Category: Tech Trends

Is the iPhone the Next Windows or the Next Mac?

The announcements at Adobe's MAX 2009 conference earlier this month have reignited the conversation about Flash on the iPhone -- whether it will ever happen and, if not, why not. At the conference, Adobe announced plans to bring Flash 10 to all the major mobile platforms -- except the iPhone. In order to have some … Continue reading Is the iPhone the Next Windows or the Next Mac?

Adobe’s New ‘In Your Face’ Attitude

Adobe’s New ‘In Your Face’ Attitude

The keynote addresses at Adobe Systems' MAX developer's conference this past week in Los Angeles contained the usual spate of product intros and partner announcements, including Adobe's plans to bring the Flash Player to most of the major smartphone platforms -- RIM, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Google's Android, and Palm's webOS. Apple's iPhone was, of course, … Continue reading Adobe’s New ‘In Your Face’ Attitude

PDF Evolution and Compatibility: A Personal Anecdote

PDF Evolution and Compatibility: A Personal Anecdote

Adobe senior principal scientist Jim King recently posted an item on his blog introducing a paper he authored titled "On the Evolution of PDF." In that document, King discusses how Adobe Systems has worked to maintain the compatibility of their Portable Document Format (PDF) while continuing to enhance its capabilities. King describes three types compatibility … Continue reading PDF Evolution and Compatibility: A Personal Anecdote

The Return of the Revenge of the Webtop

The Return of the Revenge of the Webtop

As the oft-repeated story goes, in the latter half of the 1990s, Netscape co-founder Mark Andreessen boasted that Netscape would reduce Microsoft Windows to "a set of poorly debugged device drivers." What he meant, of course, was that software development would move from native operating system applications to the web. The web browser would become … Continue reading The Return of the Revenge of the Webtop