Ruffle keeps classic flash games alive (and safer) with an open source emulator

The death of Adobe Flash was a long time coming. While the 25-year-old technology was instrumental in bringing animation, games, and interactive content to the web when it was still young, it was always sort of a security nightmare, with Adobe struggling to issue bug fixes faster than vulnerabilities were discovered and exploited. But now […]

Lilbits: Facebook faces antitrust suits, Google plans big changes for Chrome, and Adobe Flash is finally (almost) dead

Facebook wasn’t the first social network – remember MySpace and Friendster? And it’s not exactly the last one standing. Twitter’s still a thing. But Facebook is the biggest, most influential social network in the US, at least… and according to new lawsuits filed by the FTC and 48 attorneys general, Facebook abused its market dominance […]

Lilbits (11-28-2013): Firefox OS expands, Black Friday does too

Thanksgiving doesn’t tend to be a big day for news in the United States… but as Black Friday sort of expands to take over the whole week, retailers have been pushing bargain after bargain. You can find some of the best deals in our Black Friday 2013 mobile bargains roundup. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the world […]

Windows 8/Windows RT browser hack: Use Flash on any website

Windows 8 and Windows RT ship with the new Internet Explorer 10 web browser which has two different modes. In desktop mode, it looks like… well, a desktop web browser. But you can also use the new Windows 8-style full-screen mode to use it more like a tablet browser. The full-screen version supports swipe-based navigation […]

Unofficial Flash Downloader keeps Adobe Flash for Android alive(ish)

As promised, Adobe has effectively pulled Adobe Flash Player 11 from the Google Play Store. If you already have the app installed on your device, you’ll be able to download security updates as they become available, but Adobe isn’t making it easy to download the app on new devices. But Paul O’Brien is. The founder […]

How to install Adobe Flash on the Nexus 7 (or other Jelly Bean devices)

Adobe’s Flash Player isn’t officially supported in the newest Android version, 4.1 Jelly Bean. Though the default browser for the Nexus 7 and other Jelly Bean devices is now Chrome, which has built-in Flash support in the desktop versions, this does not apply to mobile devices. Adobe warned that attempts to install Flash on Jelly […]

Gone in a flash: Adobe killing Flash for Android downloads August 15th

Adobe announced last year that it was winding down support for Flash on mobile devices. Now the end is in sight. The company won’t be offering a certified version of Flash Player for Google’s new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. And while you can still download and install Flash Player for Android from the […]

Future versions of Adobe Flash for Linux to be Google Chrome only

Adobe has laid out a roadmap for future development of Adobe Flash, and one of the things that caught my eye is that Flash Player 11.2 will be the last official standalone version of the browser plugin for Linux. While Adobe will continue to support Flash Player 11.2 for Linux with security updates for several […]