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Twitch begins migration to HTML5, dropping Flash

Twitch begins migration to HTML5, dropping Flash

Game broadcasting service Twitch has announced via its blog that it's officially migrating to HTML5 for its videos, and in turn phasing out the Adobe Flash format. The company, owned by Amazon, says not everyone will see the changes as once, as they're rollout the changes to accounts gradually. Once those changes start appearing, users will find the web-based video player has HTML5 and JavaScript-powered controls, instead of the Flash-based ones we're used to.

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Adobe fixed Flash’s zero-day flaws but it still needs to die

Adobe fixed Flash’s zero-day flaws but it still needs to die

Adobe has pushed out a Flash Player security update to fix the latest critical vulnerability that garnered it attention today. This certainly isn't the first time Adobe has been forced to fix critical problems with its Flash software, but has spurred individuals and companies alike to call for the software's death. This update covers multiple versions of Flash player across a few platforms, but many in the industry still agree: it is time for Adobe to make its Flash Player fade away.

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Chrome tames Flash with smart plugin pausing

Chrome tames Flash with smart plugin pausing

Chrome may certainly be a capable browser, but it can also be a system-intensive one, and that's something Google is teaming with Adobe to address. Figuring Flash animations gone wild to be one of the biggest demands from webpages in Chrome, the two companies have come up with a system to hit pause on secondary content - thus easing up on your laptop battery life - while still keeping the primary content running.

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Mozilla puts another nail on Flash’s coffin

Mozilla puts another nail on Flash’s coffin

Once the darling of the Web, Flash has become a liability and an embarrassment. But as much as the powers that be want and work to make Flash go the way of the dinosaur, there are still a few holdovers on the Internet that refuse, or at the very least can't, switch away from it just yet. To help ease that transition, at least from the end user side of things, Mozilla is equipping the latest nightly version of Firefox with a tool that will little by little make Flash unnecessary.

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Flash Player locked up in OS X Mavericks

Flash Player locked up in OS X Mavericks

Adobe has corralled Flash Player in OS X Mavericks, sandboxing the much-maligned plugin in Safari on Apple's latest Mac operating system so as to minimize its potential to allow through malware. The move - which follows Adobe sandboxing its plugins when used in Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox - follows Apple's increasing moves to keep Flash at arm's length, including forcibly blocking Flash Player in Safari after security issues were spotted.

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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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Adobe rolls out security updates for Flash player

Adobe rolls out security updates for Flash player

Adobe has rolled out its latest security updates for Flash Player that are said to concern issues resulting in possible crashes and leave the computer vulnerable to attackers. The update is for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Android, with the company recommending that all users update Flash as soon as possible. This is the latest move in addressing growing concerns with exploits and vulnerabilities that have been cropping up.

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Adobe patches security flaw in Flash Player for PC, Mac and Android

Adobe patches security flaw in Flash Player for PC, Mac and Android

If you're reading this on your laptop, desktop or smartphone, odds are pretty good that you've got some way, shape or form of Adobe's Flash Player installed. If that's the case, scoot your browser on over to the Flash Player update page and download the latest version of Flash Player 11.2 quick, fast and in a hurry. Adobe has patched a critical security flaw in the ubiquitous animation software, and marked the upgrade Priority 1 - in other words, you need to download it within 72 hours at the latest.

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Adobe fixes Flash bugs, adds automatic updates

Adobe fixes Flash bugs, adds automatic updates

For the second time this month, Adobe has released an update for its Flash Player in order to patch up newly discovered security loopholes. This update addresses two critical memory corruption bugs in Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.64 that can make your system vulnerable to remote attacks. It also enables future security updates to be automatically downloaded for Windows users.

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Adobe reveals Flash tax for popular developers

Adobe reveals Flash tax for popular developers

Adobe has announced new premium features have been added to Flash Player 11.2 and has announced a collaboration at the same time with Unity Technologies. There is a catch to the new premium features for some developers, which I'll get to in a bit. The new premium features in 11.2 promise to allow developers to build games with console quality experience that run on the Flash Player.

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