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Mon
17
Mar
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'Hotspot Shield', and 'Adobe Air'

Hotspot Shield Most public wi-fi hotspots are not secure and make your computer and communications vulnerable to hackers and security breaches. Hotspot Shield gives you a simple solution to maintain your anonymity and protect your privacy when ... accessing free wi-fi hotspots. Hotspot Shield provides professional security and protection without expensive or complex requirements. http://hotspotshield.com/ Adobe Air Adobe AIR is a cross-operating system runtime that lets developers combine HTML, Ajax, Adobe Flash, and Flex technologies to deploy rich Internet applications (RIAs) on the desktop. ... (view more)

Tue
11
Mar
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Jobs Fed Up with Flash

Steve Jobs is not a fan and is actively encouraging the computer industry to abandon Flash in favor of open source standards that can do the same job. Jobs' reluctance to use Flash became apparent last week in a conference call with shareholders, ... when he said that Flash Lite, the version for mobile phones, was "not capable of being used with the web" and therefore would not be showing up on the iPhone. (Source: betanews.com ) There are a multitude of invisible applications and codes buzzing around your computer when you visit the web. Some of the most popular include Java, JavaScript (no ... (view more)

Mon
03
Mar
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Adobe AIR: Rich Internet Without the Connection

If Adobe has anything to say about it, application programs will soon be as interoperable between the web, your PC, and other documents as a PDF document. As the maker of one of the most popular software platforms on the planet (including FLASH ... player and Acrobat Reader), Adobe is optimistic about the ability of its new Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) environment to become as popular. How Does it Work? The AIR environment is very powerful. It will permit existing FLASH, HTML or JavaScript code to be used to create applications that appear, act and behave like conventional PC-bound programs. ... (view more)

Wed
05
Dec
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Yahoo! Sets Forth in New, Less Obtrusive Advertising Direction

Adobe announced last Thursday that it was partnering with Yahoo! to bring ads to PDF (Portable Document Format). Through an opt-in service, publishers of PDF files can now have relevant text ads appear alongside their instruction manuals, stock ... reports, and press releases. After registering online with Adobe, businesses upload their documents for keyword analysis which matches advertisements with the file. "By partnering with Yahoo! on this innovative advertising service we are creating opportunities for publishers to build new businesses around unique content that previously was just given ... (view more)

Fri
26
Oct
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Symantec Warns to Update Now

Just this week Adobe patched a major problem with its Acrobat and Reader programs. The issue? Flaws that could allow malicious exploits. Now, it seems hackers are using the precious time between update release and update download to unleash a flood ... of malicious code. According to Symantec Corporation, the exploits are still alive and well for the bulk of users yet to update. "This mass mailing of exploit files may be an attempt to leverage the exposure window between patch release and widespread adoption of the fix," they said. What should Adobe users be on the lookout for? Symantec warns ... (view more)

Thu
25
Oct
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Adobe Acrobat and Reader Repaired

Whether you're aware of it or not, Adobe's Acrobat and Reader programs recently exposed Windows XP users to nasty malware exploits. Thankfully, Adobe Systems Inc. has now announced that a patch has been made available. The new fix is included in ... vital updates to Reader, the company's free PDF utility, and Acrobat, its fleshed-out, full-featured program. Patches to both are unceremoniously named Version 8.1.1. So, who is at risk? The central flaw exposes Windows XP users to exploits taking the form of malicious PDF files. More specifically, the code attempts to disable the Windows Firewall ... (view more)

Tue
31
Oct
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Adobe Announces Beta Release of Soundbooth

Adobe Systems has announced the beta release of a new audio editing program called Soundbooth. Adobe made the recent announcement at the MAX 2006 Adobe user conference in Las Vegas. The company is touting Soundbooth as an alternative to their ... current audio editing program, Audition. Unlike Audition, which was designed for audio professionals, Soundbooth targets web designers and video editors who may not have extensive knowledge of audio editing by streamlining tasks into a simpler and more user-friendly form. (Source: news.com ) Hart Shafer, Senior Product Manager for audio products at Adobe ... (view more)

Tue
17
Oct
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The Gloves Come Off: MS Visual Studio Challenges Adobe Dreamweaver

Microsoft has taken a swing at Adobe by releasing a promotional video that compares Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 to Adobe Dreamweaver 8. The bold move is part of Microsoft's attempt to increase Visual Studio sales in the midst of a ... Dreamweaver-dominated market. The comparison between the two software applications is somewhat incongruent, however, since Visual Studio is an all-purpose integrated development application while Dreamweaver is primarily a design tool. (Source: microsoft-watch.com ) The comparison video, titled "101 Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Features Compared to Adobe ... (view more)

Sat
08
Jul
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Flashplayer 9: Adobe's Newest Media System

Adobe Systems, Inc. has recently released Flashplayer 9: its newest media system. Promising to provide users with the most vivid content on the web, video without annoying downloads, and greater interaction with websites, Flashplayer 9 is available ... free from Adobe's website (Source: adobe.com ) Flashplayer 9: What's New This most recent version of Flashplayer supports Actionscript 3 and Flex 2 as well as incorporating two Virtual Machines (VM). The purpose of the multiple VMs is simple: the first plays older Flashplayer media, while the second concentrates on exclusive new content for ... (view more)

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