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May 14, 2012 (Menafn - AME Info - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --ADOBE REVERSES DECISION ON PAID FOR SECURITY UPDATES: Adobe has reversed an earlier decision requiring customers to pay to get recent security patches for its Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash Professional products, Computer World has reported. The company said it will now fix for free the eight vulnerabilities in the one-year-old Illustrator and Flash Professional CS5.5, and the two-year-old Photoshop CS5. Last week, Adobe said it would not quash the bugs; one is in Flash Professional, two in Photoshop and five in Illustrator, and told customers to upgrade to the Creative Suite 6 (CS6) editions , which were launched last month, if they wanted the patches.
NEW UPDATE FIXES SECURITY FLAWS IN APPLE'S OS X, SAFARI: Apple Inc. has released updates fixing security flaws in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and the Safari Web browser, PC Magazine has reported. The Lion update fixed 35 bugs, including the FileVault bug that could expose user passwords on the system. The update for Safari 5.1.7 fixed the same four WebKit vulnerabilities which had been fixed earlier this week in iOS 5.1.1. Once the Safari update is installed, however, it checks the version of the Adobe Flash plugin that is installed and disables it if it is out of date.
ACER REPORTS 20 percent DROP IN APRIL REVENUES: Acer has said its revenues for April fell 20.42 percent month-on-month and 11 percent year-on-year to 860.25m, Digitimes has reported. Combined revenues from January to April also dropped 6.74 percent to 4.14bn, compared with the same period a year ago. The Taiwan-based company shipped 7.34 million notebooks in the first quarter, up 0.72 percent from 7.29 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011 and was the only brand vendor to achieve shipment growth in the first quarter. The company's notebook market share also grew to 14.4 percent and surpassed Lenovo at 13.3 percent to become the second-largest notebook brand vendor in the quarter, according to the latest figures by research firm IDC.
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