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Flash: Back from the dead again?

Microsoft changes its IE Flash policies, there are ructions in HTML5, and Adobe is readying a new release of its Flash development tools. Is it time for the return of the plug-in?

April 5, 2013 by

The ultimate Windows 8 upgrade FAQ

You've got questions about the Windows 8 upgrade. Can you burn the upgrade files to DVD or a USB flash drive? Is it possible to go from a 32-bit Windows PC to 64-bit? Who qualifies for cheap upgrades? I've got the answers you're looking for.

December 13, 2012

Apple debuts Fusion Drive for iMac

Apple combines traditional hard drive technology with flash storage to create Fusion Drive, an intelligent hybrid storage solution that learns what you use most frequently and puts these files on the fast flash storage.

October 23, 2012

What does Creative Cloud mean for desktop apps?

Adobe Creative Cloud is a way to pay for Photoshop and the rest of the Creative Suite in monthly installments. It's also a way to sync and share the files you make with Adobe tools, and there are some nice extras like live previews of files instead of unhelpful icons.

April 24, 2012 by

Adobe's long battle with security flaws

Adobe has taken a few security hits lately, from the Flashback Mac Trojan and another zero-day exploit in Flash Player to malware-laden PDF files being the hacker's weapon of choice. So what gives?

October 3, 2011

Adobe opens up HTML 5 Edge toolbox

The software maker has kicked off a public preview of its Edge development tools, which use open web standards such as HTML 5 rather than its flagship Flash platform to create animations

August 1, 2011 by

Emergency Adobe Flash Player patch coming today

Less than a week after warning that hackers were embedding malicious Flash Player files (.swf) into Microsoft Word documents to launch targeted malware attacks, Adobe plans to release an emergency Flash Player patch today to fix the underlying problem.

April 15, 2011 by

Adobe warns of new Flash Player zero-day attack

Hackers are embedding malicious Flash Player files in Microsoft Word documents to launch targeted attacks against select businesses, according to a warning from Adobe.This latest Flash Player zero-day attack comes just weeks after EMC's RSA Division was hit with a malware attack that used a rigged Flash (.

April 11, 2011 by

Xerox unveils remote printing tools

Xerox has announced new tools for those who want to print documents from their mobile phones or other email-enabled devices.The company's Mobile Print Solution (XMPS), which will become generally available in early 2011, will let people securely email their files, such as Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files, to their firm's private server, from which XMPS will send a confirmation code back to the user.

September 22, 2010 by

Apple relaxes app dev rules, thrills Adobe fans

Apple has relaxed unpopular restrictions on application developers for its iOS operating system. The company had said previously that only applications developed using Apple's own tools would be allowed, thus shutting out many third-party development platforms - most notably, Adobe Flash.

September 9, 2010 by

Apple's new iPhone restrictions and the 5 stages of grief

Apple's developer agreement for iPhone OS 4 requires apps to be "originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine". With this change, Apple appears to have put the kibosh on hundreds of apps already on the market and destroyed a cottage industry of cross-platform tools including Flash CS5, Unity, and MonoTouch.

April 13, 2010 by

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