When Adobe announced that future releases of its Creative Suite software would only be released using a subscription-based model, it was completely unsurprising that 61.2% of Consumerist readers told us in a poll that they’ll switch to Creative Cloud when Adobe pulls CS6 out of their cold, dead hard drives. This week, Creative Cloud’s login outage validated our readers’ point of view. Users were unable to switch computers, log in, start new subscriptions, or add services. Some weren’t able to use their programs at all.
This raised an important question for many people who have digital creative jobs: is it really such a good idea to leave so much of their workflow and their destiny in the hands of a single company? “First, and most importantly, we want to apologize for this outage because we know how critical our services are to you and how disruptive it’s been to those of you who felt the impact,” Adobe said in their statement apologizing for the outage. Calling Adobe programs “critical” to many users is a gross understatement.
“Either I wait it out for Adobe to fix the problem and risk the ire of clients on deadline, or I’ll have to fork out for expensive stand-alone font licenses to use fonts that I’ve already paid Adobe a subscription fee for,” one user complained to The Daily Beast while the outage was ongoing.
Adobe claims that the outage wasn’t related to a hack or other security issue, which is good news after the company suffered from a massive data breach less than a year ago.
by Laura Northrup via Consumerist
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In its continuing quest to become a caricature of outsiders’ clichés , the city of Portland, Oregon has decided to stop investing in Walmart. Wait, Portland invests in Walmart? Yes, just under 3% of the city’s portfolio consists of Walmart bonds, the last of which will mature in 2016. The city’s total Walmart holdings were $36 million.
Walmart’s stock is down slightly after the company announced worse-than-anticipated quarterly results, so maybe this decision has nothing to do with politics or sustainability, and could be simply a wise financial move. Except, nope, this is Portland. Last fall, the city council passed what they call “socially responsible investment principles,” investing only in companies that don’t raise health, labor, environmental, or other ethical concerns.
“A city’s investments should reflect the values of its taxpayers, and Wal-Mart is consistently out of step of Portland values,” a local representative of the United Food and Commercial Workers union said in a statement. UFCW is the union behind OUR Walmart, the group seeking to organize Walmart employees, publicizing workers’ problems and organizing protests.
Portland jettisons Walmart investments from city portfolio [Portland Business Journals]
by Laura Northrup via Consumerist
If you wouldn’t mind casting your mind back to Wednesday, we learned that many former iPhone users who’d made the switch to an Android phone have been having problems receiving text messages from iPhones, if they got them at all. And now one consumer is taking that seemingly unaddressed issue all the way to a lawsuit seeking class-action status.
The plaintiff who filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California claims that Apple’s proprietary messaging system, iMessage, interfered with delivery of texts when she made the move to Android, just like we’ve been hearing from our readers.
In the complaint (via PatentlyApple.com), she alleges that Apple customers who replace their devices with non-Apple phones and tables are “penalized and unable to obtain the full benefits of their wireless-service contracts.”
By interfering with the texts, Apple “tortiously[sic] interfered with the contract for cellular service between these putative class members and their cellular telephone carrier in that Apple’s actions prevented the subscribers from receiving all of their text messages, as they were entitled to obtain through their cellular wireless service contracts.”
It also claims that the Cupertino, Calif.-based company didn’t disclose that this would happen once a user switched from iOS.
We’ve reached out to Apple and will update you if we hear back.
by Mary Beth Quirk via Consumerist