Adobe Petitioned To Make Flash Open Source

Adobe has been stringing along Flash for years even though calls have intensified for this outdated web technology to bite the dust. Most web browsers have actively started blocking Flash to safeguard their users against the various threats that materialize due to Flash-based content. Adobe recently confirmed when it’s going to discontinue Flash for good. However, some would like Adobe to keep Flash around, particularly for “future generations.”


FedEx Offering Customers $5 For The Inconvenience Of Using Flash

It is no secret that the Flash standard is no longer the darling of the internet. Many companies have announced their plans to eventually phase out its use from their websites if they haven’t already, with many turning to HTML5 which is more or less the standard for today. However some websites still use Flash, and FedEx is one of them.


Microsoft Edge To Start Blocking Flash By Default Next Year

Earlier this month we reported that Google had updated its Chrome browser to disable Adobe’s Flash by default. Given the various security scares we’ve had, and with many websites now starting to switch to HTML5, it made perfect sense. However for non-Chrome users, those changes are coming your way in the near future, especially if you use the Edge browser.


Latest Chrome Update Will Disable Flash Automatically

It is no secret that Flash has pretty much lost its darling status as a tool for web developers. Heralded back in the day as being a means of bringing new multimedia content onto the web, the protocol has in recent years fallen to the wayside due to a bunch of security issues, and the fact that HTML5 has pretty much superseded it.


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Twitch Is Ditching Its Flash Video Player

Popular game streaming service Twitch continues to rely on Adobe Flash to deliver video even though the outdated web technology is quickly being ditched. Twitch is now finally getting on the program. The Amazon-owned company has confirmed today that it’s beta testing its lighter and faster HTML5 video player which is eventually going to completely replace its Flash counterpart. Twitch says that the HTML5 player has been one of the […]


Flash Deactivated In Safari 10 By Default

Flash isn’t viewed favorably anymore and it’s increasingly being dropped for more advanced and safe web technologies. Apple has hammered in another nail in Flash’s coffin by confirming that Flash will be deactivated in Safari 10 by default. This was confirmed by Apple engineer Ricky Mondello in a post on the WebKit blog. Safari 10 is the latest version of Apple’s web browser that will ship with macOS Sierra this fall.


Google To Start Blocking Flash In Chrome This Year

Adobe’s Flash platform is no longer what it used to be. Granted it helped pave the way for the dynamic websites that we all know today, but these days it is pretty obvious that web developers tend to favor HTML5 more than Flash. In fact last year Google announced that they would be freezing non-important Flash files in Chrome, but this year could spell the death of it.


Microsoft Edge To Start Pausing Less Important Flash Content

While Flash might have been an instrumental tool in web development back in the day, these days the feature seems to provide a fair amount of security headaches for web developers. In fact last year, Google announced that they would begin to pause Flash files that they deem not important. The idea is that it will help improve the experience for users.


Google Dropping Support For Flash Ads, Turns To HTML5

A recent report has predicted that in the next 2 years, there is a good chance that the Flash standard used on the web could be dead. While a darling back in the day of web design and web development, Flash over the years has proven to be a bit of a security risk, leading to several websites and services, such as Twitch, to make the switch to HTML5.


Flash Expected To Be Dead In 2 Years

Flash was a much beloved format for the web back in the day. It led to some pretty interesting web design, and also introduced a new way for people to play games in their browser. However fast forward to today, Flash has slowly been replaced by other formats and according to a report from Encoding.com (via The Verge), it could soon be dead.


Santa Brought A Flash Exploit This Christmas

Flash is known more for the gaping security vulnerabilities that are exposed to the world time and again instead of being the technology that has powered a significant chunk of online content, so much so that even Adobe has started to inch away from it, and many online services have already moved on to something much better and safer. Flash is not yet dead completely which means security vulnerabilities still pose […]


Facebook Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video Playback

Flash has built up quite a notorious reputation for itself over the years so much so that many have vocally called for dropping this technology once and for all. Even Adobe has started to inch away from Flash as are many other online services. Facebook has now confirmed that it’s ditching Flash for online video playback in favor of HTML5. All videos you see on Facebook will now play in […]


Speedtest Finally Says Goodbye To Flash, Adopts HTML5

Flash doesn’t really have a good reputation for itself because even though the technology powers a big chunk of the content that’s distributed online it’s also very vulnerable to flaws and security issues. That’s really one of the reasons why Flash has the reputation of not being really secure, many online services have sinced moved to HTML5, and now the internet’s favorite destination for testing connection speed is finally saying goodbye […]


Twitch To Go Full HTML5 In 2016

A couple of months ago, Twitch announced that they would be transitioning to HTML5. However this transition was a small step as only the controls of its video player was changed to HTML5. The video itself remained in Flash. According to Twitch, “The video itself is still in Flash underneath the controls. However, this is an important step to releasing the much-anticipated full HTML5 player.” Based on Twitch’s previous statements, […]