Thereís sad news for those who are counting on Flash Player in their Android phones. Adobe announced in its recent blog post that it will no longer provide Flash Player installation starting August 15. By that date, Flash Player will no longer be available on Google Play Store.
Moreover, the browser plugin will not be available for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and other future Android versions. Adobeís post on its official blog specifically stated, ďThere will be no certified implementations of Flash Player for Android 4.1.Ē
Adobe believes in moving progressively hence they are now readying the 11th edition of their famous Flash Player! The company already unleashed the beta version for you to get a firsthand experience. Adobe Flash Player 11 brings an excellent feature thatís never been found in the previous Flash versions!
The most major improvement of all is its support for 64-bit versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X! Isnít that amazing? Aside from that Adobe Flash 11 also incorporates new low-level API for GPU acceleration, cross-platform vector printing, and secure random number generation.
Good news for Adobe users! The company announced on Monday the availability of its new Creative Suite product line! For sure they will find the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 quite beneficial to use because of its advanced contents.
This new Suite will make it easier for designer, professionals, and developer to work with HTML 5, Flash, Dreamweaver, and digital video.
One of the notable new features of the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 is multi-stream previewing. Through this features, developers will be able to see exactly how their content will look in various platforms.
Looking for an alternative operating system besides Windows or Mac OS? Thereís always Ubuntu Linux. The latest version of Ubuntu called Ubuntu 10.10 or the Maverick Meerkat was unveiled on Sunday in time for the 10/10/10 date. Checking out the updated Ubuntu version will definitely be worth your while since it has several exciting new features.
Is there still room for a new operating system? Weíll just have to see. If MeeGo succeeds in capturing the interest of the market, then thatís an indication that people are still looking out for something better that what they are using now.
So, what exactly is MeeGo? This is a new OS thatís created by combining the capabilities of Nokiaís Maemo and Intelís Moblin operating systems. Maemo is designed for phones while Moblin is intended for netbooks. So, with their combined capabilities MeeGo is sure to be an excellent platform for sophisticated smartphones, netbooks, and new vehicle gadgets. This new OS has support for ARM architecture and Intel Atom processor.
Are you an avid Apple aficionado? Then for sure you didnít miss out on the latest browser that the company released. According to Apple, Safari 4 is faster than the other browsers available today. It is about eight times faster than IE8 and three times faster than Firefox when it comes to loading HTML Web pages. Mac and Windows users canít wait to check out if such claim is really true. So, only after three days upon release, Apple has already recorded more than 11 million downloads. As you can see, such is their keenness to try it out for themselves.
How many sites are you signed up on? Do you have Facebook, Flickr, MySpace, Blogger, and others? If you have accounts in all of these, youíre probably one busy bee. Since you have your hands full every time, you probably need several pairs of helping hands, right? Well, let your helper be the 8hands Desktop application. This is one nifty program that organizes all your online accounts, puts them in just one neat setup so that if there are updates youíll see them immediately. So, instead of having to check the sites one by one and probably wasting time in the process, you can do all simply through 8hands.
Do you always end up having so much wasted paper and ink at the end of a print job? If you do, well, youíre going to have bigger expenses because of the wasted materials. To avoid ending up with badly printed and ultimately wasted printed materials, use the GreenPrint World. This is a program that you can download, free of charge, to help you from printing unnecessary pages. GreenPrint World is a very intuitive program that analyzes the document or page you intend to print, it provides options whether to include or exclude a certain element in the page such as photos, logos, banners, and disclaimers.
Many of the smartphones out in the market today have Windows Mobile as their operating system. Users are able to browse the internet via their phones through this mobile OS and accessing Facebook through the phone is possible because of this. However, the extent of access is only limited. But, thatís about to change as Microsoft release the new Facebook application for Windows Mobile, this new Facebook application is exciting because it lets you do more with your profile like update your status, accept friend requests, and share pictures with other members.
Are you ready for a new media player and downloader? The Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF) released the Miro 2.0 for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X last February 12. If you donít know what Miro is, well, it is an open source HD Internet TV and podcast downloader and player. The new Miro has an all-new interface and various new improvements to make user experience more meaningful.
Three of the biggest names in the computing industry have joined forces in order to improve the research efforts being done for cloud computing. Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo are combining their expertise for cloud computing, which could be the IT delivery model of the future. Cloud is a network that is made of thousands of networks and cheap servers that are only as powerful as your home PC but holds huge amount of data from the Web. Through this partnership, HP, Intel and Yahoo will develop a global Open Source testing site for cloud computing. They hope to make six centers with 1,000 to 4,000 Intel processors to make up the cloud structure. This test bed will be powered by the Open Source software PIG, as well as Apache Hadoop and a program made by Yahoo Research.
Google did not foresee that one of its former employees would come up with a search engine that could possibly overthrow Google as the search giant. Launched just this Monday is the new search engine called Cuil. Donít be fooled by its spelling because you can easily pronounce it as ďcool.Ē Cuil is the creation of former Google employee Anna Patterson and her husband Tom Costello, who also function as the President and CEO of the said search engine. And also acting as vice president of engineering and a third cofounder of Cuil is another former Google employee, Russell Power.
Heard of Qik? Though it is pronounced as quick it is not a verb. Qik is the new means by which you can enjoy live video service right in your mobile device. A public beta is now available for your inspection after almost year private of beta testing. Together with going public, Qik is installed with neat features to make it easily serviceable. Curious to know what these features are? Restricted group access, self-service event streams, and a new embedded player are the things to look forward to in Qik. Through the group access feature offered by the site, users can choose only those who they want to view and upload clips. Qik also includes a new Events feature in the site.
Iíve already written a handful of articles about the upcoming Firefox 3 while it was still in the making and in the beta testing stage. After all that effort, I guess Iíd be depriving you if I fail to write about it now that it has been released Ė OFFICIALLY! Itís about time actually after being three years in the making. Because of its development duration, we can expect all fixes have been done for it to be compatible both in Windows and Mac OS. Mozilla officially released the Firefox 3 yesterday, June 17. Together with its release, Mozilla also hopes to set a Guinness World Record for this new browserís total number of download in a day.