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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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NVIDIA CEO: Tegra 2 will sweep tablets & smartphones; Moorestown “an elephant”

NVIDIA CEO: Tegra 2 will sweep tablets & smartphones; Moorestown “an elephant”

We've made no bones of our love of NVIDIA's second-gen Tegra chipset, and how excited we are about seeing it in upcoming tablets like the Notion Ink Adam, and unsurprisingly NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, is just as keen on the SoC.  He's been talking up the Tegra's potential (again) against Qualcomm's Snapdragon - "we use the right processors to do the right job" - as well as saving some particularly biting criticism for Intel's Z6xx Moorestown chips - "you could give an elephant a diet but it's still an elephant" - and even teasing a little about the possibility of a webOS tablet.

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Adobe HTML5 Pack for Dreamweaver CS5 released: accept Flash isn’t the only way forward

Adobe HTML5 Pack for Dreamweaver CS5 released: accept Flash isn’t the only way forward

Adobe might be heaping the pressure onto Apple when it comes to Flash support on the iPad and iPhone, but they're also looking to embrace HTML5 development.  At Google I/O 2010 today, the company took to the stage to announce the HTML5 Pack for Dreamweaver CS5, an extension that allows for straightforward handling of HTML5 and CSS3 capabilities, as well as designing single pages that will be usable across multiple screen sizes, whether PC, smartphone or tablet.

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