Alan StaffordContributor, Macworld

Alan Stafford is a frequent contributor to Macworld and PCWorld.

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Premiere Pro CC 2014 review: New features allow video editors to do more

Adobe provides even more tweaks and features to its video editor -- all of which make for a better program.

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Dreamweaver CC 2014 review: Web design and development tool gets even more visual

Adobe adds even more visual aids--so many that it might be possible to produce Web content without even looking at the application’s code view.

Review: Adobe Premiere Pro CC moves to the cloud

Nothing about Premiere Pro CC screams "gotta have it," with the possible exception of the new closed-captioning capabilities, but Adobe certainly checked several things off of the request list. And if it has fully embraced the cloud, additional tweaks should be appearing frequently.

Review: Adobe Dreamweaver CC makes CSS more visual, less coder-friendly

Adobe Dreamweaver CC debuts with weak cloud features and an overstuffed interface, but it still leads in Web design innovation.

Review: Adobe Acrobat XI Pro advances the paperless office concept, but also highlights obstacles

Trees will find a lot to like in the new Acrobat, but Adobe's implementation of a paperless workflow may not make it easy enough for businesses to change their ways.

Lessons for Apple's multimedia transition

Apple would not be the first computer hardware/software company to venture into the big media arena. Both Microsoft and Sony have made the jump, and both have learned lessons good and bad. Here’s some of the things Apple should remember as they make the jump.