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iPad Dreams...and More Cowbell – Mac Geek Gab 761

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

It’s worth digging into your Mac’s auto-startup items every now and then, just to clean things up. That’s especially true when your two favorite geeks discover a new place to look… and find some very old stuff out there. Listen as John and Dave talk through all this and more. Plus, some great Quick Tips and Cool Stuff Found from your fellow listeners, including one that’ll help you keep all your power tools charged. And, we might just have an answer to listener Scott’s iPad dreams. Press play, listen, and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Adobe AI Can Enhance Your RAW Files

· Andrew Orr · News

The new feature called Enhance Details will be found in Camera Raw, Lightroom Classic CC, and Lightroom CC for macOS and Windows.

Adobe Launches Premiere Rush CC Video Editor for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

· Jeff Gamet · Cool Stuff Found

If you want a consumer-friendly video editor on your Mac, iPhone and iPad, but iMovie isn’t your thing, Adobe has a new app for you to check out: Premiere Rush CC. The app launched at Adobe MAX on Monday. It includes the video editing tools you need to record and edit, adjust or add audio, and share your movies on social networks. It uses Adobe Creative Cloud to sync files so you can switch devices while editing, too. I’ve been using the beta and it’s pretty impressive. You can try Premiere Rush CC for free. It’s priced at US$9.99 a month for individuals, $19.99 a month for teams, and $29.99 a month for enterprise.

Adobe Launches Premiere Rush CC Video Editor for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

Adobe Photoshop CC Coming to the iPad in 2019

· Jeff Gamet · Product News

Adobe Photoshop CC on Apple iPad Pro

Adobe Photoshop CC is coming to the iPad in 2019. It’s really Photoshop, and not just a subset of photo editing features.

Cryptocurrency Malware Found in Adobe Flash

· Andrew Orr · News

Cryptocurrency malware has been found in Adobe Flash updates by researchers from Palo Alto Networks. It’s a Monero mining bot.

Want to Be Terrified? Watch This University Demo That Fakes a President Speaking

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

I know it’s coming. I know it’s unavoidable. But that doesn’t keep me from being terrified of this inevitable future when fake things are indistinguishable from reality. Adobe has its VoCo technology in testing—and that’s scary enough, but now University of Washington researchers have demonstrated the ability to to match speech to a generated video. In the demonstration video, they used real speech from former president Barack Obama and matched it to artificially generated video of him speaking those same words. It’s easy to see this tech being used to match falsified speech to falsified video. And while there are some aspects of UW’s artificially generated video that look fake, this is a demonstration, not a finished product. Within a few years, the ability to perfectly fake video and speech together will be available on our smartphones. The end result will be an ever-greater cynicism towards never believing anything you see. It’s inevitable, scary, and the technology is impressive as all heck. It will also be a huge test of democracy. Not only can someone anyone be made to say something they didn’t, anyone could also deny saying something they really did say, claiming to be the victim of this technology. The Atlantic has a good story with a lot more information on the university project.

macOS: Installing Flash Updates (The Safe Way)

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Melissa Holt explains why you shouldn’t trust pop-up windows for Flash updaters and shows how to safely install Adobe’s multimedia player on your Mac if you really need it.