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Topic: Flash

Adobe rumored to be abandoning work on mobile Flash player

11/09/2011, 01:11 am

Adobe has briefed its employees on the company's plans to abandon development of Flash player for mobile browsers in a blow to Google Android and Research in Motion PlayBook tablets, according to a new report.

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Fake Adobe Flash malware seeks to disable Mac OS X anti-malware protection

10/19/2011, 06:10 pm

A new version of an existing Trojan Horse posing as a legitimate Flash Player installer (named “Flashback.A” by a security firm) is designed to disable updates to the default Mac OS X anti-malware protection system, potentially leaving the system open to the manual installation of other malware without any system warnings.

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Adobe promises 'console quality' games on iPhone, iPad with cross-platform AIR 3

09/21/2011, 11:09 am

Adobe on Wednesday announced Flash Player 11 and AIR 3, which it said will offer cross-device development for 3D-intensive games on devices like Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Adobe concedes HTML5 video support for iOS in Flash Media Server

09/09/2011, 05:09 pm

After a heated public battle with Apple over Flash support in iOS devices, Adobe has conceded, announcing support for serving Apple's devices with standard HTML5 video from its Flash Media Server product.

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First look: Adobe Edge promises Flash-style animation with HTML5

08/01/2011, 12:08 am

Adobe's new Web development tool, Edge, aims to offer the same dynamic motion as Flash, but in the industry standard HTML5 format compatible with the iPhone and iPad.

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Preview of Adobe Edge HTML5 creation tool now available for free

08/01/2011, 12:08 am

Adobe on Monday released the first public preview of Adobe Edge, its new HTML5 Web motion and interaction design tool that offers animation similar to Flash, but built on standards like HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

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Adobe notes Lion-related 'known issues'; Samsung and iPad 2; B2B volume apps [u]

07/21/2011, 12:07 am

On the heels of Apple's release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Adobe has published a list of "known issues" with its products on the upgrade. Also, Samsung appears to have taken over for LG in supplying the display driver for the iPad 2. Finally, Apple has officially launched its Business Volume Purchase Program for the App Store.

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Google Swiffy converts Flash files to iPhone-compatible HTML5

06/28/2011, 03:06 pm

Google on Tuesday unveiled a new experimental tool for developers called Swiffy, which converts some .SWF Flash files into HTML5 code compatible with devices like the iPhone and iPad.

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Adobe adds support for building iOS apps with Flash Builder, Flex

06/20/2011, 08:06 am

Adobe this week released Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5, adding the ability to build and distribute iPhone, iPad and iPod touch applications on Apple's official App Store.

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Adobe CEO downplays Flash, iOS feud, says Android tablets will dominate iPad

06/03/2011, 12:06 am

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said Thursday that the argument between Apple and his company over the lack of Adobe Flash on iOS is over, while also predicting that tablets running Google's Android will eventually overtake the iPad.

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Adobe Flash 10.3 adds auto-update notification for Apple's Mac OS X

05/13/2011, 09:05 am

Adobe this week updated its Flash Player to version 10.3, bringing security enhancements, including the support for auto-update notifications in Apple's Mac OS X operating system.

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Adobe caves, adds support for Apple's HTTP Live Streaming standard

04/15/2011, 10:04 pm

In a move that could help defuse ongoing tension between the two companies, Adobe has revealed plans to support streaming video on the iPad 2 by adding support for Apple's HTTP Live Streaming standard to its Flash Media Server product.

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Adobe releases Flash-to-HTML5 conversion tool to support Apple's iOS

03/08/2011, 08:03 am

Adobe's newly released "Wallaby" application aims to expand support for Apple's line of iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, by converting Flash files into HTML5.

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Conan O’Brien spoofs Apple iPad 2 event as "a little bit cocky"

03/04/2011, 04:03 pm

Comedian Conan O’Brien presented a parody of Apple's iPad 2 event video on his show last night, introducing it by saying, "I personally think that the people at Apple are starting to get a little bit cocky."

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Motorola's iPad competing Xoom won't immediately support Adobe Flash

02/21/2011, 11:02 am

While the ability to run Adobe Flash has been touted as a feature that makes the Android-powered Motorola Xoom superior to Apple's iPad, Flash support is not expected to arrive for the Xoom until Spring 2011.

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Adobe Flash Player 10.2 offers improved hardware acceleration for Mac

02/09/2011, 03:02 pm

Adobe has publicly launched Flash Player 10.2 for Mac, Windows and Linux, an update to the Web plugin that introduces full hardware acceleration support for video which, when supported, is said to be up to 34 times more efficient.

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Microsoft announces H.264 support for Google's Chrome

02/02/2011, 06:02 pm

In an effort to resolve "uncertainty around video on the web" using HTML5, Microsoft has announced a new plugin for Google's Chrome browser that adds back support for H.264 video playback, blunting Google's attempt to gain traction for WebM.

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Apple's new App Store restrictions block Sony eBookstore, may lock out Amazon [u]

02/01/2011, 02:02 am

Apple has tightened restrictions on its iOS App Store by requiring all in-app purchases to go through it, resulting in the rejection of an eBookstore application from Sony, a new report claims.

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Google reaffirms intent to derail HTML5 H.264 video with WebM browser plugins

01/15/2011, 04:01 am

After igniting a hailstorm of controversy over its intent to drop HTML5's H.264 support from its Chrome browser, Google has reaffirmed its intent to push its own open WebM video codec via Flash-like plugins for Internet Explorer and Safari users. The reason: Google wants to ship free platforms without incurring external licensing fees.

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CES: Samsung eyes Smart TV as center of 'digital hub' as it takes on Apple

01/07/2011, 06:01 pm

Following its weakest profits outlook in six quarters, South Korean electronics giant Samsung is banking on copying Apple's strategy from ten years ago, albeit positioning its TVs in place of the Mac as the center of a digital hub.

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