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  • 40 Flash Sites for Android 2.2 Phones

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 11:06 am

    Welcome Droid X owners to the mobile world of Adobe Flash on a smartphone - the world Steve Jobs doesn't want you to see. This week Motorola Droid X joins a small but growing club of devices running Android 2.2 (aka Froyo). The biggest improvement delivered by Android 2.2 is support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for smartphones.
  • Adobe moves up Flash fix, will patch bug today

    Posted September 20, 2010 - 11:28 am

    Adobe accelerated the delivery of a patch for a critical vulnerability in Flash and will ship the fix today, rather than next week as originally scheduled.
  • Adobe Flash Zero Day Puts Android Smartphones at Risk

    Posted September 14, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    Adobe revealed a critical zero day flaw in Adobe Flash--the second in less than a week. The vulnerability extends even to Adobe Flash on the Android mobile OS, supporting at least one of the reasons laid out by Steve Jobs for not allowing Flash on the iPhone and iPad.
  • After Apple about-face, Adobe resurrects Flash tool

    Posted September 10, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Adobe said it would resurrect a tool that lets developers port Flash applications to the iPhone after Apple did an about-face earlier in the day.
  • The Web's Most Annoying Apps

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 12:04 pm

    They install themselves, they nag you, they spam you, they beg you to sign up. They're a pain in the browser.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio users get Flash development capabilities

    Posted August 29, 2010 - 9:17 pm

    SapphireSteel positions its technology as enabling an alternative to Microsoft's Silverlight RIA platform
  • How to murder a Flash cookie zombie

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 3:37 pm

    The more I use Adobe Flash, the more I understand why Steve Jobs hates it. I can't tell you how many times a misbehaving Flash video has crashed my browser and/or slowed my system to sludge. Happens at least once a week.
  • Chrome Patches Show the Power of Open Source--and Google

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 3:43 pm

    Google's patching of vulnerabilities in its open source Chrome Web browser last week wasn't so much notable in itself; Microsoft, to be sure, is forever issuing patches for the many bugs that afflict its products.
  • Google's Chrome speeds up Flash patching seven-fold

    Posted August 24, 2010 - 8:28 am

    Google's decision to push Adobe Flash security fixes using Chrome's silent update service has yielded a seven-fold increase in patching speed, a Google software engineer said.
  • Review

    InfoWorld review: Microsoft Silverlight 4 vs. Adobe Flash 10.1

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    Silverlight challenges the RIA supremacy of Flash, Flex, and AIR with superior development tools and design tool integration
  • Frash brings Flash to jailbroken iPhones

    Posted August 9, 2010 - 2:54 pm

    Those harrowing sounds you hear are the anguished cries of despair coming from Steve Jobs's office in Cupertino, California, following reports that some intrepid iOS hacker has figured out a way to get Adobe Flash working on the iPhone--sort of.
  • Flash 10.1 on Mac OS X

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 9:00 am

    In June of this year, the Adobe Flash team released version 10.1 of the Flash plugin/player. This was the version that would fix all the problems Flash had. No more bogging down of browsers. No more eating your CPU alive. Runs just as perfectly on every handheld (but the iPhone) as it does on desktops. If you had a complaint about Flash, 10.1 would fix it. In short, this was to be the Magic Unicorn release.
  • Google Chrome Integrates Flash

    Posted June 28, 2010 - 1:56 pm

  • Flash Launches on Android--Now Things Get Interesting

    Posted June 22, 2010 - 9:52 pm

    Adobe launched Flash Player for Android 10.1 today--the latest move in the Chess match between Adobe and Apple over the future of interactive mobile ads and video content. Now, the world can begin to experience firsthand whether Flash delivers as expected on smartphones, or if Steve Jobs made the right move in turning his back on the platform.
  • Good Job Adobe Flash Team

    Posted June 17, 2010 - 12:31 pm

    I have never been shy about bagging on the Adobe Flash team when I feel it is warranted, and heaven knows, they, or really, their evangelists and PR people give one a nigh-unending stream of rich source material. However, that does mean that when they do something well, or even noticeably better, I have an obligation to point that out as well.
  • Patching the Patch: Trouble with the new Mac OS X Snow Leopard update

    Posted June 16, 2010 - 12:36 pm

    The good news: The new Snow Leopard patch fixes a lot of problems. The bad news: It also introduces one.
  • Adobe halts Labs program for 64-bit Linux Flash Player

    Posted June 14, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Company stresses it is not killing off the project, which will continue with 'significant' architectural changes and security enhancements.
  • Steve Jobs: Adobe raised stink over Flash first

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs said Tuesday that his company didn't begin the long-running feud with Adobe over Flash, but only reacted after its rival "started to raise a stink."
  • Steve Jobs Opens Up About iPhone Leak, Abobe Flash, and More

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs used the D8 Conference on Tuesday to air his views on a variety of issues, including Adobe Flash, Google, AT&T, and the next-gen iPhone controversy. In a Q&A with audience members and an interview with the Wall Street Journal , Jobs spoke his mind. The comments come just days before the start of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, when Apple is
  • JavaScript library lets iPad read Flash advertisements

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    A mobile advertising company has written a JavaScript library that makes Flash advertisements viewable on devices such as the iPad, working around Apple's opposition to Adobe Systems' multimedia platform.
  • Review

    HTML5 vs. Flash: The case for Flash

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 9:13 am

    Seven reasons Web designers will remain loyal to Flash for rich Web content
  • More on the Adobe/Apple slapfight

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 12:18 am

    So because Steve Jobs wrote a letter, of course, John Warnock and and Chuck Geschke have to write one too. In theirs, entitled "Our thoughts on open markets", they take a rather predictable, and somewhat incorrect tact, namely that Apple deciding who can develop native applications for the iPhone that are sold through the App Store is exactly the same as Apple trying to control the web. So you get an odd muddle of a letter...
  • Adobe Flash Response Lands on Apple's Deaf Ears

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 9:05 pm

    Adobe fired back against Steve Jobs and Apple, with an open letter and a new campaign espousing its love of Apple. The battle--which some claim could change the course of the future of the interactive mobile Web is a waste of time, ink, and money for both companies. Ultimately, the market will decide and the Web will evolve regardless of the outcome of the Flash war.
  • Adobe escalates feud with Apple over Flash

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    Adobe today countered recent attacks by Apple against its Flash technology with a Web-based ad campaign and an open letter written by the firm's co-founders.
  • Adobe upgrades, renames DRM software for Flash

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 10:01 pm

    Flash Access 2.0, previously known as Flash Media Rights Management Server, has been rewritten as an SDK
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