Share pics quickly on Imgur with a Chrome extension

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Share pics quickly on Imgur with a Chrome extension

Share pics quickly on Imgur with a Chrome extension

Posted: 09 May 2013 05:05 PM PDT

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

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Imgur is one of those sites that becomes a huge time sink if you let it. For some reason, browsing the random photos that people upload is really addictive, and so is reading the comments on said photos.

If you like to share your own images, you probably already know there are four ways to do so: uploading from your computer, putting in a URL, dragging and dropping, or with the paste command. But if you notice that you're often sharing pictures you find online, whether they're in your Facebook Timeline or just random spots on the Web, here's a way to make that process a bit faster.

Grab the Imgur extension for Chrome by Metronomik. Once you have it installed, you'll want to adjust a couple of th... [Read more]


Adobe mulls Creative Cloud tweaks for long-term file access

Posted: 09 May 2013 04:25 PM PDT

Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription includes software, services, and tools for social networking and collaboration.

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Adobe Systems is trying to address one complaint about the company's decision to sell its major software products only through subscription plans, the fact that designers can't do anything with their files if they stop paying for access to the software.

"You should never lose access to your work, period," wrote John Nack, a principal product manager at Adobe, in response to criticism that the Creative Cloud subscription is in effect an "Adobe tax."

He wrote on Thursday:

Your work is absolutely your property. Adobe fully agrees, and that's why we've worked so hard over the years on things like the DNG standard (meant to ensure that your photos always stay readable), turning PDF into an ISO standard, etc.

There are solutions here, and we'll work on sharing more details.

He also said Adobe is interested in hearing ideas from customers on how best to solve the problem. He floated one such idea, that even those without active subscriptions would still be able to open their files, print them, and export them to other... [Read more]


Apple issues Thunderbolt Firmware Update 1.2 for Mac systems

Posted: 09 May 2013 03:37 PM PDT

Apple has released a firmware update for the Thunderbolt controllers in its Mac systems, which should address problems with using Target Disk Mode to mount a Mac's internal drive on another system as an external drive. Target Disk Mode is commonly used for troubleshooting hard-drive function, or when migrating data to a new Mac.

The update is a 1.22MB download that can be obtained by running the Software Update service in OS X (in the Apple menu), or by downloading it from Apple's Support Downloads Web site and applying it manually.

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Though small, the update contains firmware updates for various iMac, MacBook, and Mac Mini systems that include this port. Since Apple does not list specific machine requirements, it should be applicable for any that have a Thunderbolt port.

Be sure when you install the update to follow Apple's onscreen instructions, and make sure the system is attached to a stable power supply. While firmware updatin... [Read more]


How greedy is Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription? Not very

Posted: 09 May 2013 04:00 AM PDT

Over a three-year period, Adobe's Creative Suite products can be more expensive than a Creative Cloud subscription. This price calculation assumes one new version and one upgrade of the CS suites on the one hand and no first-year promotional pricing discount for the subscription.

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Plenty of people are outraged that Adobe is moving to subscription plans and scrapping perpetual licenses. But should they be?

To shed some light on the situation, CNET broke out the spreadsheet software, dug into pricing information from Adobe and retail outlets, and put together some actual comparisons to see whether that wrath is deserved.

The answer, as with all things complicated, is that it depends. But at least in some reasonable situations -- not just power users but also middle-end customers who upgrade to Adobe's latest releases -- the Creative Cloud isn't a bad deal at all.

For example, imagine a customer planning on three years' use of the Design Standard version of CS6, which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat Pro. That customer would pay about $1,648 for the original product and one upgrade at going ... [Read more]



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