Archive for February, 2010
Here is a video about Adobe’s Company off their site Adobe.com
“Software developer provides up to six weeks of paid sabbatical based on tenure, holds all-hands meetings every quarter, and designates one week in May as a Community Action Week: Employees across the world volunteer for public service projects. Company also offers same-sex domestic partner benefits.” -CNN
Adobe employs over 4,000 Americans and over 3,300 from over seas. As of Jan. 2010 Adobe had 200 job openings and if you are going for a senior computer scientist you will be looking at an average salary of $150,000. This company is a rare bread, we say this because they treat their employees like gold and customers like dirt. The company tweaks 4 things in a whole suite and slap a new name on it and sell it to millions of students and schools around the world when there is no need for them to upgrade their software. The schools have to buy the new Creative Suite when it coomes out or else they aren’t teaching the leastest technology. This is bull crap!
Bottom line Abode is a sneaky-thieving company that treats their employees like offspring, so if you work for them it’s a good thing if you are a student you basically have no choice but to purchase the new software.
Really You Tubers? This video out of all those other funny one. We all shake our heads in disappointment.
Just so this is clear to all our users, Adobe does not give release dates more than a few weeks of notice to when a Creative Suite coming out, they will announce their products and a week or two later release them. What we can tell you is that it takes them about 2 years to develop a new product line, and every website that tells you a date is just pulling that out of their ass hole. CS4 was announced on September 23, 2008 and was officially released on October 15, 2008, so that should give you a good idea about how they release their Suites. CS5 could take awhile to come out so do not hold your breathe. In the meantime check out other new technology on the site by browsing through the post. If you want to know as soon as the CS5 is released keep checking back because it will be here and most likely with a link to a free download.
Microsoft is currently shutting down one the top ten botnets in the US and cutting off all bot-herders control to their Zombie infected computers. A botnet is a group of computers controlled by hackers known as “bot-herders”, these botnets are what steal your computers identity, attack websites, click fraud, and spam the shit out of billions of people with most of them never knowing until it is to late. The takedown of the Waledac botnet that Microsoft executed this week – known internally as “Operation b49” – was the result of months of investigation and the innovative application of a tried and true legal strategy. Microsoft is not playing the nice cop anymore and is going to be closing up shop on all botnets if they don’t get scared and run first. The video from Microsoft in this link does a great job explaining how and what botnets are and how Microsoft plans on kicking the shit out of them with legal and technical measures. For more infromation about this ongoing strike against hackers visit Microsoft’s Cyber Crime Unit.
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One day you were searching You Tube for music videos then bam, the next day you get a result that leads you to Vevo’s page on You Tube. Vevo is the spot for official copy right music videos to be displayed with the musicians request or consent, which is a great thing. No longer do you have to search You Tube for good quality official music videos, you can just go to Vevo’s You Tube or www.vevo.com and they well be right at your finger tips with zero hassle. If you haven not been to the site yet then i suggest going to check out just how easy it is, they have the most popular videos right on their home page no bull shit Vevo gets right to it. The most amazing part of Vevo is that you don’t have to be a member to view and it is also free if you do want to join their community.
As you are all (computer programmers at least) starting to hear HTML 5 is going to be used in major browsers and sites soon. One of those major sites right now is Youtube.com, they are testing a new HTML5 based video player instead of Flash. Well that should be a good thing for everyone, meaning that technology is advancing and we are apart of it. HTML 5 is just another version of HTML everyone no reason to be scared of it. The best thing to do is start learning it. This new version is going to be hecka tight and versatile all over the web. Instead of using multiple languages to do something you can now just use one being HTML 5. If you want to see all on the syntax and brains behind the operation go to www.whatwg.org (the designers of HTML 5). There are just so many more options for every event handler and they are so many new events you can use. Bottom line is that HTML was old and nothing new was being added to the old sloppy language, so hopefully this is just what it needed.
Microsoft Windows Phone 7 (WP7) has been in the kettle cooking for some time now and is a freakishly powerful, fast, and user friendly device. You can’t really call it a phone or even close because it’s so much greater. WP7 is the new unreleased operating system designed to run on a line of HTC brand phones. The OS is comparable to the Google Android OS on steroids. WP7 will have Xbox Live integrated into it’s gaming platform with lots of other much needed applications for a smart phone that the iPhone nor Android has. These applications will make a “regular” smart phone user rethink their pride and glory once hearing about the new WP7 applications. For example there will be a WP7 mobile version of Microsoft Office for those who aren’t by their computer and need some sort of text software or outlook. Perfect for students and work professionals looking to sync their phone with a windows computer, via no wires aka Wi-Fi. These beast of a phone will also have Zune as it’s media player not a third party like Android. One of the best features of WP7 unlike any other now dumb phone it will have a hecka tight interface that is not a stupid grid like smart phones have been using since the early 1900′s, it will be hubs and titles that gather information and update live rather than an icon you will have pages of live apps ready to use with the latest information on them. All of these features sound amazing and we can not wait for the release date which is rumored to be late 2010. Check back soon for a more detailed comparison of the WP7 vs the leading smart phones.
Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard was released on August 28th 2009 and of course all Mac users just “had” to have it or they might melt because they’re so sweet. Well lets just see if it was really necessary for those dorks who rushed into Best Buy screaming “I want change” to be so gong ho about this OS add-on/Upgrade. Lets clear that up before we move onto the review of the product, Snow Leopard is just an upgrade for Mac OS X. Now that we all understand that Snow Leopard is not a whole different OS for mac you will understand the review much better. We will give you a few major pros and cons about the product and then a summary which will give you an educated opinionated verdict on weather or not to purchase.
Snow Leopard Pros
- Interface enhancements, like Expose in the Dock and better file and folder viewing in Stacks make finding apps and files much easier.
- The reanimated corps of QuickTime, QuickTime and it’s recording tools are now cleaner, faster, and overall more user friendly.
- Exchange support across Mail, the Address Book, and iCal is huge for those who take their Macs to work.
- Improved Speed throughout the whole computer by converting most major applications to 64 bit.
Snow Leopard Cons
- Not much is physical changed in the OS.
- Only works with Intel powered Macs, so you have a PowerPC Mac you are out of luck.
- The upgrade is not free it will run you about 30 dollars.
Bottom line If you are in need of the new upgrade capabilities to get through your day with ease instead of pulling your hair out, then you should go spend the 30 dollars on the upgrade. If you are the normal Mac user that just uses it for writing school papers and browsing the internet, then save your money because you will not be able to tell the difference in the OS.
Windows 7 has been out now for enough time for users to hate on it or love on it, and from what we can see is that most Windows 7 users love it. If you are still stuck on XP it’s only a matter of time before you will not be able to use it anymore. Computers are turning a new 64 bit leaf, and leaving all 32 bit users in the dust with their speed, graphics and usability. If you have more than 4 GB of RAM then XP is no longer for you because it can only access AT THE MOST 3.5 of them and wasting your time. On the other hand Windows 7 can handle much greater amounts of memory as much as 128+ GB in their ultimate version as compared to XP’s 3.5 GB. Soon they will start making computer games in 64 bit which will totally rock the 32 bit games out of the damn water, and do you think a machine running XP will be able to play these… NO! Computer hardware is gaining speed and power quickly so if you want to be up to date with the times and have a OS that supports anything you throw at it i recommend you upgrade to Windows 7 or at least Vista to get the full experience of your computers hardware.
Photoshop is now twenty years old on February 19th 2010. Adobe is celebraty hard on US soil and over seas. Today Adobe is in San Francisco at the Palace of the Fine Arts Theater. The event will feature Adobe’s senior vice president of Creative Solutions, John Loiacono, as well as vice president of Photoshop Product Management, Kevin Connor, Photoshop co-creator Thomas Knoll and famed Adobe creative director and Photoshop evangelist, Russell Brown. To be a part of this celebration and view the live Webcast, visit: www.photoshopuser.com/photoshop20th.
The festivities continue overseas in Japan, Southeast Asia and throughout Europe. In honor of the 20th anniversary, Adobe Germany will host a special 20-hour online marathon, featuring over 15 local Photoshop “gurus” demonstrating their favorite tips and tricks live for Photoshop fans. In India and France, digital imaging contests will be held to showcase the work of Photoshop users. A special Adobe TV broadcast will also air on the anniversary date at http://tv.adobe.com/go/photoshop-20th-anniversary, reuniting the original “Photoshop team” for the first time in 18 years, to discuss their early work on the software and demonstrate Photoshop 1.0 on a rebuilt Macintosh computer.
The Photoshop community is also sharing their favorite stories online, with the product and its over 400,000 fan-strong Facebook page, the hub for a worldwide look at the product’s impact. A new “Celebrate” tab directs users to a 20th anniversary logo, which many have already personalized with Photoshop and used as a replacement for their profile image. Connect with the Photoshop team at www.facebook.com/Photoshop or http://twitter.com/photoshop, and add the tag #PS20 to tweets about the anniversary. – Info from Adobe.com
Abobe has been making Photoshop for 20 years and this is the year of their anniversary then you can probably expect something huge for Photoshop in CS5. The reason i am predicting this is because this is the perfect time for them to release a technology that they have had in the oven baking for awhile. If you are thinking about purchasing CS4 i would hold out as long as you can and see what CS5 has to offer, and if you don’t think it’s worth the money buy CS4. This is assuming you already have a version of Photoshop.