The much-maligned Adobe Flash is getting a boost on the Mac platform this week, with the arrival of the official release of Flash Player 10.2 for Mac, following the first beta version released back in December.
Early last year, Steve Jobs released his infamous Thoughts on Flash open letter to the world, starting an ensuing slap-fight between Apple and Adobe that still runs hot and cold to this very day. As part of the dust-up, Apple disallowed the use of Flash as a tool for iOS development, and in the process, removed much of the value from Adobe's Flash Packager software--a program geared very much towards the development of Flash-based smartphone applications. A few months later, Apple reversed their verdict on Flash-free development, thereby welcoming Adobe's Flash Packager and the developers who loved it back into the fold. With this being the case, it should come as a surprise to no one that Adobe plans to include support for the iPad development in the next iteration of the software.
A few months back, Adobe mentioned that they were ditching the development of Project ROME and throwing their resources into the development of applications for tablets, including iOS devices. With that in mind, you might want to consider taking a peek at what Adobe's free Photoshop Express, which was updated to version 1.5 yesterday, can do for you.
No matter whether you’re rocking a professional-grade DSLR or you shoot your snaps with an iPhone, having a capable method of organizing your collection and editing your photos is essential. iPhoto comes with every new Mac and it does a lot, but it isn’t the be-all-end-all for every user. So we looked at five other applications that can help you corral and edit your photos; then we collected 10 solid tips for making those photos look their best, no matter which app you’re using. You’ll never regret filling up a memory card again.
A few weeks ago, Adobe Labs announced Project ROME--an experimental desktop and internet publishing solution aimed at bringing an affordable software-as-a-service tool set to the education market in a easy to install package built on the backbone of Adobe Air. Unfortunately, after a short testing cycle, the powers that be at Adobe have opted to put the kibosh on future development of the application.
We all know about the ongoing scuffaw between Apple and Adobe in regard to the effects of Flash Player in web browsing. But today, Adobe's CEO interestingly revealed that Adobe has a version of Flash Player in the works that's actually being geared for the new MacBook Air.
Mac users were treated to a final release of Mac OS X 10.6.5 this week, which addressed a number of issues including the squashing of more than 130 bugs. But did you realize that almost half of those bugs were caused by Adobe Flash?
You knew that the peace couldn't last forever. When word hit the street last week that installing Adobe's Flash software on the latest iteration of the MacBook Air could shave off upwards of two hours of battery life, Apple unwittingly awoke Adobe's sleeping dogs of war... or at the very least restarted the Flash-or-no-Flash slap-fight anew.
Is it possible that Apple knew what it was doing when it excluded Adobe Flash from being preinstalled in the latest MacBook Air models? A new report claims that the controversial Flash technology can kill battery life on the slim new laptops by as much as two hours.
Project Rome: there's no reason a piece of software can't make you say prego! Especially if it's an all-in-one desktop publishing tool that makes it easy for even the novice computer user to make and publish webpages, photo albums, flyers and anything else an expert might use Adobe Illustrator or InDesign for, but without having to pay loads of cash just to do so. Currently, the project is in beta and available to whomever might want to try it. To get a feel for it, we played with the software ourselves and wrote up a few tips and tricks and point out some choice features from the web application.