Tag: adobe

PDF Update: PDF conversions

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In this PDF update, we have a pair of conversion tools; one converts documents to PDF, while the other converts from PDF.

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Foxit announces Adobe Acrobat Competitive Upgrade Program

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Foxit Corporation has announced its Adobe Acrobat Competitive Upgrade Program to provide an affordable and feature-rich alternative to expensive software upgrades. The Adobe Acrobat Competitive Upgrade program will allow Adobe’s existing users to purchase Foxit PhantomPDF for less than the cost of an Acrobat upgrade.

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Adobe releases Adobe Reader for iOS

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Adobe Systems has announced the release of its PDF reader for iOS. Adobe Reader is now available free for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on Apple’s App Store.

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Adobe PDF apps coming soon to an iPhone/iPad near you?

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Adobe has released a PDF creation app for iOS, and plans to launch a pre-release version of Adobe Reader for the iPad. What can users expect? Dan Shea comments on some early feedback and offers some speculation about the future of Adobe software on iOS.

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This week in PDF: Adobe sued over newly acquired digital signature tech

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This week in PDF has seen Adobe acquire EchoSign for its digital signature technology — and then be promptly sued the next day for patent infringement.

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Most users running obsolete versions of Adobe Reader

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Security firm Avast Software has released a report revealing that most users are running outdated versions of Adobe Reader. These older versions don’t have all of the neat security bells and whistles (e.g., sandbox tech) that have been built into the latest versions of the free software. As such, they may still contain the security holes that these innovations later closed.

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Latest Acrobat patch beefs up security, adds sandbox

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Unfortunately, exploiting security vulnerabilities in Adobe’s PDF products has become something of a growth industry. In response, Adobe has released major security updates to Reader (last November), Acrobat (two weeks ago) and their corresponding web browser plug-ins. These updates integrate ‘sandboxes’ to isolate the software from system resources.

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EDITORIAL: Most PDF viewers can’t handle PDF/X

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Report cards are in after VIGC recently tested PDF viewers for
compatibility with PDF/X (PDF-based standards for printing). Sadly, the most
common grade was ‘F’. Dan Shea sings a few bars in praise of the humble Adobe
Reader, and explains why you might want to save a little extra hard drive space
to use it over its ‘leaner’ competitors.

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Nuance introduces PDF Converter for Mac

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Nuance Communications has introduced Nuance PDF Converter for Mac, its new software for Apple Mac users to create, convert and edit PDF files. Nuance PDF Converter for Mac is priced at USD 99.

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PDF Decrypter Pro for removing password restrictions

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PDFDecrypter.com announces PDF Decrypter Pro 3.0, its new utility for removing the password protection from Adobe PDF documents. The software creates a separate copy of the PDF document without any restrictions and this document can be printed, copied or modified.

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