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Adobe adds yet another cut-out tool to Photoshop

Adobe adds yet another cut-out tool to Photoshop

Also live drawing preview in Illustrator, XD-style client reviews in InDesign and more.

In what was no doubt meant to be announced yesterday at the now cancelled Adobe MAX Europe event, Creative Cloud comes updated today with a whole load of updates, making for a version of CC that comes with extra charge (but not with the whole new 'battery' reserved for this autumn's release of the new Creative Cloud). In fact, for many of these apps we're looking at the largest set of updates released since the 2019 Adobe MAX held in North America.

Apps with notable updates include Illustrator, Pho...

 

How Hackers Use An Ordinary Light Bulb To Spy On Conversations 80 Feet Away

How Hackers Use An Ordinary Light Bulb To Spy On Conversations 80 Feet Away

What if a hacker could use an ordinary, dumb, old-fashioned light bulb to spy on your conversations from afar? Here's the bad news. What's the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about how hackers might breach your privacy? Maybe it's the use of common and weak passwords or the reuse of strong ones across multiple accounts? Perhaps you would plump for critical vulnerabilities affecting Windows 10 and Android operating systems? You may even, rightly, worry that your smart home devices are vulnerable to a hacker attack. But what about that household essential, found in every room and about as "dum...

 

Adobe Launches Free Photoshop Camera App On iOS And Android

Adobe Launches Free Photoshop Camera App On iOS And Android

After announcing it last November, Adobe has now brought its Photoshop Camera app out of preview, making it available for all. The AI-powered app, available for free on iOS and Android was built to empower creativity and expand what’s possible on smartphones, letting people tell stories in new ways. With plenty of effects and lenses available on other platforms, Photoshop Camera may not become your go-to app for that kind of thing. However, Adobe plans to work on partnerships to introduce its lenses to other apps as well – and possibly even build its system into native cameras on certain smartphones. ...

 

Mastercard partners with East African tech ventures to drive financial inclusion

Mastercard partners with East African tech ventures to drive financial inclusion

The health and economic consequences of COVID-19 have highlighted the critical need to support vulnerable populations, many of whom are disproportionately impacted due to a lack of financial inclusion.

Mastercard has expanded its worldwide commitment to financial inclusion, pledging to bring a total of 1 billion people and 50 million micro and small businesses into the digital economy by 2025. As part of this effort, there will be a direct focus on providing 25 million women entrepreneurs with solutions that can help them grow their businesses.

The extended commitment builds on Ma...

 

Central African Peering Forum: A Defining Moment for Peering and Interconnection

Central African Peering Forum: A Defining Moment for Peering and Interconnection

The first-ever Central African Peering Forum comes at a defining moment for Internet peering and interconnection. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries have implemented measures to restrict people from moving from their homes, while only allowing essential movements and services.

Kids still need to study and attend school. People still need to access financial services, conduct personal and business transactions, access government services, pay their taxes, and access health services. Most importantly, people need to access accurate and timely information. But now these services mu...

 

How to pimp Google Meet to give it Zoom's best features

How to pimp Google Meet to give it Zoom's best features

Frustrated with the lack of customization on Google's video conferencing app, two developers have created free software designed to make Meet more like Zoom

Zoom may have emerged as the poster child for video conference apps during the coronavirus pandemic, but being thrust aggressively into the spotlight has not come without its issues for the company, most recently nagging questions regarding privacy.

But as well as showing which video app is most popular, our current situation has highlighted where others have been resting on their laurels having squandered years that ...

 

Google Chrome to block ads that hammer your CPU, battery and network

Google Chrome to block ads that hammer your CPU, battery and network

A small fraction of heavyweight ads will start disappearing from websites in August.

To improve battery life, network usage and website speed, Chrome will delete ads that consume too many computing resources, Google said Thursday. Google will begin experimenting with the technology in coming months and plans to build it into Chrome in August, Google said in a blog post Thursday.

The move will excise only the worst ad offenders, including those that try to mine cryptocurrency, that use images with unnecessarily large file sizes, that demand more than 4 megabytes of network data or ...

 

Africa Turns to Drones, Robots to Help Enforce COVID-19 Lockdowns

Africa Turns to Drones, Robots to Help Enforce COVID-19 Lockdowns

Nations including Ghana, Namibia, and Tunisia have taken to the deployment of drones - some of which are capable of thermal imaging - to ensure their respective populations adhere to lockdown measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Rwanda's Minister of Health, Dr Daniel Ngamije, announced the use of humanoid robots that will monitor patients' vital signs including temperature, heart rate, blood, and oxygen levels and relay response to doctors and nurses remotely and minimise human interaction.

 

WhatsApp Business Now Allows Users to Sync Details From Facebook Pages

WhatsApp Business Now Allows Users to Sync Details From Facebook Pages

WhatsApp Business users can now link their account with the company's Facebook page to the account in order to directly sync relevant information. The feature is being rolled out for both Android and iOS devices and the update is also available to Indian users of the app. To recall, WhatsApp Business was launched in 2018 with the primary purpose - to bridge the communication gap between small businesses and their customers. The app was initially launched for Android devices and a year later, WhatsApp Business was available for iOS devices as well.

With the latest Facebook-link update, WhatsAp...

 

Jeff Bezos Could Become First-Ever Trillionaire, Mukesh Ambani and Jack Ma Also Expected: Comparisun

Jeff Bezos Could Become First-Ever Trillionaire, Mukesh Ambani and Jack Ma Also Expected: Comparisun

There are publicly listed companies like Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft that have hit the trillion-dollar mark in terms of market capitalisation but we are yet to see any individual trillionaires. However, a new analysis now claims that Amazon's Jeff Bezos will become the first trillionaire (roughly Rs. 75,50,000 crores) of the world by the year 2026. Bezos is currently the richest man on the planet with a net worth of $144 billion (roughly Rs. 10,90,000 crores). The analysis also mentions that Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries, having a current net worth of $52.4 billion (roughly Rs. 3,96,000 crores)...

 

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