ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Flash

ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Flash

When the Web was still text links and tables, Adobe Flash brought us rollovers, interactive games and kitten videos. But a hard stand by Apple was the begining of the end for the groundbreaking technology, and guess what? We’ll be OK without it.

“Do Not Track” Irony: Apache Developer Blocks It To Save It

“Do Not Track” Irony: Apache Developer Blocks It To Save It

Do Not Track, a tool designed to afford users privacy as they browse through the Web, will be active by default when users install or first-run Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8. But in an effort to save Do Not Track, one developer for the popular Apache Web server is trying to to add a feature in Apache that will actively ignore any Do Not Track…

By the Time You Get Your Ice Cream Sandwich, Mobile Flash Will Be Ready

By the Time You Get Your Ice Cream Sandwich, Mobile Flash Will Be Ready

According to several reports, Flash for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be ready by the end of 2011. This will be the final release of mobile Flash as future versions of Android will support it. At this time that only means that Samsung Galaxy Nexus users do not get Flash and since that device (or Ice Cream Sandwich) is not yet widely released…

Ex-Flash Manager: Adobe Ignored Smartphones Until It Was Too Late

Ex-Flash Manager: Adobe Ignored Smartphones Until It Was Too Late

A former manager and engineer of Flash at Adobe said today that when the true smartphone revolution came in 2007 with the announcement of the iPhone is 2007, Adobe ignored it. Carlos Icaza co-founded Ansca Mobile, the creators of the Corona SDK, left Adobe in 2007 when his call for embracing the touchscreen smartphone evolution was ignored by Adobe…

Poll: What Is Your Reaction to the Death of Mobile Flash?

Poll: What Is Your Reaction to the Death of Mobile Flash?

The Web is singing this morning. The coming death of Flash on mobile devices has made a lot of tech pundits and developers very happy. There is a big fat “I told you so” coming from all corners the of Internet while all Adobe can do is quietly sit back and rue the day the original iPhone was announced.

There could be several books written about…

Not Enamored With Apple’s Photo Stream? Adobe Launches an Alternative

Not Enamored With Apple’s Photo Stream? Adobe Launches an Alternative

Two weeks ago, Apple launched iOS 5 and along with it came Photo Stream, the photo-syncing feature of iCloud. With it, Mac and iOS users can syncronize their photos across the desktop, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

For those who aren’t thrilled with Photo Stream, Adobe launched an alternative today called Carousel. The new applications for Mac and…