Adobe launches Photoshop-Lightroom subscription

Adobe Systems on Tuesday announced the availability of its $10-per-month subscription for Lightroom and Photoshop and released Lightroom 5.2, which expands and refines the software's photo-editing tools.

More details on Lightroom 5.2 are below, but here's how the new subscription works. It's called the Photoshop Photography Program, and it's available only to those who have a license to Photoshop CS3 or later. Unlike the discounted promotional price for its broader Creative Cloud subscription, which costs Creative Suite customers $30 per month for the first year and then $50 afterward, the Photoshop-Lightroom subscription price doesn'… Read more

Adobe exceeds 1M Creative Cloud subscriptions; stock rises

With a net increase of 331,000 subscribers in its most recent quarter, Adobe attracted enough customers to its $50-per-month Creative Cloud subscription plan to bring the total past 1 million, the company announced Tuesday.

"We exceeded one million subscriptions during Q3, demonstrating that the transition to Creative Cloud is happening sooner than expected," Chief Executive Shantanu Narayen said in a statement.

Investors liked the news, which came along with Adobe's report of $995.1 million in revenue and earnings of 32 cents per share for the quarter ended August 30. The company's stock popped 5 … Read more

Xbox Music comes to Android

Xbox Music for Android is Microsoft's streaming-music service that's taking aim at services like Spotify and Slacker Radio, but isn't quite up to speed just yet. The interface is mostly intuitive and the app is smooth and responsive, but it lacks features found in other services, making it hard to recommend to those who don't own an Xbox. If you do have an Xbox at home (preferably one that's hooked up to your whole entertainment system) it's definitely worth a look.

Getting started To get started, you'll need an Xbox account along with … Read more

Adobe to offer Lightroom, Photoshop for $10 a month

Adobe Systems announced a new subscription plan for photography enthusiasts, a $10-per-month bundle of Lightroom and Photoshop that's designed to cater to people dissatisfied with Adobe's previous Creative Cloud options.

The deal is a good price -- Photoshop alone costs $10 per month for existing Creative Suite customers, but only for a limited time, after which it jumps to $20 per month. The new subscription package offers Photoshop, Lightroom, 20GB of cloud storage space, and access to Adobe's Behance network. The new bundle is $10 a month with no expiration date. It will be available once Adobe … Read more

Feedly goes pro with $45-per-year subscription

Feedly, a leading contender in the competition to replace Google's now-dead Reader, publicly launched its premium Feedly Pro service on Monday with a cost of $5 per month or $45 per year.

The service, available over the Web or through iOS and Android apps, lets people read content published with RSS and Atom feeds, a technology Google concluded wasn't mainstream enough to bother with. Plenty of others disagreed, lamenting the loss of Google Reader, and Feedly is among those trying to make a business out of Google's withdrawal.

Feedly launched Feedly Pro earlier this month to 5,… Read more

Bring back the grid layout to YouTube's My subscriptions page

YouTube changed the look of its subscriptions page a few years ago, moving from a grid layout to a single-column view that requires a great deal more scrolling to view its wares. If you've been pining for the good ol' days of the My subscriptions grid view, there is an easy fix for Chrome and Firefox.

For Firefox, install the YouTube Subscriptions Grid add-on. After installing it and refreshing your subscriptions page, you'll see a grid layout with a lot less wasted space. On my 13-inch MacBook Pro, which features a 1,280x800-pixel screen resolution, the grid goes … Read more

Amazon, Conde Nast team up on new subscription service

Amazon and Conde Nast have kicked off a new service designed to help people manage their print and digital magazine subscriptions.

Using the new "All Access" service, Conde Nast readers can now buy and renew their subscriptions through Amazon using their Amazon accounts, the publisher said Tuesday. Access includes both print and digital formats. Readers can view the digital versions of their favorite magazines on Android phones and tablets, the Kindle Fire, the iPad, and the Nook tablet.

"All Access" kicks off with subscriptions to Vogue, Glamour, Bon Appetit, Lucky, Golf Digest, Vanity Fair, and Wired. … Read more

Xbox One perks are subscription only

CNET Update needs to work on its missile commanding skills:

In this episode of Update:

- Watch Microsoft unbox its own Xbox One, which doesn't come out for another three months. Also, learn what features require a Xbox Live Gold subscription, and how that differs from the PS4.

- Find your lost or misplaced Android phone with the newly released Android Device Manager. The program also lets users remotely wipe their data, if the phone gets in the wrong hands.

- Try out MixBit, the new video-editing app from YouTube's founders. Users can stitch small video clips together … Read more

How to export Feedly subscriptions to OPML

We rely on cloud services more and more every day, trusting service providers with our data. But as Google Reader users know all too well, it's sometimes necessary to take that data elsewhere. Many Google Reader users have migrated to Feedly, and the subscription data that once lived on Google's servers now resides on Feedly's. Feedly just recently added the ability to export your feeds to an OPML file, so if Feedly shuts its doors like Google Reader did, you can use it to import your feeds to another reader. Here's how:

Step 1: From the … Read more

How to export your Google Reader data

If you're still hanging on to Google Reader, it's time to let it go. After Monday, Google Reader will no longer be available. People with only a few subscriptions will be able to migrate to another service without much hassle, but those with more than just a few will want the option to bulk-import the subscription data. Even if you don't move the data to a new service right away, it'll be nice to have for future reference.

To export your Google Reader data, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go to Reader settings, then click … Read more