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Adobe Touch Apps for Android artists released

Adobe Touch Apps for Android artists released

Adobe has released its Touch Apps suite of five-strong graphics packages intended for Android tablets, each priced at $9.99 in the Android Market. The apps - based on functionality from Adobe's Creative Suite - were announced last month, and include Photoshop Touch for image tweaking, Adobe Ideas for sketching, and Adobe Proto, for prototyping mobile apps and websites. Meanwhile, the company has confirmed that iOS versions are in the pipeline, and has launched a new cloud-based collaboration system.

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Adobe yanks Flash Smart TV strategy but RIM won’t let go

Adobe yanks Flash Smart TV strategy but RIM won’t let go

Adobe isn't just axing Flash Player for Mobile, but refocusing its approach toward smart TV as well, pushing native apps rather than Flash compatibility. Although the company will continue to support existing licensees of its Open Screen Project, an Adobe spokesperson told GigaOM, it now believes "the right approach to deliver content on televisions is through applications, not a web browsing experience." Meanwhile, RIM has confirmed that it will independently develop Flash for the BlackBerry PlayBook, telling AllThingsD that it has licensed Adobe's source code.

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Adobe slammed by former Adobe executive over Mobile Flash cut, stock plunges

Adobe slammed by former Adobe executive over Mobile Flash cut, stock plunges

Today there was a rather important announcement made by Adobe regarding the amount of Flash that'll be found on mobile devices in the future: zero - and now that the public and the former leaders of Adobe have gotten full wind, the results aren't good. Of course it's been a point of contention whether or not flash should be on mobile devices for just about as long as there's been a concept of a smartphone, so the markets were bound to react to any sort of big change in the waters here in this situation, and it appears that Adobe really couldn't have gotten much worse of a reaction from stockholders.

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Flash Flushed: Adobe confirms HTML5 mobile focus

Flash Flushed: Adobe confirms HTML5 mobile focus

Adobe has announced that it will no longer develop Flash Player for mobile devices, confirming rumors that it is shifting to HTML5 as its mobile platform of choice. "HTML5 [is] the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms" Adobe VP Danny Winokur said on the company's official blog, and the firm will work "with key players in the HTML community, including Google, Apple, Microsoft and RIM" to drive the standard further.

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Adobe to trash Flash Player Mobile

Adobe to trash Flash Player Mobile

Adobe is reportedly preparing to announce it is ditching Mobile Flash development, with no further plans to push Flash Player for mobile devices. The decision, revealed to ZDNet by sources close to Adobe, will mean an end to the ongoing argument over whether Flash support on smartphones and tablets is a benefit to end-users or a hinderance, something which saw Adobe and Apple lock horns on a number of occasions. Moving forward, Adobe will concentrate on Flash on the desktop and using Adobe AIR and HTML5 for mobile deployments.

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Adobe Photoshop image deblur tool blows minds [Video]

Adobe Photoshop image deblur tool blows minds [Video]

Adobe has demonstrated a photo deblurring tool that can analyze exactly how a shaky camera was held and then correct that in an image, even making tiny text legible. Tipped for inclusion in a future version of Photoshop, and demo'd at Adobe MAX 2011 last week, the tool was caught on camera by Peter Elst as it wowed developers.

 

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS update only adds new Adobe Flash Player

BlackBerry PlayBook OS update only adds new Adobe Flash Player

RIM today released an important BlackBerry Tablet OS update for its PlayBook to version 1.07.3312. The free update brings the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player to address some potential security issues. There have been no known reports of PlayBooks being affected by the Adobe Flash issue, but it's recommended to upgrade to be safe.

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Adobe extends Air to Smart TV

Adobe extends Air to Smart TV

Adobe has announced that it is extending Air to Smart TVs and the first app to hit the smart TV realm that uses the Air platform is headed to Samsung. The new app is from VH1 and is the I Love the 80's Trivia app. Air is Adobe's rich content platform from cross platform devices. Air extends to TVs, mobile phones, tablets, and computers. The new app will hit Samsung Smart TVs this fall in the US.

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Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 downloads available tonight

Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 downloads available tonight

Adobe announced that its Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will be available for download tonight starting at 9PM Pacific Time or midnight for folks on the East Coast. These latest updates were detailed back in September and are expected to bring significant improvements such as faster rendering speeds and support for 3D gaming on a variety of platforms, including mobile devices as well as connected TVs.

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Adobe preps Photoshop Touch among six tablet-optimized apps for iPad, Android

Adobe preps Photoshop Touch among six tablet-optimized apps for iPad, Android

Adobe announced six tablet-optimized apps as part of its new cloud-based initiative that aims to enhance tools for creativity and sharing via iPads and Android tablets. Headlining the six apps is of course the company's Photoshop Touch that brings the image editing features of the powerful desktop Photoshop software to tablet devices.

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Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 to support 3D games

Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 to support 3D games

Adobe has announced that it is enabling 3D gaming for users of its software that have Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 installed on their machines. The two apps will allow 3D gaming on mobile devices of all sorts including iOS devices, Android, Blackberry Tablet OS gear, Mac, and Windows machines. The software will also allow 3D gaming on connected TVs and other platforms as well.

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Adobe responds to Windows 8 not supporting Flash

Adobe responds to Windows 8 not supporting Flash

Microsoft's Windows 8 Metro UI tablet interface will not support plugins, meaning that much like the route Apple has taken, Microsoft is also choosing HTML 5 over Adobe's Flash. But that doesn't seal the coffin yet on Adobe, as the company responds and assures that Flash will find its way to all platforms and will remain the best tool for creating the richest experiences for users.

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