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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.

Adobe says no future investment in Flash-to-iPhone feature

After having tried to work around Apple’s limitations, Adobe has given up on trying to bring Flash to the iPhone OS in any form.

Adobe announces Flash for Android beta testing

Apple may not want Flash on its mobile devices, but users of Android will soon gain full support for the multimedia platform.

App builders to gather for iPad-specific developer event

iPadDevCamp brings together developers and designers who want to create apps for Apple tablet device

Microsoft's Silverlight 4 available Thursday

The rich Internet technology is getting a boost in business-oriented capabilities.

Adobe evangelist tells Apple: 'Go screw yourself'

An Adobe platform evangelist has expressed outrage over Apple's iPhone development terms, telling the company in a blog post to 'go screw' itself.

The Macalope Weekly: Flash in the pan

Adobe takes shots at Apple, not everybody loves the iPad, and there's competition afoot. Fortunately, the Macalope is here to bring reason to the fray.

Change in iPhone developer terms puts Flash in crosshairs

Apple has made a major change to the developer agreement for the development tools for iPhone OS 4.0, which clearly forbid the use of Flash and other non-Apple approved solutions to write apps.

Developers bullish on iPhone 4.0 additions

Users seemed to be mainly positive about the new iPhone features Apple unveiled on Thursday, but what about developers?