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With mobile Flash on the outs, iPad competitors lose key “selling point”

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Now that Adobe has officially ended their support for its Flash player across mobile devices, iPhone and iPad competitors have one less selling point at their disposal. To be fair, it’s not as if Flash support prompted millions of users to purchase non-iOS devices in the first place, but that didn’t stop competitors with second […]

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Adobe discontinues Flash development for mobile devices

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Whether you view it as a posthumous victory for Steve Jobs or merely Adobe finally coming around to their senses, the company officially announced today its plans to discontinue development of its Flash Player for mobile devices. What’s more, the company boldly proclaimed on its blog that HTML 5 is ultimately the best method for […]

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Adobe’s new Flash Media Server enables Flash video streaming on iOS devices

Monday, September 12, 2011

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From the day Steve Jobs announced the iPhone, there have always been a vocal minority of users lamenting the device’s lack of Flash support. Over the last few years, Apple and Adobe have engaged in a war of words over Flash that even prompted Steve Jobs to pen an entire letter devoted to explaining why […]

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OS X Lion disables hardware acceleration for Adobe Flash Player – Report

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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TUAW reports that Adobe has posted a knowledge base article detailing a number of bugs and issues found in a slew of Adobe products running on OS X Lion. The list is quite long and seemingly affects Adobe’s entire product line, but one issue worth noting in particular is Adobe’s admission that their Flash Player […]

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Adobe Flash 10.3 beta puts setting controls in System Preferences

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Adobe yesterday released Flash 10.3 beta with new developer features and enhanced user privacy protection, but one of the more interesting additions are setting controls now found within the System Preferences app. The controls allow suers to adjust the Flash Player’s cache, privacy settings, and even microphone and webcam settings.

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Adobe strikes back! Adobe Flash Player 10.2 doesn’t support PowerPc based Macs

Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Apple’s intransigence when it comes to Flash support on its line of iOS devices has already been discussed ad nauseum. Indeed, the tension between the two companies has, at times, gotten publicly heated – one minute Steve Jobs is writing an anti-Flash screed, the next minute Adobe execs are calling the iPhone a closed platform. […]

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Skyfire resolves server issues, axes support for Windows Mobile and Symbian

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Skyfire has remedied the server problems that initially caused the company to temporarily remove it’s iPhone app from iTunes after its servers were overwhelmed by user demand. In the process, the app generated quite a pretty penny for the 35-person development team, having netted the group over $700,000 during the first 3 days it became […]

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SkyFire nets developers over $700,000 in just one weekend

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Earlier this week we gave Apple’s app review team props for accepting into the iTunes App Store Skyfire, an app which enables users to watch Flash video content on their iOS device. The app works as a layer on top of Safari as Skyfire’s servers convert Flash video into HTML 5 video whereupon it’s then […]

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Flash to HTML 5 browser app for the iPhone, Skyfire, to be released in batches due to overwhelming demand

Monday, November 8, 2010

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Long gone are the days where Apple’s app review team inexplicably rejected apps out of hand for what were¬†often spurious reasons. Facing growing competition from a consortium of Android handsets, and perhaps in an effort to stave off federal investigators, Apple recently relaxed its app store policies in a number of tangible ways. With that […]

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Apple updates developer license to allow third-party development tools

Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Well it appears that Apple, for some reason or another, has decided to modify its iOS Developer Program license to allow the use of cross platform development tools to develop apps for the iOS platform. And just like that, Apple’s anti-Flash stance has softened. Earlier today, Apple released the following statement: The App Store has […]

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Maybe Steve Jobs was right about Flash on mobile

Monday, August 23, 2010

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Apple’s unwillingness to support Flash on the iPhone was cemented this past April when Steve Jobs penned a letter outlining all the reasons why Apple is not too keen on the technology. At the same time, critics like to point to no Flash support as a key downside to iPhone ownership. All the while, the […]

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Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for the Mac finall enables hardware acceleration for H.264 video

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Adobe recently updated Flash Player 10.1 for the Mac which finally enables hardware acceleration¬†for H.264 video content. You should notice now a nice difference when playing H.264 content on your Mac in terms of CPU usage. We rarely enable new features in security releases but we really wanted to enable such a cool feature. Note, […]

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