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Topic: Adobe

Adobe Flash contributes largest number of security patches in Apple's Mac OS X 10.6.5

11/10/2010, 06:11 pm

Apple has detailed the security issues patched by Mac OS X 10.6.5 and the corresponding Security Update 2010-007 for Mac OS X 10.5, indicating that more than half of the security vulnerabilities in Mac OS X actually affect the Adobe Flash plugin and X11.

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Briefly: Windows Phone 7 US launch, Mac OS X 10.6.5 beta, Adobe Flash defended

11/09/2010, 02:11 am

Monday's U.S. launch of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 was mixed, with some stores selling out and others selling just a handful of units. Apple has released another Mac OS X 10.6.5 beta, and Adobe's CTO defended Flash battery performance, claiming that the test was flawed and that Apple is inciting "negative campaigning" against Flash.

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Flash-converting iPhone Skyfire browser to be released in 'batches'

11/05/2010, 08:11 pm

After initial demand for the Skyfire for iPhone app, a browser that converts Flash videos, overwhelmed the company's servers, Skyfire has announced that it will release the app in 'batches.'

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Dropping Adobe Flash boosts Apple's MacBook Air battery life by 2 hours

11/04/2010, 05:11 pm

Apple has stopped bundling Adobe Flash on new Macs, ostensibly so users could obtain the latest, secure version themselves, but vastly increased battery life seems to be another leading reason.

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Brightcove adds support HTTP Live Streaming for Apple iOS devices

11/02/2010, 05:11 pm

Internet video host Brightcove, among the first to begin supporting iPhone-compatible H.264 video and HTML5, is now moving to support Apple's open HTTP Live Streaming format as well, hammering another nail into the coffin of Adobe Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight.

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Skyfire iOS browser approved by Apple, converts Flash video to HTML5

11/02/2010, 08:11 am

A new Apple-approved iPhone and iPad mobile browser from a startup company, set to launch this week, converts video from Adobe Flash to HTML5, though it won't work with Hulu.

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Apple's iOS pushes Microsoft to dial down Silverlight for HTML5

10/29/2010, 06:10 pm

While Apple's success with its mobile iOS platform is credited with invoking the proliferation of HTML5 video at the expense of Adobe's Flash, it's also causing a major shift in strategy for Microsoft's Silverlight.

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More than half of online videos are now in iOS-friendly HTML5 (H.264)

10/27/2010, 11:10 am

Apple's crusade against Adobe Flash has shown success in a new survey, which found that 54 percent of video online is now available in H.264 via HTML5, the modern standard for the web embraced by Apple in iOS and Mac OS X.

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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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Microsoft, Adobe execs discuss Apple, potential merger in meeting

10/07/2010, 05:10 pm

Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer and other company top brass recently held a meeting with those in charge of Adobe to discuss a number of topics, including a partnership or even a merger to counter Apple's success in the mobile phone market.

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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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US Department of Justice orders Apple to end anticompetitive deals

09/24/2010, 08:09 pm

Apple and five other major Silicon Valley companies have settled with the U.S. Department of Justice after an investigation into agreements made between competitors to prevent the poaching of each other's workers.

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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 launches Photoshop Elements 9, Premiere Elements 9 for Mac

09/21/2010, 09:09 am

Adobe on Tuesday announced the launch of Photoshop Elements 9 and Premiere Elements 9 for both Mac and Windows, with "groundbreaking features" added to the No. 1 selling consumer photo- and video-editing software.

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Apple, Google may settle in US antitrust probe of anti-poaching deals

09/17/2010, 11:09 am

Apple, Google and other technology companies are said to be in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice for a potential settlement regarding an antitrust investigation of anti-poaching agreements.

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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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