If you have an annual Adobe CC (Creative Cloud i.e. photoshop, illustrator, etc.) subscription then you may be surprised to learn that you are forced to keep the auto-renewal feature on and are only given the option to remove it in the last month of the subscription.
It’s my opinion this is a dirty tactic where they are anticipating people forget to cancel the subscription and are forced to pay them for another year of service. If you do auto renew accidently, then there are cancellation fees for a plan which you did not explicitly request or want.
Here’s an excerpt from a chat with Adobe on this issue when I requested that my subscription, which ends April 14th, have it’s auto renew turned off:
If you do graphic design work then you know that Adobe has maintained a fairly comfortable monopoly over this type of software. It’s this reason that they’re able to treat users the way companies 10 years ago did and why so many choose pirated versions of Adobe over paid subscriptions.
They made a good move in going to a subscription based model, but Adobe if you’re reading this (and I know you’ll read this), it’s time to get with the times and not play games unethically trying to squeeze a few extra dollars out of people.
For readers, here’s a great free option for as soon as your Adobe CC license is canceled. I would highly recommend GIMP which you can download for free here. GIMP works on OS X, Windows and Linux and does a very good job providing a powerful, intuitive graphics program without all the headache and expense of using Adobe’s products.
After some issues with wi-fi coverage using the Hitron CGN2-ROG router from Rogers I decided to upgrade to a Google Asus OnHub router which claims to specialize in avoiding dead-spots.
Being in online marketing, I test everything and decided to do some comparison speed tests of the Asus OnHub vs. the Hitron CGN2-ROG using speedtest.net.
Continue reading Google Asus OnHub Router Review and Comparison
A Lesson Forged by 50 Years of Experience
With over a decade of online marketing, I’ve worked with brands which differentiate themselves in all different ways. While I enjoy cranking out hundreds of inexpensive leads for a low-cost focus, the most interesting, stressful, and rewarding work has come from marketing a luxury brand like Georgian Custom Renovations.
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There has been a lot of media attention surrounding Grenville Christian College, which I attended from 1996 to 2001…
Like many past students, I barely recognize Grenville Christian College in its sensational media portrayal, although the class action lawsuit covered a period mostly before my time. I am not here to refute or confirm the allegations of those who came before me, as they were of a different administration. I wish only to share my own experiences and opinions for the sake of a balanced understanding and because the school meant so much to me.
Continue reading Grenville Christian College – A Very Different Experience
I struggled with this issue for far too long and seeing that there are hundreds of others online who are struggling with it as well, I’ve decided to post the solution here as it’s actually quite simple.
Continue reading How to Get HP Scan to Scan in Color
You likely already know how to have Gmail as the default mail client to open email links when you click them. That is to say when you see someone’s email linked within a web-page and you click it, it opens gmail and pre-populates it with the address, rather than opening some archaic desktop email client. If you haven’t set that up yet then the process is very simple and hubspot does a good job of explaining the setup process.
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Tomorrow we’re launching a new website at The Ad Managers. It’s a directory of Canadian roofing companies which is most likely nothing like the website you’ve built, but regardless there are a few universal key steps to take when launching any new site and here they are: Continue reading Marketing Tips for Launching a New Website
Today I needed to transfer this WordPress installation to a new server. While doing so I stopped and read a few posts on the blog, some of which were over 3 years old. Reading those old posts made me realize how time-sensitive everything is in this industry.
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My wife and I recently spent three weeks in France and Italy for our honeymoon. We’re often asked what our favorite destination was and without any hesitation the answer is always Positano Italy.
Continue reading Review of Positano and Holiday House Gilda