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Topic: Flash

Apple: Not preinstalling Flash on Macs ensures users have latest version

10/22/2010, 12:10 pm

Apple has issued an official comment on the lack of preinstalled Adobe Flash on the newly released MacBook Air and all future Macs, saying the change was done to ensure that users always have the latest version of Flash by downloading directly from Adobe.

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New MacBook Air ships without Flash installed

10/21/2010, 02:10 am

Users are reporting that Apple's MacBook Air models, which were unveiled Wednesday, are shipping without the Adobe Flash plugin installed.

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Apple to target Flash with video iAds

10/15/2010, 05:10 pm

Apple is reportedly expanding its iAd program to target integrated advertising within video clips in an effort to address the market for ad-supported multimedia now dominated by Adobe Flash.

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European Union ends antitrust investigations of Apple

09/25/2010, 08:09 am

The European Union has ended two antitrust investigations into Apple's iPhone policies after Apple relaxed developer restrictions and introduced cross-border warranty repair service.

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Apple's relaxing of App Store rules has 'muted' effect on Adobe

09/22/2010, 10:09 am

Apple's decision to allow intermediary tools to port software from formats like Flash to the iPhone did not have a significant effect on sales of Adobe products, the company's CEO said this week.

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Adobe releases beta of 64-bit Flash for Mac OS X, Windows

09/17/2010, 02:09 am

A preview release of a 64-bit version of Flash Player 10 is now available from Adobe.

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Adobe resumes development of Packager for iPhone tool

09/09/2010, 11:09 pm

Now that Apple has lifted restrictions banning Adobe's Flash to iPhone porting tool, Adobe will continue development of it for future releases of Flash Professional.

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Apple opens iOS to third-party dev tools, reveals approval guidelines

09/09/2010, 08:09 am

Apple on Thursday announced that it would no longer ban intermediary development tools for iOS as long as App Store software does not download any code, potentially paving the way for third-party software to convert applications from other formats like Adobe Flash.

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Vimeo launches Flash-free Universal Player for iPhone, iPad

08/18/2010, 01:08 am

Video sharing site Vimeo has launched a new embedable HTML5 video player aimed at Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Hardware acceleration added to Flash Player 10.1 for Mac

08/11/2010, 05:08 am

Adobe has released a new version of its Flash Player for Mac that officially supports hardware acceleration for H.264 video content.

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European Union joins FTC investigation into Apple's opposition of Flash

08/10/2010, 09:08 am

Regulators from the European Union have reportedly joined the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in investigating Apple and its practice of blocking Adobe Flash from iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad.

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FTC believed to be investigating Apple's anti-Flash stance

08/05/2010, 02:08 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has denied a Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to a complaint filed by Adobe against Apple, stating that the release of the information would impede the commission's "law enforcement" duties.

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Secunia issues contradictory vulnerability report assailing Apple

07/22/2010, 07:07 pm

Danish security firm Secunia has issued a report graphically assailing Apple as having the "most security vulnerabilities" despite noting in its research that the "statistics provided should NOT be used to compare the overall security of products against one another."

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Apple executives dodge data center, FaceTime questions in earnings call

07/20/2010, 08:07 pm

As usual, Apple's executives kept close to a carefully prepared script on the company's stellar financial results, being careful not to reveal too much about the company's future plans, including its data center cloud services and broader open support for FaceTime video calling.

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War between Fring and Skype boosts Apple's Facetime

07/12/2010, 03:07 pm

A battle between Fring and Skype over mobile voice and video calls could ultimately result in faster adoption of Apple's Facetime as an open standard for mobile video calls.

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Apple-backed SproutCore takes on Flash in race to deliver multitouch web apps

07/08/2010, 09:07 pm

SproutCore, the open source "Rich Internet Apps" framework Apple adopted and invested in to construct its online MobileMe suite of web apps and its iWork.com service, is taking on a larger life of its own as independent companies use it to deliver sophisticated multitouch web apps targeted at iPad and other HTML5-savvy tablets.

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Pornographers next to dump Flash for HTML5

06/28/2010, 06:06 pm

Apple is finding an unlikely ally in its efforts to support HTML5 in preference to Adobe Flash as the platform for dynamic web content: pornographers.

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Adobe ships Flash 10.1 to mobile device makers

06/22/2010, 02:06 pm

Adobe on Tuesday announced the release of Flash Player 10.1 for Mobile, pitching it as "the first release that brings the full Web across desktops and devices."

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Verizon corrects Droid X ad error touting 720p screen

06/17/2010, 04:06 pm

A Verizon Wireless web promo for its Droid-branded Android phones originally promoted the upcoming Droid X as having a "720p screen," stoking some brief excitement that iPhone 4 and its Retina Display might be eclipsed, at least until the error was corrected.

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Adobe releases Flash Player 10.1 for Mac

06/10/2010, 09:06 pm

Adobe has declared its 10.1 release of Flash Player a Golden Master and is now serving it as the default Flash Player download after more than six months of beta testing.

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