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Flash Player 10.1: This Video is Not Optimized for Mobile

Flash Player 10.1: This Video is Not Optimized for Mobile

Whether or not you've been following the whole Apple and Adobe firefight that's been happening over the last couple of years (but more loudly ever since the launch of the iPad), if you have a smartphone that can browse the web, you've probably been either waiting patiently for Flash to get out of its diapers and give you the full experience you've been aching for, or you simply just haven't cared enough to give it a second thought. Well, now that Android 2.2 has officially "launched" on a device (the Motorola Droid 2), and that means Flash Player 10.1 has officially been "launched," the tests have begun. And, sadly, if you're part of the camp that's been waiting for the full experience of the web on your mobile phone, you might have to keep waiting.

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Adobe CEO on Apple Flash argument: “We’ve moved on”

Adobe CEO on Apple Flash argument: “We’ve moved on”

Apple and Adobe may not be the best of friends right now, but Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen doesn't seem too worried.  Describing the Cupertino company's aversion to Flash on iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad as Apple "wanting to control the environment", Narayen says his company would "rather work with partners who are interested in working with us" and that "they've made their choice. We've made ours and we've moved on."

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Geek creates X-Wing targeting computer GPS app

Geek creates X-Wing targeting computer GPS app

Back in the day, I loved to go to Chuck E Cheese and play games. My favorite was the Star Wars game that had you flying down a line art trench dodging pipes and such in an attempt to blow up the Death Star. A geek named Christopher Caleb has created a cool GPS app that looks just like that game.

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Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Now Available for Mobile Platform Partners

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Now Available for Mobile Platform Partners

One of the bigger features of the upcoming Android release, 2.2 (better known as Froyo), is the fact that there's integrated Flash Player. While many think that Flash isn't optimized for proper mobile use, Adobe begs to differ, as they point out in the first paragraph of their press release that 10.0 for mobile devices has been redesigned from the ground up, with performance in mind, which also includes mobile-specific features. It's already available on desktop clients, like Linux, PC, and Mac, but we're all waiting for the official release on mobile devices. Now that we have the official announcement from Adobe, 35 companies ready to jump on board, we don't expect it will be much longer to wait.

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Verizon Wireless Announcing Latest Generation of DROID on June 23rd [Update]

Verizon Wireless Announcing Latest Generation of DROID on June 23rd [Update]

We had heard mumblings that the next DROID would be announced some time soon, and it looks like Verizon Wireless was tired of waiting. We just got an invitation to the next big press conference, which will be hosted by Verizon, and feature speakers from Motorola, Adobe, and Google. Basically, everyone who would need to be talking to promote the next handset to feature the latest version of Android, on a big, big device.

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Flash Player 10.1 gets official; Android version imminent

Flash Player 10.1 gets official; Android version imminent

Having been in beta for the past few months, Adobe's Flash Player 10.1 has finally emerged as an official release for Windows, Mac and Linux systems.  Packing such niceties as hardware-based H.264 video decoding, HTTP Dynamic Streaming, peer-assisted networking and Multicast, Flash Player 10.1 also includes multitouch support - such as pinch, scroll, rotate, scale and two-finger tap - for compatible hardware, and boosted Mac support; on OS X machines, the player is a full-fledged Cocoa app.  Elsewhere, Adobe AIR 2 is also finalized and publicly available.

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Steve Jobs at D8: Flash, the iPhone HD, and Everything Else

Steve Jobs at D8: Flash, the iPhone HD, and Everything Else

The Wall Street Journal's annual "All Things D" conference kicked off tonight, and it started off with a presence that's all too familiar in the technology industry. A presence that actually hasn't made an appearance in a few years. And, above all, a presence that's a welcomed entity on any stage, in any location. Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, sat on the D8 stage tonight with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, talking about everything that involves Apple. Of course, they took the time to talk about everything else, too; including Adobe, the next iPhone, casual gaming, and even security and the App Store. After the break, take in the comprehensive coverage, from start to finish, noting all the important parts.

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Adobe Digital Viewer Tech promises easy iPad magazines for InDesign CS5 users

Adobe Digital Viewer Tech promises easy iPad magazines for InDesign CS5 users

If Apple thought Adobe would merely roll over and accept their recent snubs regarding Flash on the iPad and digital content, then they should probably think again.  Adobe have officially announced their Digital Viewer Technology for Magazines - used in the recently-released Wired iPad magazine - a soon-to-be-released add on to the new InDesign CS5 app which will allow would-be publishers to quickly take digital content and package it as magazines.

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