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    It's a story we've sadly seen all too many times before: a developer comes out with its hot new mobile app for iOS, and maybe delivers an Android port... and then that's it. Either due to a lack of resources or perceived lack of benefit, users of smaller mobile platforms find themselves getting left behind. Companies like Microsoft and BlackBerry have been doing what they can do encourage developer engagement with their platforms, and today we learn of at least one of those efforts paying off, as Windows Phone users finally get a mobile version of Photoshop. Photoshop Express has already ...

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    Rent your house or buy one? Lease that car or purchase it outright? Over and over in our lives we're offered these decisions. Now, it looks like a similar dichotomy is gaining support in the software industry, including when it comes to mobile apps: do you want to buy your software now, or pay a little bit each month as part of an ongoing subscription? While there are absolutely benefits to the latter, I'm concerned that as time goes on, users are going to have a decreasing say in the matter, and subscription-based apps will become the norm, to the ultimate detriment of users. This is a ...

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    With iOS maintaining its firm anti-Flash stance, and seeing Adobe back away from work on Flash for Android, it may have seemed like the book was closed on Flash's mobile story. For all the problems it's had finding a home on smartphones and tablets, Flash is still a huge part of how many of us access the internet. As such, it turns out that Flash still has a little bit of a fight left in it, and will be finding a more prominent home on Windows 8 based tablets. So far with Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and Windows RT, if you were surfing the web in tablet mode, you had to manually ...

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    Adobe's Flash Player isn't available to download through the Play Store anymore, but if you have a browser that's compatible and you can sideload an app, you can still get Flash content on your Android-powered smartphone or tablet. Before we go into the details on just how you can do that, let's dispel some myths and clear up some confusion. Myth: Android isn't compatible with Flash Yes it is. Flash runs just fine on Android. Myth: Android doesn't support Flash Yes and no. Adobe withdrew support for Android not too long ago -- and they never really supported iOS at all. It's not so much ...

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    After failing capture the mobile market in the way it might have hoped, last November Adobe decided to put an end to Flash for Android. Since then, the plug-in's been stagnating, but tomorrow's about to see a major step towards Flash finally being gone for good, with Adobe cutting-off new installations. Adobe's been remarkably accommodating towards Android Flash fans, delivering a new version with support for Ice Cream Sandwich even after announcing the product's demise, as well as providing the occasional security patch. That couldn't last forever, though, and with the arrival of Jelly ...

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    At the beginning of November everybody was shocked to hear that Adobe was preparing to throw in the towel in relationship to the mobile world and its Flash Player. We even expected no support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but somehow we were glad to be wrong. However, Adobe said it out loud and clear this time: "we have not continued developing and testing Flash Player for this new version of Android and its available browser options.  There will be no certified implementations of Flash Player for Android 4.1". Starting August 15, Google Play Store access to Flash Player updates ...

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    One is a tablet version of Apple's hallmark photo-manipulation software. The other is a mobile version of Adobe's category-defining Photoshop, the program so ubiquitous its name became a verb. They're both recent additions to the App Store, and I wondered what it was like to use both. So I installed them both to a 2012-edition iPad and gave them a quick test run. Magical virtual brushes, fun with layers, and ridiculous mistakes that only great tutorials can fix. It's all there. Also included: me in a pirate hat. Join me as I put these apps through their paces and get a general impression ...

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    With PDFs as ubiquitous as they are, it's almost hard to imagine a time where sending a document to someone was an absolute chore, and dealing with multiple file formats made universal compatibility hard to come by. In that sense, we're a bit spoiled by how easy things have become, but there's still been room for improvement. Smartphones, for example, have long been able to view PDF files, but lacked some of the features that get regular use in the desktop versions of Adobe Reader. Today, Adobe begins bringing a whole of bunch of them to iOS and Android, announcing a major update to ...

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    In early November, Adobe decided that, despite its efforts, Flash just wasn't working out on smartphones. It had given things the old college try, but complaints about performance and competition from other standards ultimately doomed Flash. According to Adobe, the only support we'd continue to see would be in the form of updates addressing security issues and fixing bugs. That sounded fine until people realized that Flash wasn't going to work on Ice Cream Sandwich. Luckily for us, Adobe decided not to let Flash fade from our memories along with Gingerbread, and got out one last ...

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    Just a few days ago, Adobe cranked-out an update to Flash Player for Android, bringing the app up to version 11.1.111.5. Ever since Adobe decided to back-off from efforts to deliver the Flash experience to smartphones, we've been paying close attention to just what releases warrant continued app updates. 11.1.111.5 mainly dealt with stability improvements and bugfixes, but we've also been on the lookout for the promised update that would make Flash Player compatible with Ice Cream Sandwich. Just in time for the US release of the Galaxy Nexus, today Adobe released a Flash Player update ...

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    It was just about one month ago when Adobe finally rendered the whole Flash-on-smartphones debate a moot point with the announcement that it was ceasing development of Flash Player for mobile devices. While we wouldn't be able to look forward to the same level of support from Adobe, the company did promise to continue with security-related and bugfix updates. Then, after we learned that the current build of Flash Player didn't support Ice Cream Sandwich, Adobe relented and committed to one last release to add Android 4.0 compatibility, promised for this month. We're not quite there yet, ...

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    After killing Flash Player Mobile on November 9, Adobe has released probably the last feature update for the software yesterday. Even though security updates will be delivered for the existing user base, there will be no more future feature versions. On his personal blog, Mike Chambers, Principal Product Manager for developer relations for the Flash Platform at Adobe, wrote about Flash Player Mobile, among other things. He blames Apple for the death of the software. "This one should be pretty apparent, but given the fragmentation of the mobile market, and the fact that one of the leading ...

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    Adobe prepared a little surprise for the world on November 9 when it announced that the company will no longer develop mobile Flash Player. The recent update will probably be the last feature update for the software. As with any Adobe Flash update, the new version brings bugfixes, security as well as performance enhancements. Adobe exec Danny Winokur blogged about future support versions to arrive as Adobe will "continue to provide critical bug fixes and security updates for existing device configurations". How long will these be supported is a good question not to mention relatively bad ...

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    Here comes an interesting bit of information which we'd like you to treat with the appropriate dose of salt, at least until official wording is out (should be later on today, if rumors turn out to be true). According to "sources familiar with the matter" Adobe is planning on halting development of its mobile Flash Player. ZDnet claims the following announcement should be out soon: "Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile ...

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    Though not as noteworthy as Steve Jobs, Dennis Ritchie has passed away at age 70. Most of you don't know who Dennis Ritchie is, which isn't surprising. Dennis wasn't as glitzy or glamorous as Steve Jobs. He didn't make pretty products. Instead, Dennis made the stuff that makes our stuff work. He was a nuts and bolts guy. Specifically, Dennis was responsible for the C programming language. iOS apps are written in Objective-C, a descendant of the original C. Java, which Android apps are written in, is closely related to C as well. Dennis is also credited as the co-inventor of the Unix ...

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