Today’s Windows 8 rumour is that Adobe Flash will be baked into Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8, not only in the desktop edition but also in Metro.
Until this is confirmed by Microsoft, it is only a rumour. However, it seems likely to me. The way this rumour mill works is:
Some journalists and
…continue reading Adobe Flash in Windows 8 Metro, but not technically a plug-in
Adobe has published a Flex Roadmap which I guess is one of those “Let’s end the speculation” pieces which nevertheless still leaves you with questions.
Flex is the XML-based language for coding applications for the Flash player or runtime. Doubts about Adobe’s long-term strategy for Flex appeared last November when Adobe announced a shift in
…continue reading Adobe’s Flex roadmap: another go at positioning Flex and Flash versus HTML5
2011 felt like a pivotal year in technology. What was pivoting? Well, users are pivoting away from networks and PCs and towards cloud and devices. The obvious loser is Microsoft, which owns PCs and networks but is a distant follower in devices and has mixed prospects in the cloud. Winners include Apple, Google, Amazon, and
…continue reading ITWriting.com awards 2011: ten key happenings, from Nokia’s burning platform to HP’s nightmare year
Microsoft has has announced the release of Silverlight 5.0.
Silverlight is a cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for Windows and Mac. It is relatively small size – less than 7MB according to Microsoft, though the Mac version seems to be bigger, with a 14MB compressed setup .dmg and apparently over 100MB once installed:
…continue reading Silverlight 5 is done. Is Silverlight also done?
The Sneaks session at Adobe MAX is always fun as well as giving some insight into what is coming from the company, though note that these are research projects and there is no guarantee that any will make it into products.
This time we also got commentary from Rainn Wilson, an actor in the
…continue reading Sneak Peeks at Adobe MAX 2011 … and that annoying updater
I took a quick look round the exhibition here at Adobe MAX in Los Angeles, and was intrigued to see crowds round the Barnes & Noble Nook stand, a newcomer to Max.
Barnes & Noble has its own app store for Color Nook, the AIR runtime is on the device, and in fact is
…continue reading Developers keen to get apps on Barnes & Noble Nook