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Topic: Flash

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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Apple highlights interactive capabilities of HTML5

06/04/2010, 08:06 am

Apple this week posted a new section on its website, showing off the abilities of HTML5 in a standards based browser such as Safari, including interactive videos and photos.

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Time Warner, NBC Universal delay iPad support in preference to Flash

05/27/2010, 03:05 pm

Apple's negotiations with certain big media firms to support modern, iPad-compatible web standards for video distribution have reportedly run into resistance due to the expense and effort involved in converting their vast multimedia libraries from Adobe's Flash.

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Adobe-Apple war on Flash reminiscent of PostScript struggle

05/14/2010, 03:05 pm

Three years of mounting tensions between Apple and Adobe Systems over the availability of Flash on devices running the iPhone OS have exploded into a battle of scathing attacks in both directions. Adobe is now advertising its "love" for Apple, despite enumerating the company's sins that it hates.

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'We have never, ever abandoned Apple,' Adobe co-founder says

05/14/2010, 02:05 pm

Adobe has continued to push back against Apple's opposition to Flash, insisting that the Web format is open, and dismissing a suggestion from Steve Jobs that Adobe abandoned Apple.

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Adobe fires back at Apple with open letter, new ad campaign

05/13/2010, 09:05 am

Adobe on Thursday responded to Steve Jobs' "Thoughts on Flash" with an open letter of its own, and also began a new ad campaign in which the company says it "loves" Apple -- but dislikes "anybody taking away your freedom" to use the Web freely.

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Apple developing Flash alternative named Gianduia

05/07/2010, 06:05 pm

As Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight duke it out over their plugin-based, HTML-alternative web platforms, Apple is using Gianduia, its new a client-side, standards based framework for Rich Internet Apps, to create production quality online apps for its retail users.

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Scribd "scrapping Flash and betting the company on HTML5"

05/05/2010, 07:05 pm

Document sharing site Scribd, which allows users to upload PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and other documents on the web using Adobe's Flash Player, has announced that it will begin converting its file service to HTML5, starting tomorrow.

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