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Our news articles are archived in a series of categories for easy access. Select the category to the left to display only the articles related to that category.

Adobe releases patch for Reader and Acrobat

Anne Shea

Adobe has released out-of-cycle security updates for its Reader and Acrobat software, including a version of the recently released Flash patch adjusted for Reader's embedded Flash. The patch addresses vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker through malicious code within PDF files.

Enterprise & Government   August 26, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Walk in with two PDFs, walk out with a book

Anne Shea

The Espresso Book Machine was named by Time Magazine as 'Invention of the Year' but its creators have been slow to perfect and implement. Version 2.0, however, is now being rolled out in bookstores worldwide. The machine can be used to access hard to find titles not usually stocked by small bookstores -- or you can bring along PDF files and make your own.

Enterprise & Government   August 26, 2010

Proview PDF Editor 1.2 released

Dan Shea

UK-based Coherent Graphics has launched Proview 1.2, their updated full-featured PDF Editor for Mac OS X. Proview's simple interface provides access to a variety of PDF creation and editing features.

Enterprise & Government   August 25, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: PDF checklist for a checklist

Anne Shea

Is it nuts to make a checklist for your checklists? Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande doesn't think so, and he's not alone: his book The Checklist Manifesto has become a New York Times bestseller.

Enterprise & Government   August 19, 2010

PDF app adopted by Stanford

Anne Shea

iAnnotate PDF has become the first iPad app to be required in Stanford University's medical school. The app is being used as a teaching and collaboration tool, allowing users take notes, highlight and underline in PDF documents, and share annotated PDFs via email, iTunes sync, Dropbox or VGA output.

Enterprise & Government   August 19, 2010

activePDF announces the release of activePDF Architect WBE 2010

Dan Shea

activePDF, Inc. a provider of server-based PDF creation, conversion and development tools for Microsoft Windows, has announced the official release of activePDF Architect WBE 2010, an API for constructing PDF documents dynamically.

Developer   August 12, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Grow your own tree for your iPad

Anne Shea

Artree, a fun "tree generator" app, lets you create a unique tree background for your iPad. You control the app by choosing the kind of tree you'd like, where its branches will grow, and what kind of flowers and leaves will develop.

Enterprise & Government   August 12, 2010

Recosoft announces major upgrade to PDF2ID

Anne Shea

Recosoft has announced PDF2ID v3.0, a new version of its PDF-to-InDesign conversion tool. A wide range of updates make the new release more customisable, as well as better able to integrate with InDesign CS5.

Creative & Print   August 12, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: DIY iPhone screen fix

Anne Shea

Morten Skogly dropped his iPhone onto asphalt and was suddenly faced with a broken screen, or as he puts it, a "cobweb of sadness". With a cheap replacement part and his step-by-step guide, you can prise out a sad, splintered screen and get your phone back on the road.

Enterprise & Government   August 05, 2010

PDFlib TET 4 product family released

Dan Shea

PDFlib has announced the release of the new version of its PDF content extraction engine. The latest edition improves page content analysis, supports right-to-left languages like Arabic and Hebrew, and offers advanced Unicode post-processing controls.

Developer   August 05, 2010

Datalogics partners with Appligent Document Solutions, releases Appligent PDF Forms API

Anne Shea

Datalogics, Inc. and Appligent Document Solutions (ADS) have announced the release of the Appligent PDF Forms API through a technology partnership between the two companies.

Developer   August 05, 2010

Ubiquitous PDF: Planning for unexpected cash

Anne Shea

It's the end of the financial year and some lucky souls are expecting a tax return. Whether or not the dollars are stacking up for you, it's worth keeping in mind this new PDF tool from Squawkfox.

Enterprise & Government   July 29, 2010

This Week in PDF: Developer component for editing PDFs updated

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen an update to a developer component that allows developers to build PDF editing features into their applications, the release of another component that adds HTML-to-PDF conversion. Additionally, an update to an iPad PDF viewer adds PDF annotation functionality.

Developer   July 29, 2010

This Week in PDF: Instant PDF 09 launched

Dan Shea

This week in PDF has seen an update to a tool for creating press-ready PDF documents and a PDF creation and viewing utility integrated with Evernote's multi-platform memory service.

Enterprise & Government   July 20, 2010

Aspose.Cells for Java 2.3.0 released

Anne Shea

Aspose.Cells for Java 2.3.0 includes new features such as the ability to directly convert spreadsheets to PDF files without using Aspose.Pdf for Java.

Developer   July 17, 2010

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