Google Chrome Auto Block Flash Ads

Google Chrome drives another nail in Flash’s coffin

By on August 28, 2015 at 1:15 PM.

Google Chrome drives another nail in Flash’s coffin

Ding, dong, Adobe Flash is almost dead! With execs at major tech companies calling for Adobe to set a firm death date for Flash, Google has taken a more proactive step to push Flash into its grave. Ars Technica informs us that starting on September 1st, Google’s Chrome browser will start auto-blocking any ads that use Flash as their programming language. Videos that use Flash will still work on Chrome, however any “non essential” bits of Flash will be blocked. More →

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Disable Flash Internet Explorer Chrome Safari Firefox

Disable Flash on your browser. Stop hesitating. Do it now.

By on August 19, 2015 at 5:45 PM.

Disable Flash on your browser. Stop hesitating. Do it now.

Recently I uninstalled Flash on both my Windows PC and my MacBook and I was amazed at how much it improved my online experience. Now PC World has gone ahead and run some tests to figure out just how much Flash is a drain on browser performance and has discovered disabling Flash can improve your browser’s performance by as much as 80%. More →

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Why Flash Needs To Die

I disabled Flash on my computer and I haven’t enjoyed the web this much in years

By on July 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

I disabled Flash on my computer and I haven’t enjoyed the web this much in years

For the past several months, I’ve been unable to surf the web on my MacBook Air without having it sound like a rocket ship taking off. While things weren’t quite that bad on my Windows 8.1 desktop PC, I still had to deal with my fair share of slow loading times and Shockwave crashes that would regularly drive me up the wall. However, all this changed when I finally did something that I should have done a long, long time ago: I disabled Adobe Flash on both computers. More →

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Why Adobe Flash Must Die

No, seriously: It’s time for Adobe Flash to die

By on July 13, 2015 at 8:05 PM.

No, seriously: It’s time for Adobe Flash to die

Somewhere, Steve Jobs is smiling. Per The Verge, Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos has taken to Twitter to argue that Adobe needs to set a sunset date for its Flash technology that was once a staple of the web but that now finds itself hurtling toward irrelevance thanks to the slow but steady rise of HTML5. More →

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Adobe won’t support Flash in Jelly Bean, installs end on August 15th

By on June 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM.

Adobe won’t support Flash in Jelly Bean, installs end on August 15th

Adobe Flash Android

The late Steve Jobs famously predicted the death of Flash more than five years ago, and barred it from the company’s iPhone and iPad. One of the apparent advantages Android always had over iOS was Flash, but this will not be the case come August 15th when fresh installs of Adobe Flash will come to an end. “We will use the configuration settings in the Google Play Store to limit continued access to Flash Player updates to only those devices that have Flash Player already installed,” the company wrote on its website. “Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from the Google Play Store after August 15th.” Adobe also revealed that it hasn’t been developing and testing Flash for Android 4.1, and therefore no “certified implementations” will be offered. The company will instead continue to focus its work on improving Flash for PCs. More →

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As Adobe Flash fades from mobile phones, HTML5 adoption already exploding

By on December 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM.

As Adobe Flash fades from mobile phones, HTML5 adoption already exploding

Adobe announced last month that it was finally putting an end to its efforts with Flash Player for mobile devices, deciding to instead focus on native smartphone applications utilizing Adobe AIR. The wide adoption of HTML5 is seen as one of the driving forces behind Adobe’s decision to discontinue Flash development with regard to the mobile space, and new projections from market research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics suggest that the adoption of HTML5-enabled mobile phones is set to skyrocket. Read on from more. More →

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RIM and Hulu in talks for PlayBook access

By on April 22, 2011 at 8:10 PM.

RIM and Hulu in talks for PlayBook access

Research In Motion is working with Hulu in an effort to provide BlackBerry PlayBook users with access to Hulu’s online videos, The Wall Street Journal is reporting. The BlackBerry PlayBook launched with full Adobe Flash support, which meant PlayBook users were able to stream movies and television shows from the online content provider, until Hulu decided to block access earlier this week. “We are in conversations with Hulu to bring Hulu Plus subscription service to BlackBerry PlayBook users,” a spokeswoman for RIM told The Wall STreet Journal. Hulu Plus costs $7.99 per month, however, so it appears that Hulu’s free offering will continue to be blocked for the foreseeable future. More →

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Adobe finds gaping security hole in latest version of Flash Player for PC, Android

By on April 12, 2011 at 1:58 PM.

Adobe finds gaping security hole in latest version of Flash Player for PC, Android

Adobe has identified a zero-day exploit in the latest version of Flash Player 10.2 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Using the the security hole, an attacker can potentially run malicious code and even take control of an affected system. While the vulnerability and potential damage to a system are significant, common sense will help users avoid the issue in most cases. The malicious code that takes advantage of this exploit is typically delivered as a Flash file embedded in a Microsoft Word document attached to an email. Most users in this day and age know to avoid such files. Adobe is currently working on a fix for the security hole, though the company has not stated when the fix might become available. More →

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