Topic: flash

The demise of Flash

There once was a time where Adobe Flash was the obvious choice for building rich web applications, but as the Internet began to grow and technology started to advance, Flash slowly started to die out.  Over the last couple of years more and more businesses have announced that they will no longer support Flash. There … continue reading

Saving Flash from extinction

Flash is quickly approaching the end of its life. Adobe plans to halt updates and distribution by the end of 2020, and encourages any content creators to migrate their existing Flash content to new open formats like HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly.  “Several industries and businesses have been built around Flash technology – including gaming, education … continue reading

Developer creates petition to open source Flash specification

Adobe announced its plans to kill Flash, and while most developers and Internet users understand and accept this decision, not everyone wants to see Flash Player disappear forever. Over the last few years, HTML5 has given companies the ability to create rich browser experiences, without the need of Adobe Flash Player. As a result, the … continue reading

Adobe announces plans to kill off Flash

Adobe is finally putting an end to the Flash name. The company has announced plans to stop updating and distributing the Flash Player by the end of 2020. For years now, companies have been moving away from Adobe Flash and in favor of more modern technologies. Over the last couple of years, the emergence of … continue reading

Apple iOS 10.3: APFS implementation, developer improvements, and security updates

Apple has announced iOS 10.3 with the highly requested “Find my AirPods” feature, new Apple File System (APFS) implementation, and a number of developer improvements. Other enhancements include bug fixes and touch ID authentication for its Numbers, Pages, and Keynote productivity apps. The latest version of the mobile operating system went through seven beta versions … continue reading

Intel announces new AI effort, CoreOS extends CoreOS Tectonic, and OpenSSL launches new site — SD Times news digest: March 24, 2017

Intel is beginning to square in on AI with the announcement of a single cross-Intel organization: The Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG). According to the company, AIPG strengthens its focus on AI, and will include engineering, labs, software and resources as it continues to work on its AI portfolio: The Intel Nervana platform. In addition, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Minoca OS

There is a new general-purpose operating system looking to win over developers’ hearts. Minoca OS is built for connected devices that just went open source. “We’re excited to build a community of users and developers around this new operating system, and we need help,” wrote Evan Green, CEO and cofounder of Minoca OS, in a … continue reading

Chrome to favor HTML5, Apple releases beta 5 of Xcode 8, and new funding for PyPy—SD Times news digest: August 10, 2016

Google has announced Chrome will start de-emphasizing Flash in favor of HTML5 as a way to speed up the web and save battery life. According to the company’s blog, “90% of Flash on the web loads behind the scenes to support page analytics,” causing the plugin to slows things down. Starting in September, Chrome 53 … continue reading

New app for C# and F#, NVIDIA debuts new VR tech, and Flash and Firefox usage changes—SD Times news digest: July 21, 2016

A new app called Continuous Mobile Development Environment has been released, and it’s a professional C# and F# IDE for iOS devices. The app was built with Xamarin and developed by Frank Krueger, a longtime independent developer who made apps like iCircuit and Calca. The Continuous app offers full syntax highlighting and code completion, including … continue reading

Microsoft delays Windows 10 Mobile rollout, Facebook puts an end to Flash video, and Google announces Play Services SDK 8.4—SD Times news digest: Dec. 21, 2015

Microsoft is reportedly pushing back its Windows 10 Mobile release date. VentureBeat reported that Microsoft planned to start rolling out Windows 10 to existing Windows Phones this month, but those plans have changed to next year. “The Windows 10 Mobile upgrade will begin rolling out early next year to select existing Windows 8 and 8.1 … continue reading

Qualcomm sells AR business, Firefox to end NPAPI plug-in support, and Android Lollipop comes to Verizon’s LG G3—SD Times News Digest: Oct. 12, 2015

Qualcomm is selling its augmented reality business unit, Vuforia, to IoT platform and solution provider PTC. Under the agreement, PTC will be responsible for maintaining and investing in the Vuforia platform. According to Qualcomm, apps will be unchanged and developers will receive the same level of support. “The Vuforia team has made incredible progress establishing … continue reading

Mozilla blocks Flash in Firefox

More and more tech companies are piling on the “Occupy Flash” movement as Adobe’s Flash Player continues to be beset by publicly known security vulnerabilities. Mark Schmidt, Mozilla’s head of Firefox support, tweeted that the company has officially blocked Flash in all versions of Mozilla Firefox. He clarified that the block will only remain in … continue reading

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