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Tue
22
Jun
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Windows Phone 7 Closer To Reality, Includes Flash

After multiple delays , the first handsets running the next Windows mobile operating system are said to emerge next month. But they won't be on sale: instead, they'll go to software developers to make it easier for them to produce high-quality apps. ... App Developers to get Real Deal So far developers have had to rely on emulators to try out their new apps for Windows Phone 7. That does the job, but doesn't really recreate how an app looks and feels when it is on a phone in your hand. It is theoretically possible for developers to run beta editions of Windows Phone 7 on existing handsets through ... (view more)

Tue
04
May
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Adobe Rebuttal Fires Back: Apple Claims Unwarranted

Adobe has issued a rebuttal in relation to recent comments made Apple CEO Steve Jobs, calling them nothing more than "smokescreens". In a blog last week, Jobs hurled a number of allegations against Adobe (and more specifically, their Flash product) ... claiming that iPhone and iPad users were better off without it. Initially, Adobe appeared to be taking the high road. In an early follow-up statement, President and CEO Shantanu Narayen stated that Adobe would be "committed to bringing Flash to any platform of which there is a screen". For all intents and purposes, Adobe seemed to be following the ... (view more)

Tue
04
May
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Apple Could Face FTC Investigation Over iPhone, iPad Regulations

Officials may soon investigate Apple amidst allegations that the company is too restrictive in its demands on developers producing applications for the iPhone and iPad. Criticism of that policy has been particularly strong over Apple's stance on ... using the Flash multimedia system. Apple recently changed its terms and conditions to give it the right to pull any application which does not use the company's specified programming and development systems, a list which doesn't include Flash. That prompted Adobe to abandon a tool that allowed Flash developers to easily convert their applications to ... (view more)

Mon
03
May
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Apple CEO Says No Adobe Flash on iPhone, iPad

The Apple iPhone and iPad boast countless apps and features. However, according to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, there is one particular feature that will not be appearing on the aforementioned Apple devices: Adobe Flash technology. In a 1,685-word ... offensive against Adobe (titled "Thoughts on Flash"), Jobs mentioned that Flash has too many "bugs", drains batteries too quickly and is too oriented to personal computers to work on the iPhone or iPad. Jobs went on to state that Flash was designed "for PCs using mice, not for touch screens using fingers." (Source: yahoo.com ) Still, many believe that the ... (view more)

Tue
15
Sep
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'Win To Flash', and 'Portrait Professional'

Win To Flash WinToFlash is a program that takes the contents of a CD or DVD and places it onto a USB drive, making it bootable. This is convenient for Windows install and even a Linux LiveCD. http://wintoflash.com Portrait Professional Touch up ... photos like a professionals using Portrait Professional: the automatic portrait airbrushing software. Fast and easy to use, Portrait Professional lets you improve your photos instantly, just by moving sliders. Portrait Professional allows unskilled users to get sophisticated fully professional touch-up in minutes. http://www.instantfundas.com Today's ... (view more)

Wed
09
Sep
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New 'Legit Looking' Spyware Appears as Flash Plug-In

New spyware disguising itself as a Flash plug-in for the Mozilla Firefox web browser is infiltrating computers in an attempt to monitor the search patterns of victims worldwide. The nameless spyware is being called "sneaky" because it also appears ... as legitimate. According to Sophos, everything about the new spyware is designed to dupe users. It even shows up in the list of Firefox extensions after download completion under the faux name "Adobe Flash Player 0.2". (Source: pcworld.com ) New Spyware: Anything but Legitimate However, what's installed is anything but legitimate. The spyware is ... (view more)

Fri
24
Jul
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Department of Homeland Security Warns Users to Disable Flash

Adobe has vowed to fix a critical security hole in its Flash software within a week. But the Department of Homeland Security (DoHS) has taken the extremely unusual step of advising users to switch off the feature until the patch is available. The ... hole can be used for so-called 'drive by' attacks occurring when a user simply visits an infected website. However, the relevant code is also shared with Adobe's Acrobat software, meaning it can cause security problems through PDF documents which have Flash embedded in them for greater interactivity. That technique had already been criticized as a ... (view more)

Thu
11
Jun
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Debunking USB Flash Drives: Comparing Cost, Performance

Infopackets Reader Brad B. Writes: " Dear Dennis, Regarding USB flash drives: how do I know which USB thumb drive is a good one? I bought a 4 gig flash drive that is incredibly slow, and another that is much faster. They both say they are USB 2.0 ... and cost about the same price. So how can one know which to buy? " My Response: There are a few things to consider here. Regarding USB specifications: USB is simply an interface. If a product says it's USB 2.0 compliant, that doesn't necessarily mean it will operate at full USB 2.0 speeds. What determines the speed is the memory chip inside which ... (view more)

Fri
17
Apr
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'Returnil', and 'USB Flash Drive Write Protection'

Returnil Returnil is similar to a virtual machine program: it allows you to use a virtual copy of your operating system, with the real system being preserved and untouched in the background. This provides two key advantages: protection against ... threats (malware, exploits, etc), as well as convenience incase you need to revert your system. Returnil's personal edition is packed with all kinds of exciting features and is free of charge. http://www.returnilvirtualsystem.com USB Flash Drive Write Protection Windows has a registry setting that can utilize USB write protection. Without the feature ... (view more)

Thu
12
Mar
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'Flash Crypt', and 'Read Memory Dump Files'

FlashCrypt FlashCrypt is effective and reliable folder security software for Microsoft Windows users. It allows you to lock any folder on your computer with a couple of mouse clicks. A military-grade 256-bit AES algorithm guarantees the highest ... level of data protection and FlashCrypt provides extremely easy-to-use, but safe and secure folder protection solution. http://www.fspro.net Read Memory Dump Files This step-by-step article describes how to examine a small Windows memory dump file. You can use this file to determine why your computer has stopped responding and to prevent issues like ... (view more)

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