Digital: Adobe to “End-of-Life” Flash by 2020

Adobe has announced that the Flash Player will be phased out by the end of 2020, effectively “killing” the plugin.

“Specifically, we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020 and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats,” said the company in a statement.

Until then, Adobe will still be working with Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Mozilla to support Flash content.

Adobe said it would be focusing on other open standards, such as HTML5 and WebAssembly.

Flash has been struggling for years with security concerns and hacking problems, with Adobe being unable to provide security updates fast enough to keep users safe. In 2015, Adobe replaced Flash Professional software with the more HTML5-focused Adobe Animate, five years after Steve Jobs complained about Flash’s security and performance issues.

Event/Exhibition: Adobe ‘MAKE IT’ Conference 2017, Sydney

One of the biggest creativity events in Australia is coming to Sydney this August.

Adobe ‘MAKE IT’ Conference 2017 is a two-day event filled with inspiring talks from local and international speakers, labs, workshops, and seminars as well as sneak-peek from Adobe evangelists about updates in creative toolsets such as Creative Cloud.

Speakers include war photographer Nicole Tung, crafter Kitiya Palaskas, and designers Timothy Goodman, Mike Alderson and James Noble.

Tickets start from $99. For more information, visit Adobe website.

August 2-3 | International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney

News: Adobe, Tesla and Zendesk Join Amicus Brief Against Trump’s Immigrant Ban

31 technology companies, including Adobe, HP, Tesla and Zendesk, have joined an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s administration.

The lawsuit, brought by the state of Washington, is in opposition to Trump’s executive order which bans immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.

These 31 companies are:


  • Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Affirm, Inc.
  • Ampush LLC
  • Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
  • Bungie, Inc.
  • Casper Sleep Inc.
  • Cavium, Inc.
  • Chegg, Inc.
  • ClassPass Inc.
  • Coursera
  • EquityZen Inc.
  • Evernote
  • Gusto
  • Handy Technologies, Inc.
  • HP Inc.
  • IAC/InterActiveCorp
  • Linden Lab
  • Managed By Q Inc.
  • MobileIron
  • New Relic, Inc.
  • Pandora Media, Inc.
  • Planet Labs Inc.
  • RPX Corporation
  • Shift Technologies, Inc.
  • Slack Technologies, Inc.
  • SpaceX
  • Tesla, Inc.
  • TripAdvisor, Inc.
  • Udacity, Inc.
  • Zenefits


With these, a total of 127 companies have signed the brief. The companies, which included Google, Microsoft, and Twitter, argued that the order will bring negative impacts on American businesses and prevent them from hiring the best employees.

“Skilled individuals will not wish to immigrate to the country if they may be cut off without warning from their spouses, grandparents, relatives, and friends — they will not pull up roots, incur significant economic risk, and subject their family to considerable uncertainty to immigrate to the United States in the face of this instability,” the brief stated.

Event/Exhibition: Adobe Creative Jam Sydney

Adobe Creative Jam is hitting Sydney this December at Pyrmont, Sydney.

In collaboration with The Design Kids Sydney and General Assembly, Adobe Creative Jam event offers “two-part creative experience”, which includes presentations by renowned creative workers and Adobe Creative Cloud tournament for design duos.

Speakers for the night are Matt Jackson of The Affectors, Ian Haigh of Ketchup, Zoe Green of Co-Partnership, Anthony Dever of Industry 5000, and Brad Steven and Chris Laws of Born & Raised.

For more information and RSVP, head to Creative Jam Sydney website.

December 6, 6-9pm | WeWork Pyrmont, 100 Harris Street, Pyrmont

Digital: Adobe Stock Is Here!

Instead of flocking over to pay a fair bit for Shutterstock or iStock photos, Adobe has released its stock services to all creatives and business users.

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Source: Adobe

According to their website, the service is built right into your favorite Adobe desktop apps, such as Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC, and InDesign CC, so you can search, browse, and add images to your Creative Cloud Libraries, and get instant access to your assets across desktop and mobile devices.

Source: Adobe

Source: Adobe

You can enjoy these royalty free, high quality images if you sign up now and get the first 10 images free: https://stock.adobe.com/au/