Google’s development team behind the Chrome browser has released information indicating plans to change how the browser will handle sites that include Adobe Flash content. The update, expected to rollout during the fourth quarter of this year, will move the browser one step closer to ending support for Flash. Although Adobe’s Flash platform has been key to delivering rich media via the web, it is riddled with security issues and according to Google, has been surpassed performance-wise by HTML5. Read more
The slow death of Adobe’s Flash technology received another nail in the coffin after Google announced they are starting the process of phasing out the use of Flash in display ads. The change will impact advertising provided through Google’s AdWords platform and their DoubleClick Digital Marketing. Google announced both platforms will move to being 100% HTML5 by January 2017. Read more
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that our smartphones have become the dominant method in taking photographs in the last decade. For the average person, that is.
For professional-level photography, there are quite a few more things needed in order to achieve that grade of pictures. Different lenses, film over digital in some cases, and flash set ups for example, and over the years we’ve seen a lot of peripherals made for smartphones in order to bridge that gap.
The BBC on Tuesday announced that it would be adding a layer of HTML5 compatibility to the desktop version of its iPlayer. Users will be invited to install a cookie in their browser for access to the HTML5 iPlayer, and for those that opt out of the prompt, the Adobe Flash version will remain available.
Google Chrome started as a pretty lightweight, snappy web browser. Over the years, it’s moved away from those core values and become a little bloated compared to some other browsers. It’s not awful, but if you frequent any tech sites or forums, you’ve probably seen some clever jokes about Chrome’s excessive RAM usage and the like. Read more
On September 1st, you will no longer see advertisements utilizing Flash. This doesn’t mean that you won’t see video-like advertisements anymore, just they will all be HTML5.
Google’s AdWords division states that this change will speed up browser performance and bring all advertisers in line with the new HTML5 standard.
The developers behind the Dolphin Browser have released a significant update for users interested in a browser experience outside of Chrome or the stock browser on their Android device. The new update brings Dolphin up to speed to run on Android Lollipop and enables users to view Flash items when they run across them. Read more
Well folks, it’s finally here.
Want to grab the Android L developer preview factory images? Just hit the break. (For the Nexus 5 and 2013 Nexus 7.)
Sometimes, a customer doesn’t want to go with one of the big name carriers like Sprint or Verizon. Smaller MNVOs are popular alternatives to the larger (usually contract-centric) carriers. Both options have their place with consumers, but in many situations, MNVOs don’t have a good enough device selection to sway as many costumers. Well, Sprint is looking to give them a hand with a new program that will allow MNVOs to modify certain Sprint handsets to resell to customers. Read more
Fantastic news for HTC One X owners tired of waiting for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA…your wait is over! Assuming you were patient and are still running the stock firmware, you can now download it to your handset and update it yourself.
To install the update on your stock device (AT&T version ONLY), simply: Read more