasionally calls for us to be productive on our mobile devices. To ensure we are, Adobe has updated its Reader app for iOS with all kinds of new PDF conversion features. The addition of CreatePDF means you can now turn images, various MS Office files and other formats into PDFs from within the app. ExportPDF, as the names suggests, is another new service that does the reverse, allowing you to create Office or RTF docs from PDFs. These features come at price, though, as they're activated through in-app purchases -- ExportPDF costs $19.99 / £13.99 per year and a CreatePDF subscription (which includes ExportPDF) goes for $89.99 / £59.99. Any chance we can pay you in hugs, Adobe?

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Source: iTunes store (Adobe Reader)


30/07/2013 - Australians urged to 'lawfully evade' unfair prices on digital goods

Australians urged to 'lawfully evade' unfair prices on digital goods

After going through a year-long rigmarole of summonses and interrogations to find out why Australians are being overcharged by as much as 66 percent on digitally-distributed Apple, Microsoft and Adobe products, and how the practice of "geo-blocking" prevents customers from seeking fairer prices elsewhere, an Australian parliamentary committee has finally hit on a solution. In the words of committee chairman Nick Champion, speaking to ABC News:

"What we want to do is make sure that consumers are aware of the extent to which geo-blocking applies to them and the extent to which they can lawfully evade [it]."

Now, if you were hoping that the Australian government would somehow force these companies to drop their prices down to US-equivalent levels, then this quote may admittedly sound a bit weak. It might also seem impractical, since geo-blocking is designed to be difficult to evade, by binding a customer's IP address, credit card or other details to their home market. Then again, things start to make more sense when we factor in the committee's other suggestions.

In particular, it proposes that the country's Copyright Act be amended to make it clear that an Australian won't be prosecuted just because they annoyed a multinational tech company by circumventing its geographic restrictions -- and, indeed, the population as a whole should be taught "tools and techniques" to achieve this wherever possible. The committee even recommends that Australians should have a "right of resale," such that they could legally remove locks on digital content that limits it to one user or one ecosystem. We have no idea how seriously the government will take these ideas, or how quickly it may implement them, but the committee's defiant tone makes for some good reading at the source link.

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04/06/2013 - Adobe Reader now available for Windows Phone 8, no longer limited to 7.5
Adobe Reader now available for Windows Phone 8, no longer limited to 75

Something as simple as a PDF-friendly application can make things so much better for any mobile user -- and who other than the file pioneer to be the provider of such element. While Adobe Reader was already available for folks on Mango, the app is now expanding its horizons and reaching a more recent version of Microsoft's OS, Windows Phone 8. As far as features go, Adobe's app is the very same one that's been present on WP 7.5 for some time, but with the exception that it's now bringing its PDF opening / viewing traits to a broader audience. The Windows Phone 8-ready app is up for grabs now, so hit the source link below if you'd like to get the download process initiated.

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19/03/2013 - Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch steps down, reportedly leaving for Apple

CNBC just reported that Kevin Lynch, Adobe's CTO, is stepping down and apparently leaving the company for Apple. Adobe made the announcement this afternoon along with its earnings report and an 8-K filing. Sources indicate that Mr. Lynch is headed to Apple. We've reached out to both Adobe and Apple for comment. We'll keep you posted as we find out more.

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Source: CNBC, Bloomberg (Twitter), All Things D


16/10/2012 - Adobe Reader for iOS and Android updated with cloud storage support

DNP Adobe Reader update for Android and iOS adds cloud storage for viewing and editing on the go

On Monday, Adobe dropped details for an update to its iOS and Android versions of Reader. The most noteworthy enhancement here is the introduction of cloud file storage with Acrobat.com, which allows users to view and edit documents seamlessly across mobile and desktop devices, à la Google Docs Google Drive. Reader Mobile has also gained FormsCentral data support, improved selecting and highlighting of Asian text, and mobile document rights management with secure watermark support. If Android is your mobile platform of choice and you'd like to give these new features a spin, head on over to Google Play to claim their prize. iPhone owners, on the other hand, have a bit of a wait ahead of them. The update is still awaiting Apple's approval before hitting the App Store.

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Adobe Reader for iOS and Android updated with cloud storage support originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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19/09/2012 - BBC Media Player to give Android users their iPlayer fix in a mostly Flashless world

BBC Media Player to give Android users their iPlayer fix in a Flashless world

Remember how the BBC was asking Adobe to keep Flash for Android on life support for a short while? The broadcaster just removed any doubts as to why with the launch of BBC Media Player, its solution for that day when the mobile plugin is well and truly buried. Starting with iPlayer on the mobile web and moving on to both radio as well as an updated version of the Android app due next week, the BBC will be using close Flash cousin Adobe AIR for streaming playback on Android phones and tablets. It can't quit Flash technology cold turkey given the sheer number of devices still running Gingerbread or earlier, which rules out HTTP Live Streaming for now. Media Player isn't necessarily the most elegant solution -- we're seeing reports of sub-par video and other hiccups -- but it will keep those episodes of Doctor Who rolling on most Android hardware and let the BBC push out updates that address as many of the Google-inclined as possible.

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BBC Media Player to give Android users their iPlayer fix in a mostly Flashless world originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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07/09/2012 - Adobe Reader 10.1 for Windows Phone brings updated file browser, new search functions and more

Adobe Reader 101 for Windows Phone brings updated file browser, new search functions and more

Judging by WP Marketplace reviews from folks like yourself, the platform's Adobe Reader application is in much need of a few tweaks -- and, well, that's exactly what the Flash maker's done. As it did with its Android and iOS counterparts a few months back, Adobe's now bringing an updated version (10.1, to be exact) of its mobile Reader app to the Windows Phone 7.5 (or later) crowd. Among the most notable features you'll find are a revamped file browser, new search functionalities that make it easier to find words and phrases within documents, plus the ability to navigate PDF documents using the Page Scrubber or bookmarks you have set. Unfortunately, Adobe Reader 10.1 isn't up for download just yet, but it won't be too long before it eventually starts showing up on Redmond's app market.

Update: As our dear commenters have pointed out (and the Marketplace has since confirmed), the Adobe Reader update is now available for everyone's downloading pleasure. Enjoy.

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Adobe Reader 10.1 for Windows Phone brings updated file browser, new search functions and more originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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19/08/2012 - Mobile Miscellany: week of August 13th, 2012

Mobile Miscellany week of August 13th, 2012

Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, Clove teased the October arrival of the black Samsung Galaxy S III and a security vulnerability was uncovered for Android's pattern unlock feature. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore the "best of the rest" for this week of August 13th, 2012.

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Mobile Miscellany: week of August 13th, 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 18 Aug 2012 21:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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15/08/2012 - PSA: Adobe halts new installs of Flash on Android as of tomorrow

PSA Adobe halts new installs of Flash on Android from tomorrowAdobe has been broadcasting as much as possible that Flash on Android is going away, although it's been offering a grace period for those addicted to the plugin. It's now time to wean yourself off. As Adobe warned earlier in the year, new installations from Google Play won't be an option from August 15th onwards. Any downloads after that point will be limited to updates for existing installations or to those willing to raid Adobe's archives -- assuming would-be users aren't already running Android 4.1, that is. While we'd still expect Flash to preserve some of its relevance in mobile as long as phones ship with it preinstalled, and alternatives like Skyfire persist, we'd strongly suggest getting comfortable with HTML5 and native apps from now on.

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PSA: Adobe halts new installs of Flash on Android as of tomorrow originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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29/06/2012 - Adobe confirms it won't support Flash on Android 4.1, stops new Flash installs from Google Play on August 15th

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Adobe was very public about dropping mobile Flash last fall. In case that wasn't clear enough, the developer just drew a line in the sand: Android 4.1 doesn't, and won't ever, get certification for Flash. The company is stopping short of saying that Flash won't run, but it's evident that Adobe won't help you if the web browser plugin doesn't install (or breaks in spectacular fashion) on that Nexus 7. Just to underscore the point, the firm is also halting new installations of Flash from Google Play as of August 15th. Security updates and other vital patches will continue on for existing users. Any fresh downloads after that fateful day, however, will have to come from Adobe's mausoleum for old versions. The company had already said that HTML5 was the way forward on phones and tablets -- now we know just how quickly it's backing up that claim.

Adobe confirms it won't support Flash on Android 4.1, stops new Flash installs from Google Play on August 15th originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jun 2012 23:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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27/02/2012 - Adobe announces Project Primetime video platform, Highlights available now for iPad
If you've been wondering what Adobe had in the works after laying Flash Player for mobile to rest, the wait is over. The outfit has unveiled the codenamed Project Primetime, the "industry's first fully integrated video technology platform" that will offer television-esque viewing sessions across your web-enabled devices. This tech plays nice with all "major" mobile platforms -- including iOS -- as well as desktop operating systems and smart TVs. Touting a workflow that pulls together streaming, content protection, analytics and advertising, the software will allow media providers to offer live and on-demand viewing on a number of internet-friendly devices. The first portion of Adobe's project, "Primetime Highlights," is available today for the iPad and showcases a video editor (pictured above) alongside the Auditude ad platform. Don't fret, though, support for other platforms is coming later in the year. While Primetime is on display for the first time at MWC, parts of the new tech will see daylight throughout 2012. If you're looking for some more details, hit the full press release below.

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Adobe announces Project Primetime video platform, Highlights available now for iPad originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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04/10/2011 - HTC Explorer: Smartphone For Masses
HTC launched HTC Explorer, one of the most affordable smartphones on the market (around $290) and the most recent completion of the global portfolio of devices. HTC Explorer thus proposes a complex smartphone experience for users having a smartphone for the first time. Having a curved and compact design, a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen, a 3-megapixel camera, HTC Explorer provides specific performance through a model attractive and affordable.

20/06/2011 - Adobe Facilitated Android, iOS and BlackBerry with its Updates for Flash Builder and Flex
Adobe today released much awaited updates to its Flex 4.5 and Flash Builder 4.5 software. The new release enables developers to create cross-platform apps successfully for iOS, Android and BlackBerry.

17/02/2009 - Nokia, Vodafone and Adobe Help Kick-off Mobile World Congress 2009

This year's Mobile World Congress is now underway and already there has been a flurry of announcements and launches from some of the big names lining up in Barcelona.
Vodafone has unveiled a raft of new mobiles, including its first own-branded consumer GPS phone - the Vodafone 835.

16/02/2009 - Palm joins Adobe's Open Screen Project, Pre to support Flash

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Pandora's CTO talks about Pre, webOS development, gaming, and small children
Copy and paste, data tethering, and now Flash -- it looks like the Pre's going to fill in a lot of unchecked iPhone feature boxes, doesn't it? Yep, Palm's just joined Adobe's Open Screen Project, and there's no two bones about what that means: the press release flat out says "the Open Screen Project will help deliver Adobe Flash Player for smartphones on the new Palm webOS platform." That's especially interesting since the webOS SDK is so heavily based on web technologies and native player support potentially opens the door for Flash-based apps, which would instantly bring a ton of new devs to the Pre. That's not a bad thing. We'll find out more at the end of the year, when the mobile Flash player is due to arrive.

Palm joins Adobe's Open Screen Project, Pre to support Flash originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 16 Feb 2009 00:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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10/02/2009 - ARCHOS Offers Android-powered Smartphone

ARCHOS is to bring out a touchscreen smartphone based on the Android operating system.
The new ultra-thin Internet Media Tablet (IMT) will have voice support and deliver "PC-like" performance, according to ARCHOS.

25/09/2008 - Verizon launches Flash-based "Dashboard" for snazzy content delivery

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Verizon has launched a new "experience" (for lack of a better word), dubbed "Dashboard," that will eventually find its way across much of the carrier's lineup -- but lucky Chocolate 3 owners are the first to get hooked up. The Network's looking at Dashboard as an entirely new content stack that complements its existing portals, capable of delivering a richer experience thanks to its Flash-based roots; the idea is that content providers will be able to offer free and paid content side by side, seamlessly, without the user needing to jump between sites or apps. We're all for flashy new ways to use our handsets, just as long as we don't accidentally buy stuff without realizing it until our bill shows up next month, ya dig?

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22/06/2008 - iPhone news roundup: subsidies, Flash, Canada, and beatings

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Psst... you hear that there's a new iPhone coming out next month? Yeah, us too. Here are a few iPhone stories we've been tracking from the past handful of days:
  • An analyst for Oppenheimer claims that AT&T is going to be shelling out $325 for each and every iPhone 3G it sells, compared to an average of $200 for other devices on the carrier's shelves. What's more, devices sold in Apple stores (as opposed to AT&T stores) will cost AT&T another $100 for some reason, bringing the grand total to $425 -- not including the $199 or $299 the customer is paying for the 8GB and 16GB models, respectively. Where Oppenheimer is getting its figures isn't exactly clear, but we suppose it's believable -- and as the analyst suggests, the higher subsidy reflects AT&T's confidence that they'll be able to recoup the loss with a higher ARPU.
  • The on-again, off-again saga of Adobe Flash on the iPhone continues, with the company's CEO trumpeting during its Q2 earnings call that it now has a version working in the SDK's emulator. That's all well and good, but there's still no sign that Apple wants Flash on the iPhone, and since Cupertino's still the ultimate gatekeeper here, Adobe's efforts could still all be for naught.
  • Canada's Rogers has finally decided to stop playing coy and has replaced the silhouette of the mystery device launching on July 11 on its site with the real deal. You weren't fooling anyone anyhow, guys.
  • A Columbus, Ohio bus rider was unceremoniously beaten this week in an attempt to nab his iPhone as other riders calmly looked on, showing no emotion whatsoever -- a sad state of affairs, to say the least. Fortunately, the victim was able to hang on to the goods but suffered some injuries in the scuffle. If it had been an iPhone 3G, we'd have to summon every ounce of willpower not to have a go at swiping it ourselves, but an iPhone 1? Seriously, come on.
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