A public beta has started for the latest version of the BBC iPlayer desktop download manager which supports Linux, Mac and Windows. This represents a huge, and hugely overdue, move forward for the BBC which previously only allowed Windows users to download programmes using the iPlayer. The secret is in the air, literally. The new iPlayer is built upon Adobe AIR, a key component of the Adobe Flash Platform, and the download manager enables users to view BBC TV shows, online or offline, with a high-quality solution across all three operating systems. Currently it is only available to BBC iPlayer …

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Yesterday Adobe announced it would be laying off 600 employees worldwide, which represents, according to published accounts, 8 percent of the workforce. Reports suggested that Adobe was a victim of the overall economic slow down and the lower than expected earnings were due to selling fewer copies of the new Creative Suite 4 (CS4). Could Adobe, a large company with a loyal customer base and full control of the creative and web development software market, be technology's version of a canary in coal mine? It's hard to say with any certainty, but it doesn't bode well for the first half …

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Adobe Systems has confirmed what many in the media have been speculating for months--that it will produce a version of its Flash runtime environment for Apple's iPhone. The move will open the device to an enormous wealth of applications and Flash-enabled Web content. What remains to be seen is whether Flash will run fast enough in iPhone's ARM11 processor to be useful. Apple CEO Steven Jobs in March was [url=http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/05/adobes-flash-not-good-enough-for-steve-jobs/]reported to have said[/url] that Flash in its state at the time "performs too slow to be useful" for a good iPhone experience and that there's a "missing product in the …

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[I]Nothing's wrong as far as I can see We make it harder than it has to be and I can't tell you why ~Eagles, I Can’t Tell You Why. [/I] Apple and Adobe have both gotten some press lately for going to the trademark police after a couple of small business people had the audacity to publicize their products by including corporate trademarks in their business name. First there was the case of [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2707.html"]Apple going after The iPod Mechanic[/URL] as reported by my colleague Davey Winder (aka Happy Geek) in his Inside Edge blog. Now comes [URL="http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/adobe_gets_sensitive_about_air_trademark.php"]news from ReadWriteWeb[/URL] that …

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The [URL=http://www.iso.org/iso/home.htm]International Organization for Standardization[/URL] today announced that Adobe’s Portable Document Format is now an ISO standard. Well it’s about time! The PDF has only [URL=http://www.adobe.com/pdf/about/history/] been around[/URL] for 15 years! This is great news for all areas of publishing, for Web developers and Web site admins, even operating system makers have reason to rejoice. While Adobe has been a great custodian of its portable format, starting with the introduction of PostScript in 1990, passing the torch to a standards body seems a logical next step toward its long-term preservation, which is chief among the ISO’s stated goals. The OSI …

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Last week [URL="http://www.adobe.com"]Adobe[/URL] surprised a few people—well, at least it surprised me--with the announcement that it was including [URL="http://www.alfresco.com/"]Alfresco[/URL] content management services as part of its LiveCycle Enterprise Suite Update 1 package. The surprise was two-fold, that Adobe felt it was necessary to add content management services at all and that it chose open source vendor Alfresco as its content management partner. I spoke to Alfresco CEO John Powell to get his perspective on the pact and how it can help push open source into the enterprise mainstream. Powell is understandably excited by this arrangement and one of the main …

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When I opened my mail box today and picked up this month’s [URL="http://www.streamingmedia.com/article.asp?id=10395&page=1"]Streaming Media Magazine[/URL], [URL="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000325/"]David Caruso[/URL], aka Horatio Caine on [URL="http://www.cbs.com/primetime/csi_miami/"]CSI Miami[/URL], stared out at me from the cover in his trademark shades. Not exactly what you expect from a magazine aimed at video geeks, but apparently Caruso is more than an actor, he also has some ideas about how to transform media delivery and has teamed up with two streaming media industry heavy weights to form a new company called [URL="http://www.lexicondigital.tv/"]Lexicon[/URL] that has the lofty goal of changing streaming media as we know it. Caruso has joined forces …

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I laugh inside when Microsoft loses ground, even in the slightest way. It’s particularly sweet when Redmond loses to a company like Novell, which owned the LAN market it pioneered through the 1990s, only to have it ripped from its grasp by the totally inferior Windows NT. This week Novell’s Miguel de Icaza announced the first public (pre-beta) release of Moonlight, an open-source implementation of Microsoft’s Silverlight browser plug-in for media streaming and running rich Internet applications. Both products would compete in the space now dominated by Adobe’s Flash Player. In my experience, anything having to do with media playback …

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Watch out Java; Adobe wants a bigger bite of your mobile-device market share pie. The company yesterday said it will drop its licensing fee for including its Flash Player on handhelds and unveiled alliances with some of world’s largest telecom carriers, content providers and chip and handset makers. It’s all part of the [URL=http://www.adobe.com/openscreenproject/]Open Screen Project[/URL], Adobe’s grand plan to provide a consistent platform and runtime for development across PCs, phones, mobile internet devices, televisions, set-top boxes and other platforms, according to a company [URL= http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200804/050108AdobeOSP.html]news release[/URL] published yesterday. Companies already on board include ARM, the BBC, Intel, Motorola, MTV, …

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In what might be characterized as a big ‘Duh!’ [URL="http://tinyurl.com/4lhngv"]Mac World reports[/URL] that Google and Adobe cited a trend at the [URL="http://www.web2expo.com/"]Web 2.0 Expo[/URL] conference in San Francisco this week, toward enabling offline access for online applications. Gee, you think? In my article last month in [URL="http://www.econtentmag.com"]EContent Magazine[/URL] on [URL="http://tinyurl.com/3fjykm"]online office applications[/URL] (not available online without a subscription), one of the key success factors cited by Kyle McNabb, an analyst at Forrester Research was offline access. Enterprise users don’t want to be locked into having an always-on internet connection. What happens when they are on a plane or outside of …

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No less than three critical vulnerabilities have been identified by Adobe affecting upon users of Flash Player 9.0.45.0 and earlier, 8.0.34.0 and earlier, and 7.0.69.0 and earlier. The cross-platform problem refers to an input validation error that could, potentially, lead to arbitrary code execution via content delivered from a remote location using web browser, email client, or pretty much any application that includes or references the Flash Player. Furthermore, a separate issue regarding an insufficient validation of the HTTP Referrer has also been identified in Flash Player 8.0.34.0 and earlier which could result in a cross-site request forgery attack. Although …

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Adobe [URL="http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/200704/041607CS3Shipping.html"]has started shipping[/URL] their newest version on the industry standard Creative Suite this week. The most popular of that family, Photoshop, has gotten an overhaul and some welcome additions, including an improved UI and tools for which many designers have been yearning. The biggest improvement is in pure performance. Adobe has added plug-ins for enhanced multi-core support and the difference in speed shows. PS CS3 launches almost twice as fast as the previous version and rendering filters and other intensive tasks have certainly seen improvement. Additionally, the OS X version will run natively on both Intel and older PowerPC …

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The software giant Adobe has made another move to expand its reaches by unveiling a new media player program called "Adobe Media Player". And no, Adobe hasn't just created *another* video format for streaming, they're using an existing technology that they already own to handle the video: Macromedia Flash. The software's supposed to have similar capabilities to Microsoft's Windows Media Player and Apple's QuickTime software, allowing users to stream live video over the internet, using beefed-up Flash that's higher quality than you're used to seeing. The player also has some "normal" features that you would expect from a media player. …

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Windows Media Player 11 to RTM Sept. 14. Yes, you read it right: http://www.thehotfix.net/comments.php?catid=1&shownews=1022 What happens when you dogfood a software for a long period of time: Well the piece of software that you were currently dogfood quickly becomes obselete and requires an update. This is exactly what happened to my Remindme Program. Each version was being dogfood for 2 to 3 weeks. After each weeks, the program quickly becomes obselete and requires an update quickly. This was on a small scale, but what about a software on a large scale. Well this is exactly what is happening at Microsft. …

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An interesting paradigm shift came across my eyes today -- I caught an ad that some Adobe Photoshop experts are now doing Podcasts on how to work the state-of-the-art digital photo editing package Photoshop! PhotoshopTV! Their first podcast aired on October 24, and the show featured techniques on how to do some neat photo sharpening tricks and special effects. Other experts discussed some Photoshop trivia, and Apple's Aperture. Photoshop TV can be found on iTunes, and there is a web page out there for it: [url]www.photoshopguys.com[/url] I am going to check out an episode, and see what I can learn! …

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The battle between Sony’s Blu-Ray and Toshiba’s HD-DVD has been a drawn out one, with nary a sniff of resolution in sight, and has seen likely to plunge consumers back into a situation similar to the VHS v BetaMax videotape battles of the 1980s. But a recent move by HP seems likely to bring some pressure to bear which could quite well lead to a resolution of the matter. Until now expressing support for the Blu-Ray standard, HP [url=http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/NewsArticle.aspx?type=technologyNews&storyID=2005-10-20T003156Z_01_SCH001815_RTRIDST_0_TECH-MEDIA-HP-DC.XML]have now made it very clear[/url] that unless Sony incorporates Mandatory Managed Copy and iHD into Blu-Ray they’ll switch allegiances! Let’s face …

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To the average consumer the ‘Digital home’ has little to do, really, with internet-connected intelligent refrigerators that do the grocery ordering for you, or robotic valets who ready the ‘pipe and slippers’ when you walk through the door. It simply means a way to manage the home entertainment and avoid the ‘remote control rhumba’ that plagues our lives. Finally, Windows Media Center Edition seems to be ‘growing up’ in a way that realistically suits it to the task. From the outset there were several ‘problems’ in the way of Windows Media Center Edition gaining widespread acceptance and uptake. Firstly, the …

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The End.