’CrescentCore’ malware attacks your Mac, evades antivirus tools

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Don’t install Flash Player. Not even the real one.
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Security researches have discovered new malware that targets macOS users and evades popular antivirus tools.

“CrescentCore” is distributed as a DMG package that’s disguised as Adobe Flash Player. It can now be found on multiple websites — one of which is “a high-ranking Google search result,” according to Intego.

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Adobe’s Creative Cloud bundle gets a big price increase

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No more $10 option!
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Adobe is apparently cranking up the prices for its Photography bundle of applications. But don’t worry: it’s only increasing by 100%.

Adobe’s website is now listing $19.99, rather than its previous $9.99, for the monthly subscription cost for Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, and Lightroom Classic. The company claims that it is testing out new pricing options.

Adobe Lightroom now supports Shortcuts

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I sent this image to Lightroom with a Shortcut.
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Adobe’s Lightroom, perhaps the best photo-editing app on iOS, now supports shortcuts. That is, it supports one shortcut, letting you load photo into it from the camera roll, or any other place your find images in iOS.

Wouldn’t a simple Open In… option suffice? Perhaps, but by adding just one simple shortcut, Adobe has also added quite a few powerful possibilities.

Get certified in graphic design with Adobe’s top apps [Deals]

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Master Adobe's Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator with this jam-packed bundle
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If you’re a digital creative of any kind, at some point you’ll have to encounter Adobe Creative Cloud. Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign are the industry standard for visual design tools. so they’re worth knowing for almost anybody who works at a computer.

Adobe’s Project Gemini enhances iPad drawing and painting

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Project Gemini aims to perfect the mobile drawing and painting experience.
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Adobe is developing new drawing and painting software for illustrators with a next-generation program called Project Gemini.

The announcement came with a pun – “we went back to the drawing board” – but artists likely received the words with relief as opposed to an eye roll.

Adobe shows off ‘real’ Photoshop on iPad

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“Real Photoshop” is coming to the iPad this year.
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Adobe is bringing Photoshop CC to iPad in 2019 and in its announcement this morning, it placed emphasis on one word: real as in real Photoshop.

Photoshop on iPad will have all the might of the desktop version but with the pencil and touch workflow of the tablet. The work will automatically and seamlessly sync to the desktop.

Today in Apple history: Flash controversy results in banned iPhone ad

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The internet wasn't quite so seamless on the first-gen iPhone.
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August 27: Today in Apple history: Flash controversy results in banned iPhone ad August 27, 2008: The U.K. bans an iPhone ad for apparently misleading consumers.

The misleading bit? The ad overhypes the iPhone’s internet-surfing abilities. It does this by not mentioning that the device doesn’t support Adobe Flash — which is vital to internet surfing in 2008. How times change, eh?