Smokescreen: Flash in any browser on any device including the iPad

Smokescreen is quite an interesting choice of name. And in some ways you could be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss has been about between Apple and Adobe in recent weeks. In essence Smokescreen takes Flash (.flv) files, converts them into Javascript, and then strips out the images and audio and finally reconstructs them as an SVG file. All browsers … Read More

Adobe Launches “We Love Apple” Ad Campaign

adobe apple ad campaign

Adobe is dropping some serious cash for a web campaign running on a number of high profile tech sites. With the adverts it seems to be escalating the spat between itself and Apple over Flash. The campaign appears in a white rectangle with a crisp “We heart Apple” message, and the Adobe logo at the bottom. It then flips to … Read More

Adobe’s CEO responds to Apple’s Open Letter On Flash

Frankly the Adobe CEO’s WSJ interview, which ended up focussing on his rebuttal of Steve Jobs’ Open Letter on Flash, was embarrassing. Mr. Narayen called Steve’s accusations of Flash draining battery power “patently false.” A statement which is in itself “patently false”. Mr. Narayen also said that if Adobe crashes on Apple, then that actually has something “to do with the … Read More

News roundup on all things ‘Apple and iPhone 4G’

Apple’s next gen iPhone 4G was found in a bar. A popular technology blog buys the ‘lost’ phone for $5000 and then Apple sends an official letter. The iPad was banned in Israel and some US Universities, and then unbanned in Israel, whilst a fix has been detailed for the Universities by various bloggers and websites around the web. Adobe … Read More

Adobe Gives Up on Apple Devices. No Flash for iPhone, iPad?

I’m not sure if we should call this a victory for Apple or a defeat for Adobe. I suppose that depends on who you ask. Adobe has officially abandoned support for the Flash interpreter it previously trumpeted as a gateway for developers to get their games on the iPhone and iPad. As reported in 9To5Mac, Adobe will leave the interpreter/compiler … Read More