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Faster Forward: January 31, 2010 - February 6, 2010

Flash panned

On learning of the subject of today's column -- Adobe's Flash Web-multimedia software and possible substitutes for it -- one of my editors sent back a quick reply: "I hate Flash! Let it die!" That's not too different from the reaction I got when I wrote a blog post about...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 5, 2010; 10:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  The Web  
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Apple expands iTunes Web storefront to include iPhone apps

Want to point a friend to some interesting new software for the iPhone without making him launch iTunes to see the program's listing? Until today, there hasn't been an app for that. But this morning, Apple added a Web-preview option for iPhone and iPod touch apps. Look up a program...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 4, 2010; 11:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Shopping , The Web  
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ACTA absurdity continues, may only get worse

The saga of the misleadingly named "Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement" has only gotten more ridiculous since I decried it in November. For those of you whose eyes (understandably) glaze over at any mention of multilateral trade agreements, ACTA is an attempt by the United States and dozens of other countries to...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 3, 2010; 12:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Policy and politics  
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SD Card wins a quiet victory

The most important detail in this morning's press release from Olympus about the imminent availability of two new digital cameras comes 66 lines down: SD Compatibility Olympus' new Spring 2010 digital compact cameras offer SD capability for up to 32 gigabytes of capacity. With the arrival of those models, one...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 2, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Gadgets , Pictures  
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Is Adobe Flash's allure dimming?

Since Apple unveiled its iPad tablet last week -- perhaps you've heard of it by now? -- there's been a lot of chatter in techie circles about a feature missing from that touch-screen device: support for Adobe Flash. This set of formats and the free Flash Player required to view...

By Rob Pegoraro  |  February 1, 2010; 1:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Security , The Web  
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