Posts tagged with: Flash
  • by | September 9, 2011 5:16 PM

    Apple's as stubborn as ever when it comes to Adobe Flash on iOS, but a new software release from Adobe targets Apple's mobile platform with the aim of bringing at least part of the Flash experience to its users. Adobe recently announced its Flash Media Server 4.5 and Flash Access 3.0, tools used by producers and distributors of Flash content to serve them out to end-users. Among the new features is built-in support for converting Flash video to a format viewable on the iPhone (HTTP Live Streaming). The problem is, this feels less like a step towards real compatibility, and more like a ...

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  • by | August 25, 2011 7:59 PM

    Adobe has a new version of its Flash Player available for Android devices, and this time, it's thankfully not just a security fix. Flash Player 10.3.186.6 contains a collection of compatibility fixes that, though they look to be a little specific in their scope, might just be the ticket if you were running into some unexplained issues viewing Flash content with a previous release. If you ran into slowdowns when viewing really complicated Flash animations, the kind with plenty of vector elements moving on-screen at once, this release includes some optimizations that may help it play back ...

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  • by | August 5, 2011 11:51 AM

    Update: the Market comparison shown here turns out to be the new Google Market skin which, for some unknown reason, appeared on this device out of the box vs the original unboxed device. While Verizon still has some of it's bloatware installed, overall the Droid 3 from Motorola runs smoothly and efficiently. Bing has not been installed by default, and you can even remove some of the 3rd-party default apps. As for Motorola's mini-Blur? It's stable, easy to use, and snappy - which for basic Android users is going to be a big plus. The Motorola Droid 3 is available from Verizon for $199 with ...

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  • by | July 28, 2011 5:40 PM

    If you're hurting for Adobe Flash on an iPhone, you may have already checked out Skyfire's browser, which transcodes Flash video on Skyfire's servers before delivering it to you in a format your iPhone can display. What's a Flash fan to do, though, if you'd rather stick with Safari? Skyfire has just the thing for you, revealing its VideoQ app, which divorces Flash video playback from the company's web browser. The way VideoQ works is an interesting approach to the Flash problem, and though it's far from the most convenient solution we can think of, it may be just right for you, depending ...

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  • by | June 13, 2011 5:00 AM

    In this video we demonstrate the software of the Motorola Droid X2 which ships with Android 2.2.2 and a new version of MotoBlur which many consumers will probably favor over the previous version. While some of the apps that come preloaded on the Droid X2 are trials, which can be removed without rooting, some are quite useful such as DLNA, Data Usage, Mobile Hotspot, and other core Android apps. Verizon has also added their own apps in the mix, but thankfully most of the trial apps are able to be removed by uninstalling. This open approach will probably appeal to more of our power users or ...

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  • by | June 7, 2011 7:14 PM

    Adobe has published a new build of Flash Player to the Android Market, closing a security hole it recently became aware of. Flash Player 10.3.185.23 for Android includes code to correct a cross-site scripting vulnerability that has the potential to be used to interact with websites on your behalf but without your permission. The chance of such an attack being targeted against smartphone users is remote, but there's no sense in exposing yourself further when a fix is already available. In addition to the scripting fix, this release also includes the fix from the recent 10.3.185.21 build, ...

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  • by | April 12, 2011 5:27 PM

    Maybe Apple had the right idea by refusing to allow Adobe's Flash Player on iOS devices. Less than a month after the release of Adobe Flash Player 10.2 for Android Adobe has announced a critical security flaw (which they're calling "CVE-2011-0611") in their popular Flash Player app. Versions 10.2.156.12 and earlier of Flash Player for Android include the flaw, along with versions for Windows and Mac as well. Although Adobe isn't "aware" of any attacks in the wild, the fact that Flash is seeing so many security problems is disheartening. Adobe doesn't yet have a estimate as to when a patch ...

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  • by | March 30, 2011 2:28 PM

    If you're still waiting out on the Motorola Droid 2 in order to get the Android smartphone in its limited edition white R2D2 edition, an homage to the handset's Droid's moniker, then you'll be happy to know that Motorola and Verizon Wireless will also be launching a white desktop docking cradle that will follow the R2D2 theme. It's good to see a white handset with white accessories, and also to see the theme being carried through to the docking cradle. The R2D2 Droid 2 edition could also use the regular Motorola Droid or Droid 2 desktop cradle as well. (via: Android Central)

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  • by | March 30, 2011 2:28 PM

    If you're holding off on the Motorola Droid 2, which launched with Android 2.2 Froyo and support for Adobe Flash out of the box, you may want to wait just a little longer if limited edition phones are your thing. The R2-D2 edition, an homage to the Droid name that the handset bears, is slated for September 30th. The photo above shows the device's back side. (via: Android Central)

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  • by | March 30, 2011 2:27 PM

    Among some of the features and customizations of the R2D2 edition of the Motorola Droid 2 for Verizon Wireless is a new boot animation. Also, it seems that the boot animation has been extracted into a zip file that can be installed onto the original Motorola Droid or even the Droid X. You can grab the file and follow the instructions--available for rooted and non-rooted users--on the Droid-Lige forums. (via: AndroidSPIN)

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  • by | March 30, 2011 2:27 PM

    If you're the owner of the Droid X or jumped ship on the Droid 2 before the special Star Wars R2D2 edition launched yesterday at select Verizon Wireless communications stores yesterday, then you'll be happy to know that the custom lock screen available on the R2D2 Droid 2 edition has been ported to the Droid X and Droid 2. The hack, which will require a rooted handset, is detailed on Droid-Life with instructions and the necessary files. Although the U.S. government has recently "legalized" rooting with an updated version of the DMCA rules, the hack detailed by Droid-Life does contain ...

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  • by | March 29, 2011 1:24 PM

    At long last, Mozilla has released the final version of its mobile browser, Firefox for Android. You can download it in the Android Market right now for free. In the past we've seen Firefox Mobile as "Fennec" as it was in beta for a couple of years. It looks like the Firefox was worth the wait: Firefox for Android is as full-featured as they come in terms of Android web browsers, potentially more so than Skyfire, Opera Mobile and Mini, Dolphin HD, and the many other browsers that you can download for Android. Overall, we're looking at four major features that you should know about. The ...

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  • by | March 21, 2011 9:34 PM

    Following the update of Flash Player for Android, Adobe has released an update for their Air engine as well. Version 2.6 not only brings official support for Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but improvements for Android 2.2+ devices as well. These changes include improved performance, updated Android gesture support, improved handling of HTML content within Air apps, smoother video delivery, faster rendering and animation of games, and tighter visual integration between Flash and HTML content. By itself, Adobe Air doesn't provide much functionality. However, as apps written using Adobe's Air engine ...

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  • by | March 15, 2011 11:33 AM

    Adobe can't seem to catch a break! According to their security bulletin, "A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player (...) 10.1.106.16 and earlier versions for Android". Apparently there is a problem inside the Authplay.dll file that ships with virtually every version of the player. Windows, Mac, and Linux versions are also at risk. "This vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." As of this writing Flash Player 10.1 is the most current version of the app available in the Android Market with 10.2 ...

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  • by | March 11, 2011 12:43 PM

    Adobe recently updated Flash Player on desktop machines, and a similar update for the Flash Player for Android will be coming within the next several days. According to their blog, Adobe says Flash Player 10.2 will be available for download on March 18th, 2011 from the Android Market. Just like the current version, 10.2 will require that you are running Android 2.2 Froyo or above, and that your device meets the minimum hardware requirements. In addition to enhancements for smartphones, this version also serves as a beta for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets -- but you'll need to be running ...

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