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In a notable juxtaposition — one timed to send a distinct message — Adobe communicated some critical intelligence on a topic dear to creative hearts. Earlier today, Bryan O’Neil Hughes, Adobe’s product manager for digital imaging, announced that the company was discontinuing development of Photoshop Touch, the mobile version of Photoshop for iOS and Android. Adobe has many mobile image editing apps — mostly on the iOS platform — but Touch was the one designed as the cross mobile platform analog to its desktop image editing flagship. For the record, you can still use Touch — and for the next week — you can still buy it,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Sling TV has expanded its reach, and is now available on Android TV. The service — which brings scheduled TV broadcasts to your streaming device — is already available on Apple TV, Fire TV, Roku and Xbox One consoles, as well as iOS and Android devices. If you don’t have an Android TV device, Sling is offering a Nexus Player for 50 percent off with three months of prepaid Sling TV service. Those who already have a Nexus Player can try Sling TV for seven days before purchasing a plan. Sling TV will work on any Android TV device, but… This story continues at The Next Web

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Everyone likes a sneak peek, and today Adobe obliged with a look at some new features it is working on for upcoming versions of its flagship image editor, Photoshop CC. These demos tend to generate a lot of buzz, and what better venue than the 3D Printshow in London to show off new capabilities that will eventually let Photoshop CC users, 3D printer manufactures and 3D print service providers use the 3D PDF and the SVX file formats for their workflows. Adobe also plans to offer 3D Hubs support built into Photoshop CC and a new printer profile for the Tinkerine… This story continues at The Next Web

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Earlier this week, there was some controversy over some less-than-ideal results on Google Maps. Basically, entering a certain n-word into Google Maps with could lead you the White House. Ouch. Google today apologized for the incident on its blog for Maps, and then noted it was making changes to prevent it from happening again. Apparently, the association with the search queries and locations were caused after people had used the term in online discussions. Google linked these discussions to the White House. The company says its team has been working to fix the problem, updating its ranking algorithm to prevent… This story continues at The Next Web

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Last week we learned that some European mobile networks plan to block advertising across their services beginning later in 2015. In response, Editor-in-Chief of The Next Web, Martin Bryant, wrote that ad blocking is “immoral” and that “ad-blocking folk out there are happily starving sites.” While I agree that blanket ad-blocking is perhaps unfair, I believe some level of ad blocking is a necessity with the internet that exists today. Before I became a writer I worked in desktop support and later as an infrastructure engineer and could have been described as an ad blocking zealot. The IT nerd in me wanted… This story continues at The Next Web

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When it comes to DIY projects, there are two very different types of people. There are those who assemble patio furniture, lay mulch in their flower beds, and lay tile in their bathroom. And then there are those who build a ridiculously impressive propane-powered golf ball cannon. While you’re not going to be laying down the law with your new creation, it does allow you to shoot golf balls out of an RPG-looking launcher using the basic design principles from another amazing DIY project – the Sci-fi pop gun. The build requires PVC pipe, a self-igniting torch, and some tubing found… This story continues at The Next Web

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While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification. While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II classification carries the possibility of hefty fines and additional regulation by the FCC – for the most part – the average consumer would never even realize throttling or degradation was even taking place. The ‘Internet Health Test‘ by Battle for the Net is an attempt to install a sense of checks and balances… This story continues at The Next Web

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Come May 28, Photoshop Touch will no longer be available for download. Instead, Adobe is focussing on building its suite of mobile apps to better mimic Photoshop’s powerful desktop tools. Photoshop Touch recreates much of the core tools found in the desktop version of Photoshop, but falls short of being as powerful. Adobe is instead fleshing out their Creative Cloud apps like Shape CC, Color CC, Brush CC, Comp CC and Photoshop Mix. A subscription service is offered for users who want to tap into Adobe’s Creative Cloud, which syncs edits to a cloud server for easier use between apps or from… This story continues at The Next Web

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Rockstar Games owner Take-Two Interactive today filed a lawsuit against the BBC, taking issue with the British broadcaster’s plans for a TV show based on the development of the popular Grand Theft Auto series. Titled Game Changer, the BBC revealed plans for the new show earlier in the year. The unauthorized TV drama is said to portray Rockstar Games’ rise to success and the subsequent controversy that surrounded the developer due to the typically violent gameplay found within their releases. The show’s main focus would be around that of Rockstar co-founder Sam Houser, said to be played by Daniel Radcliffe, and… This story continues at The Next Web

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Getting messages from random people you don’t know is the worst. Facebook wants to help clear things up by providing details on messages from strangers. According to TechCrunch, Messenger will now display publicly shared information atop message threads when someone you haven’t previously contacted messages you. It’s not just for complete strangers either — the information might show up for Facebook friends you haven’t spoken to online before. The feature won’t help you if the person doesn’t have any information set to “public” however. The update is rolling out for iOS and Android today in the US, UK, France and India.… This story continues at The Next Web

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Mat Carpenter has a knack for creating devious ideas that get the Web excited. The 23-year-old Australian was the original brains behind ShipYourEnemiesGlitter, the site that Product Hunt’s Ryan Hoover called “the ultimate troll product”, and just this week launched Abusive Elmo on Demand. I dropped Carpenter a line at his lair – Sofa Moolah, the SEO and marketing firm he co-founded in 2011 – to find out what his plans for the foul-mouthed furry one are. After all, he managed to sell the glitter bombing site for $85,000 without mailing a single order. New blog post: The Entire Ship Your Enemies… This story continues at The Next Web

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Google’s interest in software for low-spec devices might take it through the emerging market and straight to the Internet of Things. According to The Information, Google is preparing to release an Android build capable of running on devices with as little as 32 megabytes of RAM, codenamed “Brillo”. The previous threshold for Android was 512 megabytes, but that’s meant for smartphones and wearables. Brillo is reportedly aimed at the myriad of sensors and dongles that comprise your connected life. Based on Android, Brillo is said to have the same purpose: bringing together disparate hardware onto a single software platform. Currently, Brillo… This story continues at The Next Web

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Ever wanted to take a picture, but never actually see it? How about seeing a stranger’s picture in return? Mistaken allows you to take a picture, submit it, and never see it again. In exchange, you will get to see a stranger’s picture that they, in turn, will never see again. You will download this app You will take photos You will never see those photos again You will see other people’s photos. Maybe You don’t need an account to use the app. Simply download the app to your Android device and start taking pictures. Each picture you take will show… This story continues at The Next Web

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We’ve known that Mozilla’s Firefox browser is coming to iOS devices for some time now, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard any updates until today. Spotted by TechCrunch, there’s now an invite request page asking for a few details if you want a chance at testing it out, like which device you use, and how proficient an iOS app user you consider yourself to be. To be in with a shot of beta testing, you’ll need an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 or newer. This still doesn’t mean a full release is any nearer, but a public beta probably isn’t… This story continues at The Next Web

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We first wrote about Kwilt last November when it debuted as an online aggregator offering photo editing and collage capabilities. The concept is to take control of a plethora of digital photos scattered across the internet to create a giant camera roll — bringing all your photos together in one place from devices, cloud-based platforms and social networks. The app does not store images, but accesses them from wherever they reside. A new version of Kwilt, launching today, features an overhaul of the user interface aimed at making the app easier to use, with an updated collage creator. The app had already let you stream photos from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Photobucket, Flickr, OneDrive,… This story continues at The Next Web

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Ads on YouTube videos are about to get more powerful… or annoying, depending on who you ask. A new feature called TrueView for shopping is meant to make it easier for viewers to learn more about a product or make a purchase. Taking advantage of the Cards platform YouTube announced last month, the new TrueView content shows direct links to the products displayed in an ad, taking you to the relevant page on the brand’s website. As with all cards, the ads work on both mobile and desktop, and advertisers can link the feeds directly to the Google Merchant Center.… This story continues at The Next Web

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Outlook.com is getting a big revamp today. Microsoft is slowly rolling out a huge preview update for the email service. There are a ton of new features. First off, as we reported a few days ago, Microsoft’s Clutter tool that separates your non-essential email from your most important emails will now be enabled by default for all users. As a reminder, you can help train Clutter by manually dragging messages into the Clutter folder. Outlook will also now be able to throw out search suggestions as you type, allowing you to refine your search based on sender, folder, date and… This story continues at The Next Web

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StubHub announced a raft of mobile and tablet updates today that bring new features to the ticketing platform and signal a move towards a more deeply integrated event-management service for users. The new features include a personalized algorithm that will suggest activities based on your preferences, location and taste in music (for iOS users only, as it’s based on your iTunes library), and a revised UI that puts more emphasis on search and navigation. “In today’s on-demand environment, consumers don’t want to spend a lot of time researching what they’re going to do this weekend. Instead, they expect to receive timely and… This story continues at The Next Web

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This post has been brought to you by SEO PowerSuite: all the SEO tools you'll ever need under one roof. The search engine optimization (SEO) world has undergone some big changes in the last few years—the biggest being coming in the form of Google’s heightened push towards strong user experiences. It’s hard to imagine that just 10 years ago, SEO was a discipline governed by blackhat marketers whose sole objective was to increase rankings and drive traffic. Long story short—it wasn’t pretty, and Google didn’t like it. Today, the ‘secret’ to SEO is no secret at all. It’s common sense. Brands that rank high on search engines have great content, address their target audience’s search intent, and take the time… This story continues at The Next Web

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Digital cameras solved one problem and created another. Gone are the days when you had to plan to take your camera with you for special occasions — only photographers carried a camera around all the time, anyway. Today, anyone with a smartphone has a high-quality camera in their pocket all the time. But more pictures means more management, with no universally accepted way or easy to handle it. Moreover, as friends and family get together in groups, all may have photos of the same event but never get to see most of the shots that others take. A new app called Bundle,… This story continues at The Next Web

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A security flaw that affects a wide range of different routers from a number of different manufacturers could allow attackers to remotely execute code that compromises connected devices. Reported by SEC Consult, the problem revolves around a technology called NetUSB from Taiwanese manufacturer KCodes that allows plug-and-play ‘USB over IP‘ functionality. Essentially, NetUSB allows any USB device plugged directly into a router to be available to other devices, so that could be printer, external hard drive, USB storage key, etc. In order for Windows or Mac machines to access the devices plugged into a router, there’s a client-side driver for USB over IP too. Easy… This story continues at The Next Web

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Master Linux quickly and efficiently with the next great courseware offer from TNW Deals. The Linux Learner Bundle puts you in command of the basics with 6 elite courses and 50+ hours of interactive learning content. Included in the bundle: Learn Linux in 5 Days – Linux crash course for beginners Learning Ubuntu Linux Server – get your first Linux Ubuntu server running UNIX & Linux Operating System Fundamentals – learn both systems from top to bototm Learn to Run Linux Servers from Scratch Pt. 1 – become a certified pro Linux admin Learn to Run Linux Servers Pt. 2… This story continues at The Next Web

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This afternoon I was browsing the Apple Store, considering buying the new iPhone Lightning dock and stumbled across an picture of what appears to be an updated iPhone 5c featuring Touch ID. We’ve heard repeated rumors that Apple plans to update the 5c to match the latest iPhone design, but they’re yet to actually materialize. The image appears in a gallery found on Apple’s Store for the dock announced earlier this week. The original iPhone 5c features a home button with a square in the middle, whereas the image found on Apple’s site today shows an iPhone with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Old iPhone 5c (left)… This story continues at The Next Web

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YouTube has supported 60fps playback on videos for a while now, but until today, it didn’t offer a high-rate option for live streams. Now, it does. Available from today in ‘early preview’, any time you start a 60fps stream, YouTube will transcode it into either 720p60 or 1080p60 for “silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos,” the company said. Streams will also be available at 30fps for viewers watching on a device that doesn’t support the 60fps option. Clearly, the move is a push to recapture some of the eyeballs that now head straight to services like Twitch for live game… This story continues at The Next Web

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There is a fair amount of perceived innovation in wearable technology that is actually static reproduction of what’s already out there — with many recycled ideas lacking in originality, foresight and plausibility. So how do you break into that market and do it successfully? You have to look beyond just product technology and put yourself in the mindset of consumers. People have to want to use your product because it adds something new and useful to their lives, or even enhances a previous experience they have with a different technology. Few people want just any piece of plastic because it’s… This story continues at The Next Web

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