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OpenCL 1.1 ratified by The Khronos Group

The Khronos Group has ratified OpenCL 1.1, a programming standard that enables parallel execution of tasks across multicore processors.

Adobe halts Labs program for 64-bit Linux Flash Player

Adobe stressed it is not killing off the project to develop Flash Player 10 for 64-bit Linux. Instead, the project will continue with "significant" architectural changes and security enhancements.

First look: Safari 5's extensions

Safari 5's extensions, which allow developers to create software that augments the browser's built-in features, are perhaps the most prominent new capability in Apple's latest browser update.

The Mac Sale returns with ten apps for $50

You know the drill: ten apps for a ridiculously low price. This time around, the bundle includes utilities for managing files, Web design, and enjoying the Web on your TV.

Sofa unveils Kaleidoscope for spotting differences between files

Kaleidoscope for OS X quickly reveals differences between multiple versions of text or image files.

HTML5 in the spotlight at Google event

Google technologies such as Android and Chrome also will be topics at the Google I/O conference

The Macalope Weekly: Flash back

If you're not yet sick of the back and forth between Adobe and Apple about Flash and the iPhone, then boy did you come to the right place. This week, the Macalope takes on the latest developments in the spat.

C4 developer conference will not return

The annual C4 developer conference will not return, according to a blog post by organizer Jonthan "Wolf" Rentzsch.

Adobe upgrades, renames DRM software for Flash

Flash Access 2.0, previously known as Flash Media Rights Management Server, has been rewritten as an SDK

Lawyer: Antitrust move against Apple would 'sink'

Antitrust charges against Apple over its decision to ban rivals' development tools from the iPhone would likely fail because the company doesn't have a stranglehold on the mobile market, an antitrust lawyer tells Computerworld.

Report: Feds may launch inquiry into Apple's Flash stance

The New York Post, citing "a person familiar with the matter," says that either the Department of Justice or Federal Trade Commission will soon look into Apple's decision to block mobile software makers from using Flash to build iPhone apps.

Adobe CEO fires back at Jobs

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen contends that Apple's decision to bar developers from using Flash to make mobile apps is restrictive move that hurts both software makers and end users. The comments came in response to a public letter from Steve Jobs in which the Apple CEO spells out his company's opposition to Flash on its mobile devices.

Apple drops Mac category from annual design awards

The annual Apple Design Awards will not feature a category for Mac software at WWDC 2010; instead, only iPhone and iPad apps will be eligible.

BBEdit 9.5 brings Live Search bar, scripting improvements

Bare Bones Software's venerable BBEdit text editor received an update on Tuesday to version 9.5, adding a Live Search bar, new script support, and other features, enhancements, and bug fixes.

Apple makes hardware video decoding available to developers

Apple has finally made hardware-accelerated video decoding available to third-party developers—including Adobe Flash.