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    Adobe's Flash has a bit of an uncertain future on mobile devices. Ever since Apple snubbed it with the iPhone, what was once a mainstay of the PC-based web experience is seeing new technologies like HTML5 arrive to muscle-in on its turf. In order to stay relevant, Adobe needs to keep content providers churning out Flash; one of the ways it can keep developers focused is through the introduction of stand-out features, and that's what it hopes to achieve with the release of Flash Player 11, announced today for an October release. Flash Player 11 will be arriving on Android systems and the ...

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    Apple's as stubborn as ever when it comes to Adobe Flash on iOS, but a new software release from Adobe targets Apple's mobile platform with the aim of bringing at least part of the Flash experience to its users. Adobe recently announced its Flash Media Server 4.5 and Flash Access 3.0, tools used by producers and distributors of Flash content to serve them out to end-users. Among the new features is built-in support for converting Flash video to a format viewable on the iPhone (HTTP Live Streaming). The problem is, this feels less like a step towards real compatibility, and more like a ...

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    Adobe has just released a new App called CreatePDF, which in a sense does just that with your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. It converts your documents or imagery into PDF (Portable Document Format) files through Adobe's servers, so an Internet connection is required at all times during its use. Call this one of the missing links in the challenge to turn any iPad or iPhone into a real work machine that'll allow you to share your work with others in a secure manner. Its features include: - The creation of PDF files that look exactly like the original using the same technology as Adobe Acrobat. ...

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    Adobe has a new version of its Flash Player available for Android devices, and this time, it's thankfully not just a security fix. Flash Player 10.3.186.6 contains a collection of compatibility fixes that, though they look to be a little specific in their scope, might just be the ticket if you were running into some unexplained issues viewing Flash content with a previous release. If you ran into slowdowns when viewing really complicated Flash animations, the kind with plenty of vector elements moving on-screen at once, this release includes some optimizations that may help it play back ...

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    Adobe has published a new build of Flash Player to the Android Market, closing a security hole it recently became aware of. Flash Player 10.3.185.23 for Android includes code to correct a cross-site scripting vulnerability that has the potential to be used to interact with websites on your behalf but without your permission. The chance of such an attack being targeted against smartphone users is remote, but there's no sense in exposing yourself further when a fix is already available. In addition to the scripting fix, this release also includes the fix from the recent 10.3.185.21 build, ...

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    Maybe Apple had the right idea by refusing to allow Adobe's Flash Player on iOS devices. Less than a month after the release of Adobe Flash Player 10.2 for Android Adobe has announced a critical security flaw (which they're calling "CVE-2011-0611") in their popular Flash Player app. Versions 10.2.156.12 and earlier of Flash Player for Android include the flaw, along with versions for Windows and Mac as well. Although Adobe isn't "aware" of any attacks in the wild, the fact that Flash is seeing so many security problems is disheartening. Adobe doesn't yet have a estimate as to when a patch ...

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    Following the update of Flash Player for Android, Adobe has released an update for their Air engine as well. Version 2.6 not only brings official support for Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but improvements for Android 2.2+ devices as well. These changes include improved performance, updated Android gesture support, improved handling of HTML content within Air apps, smoother video delivery, faster rendering and animation of games, and tighter visual integration between Flash and HTML content. By itself, Adobe Air doesn't provide much functionality. However, as apps written using Adobe's Air engine ...

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    Just in time to meet their previously announced March 18th release date, Adobe just released their 10.2 Flash Player update for Android-powered devices. This release is a "final build" for Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread smartphones, but serves as a "beta" for devices running Android Honeycomb 3.0.1 (note the .1 at the end, which is required). Some of the features of this update include: + Hardware accelerated video presentation for H.264 (Android 3.0.1+) + Deeper integration with the Android browser rendering engine (Android 3.0.1+) + Better content rendering (Android 2.2+) + ...

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    Adobe can't seem to catch a break! According to their security bulletin, "A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player (...) 10.1.106.16 and earlier versions for Android". Apparently there is a problem inside the Authplay.dll file that ships with virtually every version of the player. Windows, Mac, and Linux versions are also at risk. "This vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." As of this writing Flash Player 10.1 is the most current version of the app available in the Android Market with 10.2 ...

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    Adobe recently updated Flash Player on desktop machines, and a similar update for the Flash Player for Android will be coming within the next several days. According to their blog, Adobe says Flash Player 10.2 will be available for download on March 18th, 2011 from the Android Market. Just like the current version, 10.2 will require that you are running Android 2.2 Froyo or above, and that your device meets the minimum hardware requirements. In addition to enhancements for smartphones, this version also serves as a beta for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets -- but you'll need to be running ...

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    If you've used an Android phone with Flash 10.1, you know that the promise of the "full web" is thus far unfulfilled for the most part. While Flash generally works and can allow you to see more websites the way they were intended, performance can often be shoddy, with choppy video, slower page loads, and poor webpage performance if you're loading multiple Flash elements. Adobe has announced that the next version of Flash Mobile, 10.2, will utilize fewer CPU cycles, enabling higher frame rates and better quality for video. It also reduces memory usage, which is always an important step ...

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    We were at the Motorola event at CTIA in San Francisco, California when Motorola had announced its business-centric Droid Pro, a world phone that packs in a front-facing one-handed QWERTY keyboard for ease of messaging. Motorola's goal in creating the device is to hopefully help customers carry one unified convergence device that adjusts between work and play. According to Motorola executives, consumers, prosumers, and enterprise customers are still carrying multiple devices--perhaps a lighter phone or smartphone, and a messaging or enterprise-ready device such as a BlackBerry or another ...

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    For those of you who don't know, Air is Adobe's answer to Flash outside the browser. It's essentially a framework that developers can program against to create apps using the programming knowledge they already are familiar with. Additionally, since Air is essentially Flash, and Flash is cross-platform, once an app is written, porting it over to a new platform should be relatively simple. This greatly extends the reach of Flash developers, and allows their apps to be run on a much wider variety of platforms that conventional apps. Air is available in the Android Market for all supported ...

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    This is an interesting note. Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer just had a "secret" meeting with Adobe's CEO Shantanu Narayen to talk about a lot of things over an hour long conversation. I'm not really sure how secret the meeting really was since we're talking about it, but according to The NewYork Times, a large portion of that hour was spent discussing about Apple's current success in the mobile market, and how they should team up to give them a run for their money. Quoting the report: "The meeting, which lasted more than an hour, covered a number of topics, but one of the main thrusts of ...

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    First it was Flash, now it's Air that's coming to an Android near you. That much we know, courtesy of some comments that Adobe made at the Samsung Galaxy Tab event. For those of you who are wondering, Air is basically Adobe's way of letting you run a Flash application outside the web browser. Why would you want to do this? I don't want to say it, but I'm going to have to: Farmville. With very little work, Farmville (or Petville, Mafiaville, InsertYourTimeWastingThingHereVille and other Flash-based games) could be ported to run in an Adobe Air container and loaded up in your app drawer ...

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