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Adobe Creative Cloud is turning into a big legal mess

Adobe Creative Cloud is turning into a big legal mess

The cloud is supposed to be a big win-win for all parties involved. Consumers always have access to the latest and supposedly most bug-free version of software while service and software providers are assured of a steady stream of revenue to further develop their product. Reality, however, is sometimes harsher and always stranger than fiction and now subscribers to Adobe's Create Cloud Suite are finding themselves the subject of potential legal threats from third-parties suing Adobe itself.

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Fuchsia OS gets its biggest public confirmation from a Google exec

Fuchsia OS gets its biggest public confirmation from a Google exec

Fuchsia isn't exactly a total secret. It has been spotted numerous times, partially thanks to its open source nature. But while Google hasn't taken pains to hide this third operating system, it also hasn't said much about it. Perhaps for the first time in a long while and in the biggest way possible, Fuchsia's existence and goal has been confirmed by a high-ranking Google official. And not just any Google exec but the very man who heads Android and Chrome OS, the two platforms Fuchsia is expected to unify or replace.

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Meet Mainline, Google’s most important Android update, ever

Meet Mainline, Google’s most important Android update, ever

The security of the software that runs on your smartphone is the most important element in the device. Without a fully updated and secure smartphone, all could potentially be lost, or worse. This week Google made it clear that they intend to take hold of Android security at the root. This initiative goes by the name of Project Mainline.

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Chrome will allow blocking third-party tracking, show more ad info

Chrome will allow blocking third-party tracking, show more ad info

The pervading theme in Google I/O 2019 seems to be privacy. Ironic considering the company was, at one point, regarded to be its biggest violator. Whether you believe it turned over a new leaf or is cooking up something is for you to decide. The fact is that, at least for the moment, Google is giving users, especially Chrome users, more control or at least more information about the things that could violate their privacy on the Web.

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Fitter, happier, more productive: 3 ways Microsoft is fighting digital overload

Fitter, happier, more productive: 3 ways Microsoft is fighting digital overload

Less stress, more focus. Sitting in front of a computer - or pulling out your smartphone to check a notification - is rarely a route to low blood pressure, but Microsoft is previewing three ways artificial intelligence and software improvements could address digital health and boost efficiency at Build 2019 today.

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Microsoft Edge gets IE mode tabs and better security control

Microsoft Edge gets IE mode tabs and better security control

Microsoft promised big things when it announced Edge would be moving to the Chromium engine, and at Build 2019 it's delivering on that. The company's annual developer event has seen new privacy and usability tools added to Edge, including the ability to bring legacy web-apps into an Edge tab.

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Windows 10 1903 to let users decide when to download and install updates

Windows 10 1903 to let users decide when to download and install updates

One of the most controversial aspects of Windows 10, aside from initial concerns about privacy settings. is the way Microsoft pushed updates down everyone's throats. It went to the opposite extreme of previous Windows update strategies and forced its rolling updates on users that would later prove to be buggy and problematic. It has slowly been giving back control to users and the upcoming May 2019 update will let users decide when they want to download and install the updates.

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Firefox broke add-ons because it let a security certificate expire

Firefox broke add-ons because it let a security certificate expire

What should have probably been an uneventful weekend, or a weekend spent watching Avengers: Endgame, turned out to be a mini-nightmare for the folks at Mozilla. The developers of the Firefox web browser spent the past two days feverishly working to re-enable users' add-ons that suddenly became unusable on Friday night. All because Mozilla forgot that a critical security certificate would be expiring that day and wasn't able to renew it in time.

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Adobe quietly cans its cheapest Creative Cloud plan

Adobe quietly cans its cheapest Creative Cloud plan

The Adobe Creative Cloud monthly subscription plan with cheapest cost was, up until this week, approximately $10 USD. That plan was the "Photography plan" with 20GB of cloud storage. Now, according to many users, that plan's disappeared, and the new least expensive Adobe Creative Cloud subscription cost is approximately $21 USD.

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Your iPhone’s new update is its most important in years

Your iPhone’s new update is its most important in years

If you're using an iPhone right now - and statistically, chances are pretty good you are - you'll be getting iOS 13 soon. Today the fourth iOS 12.3 Beta is out on some lucky users - and developers running this Developer Beta have already begun to explore. What we're most excited about with the iOS 13 release isn't the fixes and the prodding of the tiny details coming with each new Beta, it's the system-wide options it'll make available to users.

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Apple Aperture photo editing app won’t work after macOS Mojave

Apple Aperture photo editing app won’t work after macOS Mojave

Apple has a track record of supporting older hardware and software far longer than its peers but even the mighty Cupertino-based company can't always make magic happen. Half a decade ago, it announced that its rather popular photo editing software, Aperture, would no longer see any action. Now it is sounding the death knell, warning its still-existing faithful users that the program will no longer work in future versions of macOS, starting with the one launching this year.

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Windows 10 will require PCs to have at least 32 GB storage

Windows 10 will require PCs to have at least 32 GB storage

Four years ago, Microsoft gave out the good news that, finally, Windows was losing some weight. Regarded as the most bloated operating system out of the box, Windows 10 shed off a few gigabytes enough for Microsoft to require only 16 GB as the minimum space for OEMs to set aside for it. Now it's reversing course and is doubling that number but it may actually be for the best this time.

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