Good afternoon.

Adobe has announced Adobe Reader X, it's latest free PDF reader, and released Acrobat X, its line of PDF editors.

Adobe Reader X includes commenting with Sticky Notes and Highlighter tools so that anyone can add comments directly on a PDF document for free. PDF access has been expanded to mobile devices with free Adobe Reader X for Android, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry Tablet OS, coming soon. Safer viewing of PDF files is available with new Protected Mode security capabilities in Reader X. A new Share pane in Reader X provides a connection to the online Adobe CreatePDF service, making it easy to create a document that others will be able to view consistently.

Free Adobe Reader X is expected to be available by the end of the month.

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The next iPad will be much lighter because Apple is abandoning the current aluminum-based design. Odd, so many people tell me the iPad isn't heavy. Pick up a Kindle sometime, please. There's a huge difference.