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While Apple, Adobe argue, Flash at last comes to iPhone


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Conde Nast makes iPad power play, despite Apple v Adobe Flash

Leading US publisher, Conde Nast, takes Apple’s iPad extremely seriously and intends releasing not one but five magazines in a format ready for the “magical” device, the New York Times explains.

The first magazines for which it will create iPad versions are Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Glamour, the company will announce today. GQ’s iPad version will be ready in April, while Vanity Fair and Wired will take space on your iPad in June, with the remaining two titles set to reach the platform this summer.

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Android rings Flash as iPhone battle calls

So here’s part of the Apple versus Flash versus Android future – this video shows us a user remotely controlling an Adobe AIR-made app using an Android phone.

(Though do take careful note of the platform the guy’s using to have all of his fun, love those white power cables..).

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Flash coming to iPhone nano? No…

etre-touchy-iphone-medHmm, so it looks like Adobe is working hard to answer its most high-profile Flash critic, Steve Jobs, last week revealing a deal with Nvidia designed to make for a better user experience on mobile devices.

The two firms are collaborating as part of the Open Screen Project to optimize and enable Adobe Flash Player to leverage GPU video and graphics acceleration on a wide range of mobile Internet devices, including netbooks, tablets, mobile phones and other on-the-go media devices.

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Flash comes to the iPhone? Really?

We’re not sure what to make of this, but it seems Flash support in some form or other has made it to the iPhone – but we don’t quite believe it.

A breathless release from Greystripe this morning declares, “Flash Finally Launches on the iPhone via Advertising Units by Greystripe“. The company claims to be able to offer advertisers some sort of means by which to blast (those deeply annoying) Flash-based ads at iPhone users.

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Convert Flash video for your Mac or iPhone

Russian software developers Macvide have introduced their Flash to video conversion utility for Macs, called (appropriately enough) FlashVideo Converter 2.2.

The software allows easy conversion of Adobe Flash SWF and FLV files to video, exporting to myriad formats including MP4, MOV, 3GP and MPEG.

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Microsoft schleps Silverlight 2

Microsoft has introduced multimedia creation and streaming software, Silverlight 2, which will be available for download from October 14.

Designed as a QuickTime and Flash competitor, Microsoft also announced support of open source communities by funding advanced Silverlight development capabilities with the Eclipse Foundation’s integrated development environment (IDE) and by providing new controls to developers with the Silverlight Control Pack (SCP) under the Microsoft Permissive License.

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Adobe Flash video DRM compromised?

Adobe is likely in hot water this weekend, with news that a security hole in Flash means users can get free access to record and copy video and movies made available using the software.

Amazon.com’s online movie service is apparently affected, meaning users can easily grab a copy of films – even those theoretically protected against such use.

Apparently, the flaw lies in the Flash video servers. “The software doesn’t encrypt online content, but only orders sent to a video player such as start and stop play. To boost download speeds, Adobe dropped a stringent security feature that protects the connection between the Adobe software and its players,” Reuters explains.

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