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Unity 3D team dumps Flash for web gaming

Unity 3D team dumps Flash for web gaming

Unity Technologies, the company behind the widely used Unity 3D game engine, has ditched Flash, arguing that it is unconvinced that Adobe's technology has any future in gaming. The company will stop selling Flash deployment licenses to developers immediately, though those who have already bought one will get support through the 4.x lifecycle of the add-on. Instead, Unity is working on a new web-publishing system, though the company isn't saying exactly what it is yet.

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Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch moves onto Apple

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch moves onto Apple

Adobe announced some great news earlier today, stating that it had made a whopping $1.008 billion in the past 3 months. That earnings figure was about 30% higher than its anticipated $750 million earnings figure. Unfortunately, Adobe followed that good news with some terrible news. It has just announced that its Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Lynch has resigned from the company. The resignation came in the form of a SEC filing.

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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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