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Adobe Flash Is Dead, and It’s About Time

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If you’re trying to access anything Flash-related today, first off, why? But secondly, it’s probably not working. That’s because Adobe cut off support for Flash at the end of 2020, and while it plans to block Flash starting on January 12, major browsers aren’t waiting. Beginning January 1, most browsers will block Flash entirely, as will Microsoft in most versions of Windows. Flash is dead, as it should be.

If nothing else, Steve Jobs was often ahead of his time and brought about change through touchscreens and other design revolutions. Another notch on his belt is the early doom of Flash. After his highly publicized “Thoughts on Flash” criticizing the platform, it never really recovered.

And that’s fine! HTML5 essentially replaced Flash years ago, and every major browser supports it. But it does feel like a cultural loss. A decade or so ago, graphic designers spent months mastering Flash to create sites, games, and more. It brought us entertaining content like Homestar Runner (ok, let’s be honest, Strong Bad), Ishkur’s Guide To Electronic Music, and more. Some of those sites still work best in Flash.

But they’ll either have to update or get left behind, and even Homestar Runner seems to be adapting through its YouTube channel. Flash is ultimately an insecure protocol, and we’re better off without it. But it’s ok to remember where the internet started as we look ahead to where it’s going.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/66236/adobe-flash-is-dead-and-its-about-time/
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Adobe’s Latest Update for Reader and Acrobat Officially Kills Flash

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Adobe officially removed all traces of its formerly omnipresent Flash software in a new update for its Reader and Acrobat PDF programs. The update also patches critical security flaws within Acrobat and comes ahead of Flash’s official end of life, scheduled for December 2020.

Before the update, there were still a few options within Acrobat DC that would allow you to interact with Flash elements. Flash-dependent options—like Filter, Update, Export, Add, and Archive—would allow you to collect user responses in a form. Now after this update, you’ll have access to a secondary toolbar that Adobe added in, which features action buttons for each of those options, so you’ll still have access to them when needed.

The update also stripped the Insert Media button from Adobe’s PDFMaker menu in MIcrosoft’s PowerPoint and Word apps. This action previously allowed users to embed Flash content in a slide presentation or document.

The removal of Flash was first announced in 2017, when companies like Adobe, Facebook, Apple, Mozilla, and Google stated they would be ending support for the software across the industry. Newer alternatives that are more efficient (and more secure) have replaced the software over the years, and are equipped to take over once Flash officially ends in December 2020.

via ZDNet

Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/59706/adobes-latest-update-for-reader-and-acrobat-officially-kills-flash/
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Microsoft Is Finally Purging Flash From Windows

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After being kept on life support for arguably far too long, Flash will finally be sent to that big hard drive in the sky by the end of this year. To make the goodbye a little easier, Microsoft has released a new Windows update that purges Flash Player before its eventual demise on December 31.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/microsoft-is-finally-purging-flash-from-windows-1845506521
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Adobe Lightroom Update Is Permanently Deleting Users’ Photos on iOS

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On Tuesday, Adobe apologized to users of its iOS Lightroom software after a recent update resulted in the permanent deletion of some presets and photos. The company says it’s issued a fix for the problem.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/adobe-lightroom-update-is-permanently-deleting-users-ph-1844801860
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How to Insert a PDF into Microsoft Word

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Microsoft Word provides a plethora of features for handling content. One of these unique features is the ability to insert a PDF file directly into Word, and it can be done in only a few steps. Here’s how.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/677705/how-to-insert-a-pdf-into-microsoft-word/
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How to Work Faster in Photoshop

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Photoshop is a big, complex application. When you’re just starting out, it can feel like it takes forever to get things done. There are, however, a few ways you can speed up both Photoshop’s performance and your own workflow.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/676431/how-to-work-faster-in-photoshop/
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How to PDF

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The Portable Document Format, or PDF, has been with us since 1993. It was created as a way of sharing page layouts—fonts, colors, and graphics—that would look the same on any computer system, no matter what software was installed or what operating system was running.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/how-to-pdf-1843732377
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DaVinci Resolve 16.2 can take on Premiere Pro CC

cd55b900-9b69-11ea-b9fe-4e644e8381f2Since Blackmagic Design’s Resolve 16 came out last year, a lot of video editors may have been tempted to ditch Adobe Premiere Pro CC. To start with, Resolve 16 is free, and even the $300 Studio version costs less over time than Premiere Pro’s obligat…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/davinci-resolve-versus-premiere-pro-132803785.html
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