Noon News: Adobe Announces Creative Cloud, UK Gov Decides Against Opt-In Porn Filter, Google Doodle Celebrates Earth Day 2012

Adobe has announced the launch of its Creative Cloud, alongside the unveiling of its Creative Suite 6 (CS6) suite of products. Described as a game changer (yes, that old chestnut) for creative types worldwide, Creative Cloud charges users a monthly subscription fee for online access to all of its CS6 applications, along with several other products.

Ever wanted to view Twitter in the visual sense, through images? Well now you can, thanks to a new app called Twizgrid. Instead of displaying single text tweets, Twizgrid can arrange tweeted photos, in a grid-like layout. Users can either view a selection of photos from the entire site, or look for a specific image by using the category function.

Last week, a cross-party committee of MPs made a strong call for service providers to be forced to adopt an "opt-in" system of pornography censorship. Such a scheme would mean that pornography was filtered out by default, and a customer would have to contact the ISP (and provide age verification) to lift the filters. This rightly worried rights activists, who saw it as a dangerous road to tread in terms of internet freedom.

Google went back to its roots - literally - for their commemoration of Earth Day yesterday. Replacing the standard animation logo with a flower patch; the search engine extraordinaire used a selection of yellow, red and purple flowers blossom to spell out Google. Designed as part of a campaign to mark the awareness raised by US Senator Gaylord Nelson - after witnessing an oil spill off the coast of California - the Wisconsin resident called for the first Earth Day to be honoured, on 22nd of April, 1970.

British customers who rushed to pre-order the Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G from Amazon are in for a little surprise. The online retailer decided to move the availability day of this devices a week earlier than previously announced. Initially, Amazon customers were informed that Kindle Touch models would be in stock starting 27th April. However, on 20th April, Amazon began shipping the devices.