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Skyfire for iPhone makes Flash video iOS-friendly [Video]

Skyfire for iPhone makes Flash video iOS-friendly [Video]

Skyfire's browser is coming to the iPhone, and it's bringing its rendition of Flash playback with it.  As you might remember from the Android version launch, Skyfire converts Flash video in realtime on itsown servers, and replaces it with an iOS friendly HTML5 version.  That's apparently been enough to convince Apple's App Store guardians to approve the app, according to CNNMoney, with Skyfire expected to show up in the download store for $2.99 on Thursday at 9am EST.

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Adobe Demos Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Tool at MAX2010

Adobe Demos Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Tool at MAX2010

Today Adobe either stunned the world! Or proved many of its citizens right in thinking they'd eventually make a move on HTML5 in the following way - a simple conversion tool. The announcement of such a tool took place at Adobe MAX 2010 which took place October 23-27, 2010, in Los Angeles California. This is a big convention where speakers speak and creators talk to each other and everyone learns about all the fabulous stuff Adobe has up their sleeves. Take a peek at the video of the announcement by engineer Rik Cabanier below.

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BlackBerry PlayBook gets Adobe AIR video demo

BlackBerry PlayBook gets Adobe AIR video demo

RIM came in for some criticism for not only keeping their BlackBerry PlayBook tablet behind glass after the slate's official unveil, but for not even having a unit on-stage during the announcement, leading to speculation that the Canadian company didn't even have a working unit to show.  That's obviously not been the case at this week's Adobe MAX conference keynote, during which RIM CEO Mike Lazaridis whipped out a PlayBook for a demo.

Video after the cut

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Adobe AIR 2.5 released for tablets, phones & TVs; InMarket eases app distribution

Adobe AIR 2.5 released for tablets, phones & TVs; InMarket eases app distribution

Adobe's ambitions for cross-platform software are getting a boost today, with the release of Adobe AIR 2.5.  Now eyeing TVs, mobile devices, desktops and tablets - including Samsung's SmartTVs, RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook and Android smartphones - AIR 2.5 includes support for a broader range of hardware, such as the accelerometer, camera, video, microphone and GPS, together with multitouch and gestures.  The company is also kicking off another round of arguments with Apple, saying that "after Apple changed its App Store policies, we have revived our efforts to bring AIR onto iOS."  Finally, there's a new distribution system called Adobe InMarket, for developers wanting an easier way to release apps in multiple download stores.

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The Daily Slash: October 14th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 14th 2010

Plenty of speculation being tossed around today, whether it's regarding the BlackBerry Storm 3 or even more rumors about when the iPhone will launch on Verizon. Even the Palm Pre 2 might be landing on Verizon soon enough. Outside of the speculation, in our story from around the Web, we've got Lithium-ion Solar Street Lights getting launched in Japan in January next year. And then, we'll wrap up the rest of the night with stories from around the R3 Media Network. Welcome to the Thursday edition of The Daily Slash.

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Apple vs Adobe – what are the real issues?

Apple vs Adobe – what are the real issues?

The war of words between Apple and Adobe started out with public statements, moved to full page advertisements, and has descended into confusion as Apple has backtracked on one of its initial restrictions and RIM and Samsung have highlighted Flash support on their tablets. To unravel this mess, let’s go back to the beginning: In April, Steve Jobs wrote an open letter to Adobe as a press release and posted it on the Apple.com home page (it can still be found online). Jobs lists six extremely well-argued points, but only two of them matter: Flash’s ubiquity on the web, and cross-platform development. (Some of the other points are legitimate – Flash can be buggy, when it runs without hardware acceleration it eats battery life alive, and some Flash content has not been formatted for touch. However, Apple claiming that it cannot support Flash because it isn’t “open” is disingenuous; Apple supports whatever standards it wants to, and while Flash is most certainly a proprietary standard, it is a standard.)

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Adobe Reports $990 Million Record Revenue for Third Quarter 2010

Adobe Reports $990 Million Record Revenue for Third Quarter 2010

As the third quarter trails to an end, earning results from companies are beginning to come in. Adobe has just reported their third quarter revenue earnings for this quarter, 2010, and they managed to post some record numbers. The company saw sales of $990.3 million for the third quarter, which is compared to the $697 million revenue recorded in 2009, which is a 42% jump from the previous year. Revenue also increased from $943.0 million in the second quarter of 2010.

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Verizon Droid Incredible by HTC gets Android 2.2, 720p HD video, Flash Player now

Verizon Droid Incredible by HTC gets Android 2.2, 720p HD video, Flash Player now

If you've been waiting patiently for Verizon to push out the Android 2.2. Froyo update for the HTC Droid Incredible, not taking the easy option and opting for one of the unofficial ROMs that are circulating, then today could be the day your high standards are rewarded.  Verizon has pinged us to let us know that they're pushing out Froyo for the Droid Incredible as an OTA update, complete with Adobe Flash Player 10.1.

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