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Topic: Software

Adobe slips mobile Flash Player 10.1 to second half of 2010

04/18/2010, 05:04 pm

After mounting an intense attack on Apple for not supporting Flash on its iPhone OS mobile devices, Adobe has admitted that it will not be able to ship its promised Flash Player 10.1 for mobile platforms until the second half of the year.

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Inside iPhone OS 4.0: Multitasking vs Mac OS X, Android

04/17/2010, 06:04 pm

How you work on a smartphone is very different from how you work on a desktop computer. This reality is particularly true when it comes to multitasking. The approach to multitasking taken by Google's Android and Apple's upcoming iPhone 4.0 is also very different. Here's how they compare.

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Opera Mini for iPhone fails Acid3 test

04/15/2010, 03:04 pm

Opera's new browser for iPhone offers an edge in speed in exchange for less than accurate page rendering. However, the free new browser isn't just taking shortcuts; its weak performance in the Acid3 test demonstrates that it doesn't correctly support web standards.

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First look: Opera Mini for iPhone

04/13/2010, 02:04 am

Opera Software's free new Opera Mini browser for iPhone is now available in the US App Store. Here's a look at what it offers.

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Apple approves Opera Mini app for iPhone

04/12/2010, 09:04 pm

Opera has announced Apple's approval of the company's Opera Mini browser in the iPhone App Store.

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Adobe introduces Creative Suite 5.0

04/12/2010, 07:04 am

Adobe on Monday formally announced Adobe Creative Suite 5, the latest release of its design and creative workflow software that delivers full-version upgrades to all of the company's flagship creative tools in order to offer workflow enhancements to designers and developers.

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iPhone 4.0 to remove controversial "rate on delete" prompt

04/10/2010, 11:04 pm

The next revision of the iPhone OS will remove the rating prompt that users see when they delete an app from their device.

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Apple's prohibition of Flash-built apps in iPhone 4.0 related to multitasking

04/09/2010, 02:04 pm

Apple's new iPhone 4.0 SDK license now blocks cross-compiled third party apps, such as those built from Flash CS5. Rather than being just a competitive blow directed at Adobe however, it appears the real motivation is to support sophisticated new multitasking features in the new operating system.

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Apple's iPhone 4 SDK license bans ported Flash, Java, Mono apps

04/08/2010, 06:04 pm

Apple has updated its iPhone Developer Program License Agreement in the iPhone 4.0 SDK to specifically prohibit the development of apps using "an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool," which would include Adobe's Flash, Sun's Java, or Microsoft's Silverlight/Mono.

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Apple iAd program to monetize iPhone apps with interactive media

04/08/2010, 02:04 pm

Tied into iPhone OS 4, Apple's new iAd program will allow developer to include richly interactive ad experiences into their apps and earn a 60% cut of the advertising revenue.

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Apple adds seven major features, 100 minor features in iPhone 4.0

04/08/2010, 01:04 pm

iPhone OS 4 will introduce seven major "tentpole" feature and a long list of minor enhancements this summer, Steve Jobs has announced at Apple's release preview event. The top seven features are multitasking, app Folders, Mail improvements, Enterprise features, a Games Center, and Apple's new iAd network.

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Apple iPhone OS 4.0 to ship this summer with multitasking support

04/08/2010, 01:04 pm

Due this summer, iPhone OS 4 will deliver multitasking as a way to run background apps that the user can quickly switch between.

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Benchmarks rate Apple's iPad 2x as fast at apps as iPhone 3GS

04/04/2010, 11:04 pm

Despite apparently using the same single core, Cortex A8 generation of its ARM processor core, the same Power VR SGX 535 graphics core, and the same amount of system RAM, the iPad is around twice as fast as the iPhone 3GS in running native Cocoa Touch apps.

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Amazon Kindle iPad app approved, Netflix working on iPhone app

04/03/2010, 01:04 am

Apple's mobile devices are cross-pollinating: Amazon's Kindle ebook reader was just approved for iPad, while Netflix' iPad app for viewing Instant Streaming videos is being ported to the iPhone and iPod touch.

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New Office 11 for Mac sports dense ribbons of buttons

03/29/2010, 04:03 pm

Screenshots of Microsoft's 2011 version of its productivity suite for Mac have appeared, highlighting a more serious user interface appearance and the Vista Ribbon.

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Valve accepting applications for Steam for Mac beta program

03/26/2010, 06:03 pm

Valve Software this week quietly began accepting applications for a forthcoming beta program aimed at testing its highly-anticipated Steam for Mac online gaming service, several AppleInsider readers have discovered.

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Adobe to officially unveil Creative Suite 5 for Mac April 12

03/23/2010, 08:03 pm

Adobe on Tuesday revealed that its forthcoming Creative Suite 5 package for graphic, video and Web design professionals, including the debut of Photoshop for Mac as a 64-bit application, will be unveiled on April 12, and will ship about a month later.

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Amazon releases free beta of Kindle for Mac eBook reading software

03/18/2010, 07:03 am

With Apple's eBook-capable iPad looming ominously in the face Amazon's fledgeling electronic book business, the online bookseller on Thursday released a new application for Mac users as part of its ongoing bid to promote its proprietary Kindle platform and prevent defection of its existing user base to a emerging array of alternatives.

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Apple adds sharing features, iPad interface tweaks to iWork.com beta

03/17/2010, 09:03 am

Apple this week quietly announced a handful of enhancements to its fledgeling iWork.com beta service, including the availability of new sharing features and improvements to the online service's user interface tailored for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

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Apple releases Safari 4.0.5 with performance, stability improvements

03/11/2010, 07:03 pm

Apple Thursday evening released a new update to Safari for Mac and Windows, with the latest browser version improving its performance, stability and security.

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