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Author: dsellers

Adobe on Flash bug: sorry ’bout that

Adobe Systems has apologized for letting a 16-month-old bug in Flash Player “languish without a patch, even though it updated the popular plug-in four times since the flaw was reported,” reports “Computerworld” (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9153520/Adobe_apologizes_for_16_month_old_Flash_bug).

Adobe says the bug was fixed in the beta of Flash Player 10.1, which was released last November. The final version of Flash Player 10.1, however, won’t ship until later this year.

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About those iPad II rumors…

The iPad hasn’t shipped, but rumors are already abounding about what the iPad II will entail. First of all, let me just go on record as saying there won’t be a 15.4-inch version running Mac OS X, as some are predicting.

I WISH that there was an iPad II running Mac OS X proper rather than iPhone OS (which is actually a variant of Mac OS X) to facilitate, among other things, multi-tasking. But I don’t see this happening. Also, I can’t foresee Apple ever making an iPad bigger than 11 or 12 inches as it would defeat the purpose of the compact device.

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My first thoughts on the iPad…

Okay, so the iPad is here—and I want one. It has most of the features I said I wanted in such a device. But I still have a few questions.

First off, it has a 9.7-inch screen, close enough to the 10-incher I was hoping for. It will certainly have all the functionality of my iPod touch with enough notebook features to make me wonder if it can replace my 13-inch MacBook Pro. As I’ve mentioned before, I mainly use my laptop when I’m on the road (visiting Mom, going to Macworld, etc.)

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