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December 1, 2015

Adobe is telling people to embrace open web standards

HTML5 and Flash icons

Adobe announced November 30th that it will phase out Flash to more fully support HTML5 and other web standards.

In an announcement made yesterday, Adobe is renaming its Flash Professional CC program Animate CC in a move to deprecate Flash in favor of HTML5. Flash creation and support will still be available through Adobe, however, the focus will be on security instead of features due to the increase in the number of its susceptibilities.

Adobe will also release an HTML5 video player for desktop browsers to complement Adobe’s support for HTML5 on mobile devices.

The Verge is reporting that Adobe will see Flash continue to be used as the HTML5 or other standards have yet to fully mature.

For more information, read this announcement from Adobe.

November 9, 2011

Flash is dead. Long live HTML5

In Adobe’s official announcement, Danny Winokur, Adobe’s VP and general manager of interactive development, wrote, “HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms. (more…)

September 14, 2011

Apple iPads and iPhones finally get Flash video

Flash Media Server
Media publishers can now stream Flash-based video to iPhones and iPads, Adobe has announced.

Adobe released Flash Media Server 4.5, which introduces support for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. It does this by letting broadcasters stream Flash-based video content in an Apple-derived format, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS).

June 29, 2011

Swiffy: convert SWF files to HTML5

The first version of Swiffy available on Google Labs. You can upload a SWF file, and Swiffy will produce an HTML5 version which will run in modern browsers with a high level of SVG support such as Chrome and Safari. It’s still an early version, so it won’t convert all Flash content, but it already works well on ads and animations. We have some examples of converted SWF files if you want to see it in action. (more…)

June 17, 2010

Apple Updates Mac to OS X 10.6.4

Apple’s Mac OS X is getting an update this week to version 10.6.4, providing users with a long list of security fixes, as well.

From a security perspective, the 10.6.4 release tackles a number of high-priority vulnerabilities including an updated Adobe Flash Player plug-in. Earlier this month, a zero-day security vulnerability had been found in Flash Player. A fix for Windows users became available at the end of last week with the Flash 10.1 release, while Mac users had to wait until Flash’s update, contained in the latest OS X release. (more…)

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May 11, 2010

Report: Apple developing a Flash alternative

The heated battle between Apple and Adobe Systems over Flash may get a bit more interesting, as reports of a Flash alternative being developed by Apple begin to surface.

The technology, called Gianduia, was introduced by Apple last summer at its World of WebObjects Developer Conference, according to an AppleInsider report. Gianduia is described as being «a client-side, standards-based framework for rich Internet apps.» (more…)

April 22, 2010

ClickToFlash for Mac

Quick specs
• Price: Free
• Operating system: Mac OS X 10.6/10.4 PPC/Intel/10.5 PPC/Intel

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CNET editors’ review

ClickToFlash is a free plug-in for Safari that can — in the words of the developers — "block evil Adobe Flash…the scourge of the Web." Indeed, ClickToFlash does an excellent job of blocking unwanted Flash video while still letting you watch Flash when you want to, which can result in better browser performance, fewer crashes, cooler running temperatures (and hence lass fan noise), and in the case of laptops, longer battery usage (in both the short term and over the life of a battery).

April 1, 2010

Google Fires at Apple, Integrates Flash Into Chrome Browser

Google continues to stake out its territory online. The search-and-advertising giant announced Tuesday that it will bundle Adobe’s Flash player with downloads of the Chrome browser, putting Google in sharper opposition to Apple — and giving Adobe a powerful ally.

Google’s decision to throw its weight behind Flash is an attempt to protect its turf — the internet — and strengthen its Android and Chrome operating systems for mobile phones, tablets and notebooks. By contrast, Apple’s iPhone and upcoming iPad do not support Flash. (more…)