Adobe releases Creative Suite 2 for free

Got an older computer and want to do some photo editing but lack the right software? You may be in luck, as Adobe has released the full version of Creative Suite 2 – including Photoshop CS2, InDesign 2 and other software – for free!

While Adobe is releasing the software package for free, newer computers may have trouble running it because of a lack of updates (the current, updated version of the software is Creative Suite 6). The only requirement to download the software is a free Adobe account. Besides the suite itself, individual copies of the bundled software can be downloaded as well.

The software is available in both Windows and Mac versions.

Adobe CS2 was originally released in April 2005 and is no longer supported by the company. On Dec. 13, the company disabled the activation servers for CS2 products and Acrobat 7 signifying the end of the suite’s support life.

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375 Free eBooks: Download to Kindle, iPad/iPhone & Nook

This collection features free e-books, mostly classics, that you can read on your iPad/iPhone (purchase), Kindle (purchase), Nook (purchase) or other devices. It includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. To learn how to load books to your Kindle using the links below, please watch this video. This other video explains how to upload epub files to a Nook.

Learn how to load ebook (.mobi) files to your Kindle with this video:

Learn how to load ebook epub files to your Nook with this video:

Assorted Texts

  • Assortment of Classic Books for Kids – Read Online
  • 65 Modern Art Books by the Guggenheim – Read Online
  • Baldwin, Frederick – Dear Monsieur Picasso – PDF
  • Boon, Marcus – In Praise of Copying – PDF
  • Chomsky, Noam and Edward Herman – Counter-Revolutionary Violence: Bloodbaths in Fact and Propaganda – Read Online
  • Chomsky, Noam – Deterring Democracy – Read Online
  • Chomsky, Noam – Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and U.S. Political Culture, Boston: South End Press, 1993. – Read Online
  • Chomsky, Noam – Year 501: The Conquest Continues – Read Online
  • Chomsky, Noam – Secrets, Lies and Democracy – Read Online
  • Brand, Stewart – The Whole Earth Catalog – Read Online
  • Doctorow, Cory – I, Robot – Kindle + Other Formats
  • Doctorow, Cory – With a Little Help – Kindle + Other Formats
  • Kamenetz, Anya – The Edupunks’ Guide to a DIY Credential – Kindle + Other Formats
  • Lessig, Lawrence – The Future of Ideas – PDF
  • Lethem, Jonathan – The Empty Room – Read Online
  • Rucker, Rudy – The Ware Tetralogy – D0wnload
  • Scroggy, David – The Blade Runner Sketchbook: The Art of Syd Mead and Ridley Scott – Read Online
  • The Beatles – Yellow Submarine – iPad

Apple announces presumed iPhone 5 launch event for September 12th

Apple announces presumed iPhone 5 launch event for September 12th

Apple has just invited members of the press to attend a San Francisco-based product launch event on September 12th, where the next generation iPhone is expected to be officially unveiled. As rumored, it seems as if the company’s prior iPod-focused fall events may be split off into two. It’s been reported that an October event may follow this one, with a miniaturized 7-inch iPad on the docket for that. This event, however, seems a lock for the iPhone 5 — or “new iPhone,” or whatever it ends up being coined — and while CEO Tim Cook confessed at D10 that it would be doubling down on secrecy, leakers seem to have doubled down on tipping the world off on what’s to come. The keynote kicks off at 10AM PT in SF, and you can bet we’ll be there covering every second of it live. Didn’t have any “lunch” plans for 9/12? Looks like you do now.

Google acquires Sparrow, the Apple centric email app maker

Sparrow, maker of popular email apps for iOS and Mac OS X, has just announced that it’s been acquired by Google. Expectedly, details on the acquisition are being kept under wraps at the moment, but company CEO Dom Leca has confirmed in a blog post that Sparrow will be joining the Gmail team at Google to “accomplish a bigger vision.” Fans of the company’s apps will be glad to know, however, that the team will “continue to make Sparrow available and provide support for our users” while also working on new things at Google. That does sound like most of their attention will be focused elsewhere, though. You can find Leca’s full statement on the matter at the source link below.

Eye-Fi Looks Toward New Photo App

Eye-Fi, maker of SD memory cards that bring Wi-Fi to non-connected devices, is working to develop a more powerful photo storage and sharing app.

http://allthingsd.com/20120703/eye-fi-looks-toward-new-photo-app/?refcat=media

Android Smartphone Keyboards With the Magic Touch

Typing on touchscreen smartphones with small virtual keyboards can be challenging. But various keyboard apps are available that try to make the task easier.

http://allthingsd.com/20120705/android-smartphone-keyboards-with-the-magic-touch/?refcat=mobile

“Mobile First”: Product Chief Chris Cox and Facebook Brass Make the Phone a Top Priority

Of all the many tech maxims that exist, this is the one heard ad nauseum: “The future is in mobile.” In essence, it means that if your company doesn’t have a mobile device strategy, you aren’t doing it right.

http://allthingsd.com/20120702/mobile-first-product-chief-chris-cox-and-facebook-brass-make-the-phone-a-top-priority/?refcat=social

Project Glass Is The Future Of Google

Over the last few years one could easily say that Google had lost their way. They were no longer known for search. Somehow they’d turned into a company that acquired a series of nonsensical entities, launched half baked products that eventually hit the dead pool or just got into some really weird shit.

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Auto-Sunk. Check Your Hidden Facebook “Other” Inbox For Your Missing Emails

Click ‘Messages’ on Facebook and then “Other” in the right sidebar and you might find emails missing from your Gmail or other personal and work accounts.

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The Data Dilemma: Three Apps for Keeping Tabs on Your Smartphone Data

Some smartphone owners have been scratching their heads about how Verizon Wireless’s recent changes to its data plans might impact their monthly bills.

http://allthingsd.com/20120625/the-data-dilemma-three-apps-for-keeping-tabs-on-your-smartphone-data/