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Adobe Will No Longer Support Flash after 2020

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 26, 2017 1

Adobe has announced the termination of Flash by the end of 2020. Browser vendors have published timelines outlining the steps to phase out the technology in their respective browsers.

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Microsoft Edge Updates Support for WebVR, Makes Flash Click-to-Run

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Jan 17, 2017

Microsoft has started 2017 by rolling out Windows 10 build 15002 to end users, giving developers a new UWP architecture for Microsoft Edge’s multi-process model and click-to-run Flash content.

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Apple's Safari 10 Pretends Flash Doesn't Exist

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 16, 2016

Apple has announced that the next version of Safari will block Flash and other legacy plug-ins by default. The browser will trick websites into thinking that Flash isn't available resulting in a user prompt to install Flash.

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Flash Gets Sidelined in Google Chrome Proposal

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  May 17, 2016 1

Google have revealed plans to sideline Flash in their Chrome browser. In the draft proposal "HTML5 by Default" Chrome's technical program manager says "Later this year we plan to change how Chromium hints to websites about the presence of Flash Player. If a site offers an HTML5 experience, this change will make that the primary experience."

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Google Drops Flash to go 100% HTML5 for Ads

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Feb 13, 2016

The long, painful death of Adobe's Flash continues, with Google announcing the company's display network will soon stop running Flash ads. In an official post the company said "to enhance the browsing experience for more people on more devices, the Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing are now going 100% HTML5."

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Adobe to Replace Flash Professional

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 08, 2015 1

Adobe have announced the end of Flash Professional, replacing it with Animate CC -- a "premier web animation tool for developing HTML5 content".

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Chrome 45 will no Longer Automatically Run Flash

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 28, 2015

With Chrome 45 only the main Flash content will be enabled, the rest being paused unless the user decides to manually start it.

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Mozilla Blocks Flash, Encourages HTML5 Adoption

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Jul 20, 2015

Mozilla is encouraging developers towards HTML5 and JavaScript and away from Flash, after it blocked the plugin in browsers amid security concerns. Following Adobe's advice that two critical vulnerabilities would potentially allow attackers to take control of affected systems, Mark Schmidt, Firefox's head of support, announced the move on Twitter.

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Symantec Claims Zero Day Flash Vulnerability Likely to be Exploited

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Jul 08, 2015 1

Symantec is reporting that the zero-day vulnerability discovered (and weaponised) in the HackDay leak allows for remote code execution. Adobe will be updating Flash in the near future but disabling Flash may be the only solution at the moment.

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Microsoft, Adobe Release Critical Security Updates

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 18, 2014

Microsoft has released secruity improvements to Internet Explorer, fixing a vulnerablity that could allow an attacker to take control of a user's system. But according to Robert Freeman, manager of IBM X-Force Research, the issue was reported to Microsoft with a working proof-of-concept back in May 2014 -- and the issue is far older.

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Adobe Declares Brackets is Ready with 1.0 Release

by James Chesters Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 11, 2014

Adobe has released Brackets 1.0, its open source code editor for web designers and front-end developers. Web developer evangelist Ryan Stewart says in the past three years the team has been very busy adding features to help make Brackets a world class text-editor. Declaring this release as 1.0 is our way of telling the world that Brackets is ready.

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Cordova 3.4 Embraces Firefox OS

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 22, 2014

Taking a detour from their original pure-HTML5 approach to mobile development, Mozilla has been working on adding support for Firefox OS to Cordova, which has happened with the latest Cordova 3.4.0.

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Internet Explorer 10 Broadens Flash Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Mar 14, 2013 1

Microsoft has announced increased Flash support on IE10 running on Windows 8 and Windows RT. This content will now be enabled to run by default and solidifies Flash's position on the Windows platform.

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Flash4j 3.0 - A Java Api For Flash Development

by Kostis Kapelonis Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 16, 2013 5

Flash4j is a Java API (initially a wrapper over Apache Flex) that offers Java developers a familiar way to develop Flash applications in pure Java without knowledge of ActionScript.

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Apache Flex Graduates as TLP, but Its Future Remains Uncertain

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 15, 2013 2

ASF recently announced the Apache Flex graduation as a top level project (TLP) after being in incubation for about one year after Adobe entrusted the SDK’s source code, tools and dependencies to ASF.

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