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Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 21st, 2011 at 9:52 PM Filed Under Latest News, Press Release, Videos
Adobe Flash Player 11 & AIR 3 now support NFC for pairing and potentially payments
We knew that the new version of Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 would finally getting Flash on to the iPad and iPhone, but what we didn’t know until recently was Adobe has built in some NFC goodness too! Games and video playback can benefit from NFC. Switching from an iPad to a PC or from a phone to a tablet, saving game play where you left off or handing a video over at the exact moment you stopped watching on one device, so it starts playing on the next device all becomes reality by allowing NFC and Flash work together. Adobe hasn’t really elaborated much on exactly what functions will be available or whether its support for NFC includes emulation, peer-to-peer and, of course, read / write.
From what we can tell based on one small paragraph of text which refers to NFC support, AIR 3 allows developers to use existing code libraries with deep native hardware and OS capabilities. As well as the usual slew of sensors including gyroscopes, magnetometers, light sensors, etc.), multiple screens, native in-app payments, haptic/vibration control, device status, the new development Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will add NFC (Near Field Communications) to that list. Check out the videos below to see it in action.
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 24th, 2011 at 8:22 PM Filed Under Featured, Latest News, Press Release
Steve Jobs resigns as Apple’s CEO and an era that won’t be repeated comes to an end
There have been whispers about Apple’s Board of Directors looking for a replacement for Steve Jobs (if there could be such a thing) for months now. However, the sad day has dawned and Steve Jobs has stepped down as the CEO of Apple Inc. I think we all know that Steve Jobs has battled with health problems over the last few years and he leaves Apple, after founding it and then coming back in the best state it has ever been. That achievement will probably never be eclipsed at the company. Steve recommended that Tim Cook takes on the role of CEO at Apple from this point on.
Steve Jobs resignation letter
I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.