One year ago, Adobe took the wraps off its ambitious push toward subscription-based software, and now the iconic company is following through with a sequel that includes updated desktop applications, new mobile apps and even its first hardware product.
The big news Wednesday was no doubt Facebook's latest big acquisition, which left those of us who don't use the WhatsApp to ask, "What's the big deal?" instead. We can certainly think of at least a few other companies we'd have rather seen the social networking giant drop $19 billion on, but it will be interesting to see what the future holds. But first, let's take a trip backwards in time and catch up on everything else that happened yesterday...
Adobe is kicking off the New Year in grand style with a big Creative Cloud update for designers, adding new creative possibilities to Photoshop CC including 3D printing and Perspective Warp capabilities.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be a wrap for 2013, but there are still plenty of deals and discounts to be found across the internet, including Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program, which is still available to all for a few more days.
One of the biggest criticisms of Adobe's "all or nothing" Creative Cloud plans have been the steep cost for those who just want access to the company's pro photography applications, which the house of Photoshop is finally addressing.
First announced at the MAX 2013 conference last month, Adobe's first major update to Creative Cloud is finally here -- but a few of the cool new features they've worked so hard to promote remain conspicuously absent.
The main event at Adobe's MAX 2013 conference in Los Angeles was a pair of two-hour keynotes that focused on the company's new Creative Suite, as well as on how its users embrace the creative process. While Monday's keynote heralded a big shift toward the subscription-only Creative Cloud software, Tuesday morning's keynote, "Community Inspires Creativity," focused strictly on the creative process as four designers from different fields hit the stage to talk about inspiration and their different approaches to work.
Adobe Creative Cloud is poised to become more unified than ever, with updates to all future versions, cloud-based Sync settings, and Behance social networking for creative designers all built into the package. But its flagship application, Photoshop, has plenty of new tricks as well.