Designers and developers in a range of creative professions can now get their hands on Adobe's new Creative Suite 5, which ships today.Whether the new features in updated versions of stalwarts like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash and Premiere Pro are worth the prices Adobe charges is a subject of debate every time a new Creative Suite appears.
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I came admittedly very late to the TV show 24 this holiday season, but it’s always fun to see how Hollywood interprets fundamental software practices to fit an entire afternoon’s work into 15 seconds of screen drama. Data mining mobile phone records can be done in a flash to stop a bomb trigger and real time geo-mapping systems work at lighting speed, but only in the movies or TV right?
You ever want to insert, control and play Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Flash movies, PDF documents or anything in PowerPoint to enhance your excellent presentations. Here you get the chance.
Wal-Mart splashed into the downloadable video world today by announcing that they're selling digital copies of movies from ALL of the major studios on their new website. But the behemoth that is Wal-Mart decided to disregard cross platform entirely and only support Windows. Why do that when there is a perfectly good cross platform video solution with Flash? Because of DRM.
Google now uses Flash Video for playing movies on Google Video. I am as much an open source fan as any, but I support this move.
Macromedia Flash has become a widely popular Web presentation tool because users need a little glitz to maintain their interest. Unfortunately, using ActionScript to create dynamic movies can be limiting, and Macromedia has announced plans to discontinue the Flash Generator product in favor of Flash MX support in Cold Fusion. So where does that leave your Web site? Once again, PHP saves the day. You can easily use the Ming PHP library to dynamically generate Flash movies and seamlessly integrate them into your scripts.
Antivirus company Sophos reported a new type of virus that infects Flash movies. The new program, named SWF/LFM-926, does little but infect Flash files on a PC when the movie is played.
Today's lineup includes a tweak for Macromedia Flash 5.0; NudgeIt, an Adobe InDesign plug-in for moving and rotating objects; Agenda 2, a new version of Yenco's chatty reminder software; an incremental upgrade to CTM Development's PowerMail 3 client; and CSPLAT 3.
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