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Adobe Audition moves to Mac with CS5.5, Soundbooth EOL (TUAW.com)

Apr 14th 2011 10:27PM Audition and ProTools are really different tools. There is overlap for sure, but they each have their niche. Audition integrates very nicely into the Premiere-After Effects-Encore workflow, too.

Apple announces iPad 2 in 2 colors, will feature dual cameras and A5 chip (TUAW.com)

Mar 2nd 2011 2:06PM It's a nice speed bump. I don't think there was enough innovation to keep Gingerbread tablets at bay, though.

Adobe's Packager to be updated for iPad support (TUAW.com)

Feb 1st 2011 12:24AM One thing to keep in mind is the CS5-- the current version-- does not include Acrobat X (Acrobat 10, they just call it X). Adobe has had these interim updates before since Acrobat is on a separate schedule from Creative Suite. In the past, these releases had been short on the feature side for Photoshop, etc., and Acrobat was the main new item.

Apple pulls WikiLeaks app from the App Store (TUAW.com)

Dec 21st 2010 12:29PM I certainly see both sides of this argument. Whether your are for/against what Wikileaks has done is not what bugs me.

What bugs me is censorship.

Imagine that your ISP started blocking your access to certain web sites. You'd certainly cry foul about that.

Apple, through its policies, is doing exactly the same thing. Since the best experience consuming content is often through an app rather than the browser, I find Apple "Big Brother" approach repugnant and unsupportable.

It IS censorship and it is IS wrong.

Danish newspaper protests App Store censorship (TUAW.com)

Dec 9th 2010 12:39AM Apple is guilty of censorship. The app store does not take into account the fact that standards in other countries is very different that the US. I understand that the US is uptight, but this sort of decision makes everyone in the US look like an idiot. But, seriously, every time I update my CraigsList app I have to click through the "Over 18" warning! I'm tired of Apple being a net nanny. If Apple installed filters on the included iPad Safari browser and told you what you could and couldn't surf to, what would you say then? I can't see how this is any different. Shame on Apple!

Trend Micro raises a stink over Security Essentials via Windows Update (Download Squad)

Nov 8th 2010 1:38PM I've been a pretty happy user of Security Essentials for over a year. I think one thing should be clarified . . . third parties can tie into the Windows Update Mechanism (WSUS). For example, recently Adobe announced the Reader/Acrobat 10 updates can be pushed out via Windows Update instead of having to be pushed down manually by overburdened IT departments.

Adobe Flash Media Gateway enables VoIP and video conferencing from Flash Player and AIR (Download Squad)

Oct 28th 2010 4:27PM I like it. With Flash-enabled set-tops and TVs, this could really be transforming.

New zero-day vulnerabilities found in Adobe Flash, Reader, and Acrobat (Download Squad)

Oct 28th 2010 4:24PM Generally, Adobe responds in a week to two weeks. Apple sometimes takes months to respond. Adobe at least acknowledges issues with some transparency.

Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac now available (Download Squad)

Oct 27th 2010 12:50AM Anyone know what the APIs are like? Used to be the Mac had almost zero hooks compared to the Win version.

Adobe offers device-agnostic HTML5 + Flash hybrid video player widget (Download Squad)

Oct 22nd 2010 5:01PM It's really expensive to support the "splinternet" these days, so I think this is an interesting and welcome development.