Karen Friar

Karen Friar is news editor for ZDNet in the UK, based in London. She started out in film journalism in San Francisco, before making the switch to tech coverage at ZDNet.com. Next came a move to CNET News.com, where she looked after west coast coverage of business technology, and finally a return to her homeland with ZDNet UK.

Latest Posts

Tell us your tips of the trade

ZDNet UK members are an experienced lot. When you add up all the time they've been in the business, it comes to thousands of years of learning all the tricks and shortcuts to getting the job done.

April 4, 2007 by Karen Friar


More CS3 pricing palaver

UK designers who want to buy Creative Suite 3 packages will pay a premium compared with their counterparts in the US, as our own Richard Thurston has pointed out. That's not all, though.

March 30, 2007 by Karen Friar


Adobe's CS3 update--what do you think?

Today Adobe finally let everybody else in on the details of what's coming in Creative Suite 3, the update to Photoshop and other software. There'll be not one, but six--count 'em--versions of the package, set to ship at different times this year, as well as 13 standalone apps.

March 27, 2007 by Karen Friar


What do you want to see in CS3?

Adobe's planning to make the formal announcement of Creative Suite 3 tomorrow. The overhaul of its publishing applications is expected to be one of the largest in the software maker's history.

March 26, 2007 by Karen Friar


Are you feeling lucky? Sony laptop competition

Actually, it should be "Are you feeling clever?"--you'll need to come up with a spiffy tie-breaker to get your hands on the Sony VAIO G11-Series notebook we've got as a prize in our latest competition.

March 21, 2007 by Karen Friar


Roaming underground

So London Underground has got around to letting people use mobile phones on the Tube--though of course, it's just a test for now.But do you really want to be always within reach, wherever you go?

March 15, 2007 by Karen Friar