Topic: adobe

The PDF file format: A work in progress

With almost every sector of the economy facing a digital transformation, businesses must find new ways to get their information and data online. No longer does it make sense to have documents stored on paper. To keep up with the ever-changing times, more and more businesses are turning to the Portable Document Format (PDF). “Due … continue reading

GE expands deep machine learning capabilities, Red Hat announces new developer tools, and IEEE displays the impact of future technologies—SD Times news digest: Nov. 15, 2016

At GE’s Minds + Machines conference, the company announced new products and acquisitions that aim to transform how companies operate. GE’s advancements in the Predix platform will grow its connected machine and deep machine learning capabilities, as well as provide developers and industrial companies with the tools they need for digital transformations. Some highlights from … continue reading

Apache PDFBox 2.0 is released

After more than three years of development, the Apache PDFBox team has announced the release of Apache PDFBox 2.0.0. The Apache PDFBox library is an open-source Java tool for working with PDF documents. The project allows creation and manipulation of PDF documents, and the ability to extract content from them. Apache PDFBox also includes several … continue reading

Adobe releases Flash security update

For anyone out there still using Adobe’s Flash Player, the company has just announced a significant security update. According to an Adobe security bulletin, the patch addresses “critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” In total, the company found 23 security loopholes, as well as reports of … continue reading

Adobe and MIT team up on software rot

Adobe and MIT have developed new technology to take on software rot. Software rot occurs when developers neglect software for too long, and it becomes out of date, slow or useless compared to modern technology. “It’s really hard for developers to keep up with the pace of technology evolution in CPUs and GPUs,” said Shoaib … continue reading

Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile rollout, Facebook puts an end to Flash video, and Google announces Play Services SDK 8.4—SD Times news digest: Dec. 21, 2015

Microsoft is reportedly pushing back its Windows 10 Mobile release date. VentureBeat reported that Microsoft planned to start rolling out Windows 10 to existing Windows Phones this month, but those plans have changed to next year. “The Windows 10 Mobile upgrade will begin rolling out early next year to select existing Windows 8 and 8.1 … continue reading

Abode’s Project Comet, Apple shuts down Topsy, and Microsoft and Tobii on Windows Hello—SD Times news digest: Dec. 16, 2015

Adobe has provided an update on where the company is and what’s to come with Project Comet, its new solution for UX designers and developers. Project Comet is designed as an end-to-end solution for creating and prototyping websites and mobile apps. The company expects to release a public beta of the solution early next year, … continue reading

Adobe moves away from the Flash brand

Adobe Flash is soon to be no more. The technology, which once was ubiquitous on desktops and browsers, will now be called Adobe Animate CC (for Creative Cloud) to reflect the changing times. The change comes as the Web moves more toward open Web and HTML5 standards. With the emergence of HTML5, the need for … continue reading

Low-code solutions: Empowering businesspeople to make their own applications

As organizations seek faster time-to-market releases of the software necessary to stay ahead of the competition, new solutions that enable the business to create applications without the need for IT to get involved are starting to emerge. As with all things, of course, there are several angles from which to approach this need. Some platforms … continue reading

Adobe is working on a fix for Flash, Arduino 101 is announced, and Nintendo begins distributing SDKs for the NX—SD Times news digest: Oct. 16, 2015

Adobe has put out a security advisory for its Flash Player. According to the company, there is a critical vulnerability in the plug-in affecting Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.207 and earlier for Linux, Macintosh and Windows. The vulnerability has the ability to cause a crash and let a hacker take control of the system. The vulnerability … continue reading

Adobe previews Project Comet, Google addresses Stagefright, and Red Hat joins the Node.js Foundation—SD Times news digest: Oct. 6, 2015

Adobe is working on a new solution for UX designers and developers. The company is previewing Project Comet, an end-to-end solution for creating and prototyping websites and mobile apps. It will provide intuitive layout tools, performance for wireframing and interface design, the ability to create interactive prototypes, real-time preview on devices, and the ability to … continue reading

Apple introduces iPad Pro

Tim Cook and Apple took over the Bill Graham Auditorium in downtown San Francisco this morning, using the venue to offer updates to the company’s platforms and product line. The keynote kicked off with some details on the Apple Watch. Third-party complications, those little snippets of info that display on the Watch, are now being … continue reading

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