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Adobe to release Project Mighty stylus and Napoleon ruler in 2014

Adobe Project Mighty NapoleonAdobe has been the premier provider of all things web and graphic design for quite some time. But their expertise had them firmly in software, with only rumors of prototypes existing that would indicate a move into hardware. Now we have confirmation that they have created their own stylus and digital ruler for purchasing.

The Project Mighty stylus and the Napoleon ruler are exciting additions to the Adobe line. As a three sided, cover protected stylus, the Mighty in particular is turning heads and has been since it was first revealed at Adobe Max 2013 a few months ago. The shape was a surprise, but according to Geoff Dowd, it was meant to mimic early pencils.

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Why Adobe decided to Stop Developing Flash for Mobile Devices

Adobe Flash LogoIt has been a tough road for Adobe lately. Not only were they struggling to optimize Flash’s less than optimal performance on mobile devices but they were also constantly battling HTML5 which was steadily gaining the upper hand. However Adobe has finally conceded; they will no longer be optimizing Flash for mobile devices and will concentrate all of their efforts on apps and desktop. Adobe will also be pushing hard to contribute to HTML5.

For those of you wondering what exactly Adobe said then here is the official announcement made by Adobe regarding this new course for their company:

“Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations.”

So why exactly did Adobe stop pushing for Flash optimization on mobile phones? Well there were multiple reasons but here are the main points that you should be aware of:

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Steve Jobs and Apple hate Adobe Flash too much

Apple vs FlashHave you ever wonder why Apple CEO, Steve Jobs hates Flash(Adobe) so much? We haven’t done this till now, but we think is something strange between two big names.

All started in 2007 when Apple launched iPhone mobile device and same time with him, the iPhone OS. From the beginning they refuse to comment about any Flash support or things related to it, but few years after it seems they couldn’t resist and say directly: we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads.

Apple made a clever move in 2008 with iTunes, which became the unique place to download official apps for Apple gadgets. Unofficial Apple blocked any third-party software from running unless you hack(“jailbreak“) your iPhone that could destroy your warranty or even ruin the device. At that time they claimed they are doing this(iTunes) for a reason: to have secure apps, free from viruses , spam and malware.

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