Posts Tagged ‘Flash’
Comic Book Fix Wed: What’s the (Flash)Point?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 09:56 Written by david golbitz Wednesday, 7 December 2011 11:00
I recently read DC’s “New 52″ lead-in event story, Flashpoint. I didn’t pick up the single issues when the story was initially solicited because I’m tired of “event” books. I didn’t buy any “Blackest Night” titles or “Fear Itself” tie-ins, save for the books I was already reading, like Matt Fraction’s Invincible Iron Man. I simply don’t care anymore about “the biggest thing to happen to the Marvel/DC Universe since the last biggest thing.” I think the last “event” series I read was Marvel’s Civil War in 2007 and even that was mainly because of Steve McNiven’s gorgeous artwork. The story was fine and different, with superheroes debating real-world issues like civil liberties and indefinite imprisonment without charges, let alone trials. Marvel’s universe is, after all, our universe. 9/11 happened. Look, it even made Doctor Doom cry:
Pandora Removes Caps in Redesign
Last Updated on Saturday, 24 September 2011 05:36 Written by Nick McD Saturday, 24 September 2011 11:30
One of the biggest reasons to buy into Pandora‘s “One” service was to avoid being cut off after listening for more than 40 hours per month, but the Music Genome Project decided to remove this listening cap during a redesign of the site and service Wednesday. The $36 per month Pandora One still offers a higher quality media and the desktop playback apps, but will no longer offer any real improvement to mobile listeners aside from removing ads.
Along with service changes, Pandora has redesigned their web system away from Adobe Flash, moving into a very streamlined HTML5 environment. Overall, this has resulted in a much snappier page with far quicker load times and better overall performance on the PC. Music feeds are also created, allowing users to share stations, and will be seen within the next week. Read more: Pandora Removes Caps in Redesign
Google Beats Adobe To Problem Fix
Last Updated on Sunday, 24 April 2011 11:18 Written by Carpatus Monday, 21 March 2011 05:33
Adobe released a security bulletin six days ago, warning of a venerability in its products Adobe Flash, Reader, and Acrobat. While Adobe said it would take them a week to fix the hole, Google, today, released a patch for this issue. There is just one problem though, you must only be using Flash for Chrome. If you have Flash installed for any other browser, then you are still at risk.
The venerability of which I am speaking works by embedding itself in an Excel document which, if opened, can crash or allow hijacking of your Windows computer. An update is expected very soon from Adobe that will fix the venerability for the other browsers. In fact, it may have already been released by the time this article is posted.
With the current inability to hack Chrome, this just further proves that Google is very concerned with making sure it’s products are as secure as can be for the end user.
After A Few Tweaks Kongregate Arcade Is Back On The Market
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:40 Written by Adam Warren Tuesday, 25 January 2011 09:42
A few days ago Kongregate released their first Android app on the market, but it was quickly and unexpectedly taken down within hours. Apparently Google doesn’t like having other “App Stores” inside their market, and since the V1 Kongregate app saved the flash games onto your SD card they considered it an app store. With the new V1.1 app the flash games are now saved into your browser’s cache, like a computer browser. With this new feature Google should no longer see it as an “App Store” but we will just have to wait and see. It’s up in the market so grab it while you can, in case they pull it again.