Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader are two of the most popular and well-known programs, supporting equally common file formats. But when you don’t have or don’t want to use these programs, what should you turn to instead? There are a number of great light alternatives out there for viewing Office and PDF files. Show More Summary
Gmail has recently updated the icon for PDF attachments: it no longer uses the Adobe Reader icon and it opted for a basic text icon. Here's the PDF icon used by Gmail since its release back in 2004: Google Drive also shows the new icon...Show More Summary
One of the best features of owning a Mac is the built-in ability to create PDF files from any document, and view those files without the need for Adobe’s Reader software. But sometimes the PDF functionality that Apple has included in...Show More Summary
A week ago, Adobe was caught spying on people's reading habits -- they index all your books and send a full dossier to themselves, in the clear. Now, they've responded to the American Library Association (whose members are the major customers for this terrible stuff) by saying they'll say something next week. (Thanks, Jay!)
by SB Sarah In today's Holy Shit are you KIDDING? news comes a story first reported on Monday by Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader: Adobe Digital Editions v4 is gathering data on what you read and sending that information back to Adobe. No. Show More Summary
Via ars Technica : Adobe's ebook reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe in plain Text. Doesn't this go against a basic rule of librarianship?
Alarmist stories at Gigaom, Arstechnica, and elsewhere have recently villainized Adobe Systems for collecting e-book analytics (in unencrypted form) from readers, surreptitiously. "Adobe is Spying on Users, Collecting Data on Their eBook Libraries." a headline from http://the-digital-reader.com blares. Show More Summary
Ebooks have many advantages, but as Techdirt has reported in the past, there are dangers too, particularly in a world of devices routinely connected to the Net. Back in 2010, we wrote about how Amazon was remotely uploading information about the user notes and highlights you took on your Kindle. Show More Summary
Digital Editions even tracks which pages you've read.
From The Digital Reader: "Adobe is gathering data on the ebooks that have been opened, which pages were read, and in what order. All of this data, including the title, publisher, and other metadata for the book is being sent to Adobe’s...Show More Summary
Adobe continues to build out the Creative Cloud ecosystem, but there’s still one thing missing – a comprehensive education program for people to learn and improve their design skills. So, we’re offering TNW readers a special deal on Adobe Authorized training courses from Train Simple. Show More Summary
I recently received a great tutorial suggestion from a reader named Brigid who asked if I could create a guide to creating an origami style illustration. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to tackle this design for its advanced shape editing abilities and make particular use of Smart Guides to perfectly align our vector paths. Show More Summary
THE GIVEAWAY: One blog reader will win a complimentary seat into Pocket Pop: Adobe Illustrator Basics for the Pocket Scrapper with Scrapaneer instructor Danielle Young. Danielle will walk you through the Adobe Illustrator interface at your own pace while you...
When people think of Adobe, they probably instantly think of the Acrobat Reader we use to view PDFs, or perhaps the popular Photoshop graphics software. But Adobe has a large suite of products and online platforms, especially for those who create. Show More Summary
When Adobe announced that future releases of its Creative Suite software would only be released using a subscription-based model, it was completely unsurprising that 61.2% of Consumerist readers told us in a poll that they’ll switch to Creative Cloud when Adobe pulls CS6 out of their cold, dead hard drives. This week, Creative Cloud’s login outage validated our readers’ … [More]
We're getting reports that Adobe's ID services have been offline for nearly a day—which seems pretty excessive! Twitter, naturally, is less than pleased. So tell us, dear readers, have you been having problems logging into Adobe products? Read more...
Mozilla launched Firefox's native PDF reader in Firefox 19 to provide users of the browser with an alternative to plugin-based readers such as Adobe PDF Reader or Foxit Reader. The idea was to reduce the browser's dependency on plugins, and the creation of a native PDF reader did just that for PDF related plugins. Show More Summary
A quick follow up from yesterday's post, again from The Digital Reader, in which Adobe smartly reverses course and will not cause many loser devices to stop working with their DRM after all. Of course, DRM still sucks. Posted with.....
Ooh, this doesn't sound good. The Digital Reader is reporting that come July, 2014, Adobe will be requiring vendors and hardware to support an updated version of their DRM (Digital Rights Management) solution. So what, you ask? "This means that...
Adobe has launched an update to their popular Adobe Reader application for iOS devices, bringing major improvements, bug fixes and a fresh new look that matches the design of iOS 7. The updated application promises better performance,...Show More Summary