News - subcat

Flash will not see 2021
Published in News
Monday, 22 June 2020 11:18

Flash will not see 2021


Execution date set

Three years ago, long after the rise (and fall) of Flash, Adobe announced that its once-ubiquitous multimedia platform was finally going away. But Adobe never provided a specific date for when Flash would reach its end-of-life. Now it seems that its time on death row will be over on December 31, 2020.

Apple finally removes support for Flash
Published in News
Friday, 24 January 2020 10:29

Apple finally removes support for Flash


Now the ghost of Steve Jobs will have to find another reason why Safari keeps breaking

More than a decade ago, Apple's High Priest Steve Jobs moaned that Flash was responsible for things breaking in his software.  Now, it seems Apple is ending all connection with the software which appears to have outlasted Jobs himself.

Chrome blocks Flash
Published in News
Wednesday, 31 July 2019 12:12

Chrome blocks Flash


By default, by design

Google today launched Chrome 76 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS and this time Adobe Flash is blocked by default.

Flash gets old and runs out of steam
Published in News
Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:04

Flash gets old and runs out of steam


Only used by eight percent of Chrome users

The percentage of daily Chrome users who've loaded at least one page containing Flash content per day has gone down from around 80 percent in 2014 to under eight percent in early 2018.

New zero day Flash bug in the wild
Published in News
Friday, 02 February 2018 11:37

New zero day Flash bug in the wild


A present from best Korea

South Korean authorities have issued a warning regarding a brand new Flash zero day exploit has been deployed in the wild after being written by the glorious North Korean leader and Apple fanboy Kim Jong-un. 

Western Digital results remove fears of memory chip downturn
Published in Cloud


Everything is great

Western Digital has provided strong profit forecasts for the current quarter and the full year and said the flash memory market would grow faster this year.

Super Micro releases all-flash NVMe 1U SuperServer
Published in News


Able to leap over bottlenecks in a single bound

Super Micro has been showing the assorted throngs at CES its all-flash NVMe™ (Non-Volatile Memory Express) 1U SuperServer which can accommodate up to 36 hot-swap Samsung NGSFF NVMe SSDs.

NAND flash getting pricey
Published in Cloud
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 11:59

NAND flash getting pricey


NAND flash prices continue to rise

Average selling prices for NAND flash memory chips rose three to 10 percent in the second quarter and are projected to continue rising through the third quarter.

Flash needs to be open sauce
Published in News
Monday, 31 July 2017 06:00

Flash needs to be open sauce


Otherwise a lot of history will disappear

A petition is asking Adobe to release Flash into the hands of the open-source community.

Flash player given three years to live
Published in News
Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:00

Flash player given three years to live


As if anyone will care by then

Adobe has announced it will stop distributing and updating Flash Player at the end of 2020 and is encouraging web developers to migrate any existing Flash content to open standards.