CNBC just reported that Kevin Lynch, Adobe's CTO, is stepping down and apparently leaving the company for Apple. Adobe made the announcement this afternoon along with its earnings report and an 8-K filing. Sources indicate that Mr. Lynch is headed to Apple. We've reached out to both Adobe and Apple for comment. We'll keep you posted as we find out more.
On Monday, Adobe dropped details for an update to its iOS and Android versions of Reader. The most noteworthy enhancement here is the introduction of cloud file storage with Acrobat.com, which allows users to view and edit documents seamlessly across mobile and desktop devices, à la
Google Docs Google Drive. Reader Mobile has also gained FormsCentral data support, improved selecting and highlighting of Asian text, and mobile document rights management with secure watermark support. If Android is your mobile platform of choice and you'd like to give these new features a spin, head on over to Google Play to claim their prize. iPhone owners, on the other hand, have a bit of a wait ahead of them. The update is still awaiting Apple's approval before hitting the App Store.
Adobe Reader for iOS and Android updated with cloud storage support originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Adobe | Email this | Comments
Remember how the BBC was asking Adobe to keep Flash for Android on life support for a short while? The broadcaster just removed any doubts as to why with the launch of BBC Media Player, its solution for that day when the mobile plugin is well and truly buried. Starting with iPlayer on the mobile web and moving on to both radio as well as an updated version of the Android app due next week, the BBC will be using close Flash cousin Adobe AIR for streaming playback on Android phones and tablets. It can't quit Flash technology cold turkey given the sheer number of devices still running Gingerbread or earlier, which rules out HTTP Live Streaming for now. Media Player isn't necessarily the most elegant solution -- we're seeing reports of sub-par video and other hiccups -- but it will keep those episodes of Doctor Who rolling on most Android hardware and let the BBC push out updates that address as many of the Google-inclined as possible.
BBC Media Player to give Android users their iPlayer fix in a mostly Flashless world originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | BBC | Email this | Comments
07/09/2012 - Adobe Reader 10.1 for Windows Phone brings updated file browser, new search functions and more
Judging by WP Marketplace reviews from folks like yourself, the platform's Adobe Reader application is in much need of a few tweaks -- and, well, that's exactly what the Flash maker's done. As it did with its Android and iOS counterparts a few months back, Adobe's now bringing an updated version (10.1, to be exact) of its mobile Reader app to the Windows Phone 7.5 (or later) crowd. Among the most notable features you'll find are a revamped file browser, new search functionalities that make it easier to find words and phrases within documents, plus the ability to navigate PDF documents using the Page Scrubber or bookmarks you have set. Unfortunately, Adobe Reader 10.1 isn't up for download just yet, but it won't be too long before it eventually starts showing up on Redmond's app market.
Update: As our dear commenters have pointed out (and the Marketplace has since confirmed), the Adobe Reader update is now available for everyone's downloading pleasure. Enjoy.
Adobe Reader 10.1 for Windows Phone brings updated file browser, new search functions and more originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink WMPoweruser | Adobe Blog, Windows Phone Marketplace | Email this | Comments
19/08/2012 - Mobile Miscellany: week of August 13th, 2012
Not all mobile news is destined for the front page, but if you're like us and really want to know what's going on, then you've come to the right place. This past week, Clove teased the October arrival of the black Samsung Galaxy S III and a security vulnerability was uncovered for Android's pattern unlock feature. These stories and more await after the break. So buy the ticket and take the ride as we explore the "best of the rest" for this week of August 13th, 2012.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Adobe has been broadcasting as much as possible that Flash on Android is going away, although it's been offering a grace period for those addicted to the plugin. It's now time to wean yourself off. As Adobe warned earlier in the year, new installations from Google Play won't be an option from August 15th onwards. Any downloads after that point will be limited to updates for existing installations or to those willing to raid Adobe's archives -- assuming would-be users aren't already running Android 4.1, that is. While we'd still expect Flash to preserve some of its relevance in mobile as long as phones ship with it preinstalled, and alternatives like Skyfire persist, we'd strongly suggest getting comfortable with HTML5 and native apps from now on.
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PSA: Adobe halts new installs of Flash on Android as of tomorrow originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
29/06/2012 - Adobe confirms it won't support Flash on Android 4.1, stops new Flash installs from Google Play on August 15th
Adobe was very public about dropping mobile Flash last fall. In case that wasn't clear enough, the developer just drew a line in the sand: Android 4.1 doesn't, and won't ever, get certification for Flash. The company is stopping short of saying that Flash won't run, but it's evident that Adobe won't help you if the web browser plugin doesn't install (or breaks in spectacular fashion) on that Nexus 7. Just to underscore the point, the firm is also halting new installations of Flash from Google Play as of August 15th. Security updates and other vital patches will continue on for existing users. Any fresh downloads after that fateful day, however, will have to come from Adobe's mausoleum for old versions. The company had already said that HTML5 was the way forward on phones and tablets -- now we know just how quickly it's backing up that claim.
Adobe confirms it won't support Flash on Android 4.1, stops new Flash installs from Google Play on August 15th originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 28 Jun 2012 23:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Adobe | Email this | Comments
Adobe announces Project Primetime video platform, Highlights available now for iPad originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
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This year's Mobile World Congress is now underway and already there has been a flurry of announcements and launches from some of the big names lining up in Barcelona.
Vodafone has unveiled a raft of new mobiles, including its first own-branded consumer GPS phone - the Vodafone 835.
Palm joins Adobe's Open Screen Project, Pre to support Flash originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 16 Feb 2009 00:54:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
10/02/2009 - ARCHOS Offers Android-powered Smartphone
ARCHOS is to bring out a touchscreen smartphone based on the Android operating system.
The new ultra-thin Internet Media Tablet (IMT) will have voice support and deliver "PC-like" performance, according to ARCHOS.
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- An analyst for Oppenheimer claims that AT&T is going to be shelling out $325 for each and every iPhone 3G it sells, compared to an average of $200 for other devices on the carrier's shelves. What's more, devices sold in Apple stores (as opposed to AT&T stores) will cost AT&T another $100 for some reason, bringing the grand total to $425 -- not including the $199 or $299 the customer is paying for the 8GB and 16GB models, respectively. Where Oppenheimer is getting its figures isn't exactly clear, but we suppose it's believable -- and as the analyst suggests, the higher subsidy reflects AT&T's confidence that they'll be able to recoup the loss with a higher ARPU.
- The on-again, off-again saga of Adobe Flash on the iPhone continues, with the company's CEO trumpeting during its Q2 earnings call that it now has a version working in the SDK's emulator. That's all well and good, but there's still no sign that Apple wants Flash on the iPhone, and since Cupertino's still the ultimate gatekeeper here, Adobe's efforts could still all be for naught.
- Canada's Rogers has finally decided to stop playing coy and has replaced the silhouette of the mystery device launching on July 11 on its site with the real deal. You weren't fooling anyone anyhow, guys.
- A Columbus, Ohio bus rider was unceremoniously beaten this week in an attempt to nab his iPhone as other riders calmly looked on, showing no emotion whatsoever -- a sad state of affairs, to say the least. Fortunately, the victim was able to hang on to the goods but suffered some injuries in the scuffle. If it had been an iPhone 3G, we'd have to summon every ounce of willpower not to have a go at swiping it ourselves, but an iPhone 1? Seriously, come on.
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