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+ - Adobe wants to read your Gmail 2

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harryk writes "Hope I'm not the first to submit this note about the most recent Adobe Acrobat update for Android devices (IOS unaffected?). According to the new permission requirements, "Read Gmail" is required. The only benefit of the new release is reportedly so that Acrobat can open when you want to read PDF files. The only problem with that logic is that Adobe Acrobat can ALREADY do this without needing to read my mail. From the update notes: "Adobe Reader now requires permission to read Gmail and default Email client. This is to enable users to open Gmail and default Email client PDF attachments using Adobe Reader only when users select the application to view PDF files. This permission is required because of a known limitation with the Android platform." ... Just tested this function and it works without the 'update'. What are you trying to do Adobe?"

+ - Netflix drops HD-DVD support for Blu-ray

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harryk writes "Just received word via email that Netflix is dropping support for HD-DVD. To quote the email "As you may have heard, most of the major movie studios have recently decided to release their high-definition movies exclusively in the Blu-ray format. In order to provide the best selection of high-definition titles for our members, we have decided to go exclusively with Blu-ray as well.""

+ - How Many HDMI ports does your HDTV have?

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harryk writes "Ok, this is a serious question and one I don't think has been covered, atleast not with a quick glance in Google's direction. With all of the media center components that we'll all have in our entertainment racks, the biggest question that I have (actually my wife prompted me on this) is how many HDMI ports does your TV have? With the PS3, my HD-DVD player or upconvert DVD player, and my fancy schmancy new cable box or satellite receiver, how on earth will I connect all of them?"

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