Adobe Outs Flash Player 10.2
Adobe today announced a few details about its forthcoming 10.2 version of Adobe Flash Player. While most of the benefits will be seen on desktop machines, Adobe did announce that 10.2 will be brought to mobile devices. The biggest new feature in Flash Player 10.2 is called Stage Video, which uses hardware acceleration to improve video performance. According to Adobe, Stage Video drastically reduces processor and memory requirements of Flash Player. The first mobile devices to support Flash Player 10.2 will be those running Android 3.0 Honeycomb and RIM's PlayBook tablet. Adobe didn't say when it would become available.
Adobe Tweaks Lightroom for iOS and Android
Adobe today announced a handful of changes to Lightroom for iOS. The mobile app now offers a refreshed photo-editing user interface that Adobe believes is easier to use when it comes to enhancing and adjusting images on a phone.
Lightroom for Android and iOS Earns More Photo-Tweaking Powers
Adobe today updated its Lightroom Mobile application for Android and iOS devices. Adobe says it overhauled the Android version from the ground up to give it a more native Android feel.
Adobe's Lightroom App Adds RAW HDR Shooting for Android and iOS Phones
Adobe today updated its Lightroom Mobile application and added the ability for Android and iOS devices to shoot in RAW HDR mode. Adobe says the new HDR mode automatically scans each scene to measure the best-possible exposure range and then takes three photos that are merged to deliver the widest exposure and contrast range.
VLC Video Player Adds Chromecast, HDR, 360-Degree Video
VideoLAN this week updated its open-source VLC media player with a significant number of new features. VLC version 3.0 adds support for Chromecast, which lets people push video from their handset to any device that can receive casted content.