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Adobe responds to Windows 8 not supporting Flash

Adobe responds to Windows 8 not supporting Flash

Microsoft's Windows 8 Metro UI tablet interface will not support plugins, meaning that much like the route Apple has taken, Microsoft is also choosing HTML 5 over Adobe's Flash. But that doesn't seal the coffin yet on Adobe, as the company responds and assures that Flash will find its way to all platforms and will remain the best tool for creating the richest experiences for users.

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Windows 8 focus on HTML5 not “legacy” Flash

Windows 8 focus on HTML5 not “legacy” Flash

Microsoft has followed in Apple's footsteps and distanced itself from Flash, putting its energies into HTML5 in Windows 8. The Windows 8 Metro IE10 browser - accessed through the touch-friendly interface - is designed to be plugin free, the Windows engineering team suggests, relying mostly on HTML5. "Providing compatibility with legacy plug-in technologies" the team argues, "would detract from, rather than improve, the consumer experience of browsing in the Metro style UI."

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Adobe finally brings Flash support to iOS devices

Adobe finally brings Flash support to iOS devices

Adobe has finally figured out a workaround to bring Flash video support to the iOS platform, where Apple adamantly refuses the format. During the IBC trade show today, the company unveiled the Adobe Flash Media Server 4.5 and Adoble Flash Acess 3.0 products that will allow publishers to deliver Flash content to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices.

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Adobe Edge HTML5 app could eat Flash from the inside

Adobe Edge HTML5 app could eat Flash from the inside

The latest Flash rival has arrived, and bizarrely it's from Adobe itself. The company has launched Adobe Edge, currently in pre-beta, blending HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and more to create online animations and interactive gadgets. Described as building on the HTML5 output already present in Creative Suite 5.5, Edge creates HTML5-based content that will work not only in desktop browsers but in mobile browsers such as those found on Apple's iOS-based iPhone and iPad.

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Adobe admits OS X Lion Flash claims were false

Adobe admits OS X Lion Flash claims were false

Adobe has backtracked on claims that OS X Lion dropped hardware acceleration for Flash video, after a knowledge base article suggested that Apple had disabled the systems used to speed up rendering of such clips. In a statement on the company's Flash Player Team blog, Adobe admits that Apple "provides the same support for Flash hardware video acceleration as Mac OS X Snow Leopard" and that their false suggestion was based on misinterpreting results from a pre-beta Lion build.

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Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Sandy Bridge MacBook Air to use 400Mbps NAND flash storage?

Apple could be planning another flash memory speed boost in the upcoming MacBook Air refresh, according to new reports, with the company tipped to be using 19nm "Toggle DDR 2.0" storage for the slender ultraportable. The high-speed NAND, Macotokara's component source suggests, is capable of 400Mbps transfer rates, using new, smaller chips that Apple would supposedly solder directly to the base circuit of the updated Airs.

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Google Swiffy Transforms Flash Into HTML 5

Google Swiffy Transforms Flash Into HTML 5

Google Labs released an experimental web app today called Swiffy that lets developers convert Adobe Flash SWF files to HTML 5. Apple is well known for not supporting Flash in favor of HTML 5, which has made Flash content inaccessible to iOS users. This move by Google is a bit surprising since the search giant has a deal with Adobe to support Flash and even offer the plugin preloaded with its Chrome OS.

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ViewSonic adds Flash Player to GTab slate

ViewSonic adds Flash Player to GTab slate

It's obviously the weekend for Android updates; first Samsung's Gingerbread for the Galaxy S, and now a ViewSonic tweak for the company's GTab Android slate. The latest OTA update isn't anything as dramatic as a core OS update, but it does add Flash Player support to the 10-inch tablet.

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Flash Player 10.2 for Motorola XOOM due March 18

Flash Player 10.2 for Motorola XOOM due March 18

Adobe has announced that the Flash Player 10.2 update for Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb tablets such as the Motorola XOOM will be released on March 18. Made available through the Android Market, as with the current Flash Player 10.1 release for Android smartphones, the updated version will be the production version for Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices and the beta for Honeycomb slates.

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Motorola XOOM gets Android 3.0.1 update for Flash support

Motorola XOOM gets Android 3.0.1 update for Flash support

Motorola has begun pushing out a new update for the XOOM tablet, which updates the slate to Android 3.0.1.  The new firmware, build number HRI66 - which Motorola tweeted was to pave the way for the incoming Flash Player 10.2 update - currently lacks a build log, so it's hard to know what else may have changed.

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Instructables: Turn your borked NES into a flash drive

Instructables: Turn your borked NES into a flash drive

fungus amungus posted this over on Instructables last week. It's a simple mod that allows you to turn a dead Nintendo Entertainment System into a neat little USB gadget. This is a simple little hack, but it's definitely worth checking out. It's a two part mod, he needed to modify both the NES and the cartridges to make the whole NES USB-Flash franken-marriage happen. But, broken NES's are a dime a dozen, and anyone can get Tetris on a hundred-dozen different platforms.

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Adobe Wallaby Flash to HTML tool released

Adobe Wallaby Flash to HTML tool released

Adobe has released the first beta of its experimental Flash to HTML conversion tool, Adobe Wallaby. Gobbling up Flash animations and artwork and spitting out a mixture of HTML, CSS, SVG and JavaScript, Wallaby is the first public release of the Flash-to-HTML5 app demonstrated at MAX 2010 last year.

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