Adobe Flash

  • Publishers Ready for iPad, Worry about Flash Support

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    Print publications are lining up to offer digital interactive versions of their wares on Apple's iPad and other tablet-shaped readers -- but there is a problem. Many of the coolest aspects of a digital version of static print magazines include multimedia and interactive content. Because Apple's iPad doesn't support Adobe Flash and Air multimedia technology, many publishers are wrestling with how to program their digital content for multiple platforms -- be it Apple's iPad, HP's Windows based Slate tablet, or tablets based on the Android operating system.
  • Wired app for iPad avoids Apple's Flash blockade, ePub format

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    Wired magazine is planning to offer a digital version of its publication that's targeted at tablets like Apple Inc.'s iPad and relies on software built by Adobe Systems Inc.
  • Adobe Shows Flash and AIR Apps for Google Android

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 9:52 pm

    Adobe on Monday introduced the Flash Player 10.1 and AIR platform for the Google Android mobile operating system. With this announcement, Adobe plans to present the AIR platform as a tool for building mobile apps that run on multiple phone platforms.
  • Adobe AIR 2.0, full-featured Flash Player coming to smartphones

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Goal is to give desktop and mobile users the same capabilities for AIR and Flash, and to give developers a common runtime and set of APIs
  • Adobe apologizes for 16-month-old Flash bug

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 4:41 pm

    Adobe apologized over the weekend for letting a 16-month-old bug in Flash Player languish without a patch, even though it updated the popular plug-in four times since the flaw was reported.
  • Is It Time for the Web to Abandon Flash?

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 9:49 pm

    The public battle between Adobe and Apple over bringing Flash to the iPhone, and now iPad, platforms has heated up the debate over the life expectancy of Flash as newer technologies, specifically the emerging HTML5 standard, enter the scene.
  • Adobe, Apple spar over Flash for iPad, Mac

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    The lack of support for Adobe Flash in Apple's newest shiny device has been, depending on who you talk to, a critical flaw in the device, or an "about time" decision to drop a dead weight. Flash and the Mac community have a long and complicated relationship, though, and the iPad is only the latest battlefield.
  • The Apple iPad Flash Clash

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    Apple's iPad has been surrounded by debate since its debut last week. Now, the heavily hyped tablet is at the center of a controversy that's reaching the federal government.
  • Apple Pulls Flash Content From iPad Promos

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 10:21 am

    It looks like Apple's iPad really is magical after all. Marketing materials for the iPad mysteriously morphed overnight following complaints that they misleadingly depicted the device showing Flash-based content. As of Saturday morning, presto-change-o: The Flash is gone.
  • Will We Ever See Flash On the iPad? Probably Not

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 3:02 pm

    Steve Jobs pitched the iPad on Wednesday as a device that lets you browse the Web the way it was meant to. Yet his demo of the iPad clearly showed that there wouldn't be any support for Adobe's proprietary Flash platform. Perhaps this was intentional.
  • Eich: JavaScript getting faster, could displace Flash

    Posted November 6, 2009 - 11:47 am

    JavaScript's founder claims JavaScript has displaced Java as a Web client, outlines projected enhancements
  • Salesforce-Adobe deal could boost profile

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:01 pm

    Flash linkage to helps establish the cloud platform as a separate entity from's core CRM system
  • Adobe Flash Tools are Win for Developers, Not iPhone Users

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 2:38 pm

    At its worldwide developers' conference in Los Angeles on Monday, Adobe announced its newest suite of creative tools, Flash Professional CS5, which will be available as a public beta later this year. With it, Adobe is providing functionality that will allow developers to convert Flash apps to iPhone apps. This is great for developers and good for Apple, but while everyone else gets the full Flash experience, iPhone customers are left short-changed.
  • Adobe Flash Available for iPhone? Not Really

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 10:02 am

    Adobe Flash CS5 (a beta expected within the coming weeks) will allow developers to create applications in Flash and then export them as native iPhone applications, which can then be submitted to the App Store, like any regular iPhone app. As a proof of concept, there are eight apps built this way in the App Store right now.
  • Adobe wants Flash on the iPhone SO BAD

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 9:44 pm

    The fun part about being popular is that you just get to lie back and have other people do the work for you.
  • Adobe brings Flash apps to the iPhone

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 9:07 pm

    Adobe Systems has come up with a way to let developers write Flash applications for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch devices, even without the support of Apple.
  • Three Reasons Why iPhone Won't Get Adobe Flash

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 12:53 pm

    It has been more than a year now since the industry was speculating the appearance of Adobe Flash on the iPhone, and since October 2008 we've seen Apple introducing a more powerful iPhone and an improved operating system, but still, no Adobe Flash -- so here's why I don't think it will happen any time soon either:
  • Flash app development extended to HTML users

    Posted September 15, 2009 - 8:51 pm

    Startup FHTML launches technology to leverage Adobe's rich Internet platform using HTML skills.
  • Adobe upgrades, changes name of rich media content controller

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 8:35 am

    Adobe Systems is renaming Adobe Flash Media Rights Management Server, which controls access to streams of rich media content,  to Adobe Flash Access and adding capabilities to control downloaded Flash content.
  • Creating an interactive multiple-choice quiz in Adobe Flash CS4

    Posted August 5, 2009 - 7:23 am

    This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for creating an interactive drop-down multiple-choice quiz in Adobe Flash.
  • Apple's plan to free itself from Flash hits a snag

    Posted July 1, 2009 - 4:49 pm

    Remember the brave band of corporations that was going to bring us to a brave new world of open standards audio and video? Yeah, about that.
  • Flash on the iPhone: Don't hold your breath

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 9:50 pm

    Apple has a long-term agenda, and Flash isn't part of it.
  • Coming Soon: Adobe Flash on Android, WinMo and WebOS

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Adobe is set to introduce Flash Player 10 for most mobile operating systems later this year, including Google Android, Microsoft Windows Mobile, Nokia Symbian and Palm WebOS.
  • Google improves Flash search and indexing

    Posted June 21, 2009 - 7:44 pm

    Google has enhanced its search engine's capacity to index Adobe's Flash files, which are very popular on the Web but tricky for search engine spiders.
  • HTML 5: Could it kill Flash and Silverlight?

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 9:37 am

    HTML 5, a groundbreaking upgrade to the prominent Web presentation specification, could become a game-changer in Web application development, one that might even make obsolete such plug-in-based rich Internet application technologies as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX.
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