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Apollo: Flash to go beyond the browser

According to, Adobe is working on client-based software that will run Flash applications separately from a browser, whether online or offline. The company is working on a project code-named Apollo, which will let applications written for Adobe's Flash presentation software run without a Web browser.

Adobe – Macromedia publish Dreamweaver 8.0.2 update

Adobe has published a Dreamweaver 8.0.2 update which improves code generated by Dreamweaver for server behaviors and for active content such as Flash. The update also prevents SQL injections.

Adobe has also posted some technotes regarding the updater. The following lists the general fixes in the updater

Make sure you read these technotes before updating. Some of these potential problems are severe!

New Flash player and update on handling active content

Adobe has released a new Flash Player and a workaround for interactive Flash movies that are affected because of the most recent Eolas patch that Microsoft was forced to implement in the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Flash Reader for mobiles
In a recent interview Shantanu Narayen told Reuters Adobe expects to see increasing revenues from the sale of its main products for use on mobile phones, its president and chief operating officer said on Thursday.
After Acquiring Macromedia, what's Next for Adobe?

Knowledge@Wharton has got a great interview with CEO Bruce Chizen from Adobe.

The interviewer spoke with Bruce Chizen about the details of the Macromedia acquisition, Adobe's plans for integrating Macromedia's technology to develop the next-generation application platform, and his views on the challenges presented by Microsoft.

Adobe states the importance of the designer and developer community

Following the acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe is increasing their efforts to create community outreach programs to continuously improve their relationship with designers and developers across the world.

Flex 2.0 Beta 1

Adobe/Macromedia has got some interesting videos on the recently released Flex 2.0 Beta 1.

Adobe Flex 2.0 delivers an integrated set of tools and technology enabling developers to build and deploy scalable rich Internet Applications. Flex provides a modern, standards-based language supporting common design patterns and includes a client runtime, programming model, development environment, and advanced data services.


Adobe offers further details on Intel plans

Adobe has confirmed that Creative Suite applications will, in the future, be compatible with the Intel-based Macs. While the company did not give specific release dates, they did offer more details on their newest Mac OS X beta release and its other applications, including those recently purchased from Macromedia.

Macromedia Flash Player Version Penetration
Flash Player 8 is adopted widely by internet users. Figures of a world wide survey indicate that the player is already installed by around 50% of the worlds internet population (except for Asia).
Adobe Acrobat 3D

Adobe Acrobat 3D Extends Visualization and Publishing of 3D Designs. The new desktop software helps to extend document-based 3D design collaboration capabilities.

Using Acrobat 3D and harnessing the reach of Adobe Reader®*, extended project teams can more quickly, securely and cost-effectively drive to completion critical communication processes that require 3D visualization.

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