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Is Flash CS5.5 a minor update or a must-have?

Adobe has launched interim updates of several Creative Suite apps and now offers them for subscription pricing. Flash developer Michael Baumgardt gives us the lowdown on the new Flash family upgrades.

Buy a new Mac, get iLife for all your Macs

One consequence of the latest Mac models' lack of physical software media is that you get Mac App Store licenses that let you install iLife app on all your Macs.

Remains of the Day: War of the ruses

Acer says Apple has fired the first shot in a patent war, Verizon does a leadership switcheroo, Adobe says mea culpa about a supposed Lion bug, and Apple might be looking to enter the video streaming market.

What's new in Lion: fonts and text

Among Lion's 250-plus new features are some welcome improvements to the way the OS works with fonts and text, including upgrades to Font Book and TextEdit.

Adobe Creative Suite's Lion limitations

Adobe has published a series of tech notes on Creative Suite's compatibility issues with Apple's Lion.

Orb Live update adds Hulu streaming

The latest Orb Live update lets users stream free Hulu content to their iOS devices with no extra subscription fee.

Extensis deploys Portfolio Server 10

Portfolio Server 10 includes new iPad and HD video capabilities that enable worldwide access to digital media.

Propellerhead announces Reason 6 and Reason Essentials

Propellerhead's newly announced Reason 6 includes more audio recording and editing control, plus several new effect options. The company is also debuting Reason Essentials, a more basic version of Reason.

Apple releases minor updates for iDVD, iWeb

On the heels of Monday's updates to iMovie, GarageBand, and iPhoto, Apple has also released patches for its two non-Mac App Store iLife siblings, iDVD and iWeb.

W3C chastises Apple on HTML5 patenting

The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) is seeking to invalidate a pair of Apple patents so the underlying technologies can be used as part of a royalty-free HTML5 stack.

Apple releases minor updates to iMovie, GarageBand, iPhoto

Apple on Monday released minor updates to three of its iLife apps. In an unusual move, the updates appeared in the Mac App Store first

Amazon adds unlimited music storage for paid Cloud Drive accounts

Amazon upped the ante on its cloud storage Wednesday, adding free unlimited music storage for any paid subscriber.

Stream audio from iOS devices to your Mac with Airfoil 4.5

The latest version of Rogue Amoeba's music utility lets you stream audio from an iOS device to your Mac. You can also send audio from iTunes to other Macs.

Control iTunes from the command line with ViTunes

A plug-in for the Vim command-line text editor lets you control iTunes from the comfort of your keyboard.

Free Spin Lollapalooza compilation includes DRM-clad iTunes tracks

In January 2009, Apple announced that all songs on the iTunes Store would soon be sold without the DRM restrictions that had been part of the company's music downloads since the store's inception in 2003. So Jonathan Seff was somewhat surprised to find two DRM-clad iTunes tracks on Spin's free "20 Years of Lollapalooza" compilation.