Affinity apps free to photographers and designers during COVID-19

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Affinity Photo for iPad
Affinity Photo for iPad.
Photo: Serif

Imaging software companies have been stepping up to support photographers and artists with work drying up because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Joining Adobe and Skylum, Serif is offering three months free access to its Affinity suite of apps, which includes Affinity Photo for Mac and iPad. If trial users like Affinity they can purchase the apps for 50 percent off the retail price.

Combating Apple’s data domination with … a wiki?

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CC-licensed, via  Thomas Hawk on Flickr.
The Free Software Foundation's war on DRM continues. Photo: Thomas Hawk/Flickr CC

Like clockwork, along with Apple’s new product announcements came a protest against them. The Free Software Foundation’s anti-DRM campaign took a timely if predictable potshot against the Apple Watch and Apple Pay after the products were unveiled Tuesday.

“It is astonishing to see so much of the technology press acting as Apple’s marketing arm,” said FSF executive director John Sullivan in a statement Tuesday after Cupertino’s big Apple Watch reveal. “What’s on display today is widespread complicity in hiding the most newsworthy aspect of the announcement — Apple’s continuing war on individual computer user freedom, and by extension, free speech, free commerce, free association, privacy, and technological innovation.”