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Internet Explorer 10′s newest update will enable Flash content to run by default

Internet Explorer 10′s newest update will enable Flash content to run by default

Tomorrow Microsoft will roll out an update to Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 and Windows RT that enables Flash content to run by default. Such a move will ensure websites "just work," something Microsoft says it believes is a key part of improving the experience for customers. Some websites will still have Flash blocked by default, however, due to incompatibility.

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Apple blocks out-of-date Flash Player in Safari, tells users to update

Apple blocks out-of-date Flash Player in Safari, tells users to update

It's no secret that Flash can be a security liability, with Adobe having again rolled out critical updates in recent weeks to patch vulnerabilities that left users at risk. Not every user updates when the patches are released, however, instead continuing to use an older, potential vulnerable version. In light of this, Apple has taken another step towards keeping its users safe.

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MiniDuke virus attacks government institutions all around the world

MiniDuke virus attacks government institutions all around the world

It looks like this just isn’t Adobe’s week. A new virus, called MiniDuke, has been attacking government institutions all around Europe and the United States using a security exploit in the Adobe Reader program. The virus is sent around as a very credible looking PDF file. The file carries information about a human rights seminar (ASEM), Ukraine’s foreign policy, and NATO membership plans. But while the information might seem credible on the surface, it secretly uploads malware onto the computer and disguises itself from various anti-malware, anti-virus, and other cyber-security programs.

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Adobe announces Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS smartphones

Adobe announces Photoshop Touch for Android and iOS smartphones

It has taken quite awhile, but Adobe has finally released a Photoshop app for smartphones called Photoshop Touch. Available for both Android handsets and the iPhone, Photoshop Touch provides image editing tools "almost identical" to those found on the version for that has been available for tablets, making it easy to adjust and filter photographs from the comfort of your smartphone. Users can grab the app now from Google Play and the App Store for $4.99.

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Adobe Flash receives emergency update due to hacker exploits

Adobe Flash receives emergency update due to hacker exploits

Adobe released an emergency update to its Flash Player today that patches up a few security holes discovered in its system. Hackers were using the security holes in Adobe’s Flash Player to launch attacks solely at Firefox users. A security bulletin released by Adobe stated, “These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.”

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Twitter launches Advertisement API

Twitter launches Advertisement API

Twitter has just launched its new advertising API. The new ads API is designed to help marketers get their ad campaigns out to the right type of audience. This way, Twitter can help create more relevant advertisements for both marketers and users alike. Twitter states that "our focus has been on delivering better ads for users, not more ads", because more ads would mean a lot of angry Tweeters.

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Adobe says Acrobat and Reader vulnerabilities exploited with malicious PDF

Adobe says Acrobat and Reader vulnerabilities exploited with malicious PDF

Adobe has announced that two vulnerabilities with its Acrobat and Reader applications are being exploited in the wild via a malicious PDF file attached to an email. If a user attempts to open the PDF file, their system will be attacked via the critical vulnerabilities, as well as the potential for the application to crash. Adobe is working on a rolling out a fix for the vulnerabilities, but until then users should exercise caution when downloading attachments.

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Adobe Edge Reflow hits free preview download for web designers

Adobe Edge Reflow hits free preview download for web designers

This week the design environment known as Adobe Edge Reflow is available as a first public preview download for Abobe Creative Cloud members, made specifically for those that want to create fabulous web content with Adobe-level finesse. This tool allow you to create web-ready designs - webpages, in other words - that are able to be viewed in a variety of different ways. Everything you do in this environment will be translated perfectly and precisely to the web as you see it right in front of you before you put it there.

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Australian Parliament summons Apple and Microsoft over pricing

Australian Parliament summons Apple and Microsoft over pricing

Australian buyers of all sorts of gadgets such as smartphones a computers have long been subjected to significantly higher prices than buyers in other countries. Last year, the Australian House of Representatives launched a probe to see if some products were more expensive in Australia than other parts of the world. Many Australians and consumer bodies have long complained that Australians were being overcharged by manufacturers compared to other countries.

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