Adobe announces CS6/Creative Cloud

The long awaited major update to the entire Adobe Creative Suite was announced this week. There is some seriously major updates to many of the applications, but perhaps the biggest news is the new Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud is Adobe’s new offering where you pay a monthly fee to get full access to all of Adobe’s software, plus much much more!

I’ve compiled a handful of links here–including how to download Photoshop CS6 right now!

The base price (when you pay for 12 months) is $49.99 per month. That equates to roughly $600 per year, which is the same as upgrades to two Adobe Products (they are usually $299 for an upgrade).

The month-to-month plan is $79.99 per month so that makes it substantially more expensive. It might be a good choice if you only need access to the programs a couple of months, but in that case it might be cheaper to just do a regular upgrade of the products that you need so you have them as a boxed product. Read more

Garmin Approach S3

When the name Garmin is presented, what comes across your mind? Most of us would think that a GPS navigation system will be the topic here, but not for today. Garmin has something different in store– which is actually the new Approach S3 Touchscreen GPS Golf Watch. As the name suggests, this is one timepiece that deserves to see action whenever you are ready to tee off. Since golf is not only about lowering the number of strokes each time you play but will also touch on the issue of style, you can be sure that no one is going to question your fashion sense when you strap the Approach S3 around your wrist.

After all, it has been described to be stylish, coming in a rugged and waterproof form factor. This high-resolution glove-friendly touchscreen device will also be pre-loaded with 27,000 worldwide courses to begin with – and more information on newer courses will be added in the long run, where you need not fork out additional subscriptions or fees. If you want, you can wear the Approach S3 as a day to day timepiece, and whenever you are ready to tee off, you can then take advantage of its features such as Green View with manual pin positioning, distances to doglegs and layup points, customizable yardage points and digital scorecards. Read more

Five Ways to Protect Passwords

With the dawn of social media era, large part of human social activities started going online. People spend hours and hours on Social networks and it has become a part of their lives. Most importantly it contains lots of sensitive personal information of ourselves and the people we connect with. The actions we take in social networks directly represent us. Technology has provided more sophisticated security mechanisms, yet you also have a greater responsibility to use a strong password, which will keep you and your information safe on the internet. Read more

Cell C “Take a girl child to work” Campaign

In South Africa, there is yet another silent revolution going on. It’s the “Take a girl child to work today” campaign. SAVE THE DATE: 31 MAY 2012.

Cell C is the driving force behind the campaign. It is an initiative to “deepen the thinking of the young females with regard to their infinite roles in society, enhance their self-esteem, inspire and motivate them to reach to reach their full potential and through exposure to diverse careers and positive role models assist them to prepare for the world of work”.

The initiative is a joint effort between Government, the Department of Education, business and the public.

I was amazed to know that, ‘Take a Girl Child to Work Day” has become South Africa’s “largest collaborative act of volunteerism” (The Encylopedia of Brands and Branding in South Africa in association with Sunday Times)

The project was actually started by the Ms. Foundation in the United States where it launched Take our Daughters to work Day in 1993

The initiative is aimed at girls in Grade 8-12 at a time when they are making career and education choices. The idea is for the girls to shadow the host all day. Watching how people solve problems and cope with crises in the workplace is also an important part of the learning experience.

Achievements to date:

  • an estimated 500 000 girl children have participated in the campaign
  • 1 800 public and private sector partnerships have been brokered
  • secured participation from the Presidency, business and government leaders
  • 40 000 to 50 000 girl children participate in the campaign annually
  • Over 1000 schools participate on the day

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