While Adobe is finally mercy killing Flash, its multimedia software that helped power countless web applications like games and videos faced but widespread criticism for its rapid decline in usefulness and growing number of security vulnerabilities, some fans want to keep it alive as an open-source project for the…
Here it is, hiding halfway down the company’s latest press release, like a guillotine in a crowded town square: “Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash.” Boom. That’s the sound of the blade dropping, and Flash, finally, thankfully, mercifully dying. Because Adobe just killed it.
The Mozilla Firefox web browser now blocks Flash by default. And when I say “blocks,” I don’t mean it asks you nicely if you’d really like to use Flash. I don’t mean it automatically pauses Flash videos like Google Chrome. I mean Mozilla has decided that Flash is going down.
Adobe just patched up a gaping security flaw that could affect anyone who logs on to eBay, Tumblr, Instagram, or other popular sites. If you're a person who visits any of those domains (or really, any website out there that might use Flash), you really should update your stuff right now.
Yesterday, Adobe wrote of its suspicions that OS X Lion has had Flash Player hardware acceleration disabled, which could be why Flash is proving to be a bit buggy. They've since retracted what they said, writing:
When asked a question whether Flash is going to become irrelevant, Jay Sullivan, VP of Products, said:
Who knows why Adobe named its Adobe Air tool "Wallaby" (it hops along?), but this "experimental technology" promises to let you reuse .FLA files by converting it to HTML5 for devices that don't support it. Like iPads. There will obviously be some features missing (such as video, sound and 3D transforms), but it's…
Anyone thinking the BlackBerry Playbook was doomed to be vaporware, this should ease your mind. At Adobe's MAX conference today, the business-minded tablet got some time in the spotlight to show off its out-of-the-box Flash and AIR capabilities.
Adobe is going to bring their updated Adobe Air 2.5 software platform to televisions, smartphones, tablets and desktops. That means theoretically an app designed for Adobe Air can now be spread across nearly every screen you use.
Flash! On the iPad! And you can do it right now! Well, if you have a jailbroken iPad. The process doesn't seem that hard but you can definitely muck things up if you poke your finger in the wrong spot.
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 just got finalized so if you want silky smooth HD video, go download it now. Now everyone who's afraid of beta versions and release candidates can enjoy 10.1's full GPU acceleration of H.264 content. Well, almost everyone. Graphics acceleration is still limited to Windows PCs, you Mac and Linux…
Ruh roh. Adobe's reporting a flaw in some versions of Flash and Acrobat that could allow bad people to remotely control your computer. Here are the versions of the software that are affected:
Honestly, there's not much to say about Flash 10.1 on Android that you haven't already seen, given how hard Adobe's been pushing the Flash-on-phones message. There's a few things.
Speaking to TechRadar, Opera product analyst Phillip Grønvold conceded that Flash is essential to today's web and will be for the foreseeable future. But for internet video, he says, there are alternatives that won't make your laptop a stove top.
Earlier this week, Steve Jobs said quite confidently that alternatives like H.264 have already made the lion's share of web video available to devices that don't support Flash. This chart shows why he's probably right.