‘Outrageous’ safe sex game scores with youth

Get eight teenagers and young adults together and ask them to come up with a Flash-based game based on safe sex – what do you expect will happen?If you guess an over-the-top game

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Apple iPad — 5 setbacks and two show stoppers

Many Apple followers are proclaiming the iPad to be the gadget of the future. I agree, except for one thing...The iPad's design is elegant, the size seems about right for a device designed

Published on: January 29th, 2010 Rob Griffiths

Awesome augmented reality apps uncover a whole new world

Much has been made of Flash's ability to create augmented reality (AR) applications that breathe life into printed magazines (kicked off by Fabrica's work on Benetton's Colors magazine, detailed here). There has also

Published on: December 21st, 2009 John Cox

Toronto student helps create “cheat proof” educational video game

Jeremy Friedberg understands just about every student will cheat at one time or another -- he just doesn't want it to be on his game.A partner at Toronto-based Spongelab Interactive and a PhD

Published on: November 9th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Toronto outfit bags Max 2009 award for video game on violence against women

It's interactive, fun, challenging, incorporates some cool Flash tools and has all the elements of a great video game. But those aren't the only reasons why Finding Zoe snagged the Adobe Max 2009

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

John Mayer’s augmented reality video offers fans an immersive experience

At Adobe Max this week, Grammy award winner John Mayer unveiled an unusual augmented reality music video that puts his fans in the picture ... in a very real way.The “immersive” features of

Published on: October 8th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Adobe responds to attacks with faster patching

Hackers like Adobe Systems, and now the company knows it all too well. Adobe's software has increasingly come under attack in recent years as hackers have come to realize that it can be

Published on: October 7th, 2009 Robert McMillan

Total browser makeover – how to fire up Firefox

Thanks to online video, Web apps, social networking, and so on, the humble Web browser is being pushed to do more and to do it faster. With a few simple tweaks and tools,

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Chris Brandrick

Adobe Reader, Flash flaw exploited by hackers with e-mail and Web attacks

Adobe Systems Inc. late Wednesday admitted its Flash and Reader software have a critical vulnerability and promised it would patch both next week. One security researcher, however, said Adobe's own bug-tracking database shows

Published on: July 24th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Seven terrific tips and tools to get the most from Web video

Though streaming online video is great for instant satisfaction there's nothing like having a video already downloaded and ready to watch. That's why services such as Apple's iTunes Store and Amazon Video on

Published on: May 20th, 2009 Danny Allen

Designers, marketers dazzled — and frazzled — with profusion of new apps

The proliferation of new design tools, and umpteen upgrades, represents an opportunity for designers and marketers, but also a huge challenge, said members of an expert FITC 2009 panel. Communicating with the Screen

Published on: April 30th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Samsung ST50 says it with pictures … and words

Using "feature-rich" as a descriptor for the Samsung ST50 digital camera seems almost like an understatement.It will take you a long time to familiarize yourself with everything this slim form-factor device can do.

Published on: April 16th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

BlackBerry photos don’t have to suck

The latest edition of Research In Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry Connection newsletter went out yesterday, and the mailing included more than a dozen tips and tricks on how to improve your BlackBerry-digital-camera know-how. Most

Published on: March 26th, 2009 Al Sacco

Adobe Max – New York Times readers get breath of fresh AIR

What do a senior executive from the New York Times Company and California's first lady have in common?Each took the stage at Adobe Max 2008, on Monday, to tell of how digital technologies

Published on: November 18th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes