Posts Tagged ‘adobe’

How to Install and Use Flash Player on Your Android Device

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Google seems to be doing its level best to discourage users from running Flash on their Android devices … but there’s a way around that one too.

So Adobe made the decision to cease any mobile Flash development some time ago which had the consequence that newer versions of Android shipped without it. While many may see that as a step in the right direction, it means that Flash-based contents on the Internet cannot be accessed on the device.


How to Fix Flash Player Issues in Firefox

Friday, July 26th, 2013

I haven’t run into this problem myself (yet,) but if you have, then this article will probably help.

I guess we all come to points where the web browser we are using is not providing us with the desired results. Maybe it is not starting up, slow, throwing error messages or causing other issues on the system it is run on.


Uninstall a Broken Adobe Acrobat or Reader Installation

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

The moral to this story is, “If you’re trying to uninstall a program, never go about it by just randomly deleting program files; use the official uninstaller instead.”

I recently had to fix a broken Adobe Reader installation on a Windows PC. The default uninstaller would not remove the program, and a re-installation of the application would not commence either. Something was seriously broken and I was asked to sort it out.


Adobe Releases Third Flash Player Security Update this Month

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Given the number of folks out there who are trying to hack into your system via Flash, it’s probably a good idea to keep up with these …

Adobe’s Flash Player, just like Oracle’s Java, seems to be in permanent focus when it comes to security. Both are preferred targets of hackers and criminals thanks to their wide distribution. Adobe this month released three security updates for Flash Player. The first two security updates were released on February 7 and 12, fixing critical security issues in Flash Player.


Adobe Reader Vulnerability: What You Need to Do to Stay Safe

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Whoops … it looks like Adobe Reader has another security problem …

We had a lively discussion on Google Plus yesterday about the latest Adobe Reader vulnerability. The vulnerability affects all recent versions of Adobe Reader and Acrobat including the latest release versions. At the time of writing, there is no update available that you can install to protect yourself, your data and your computer from the vulnerability.


Download Adobe Creative Suite 2 Including Adobe Photoshop for free!

Monday, January 7th, 2013

This sounds almost too good to be true, but apparently it is true. Timing might be important though; there are indications that the offer might not last forever …

Adobe’s Creative Suite is a collection of tools that are also available as individual products. The first two versions of the Creative Suite included Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Bridge and Version Cue. There was also a premium edition which included Acrobat Professional, Dreamweaver and Go Live.


Adobe Reader XI Released

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Adobe Reader was in serious need of security fixes; hopefully, this new version not only took care of existing security problems but is also forward-looking enough to address any new problems that might arise in the near future …

Adobe has released a new version of Adobe Reader, a program that enables users to open and work with pdf documents on their computer. Adobe Reader XI is already available at the official Adobe website, both as a web installer and offline installer, and through the Adobe Reader update checker available under Help > Check for Updates in the program itself.


Adobe Flash Update 11.4 Fixes Internet Explorer Crashes, Vulnerabilities

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

This is good news; IE has been crashing like crazy for the past month or so …

I have to admit that I’m glad that I’m no longer running Adobe Flash on my main system as a standalone plugin. It is still installed as part of Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer 10 n my second desktop PC. Adobe today has released a new Flash update bringing the version of the standalone plugin to Flash Player 11.4.402.287.


Enable the Built-in PDF Reader in Firefox 15

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Here’s an interesting new development for Firefox users …

Mozilla recently rolled out Firefox 15, the latest version of the browser in their new rapid-release schedule.  With this new release there are quite a few new features, which have been outlined in the above linked post.  One interesting feature that bears a little more attention and some explanation is the new built-in PDF reader.


Flash Vulnerability: No Internet Explorer 10 Update Until October

Friday, September 7th, 2012

If you’re using IE 10 with Windows 8, you might want to avoid dicey flash-based websites for a while …

Microsoft will introduce the final version Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8 with no word on availability of the browser in previous versions of the Windows operating system. IE10 is different from previous iterations for two core reasons. It first exists as a classic desktop version and modern UI version that differ significantly from each other. The modern UI version does not use plugins and is more restricted than the desktop version. To avoid issues with Flash-based websites, Microsoft has integrated Adobe’s Flash Player natively into Internet Explorer. Since it is no longer a plugin, both versions of Internet Explorer 10 are able to display Flash contents in the browser.