Adobe, whose Flash technology has been rejected by Apple for use on its iOS devices, has launched a new design tool for the growing HTML5 alternative. Adobe Edge is pre-beta-stage software being made available as a free public download from Monday in order to win over developers early and get them to help shape its newest tool. Read more
An unscientific survey of employees at major US technology companies found that only 50 per cent of Yahoo workers approved of chief executive Carol Bartz’ leadership during the past year, down from 77 per cent as she got started. Read more
In the year since Google revealed that some of its prize intellectual property had been stolen by hackers it associated with the Chinese government, the private sector and the FBI have increased their efforts on cybersecurity. But it isn’t nearly enough, according to outside experts including an influential panel of advisors. Read more
It’s been a long time coming, but Adobe is finally enabling fully-featured Flash gaming and video viewing on mobile phones with the launch of Flash Player 10.1.
A public beta of 10.1 is being launched today at Google’s annual developer conference for phones running a new version of Android – 2.2, codenamed Froyo. Read more
Google-backed Scvngr, the location-based service that sets challenges for its users (such as Guess the Missing Vowels perhaps?), has been hard at work in San Francisco setting up a game and tourist trek for the Google I/O annual developer conference, which starts on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, journalists have been hard at work on the challenge of guessing what Google might announce – with cars, televisions and frozen yoghurt providing big clues as to its Android ambitions. Read more
In what may be the first of many such formal disclosures, Intel included an unusual admission in its annual 10k filing to the SEC on Tuesday: It had been subjected to a “sophisticated incident” of computer hacking that might have been an act of “industrial or other espionage”.
The top semiconductor manufacturer said that the incident in question occurred last month, around the same time Google made a startling and more detailed announcement along similar lines. Intel spokesman Chuck Mulloy said there was no definitive link between the attempt to break into Intel and the spying campaign that targeted Google and as many as 30 other technology companies, including Adobe and Symantec. Read more
Apple may feel Flash has no future on the iPhone or iPad, but Adobe is making announcements at the Mobile World Congress today that are likely to increase its penetration with developers.
Adobe is unveiling its AIR platform on mobile devices, starting with Android-based phones. Read more
There is still no agreement between Adobe and Apple over its Flash technology being allowed to boost the web browsing capabilities of the iPhone, but the same can’t be said for other devices from today.
Adobe is announcing the release of Flash 10.1 at its MAX worldwide developer conference in Los Angeles. It will bring better browsing and HD performance to smartphones, smartbooks, netbooks, PCs and other web-connected devices. Read more
While François Truffaut harshly argued that Britain and cinema were incompatible terms, the same condemnation could justifiably apply to mobile phones and web browsers.
The two just haven’t mixed well. Displaying a standard web page on a small screen has often meant unacceptable squinting and scrolling. Data connections have tended to be slow and problematic, while the lack of multimedia plug-ins has ruled out video and audio being played. Read more