Adobe has launched a new photo software suite for iPad users called Adobe Lightroom mobile. We heard that Adobe was working on this iOS app nearly a year ago and it is finally here. Lightroom mobile is a companion app to the Lightroom desktop software. Those interested in the new mobile app can only get access to it as part of Adobe Creative Cloud.
President Obama has been working on his ConnectED Initiative for a while. The goal of that initiative is to improve the education system in the US and help education move into a more technology focused world. The initiative has added a couple new firms to the mix, including one of the larger software firms out there.
Earlier this month we talked a bit about Photoshop CC getting the ability to print directly to a 3D printer. That early 3D printing capability was compatible with popular 3D printers like the Makerbot Replicator. That printer uses different plastic materials and isn’t able to print in full color.
The US Army, Department of Energy, Department of Health and Human Services, and other US government agencies were infiltrated by the Adobe software breaches that came to light last month, the FBI said in a memo this week. The memo, which was distributed throughout the affected agencies, said that the breaches actually started in December of 2012 and were carried out by the hacker group known as Anonymous. They then left "back doors" to government computer systems which Anonymous operatives could return to later, which some did quite publicly last month.
Twitter's per-click ad value has increased by 300% since last year, an Adobe report shows. In Q3 2012, revenue-generating websites earned on average $0.11 for every link click-through from Twitter; in Q3 2013, that figure was $0.44. That revenue-per-visit (RPV) is by far the highest-percentage per-click revenue growth for the period for any social network, including Facebook (39%) and Pinterest (150%). That news alone could help boost Twitter's per-share price range for tomorrow's long-awaited IPO, but the report shows even more sunny news for the company's viability as a marketing platform.
AnonNews.org this weekend posted a 3.8 GB file listing over 150 million Adobe account usernames and hashed passwords stolen in the late September breach that came to light Oct. 3, reports Krebs Online Security. 38 million users were directly affected and have already been contacted by Adobe to change their passwords. That figure is above and beyond the 2.9 million accounts whose encrypted credit card information was stolen. The breach, it is now known, also included stolen source code for more of Adobe's programs than previously believed.
Adobe has corralled Flash Player in OS X Mavericks, sandboxing the much-maligned plugin in Safari on Apple's latest Mac operating system so as to minimize its potential to allow through malware. The move - which follows Adobe sandboxing its plugins when used in Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox - follows Apple's increasing moves to keep Flash at arm's length, including forcibly blocking Flash Player in Safari after security issues were spotted.
There's been a bit of a security breach over at Adobe this week, with the company letting it be known that a cool 2.9 million Adobe IDs may have been involved in the incident. Adobe is taking action this afternoon with a series of precautions due to the serious nature of the incident, including resetting passwords for millions of users as well as notifying those customers whose accounts were affected. Incidents range from simple account access all the way up to encrypted credit card numbers and expiration dates.