Here’s Why Steve Jobs Couldn’t Stand Adobe Near The End [Video]

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Earlier this week, a report out of Australia said that Apple along with Microsoft and Adobe had been asked by Australia’s House of Representatives to appear to explain why their products were so much more expensive in Australia than they are in America.

Apple’s prices don’t look too bad compared to their American counterprices in the Land Down Under, but that’s not true of Adobe. In fact, to purchase a complete set of Adobe’s Creative Suite Applications, you’ll pay $1,400 more than in the United States… making it cheaper for Australian creative professionals to actually fly to America to buy Adobe’s software in bulk.

Check out this video in which Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen is asked multiple times why this pricing differentiation exists on a digital good, in which he shiftily avoids answering the question at every turn. It’s unbelievably sleazy. No wonder Steve Jobs thought the Adobe guys were little shits.

Via: The Verge

You’ll Never Guess What Sony Wants To Call Their New Gaming Tablet

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The Sony PlayStation EyePad.

Sony is currently experimenting with a tablet-style PlayStation controller, which according to Slashgear would allow for “dynamic 3D motion control and virtual buttons for gaming and other purposes.” They’re even trying to patent it.

It looks like cool hardware, similar to the capabilities of the Wii U console, which was, of course, Nintendo’s answer to the tablet craze that Apple started back in 2010.

So far, so good. Want to take a guess, though, what Sony wants to call their iPad clone?

Get Rid Of Open With… Right-Click Menu Duplicates [OS X Tips]

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Get Rid Of Open With Duplicates

Tired of right-clicking (control-click or two-finger click on trackpads) on a file and seeing a ton of duplicates in the Open With… contextual menu pop up? Not only is it aesthetically annoying, it takes up valuable real estate on smaller screens, and makes you move your mouse cursor more than you should, which could lead to repetitive-stress injuries. Or, you know, a tired finger or three.

Anyway, if you want to get rid of those duplicates, try the following.

Skype 6.2 For Mac Brings eGifting, Removes Verification For One-Way SMS

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Did you forget to get your loved one a gift for Valentine’s Day? Then you’re a bad person. But maybe you can forge a desperate plea for forgiveness by sending them some credit on Skype. Yeah, I know that’s an awful suggestion, but you’re the one who forgot Valentine’s Day!

The latest update to Skype for Mac introduces eGifting, allowing users to send credit to their contacts, and removes verifications for one-way SMS.

More Big Borderlands 2 News: Now Quest Alongside Your PC Brothers

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That’s right — along with the news today of the Hammerlock DLC release, Aspyr announced that Borderlands 2 has gone cross-platform, meaning you can now play the game online with those who own the PC version of the game.

This is a pretty big deal, since there simply aren’t nearly as many Mac players as there are on Windows machines, and forming parties with other players adds a huge chunk of fun to the hybrid RPG/first-person shooter.

New Luvvitt Ultra-Thin iPad Keyboard Comes With Fruity-Colored Backlighting And Lots Of Juice

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When we spotted Luvvitt’s backlit Ultrathin iPad mini keyboard cover last month at CES, Luvvitt CEO Eli Altaras told us we’d see a version for the iPad at some point. It’s just popped up on Luvvitt’s website, packing the same rainbow backlighting as the mini version, in the same ultra-light profile. And it’s got a beefed-up battery to boot.