Flash

  • AIR For Android, And Adobe’s Plan To Deliver Apps Across All Mobile Devices

    The bane of all mobile app developers is the need to rewrite the same app over and over again for different devices: the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm Pre, Nokia, Windows Mobile. Adobe is positioning its Flash platform (which includes the Flash player, AIR, developer tools, and media servers) as the write-once, deploy-anywhere solution for both the mobile Web and apps. Today at the… Read More

  • AIR For Android, And Adobe's Plan To Deliver Apps Across All Mobile Devices

    AIR For Android, And Adobe's Plan To Deliver Apps Across All Mobile Devices

    The bane of all mobile app developers is the need to rewrite the same app over and over again for different devices: the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm Pre, Nokia, Windows Mobile. Adobe is positioning its Flash platform (which includes the Flash player, AIR, developer tools, and media servers) as the write-once, deploy-anywhere solution for both the mobile Web and apps. Today at the… Read More

  • Sketchpad in HTML5: Why Flash is no longer relevant

    Back in the old days when the Web was young the solution to the problem of rich interaction with an online resource fell to Adobe’s Flash. Thanks to HTML5, however, the browser does all the business and in a way that is open and accessible to all. Case in point: Sketchpad. I can’t embed it here, but feel free to check it out with any major new browser and report back how amazing… Read More

  • I Want my iTV

    Rumors of the death of Flash are greatly exaggerated, says Jeremy Allaire in a TechCrunch guest post. Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch touts the ability to update the millions of Flash-powered devices over the network. Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz resigns in realtime over Twitter. Nexus One updates the Android OS in realtime when I switch it on this morning. The iPad arrives in March. Here’s… Read More

  • The Future of Web Content – HTML5, Flash & Mobile Apps

    Editor’s note: This is a guest post written by Jeremy Allaire, founder and CEO of Brightcove. Prior to Brightcove, Jeremy founded Allaire Corporation which was subsequently acquired by Macromedia due to the success of their web development tool ColdFusion. At Macromedia, Jeremy helped create the Macromedia MX (Flash) platform. You can see a recent interview of Jeremy here. As one of the… Read More

  • Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch Defends Flash, Warns HTML5 Will Throw The Web "Back To The Dark Ages Of Video"

    Adobe’s Flash technology has been taking a beating lately. Apple still won’t support it on its upcoming iPad or its iPhone. Steve Jobs calls it buggy and crash-prone and dismisses Adobe as being lazy. Adobe is trying to fight the negative vibes emanating from Cupertino and elsewhere. It has already pointed out that it will be easy to convert Flash apps into iPad apps, and now… Read More

  • Remember when I was all like "The iPad does Flash?" Yeah. Well. No.

    Yes, I knew Apple would never add Flash. Yes, I knew it was probably an accident that they showed Flash. But Apple, as we see, does nothing without running it past a vat full of lawyers. That they showed Flash on an iPad running on the NY Times website was clearly a mistake and, more important, was a mistake they quickly repaired. Read More

  • The iPad runs Flash?

    Listen: cry me a river about Flash and multi-tasking. If Apple wants to keep multi-tasking for their own apps in an effort to prevent folks from making their OS run like Windows Mobile on a good day, be my guest. Push servers work great for always-connected applications. As for Flash, I think it’s all political. Anyway, rant over. Those little minxes at 9to5mac found Flash running in… Read More

  • Adobe Releases Flash Player 10.1 And AIR 2.0 – Both Include Multi-touch Support

    A mere week after Adobe Systems reported that it would be shedding nearly 700 employees or 9% of its total worldwide workforce, the company is releasing two highly anticipated new products that have been in the works for a while: Flash Player 10.1 and AIR 2.0. Both of the products are being released with a ‘beta’ label at the same time for all 3 major operating systems (Windows… Read More

  • Review: Lexar JumpDrive SAFE S3000 FIPS USB drive

    I mentioned a newly released hardware encrypted USB flash drive last week, and promised a full review. Here it is! The Lexar JumpDrive SAFE S3000 FIPS is a hardware-encrypted USB drive that satisfies U.S. government computer security standard FIPS 140-2 Level 3. “Physical security mechanisms required at Security Level 3 are intended to have a high probability of detecting and responding… Read More

  • Apple buying up so much flash it's causing a bit of a shortage

    It seems that Apple has such of thirst for flash memory (for use in its iPods, iPhones, maybe tablets, etc.) that it’s having a profound effect on the flash suppliers. Tighter supplies, uncertainty about where to go for more flash, etc. Apple gets most of its flash memory from Samsung, but other people get flash from Samsung, too, and now they’re all, “Um, hey Samsung, do… Read More

  • Adobe Shows Off Flash Apps For iPhone. Yes, You Read That Right.

    Never say never: Adobe Labs is today showing off a couple of Flash applications for the iPhone/iPod Touch platform at its annual Adobe MAX event. A couple of demo applications made by third-party developers are already available on the Apple App Store and are built using the brand new Flash Professional CS5, of which a public beta with pre-release support for building applications for iPhone… Read More

  • RIM working on full Flash and Silverlight for BlackBerry?

    According to the Boy Genius Report, RIM is crackin’ away at integrating full Flash and Silverlight support into their browser. Yeah, we’re going to go ahead and file this one under “Don’t hold your breath”, with plans to dust it off and start getting excited in a year or so. We’re not saying we doubt BG’s sources; when it comes to BlackBerry, Boy… Read More

  • The Flash Drive Lock: a solution looking for a problem

    Marketed as great for civil servants, the Flash Drive Lock is a combination lock for your flash drives. Yes, you read that correctly: you place this thing over your flash drive and lock it! Now your precious data will be safe from thieves, hackers, and the TSA. No longer do you need to live in fear of losing personal data from a stolen or misplaced flash drive. Read More

  • Toshiba is making a whole lot of flash memory chips this month: New iPods? Tablet-related? Puppies?

    New iPods usually come out in September, right? There or thereabouts, at any rate. Well then maybe we should look into this report that says Toshiba will “ramp up” production of flash memory chips during the month of Auguest. Word on the street is that Toshiba is doing so to fulfill a big order from Apple. So, new iPods on the way? Speculate away! Read More

  • Paparazzi beware! Flash purse stalks the stalkers


    This crazy purse concept is essentially an LED flash built-into a clutch purse. When it senses a flash it will send out a brighter flash to blind the camera – and, presumably, the cameraman – and prevent the picture from coming out. The result? A ghostly halo around the subject but no facial features. Read More

  • Flash comes to Android

    Adobe and HTC are bringing Flash to Android on its new Hero smartphone. The implementation will support video and audio codecs familiar to users of Flash on the desktop. The HTC Hero delivers powerful, compatible video playback performance using Flash technology, and interactive content enabled by ActionScript® 2.0. Users can enjoy and navigate through Web videos using intuitive video controls. Read More

  • Sansa Sits Satisfied At Second

    It’s officially official: the iPod is the number one media player in the known universe. The number two media player is the entire Sansa line from flash maker SanDisk. Eli Harari, CEO of SanDisk, admits that he’s content to sit at the number two spot. And why shouldn’t he? Read More

  • Microsoft Says Silverlight Installed More Than Firefox, Safari and Chrome — Combined

    Microsoft’s Silverlight product is most directly a competitor of Adobe Flash. But that’s not who they’re calling out in some data they sent our way today. Instead, the company (or at least their PR firm) is noting that with 300 million installs of Silverlight 2, the platform is installed on more machines around the world than the web browsers Firefox, Safari and Chrome… Read More

  • Faking Flash/Flex on the iPhone: It can be done, we have the technology

    We’ve all been pretty upset about Flash on the iPhone. It’s been promised and we’ve pleaded to the heavens above for sweet release but still Apple laughs at our wasted prayers and tears. But there is a solution. If you absolutely must have Flash on your iPhone, Tim Consolazio recommends trying an advanced version of VNC. First, some background: VNC is a console/screen… Read More