The move signals a clear, ruthless investment by Google. And when a giant like Google makes a push like … Read more
Adobe Systems is having a hard time convincing skeptics that its Creative Cloud is worthwhile, but most of those who've signed up plan to renew their subscription to Adobe's software and services for another year's payments.
Those are some of the findings from the latest survey from CNET and analyst firm Jefferies. We've been tracking the demise of Adobe's Creative Suite software, which is sold through perpetual licenses but no longer updated, and its Creative Cloud replacement, which grants access to the CS software, some extra new titles, and online services for publishing, sharing files, … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Neil Young just destroyed his funding goals for a digital music player on Kickstarter.
- Meet the people making new games for Atari, Super NES, and Virtual Boy.
Apple's keychain feature in OS X saves your passwords, keys, and certificates for seamless authentication to various system and Web services. In addition to storing keys, one of the features of the keychain is secure notes, where you can save important information like registration codes and product serial numbers, or authentication information for services that do not interface with the keychain. These notes will be securely encrypted along with your standard passwords, certificates, Safari credit card entries, and other information.
To make a secure note, you simply open the Keychain Access utility and choose "New Secure Note" … Read more
Ten months ago, Adobe announced that if you want to use the latest version of Photoshop, Illustrator, and all its other software for creative pros, the Creative Cloud subscription is the only way to get them. Hundreds of thousands of people signed up -- and now we want to know if you think it's worth it.
CNET and analyst firm Jefferies have conducted a series of surveys about Adobe, its Creative Cloud subscription, and the Creative Suite products it replaces. Now we have a new survey on Adobe we invite you to fill out to see what you think … Read more
One of the issues with using Safari on an iOS device and using Chrome or Firefox on a Mac is the inability to sync open browser tabs. Safari uses iCloud to keep track of open tabs on all of your Apple devices, but those tabs aren't accessible in third-party browsers. And of course you can't access third-party tabs in Safari. So what's a person supposed to do?
With CloudyTabs installed, you can now access your iCloud tabs on a Mac and … Read more
IBM has confirmed that it's laying off a portion of its workforce in order to focus on new priority areas, like the cloud, analytics, and cognitive computing. This means certain divisions of the company must see cuts.
"As reported in our recent earnings briefing, IBM continues to rebalance its workforce to meet the changing requirements of its clients, and to pioneer new, high value segments of the IT industry," IBM spokesman Doug Shelton told CNET in a statement. "To that end, IBM is positioning itself to lead in areas such as cloud, analytics and cognitive computing, … Read more
I can't pass up an opportunity to make fun of Microsoft, so let's dive right in.
Bing Rewards: Microsoft's blatant way of bribing users to use Bing instead of Google.
OneDrive: Microsoft's admittedly decent cloud-storage service that used to be known as SkyDrive -- until a lawsuit forced Microsoft to change the name six years after it launched. (Face-palm.)
The standard OneDrive freebie account comes with 7GB of space, but for a limited time, you can get 100GB of OneDrive storage for one year when you "spend" 100 Bing Rewards points.
The idea, of … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Nevermind Microsoft's awkward "Scroogled" anti-Google campaign. When it comes to cloud security, the two giants are practically best buds.
At the annual RSA Conference held at the Moscone Center here on Wednesday, Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer Bret Arsenault and Google Director of Security for Google Apps Eran Feigenbaum explained their stances on cloud security at a panel also featuring noted independent security expert Bruce Schneier and Verizon's data breach risk team expert, Wade Baker.
Schneier said that the way to make the cloud more secure depends entirely on the ability of companies … Read more
It's true, Nokia's getting in on the Android game, and it's bringing the best keyboard on the Android platform along for the ride.
SwiftKey, hot on the heels of releasing SwiftKey Note for iOS users, has announced that its predictive keyboard is available for the Nokia X -- and whatever other Android-powered phones may use the Nokia Store in the future. The app will be free (the current Android version costs $3.99 in the US), and will include support for SwiftKey Cloud, which backs up your typing history while also looking for popular phrases on social … Read more