Archive for February 25th, 2008

Feb 25, 2008

Adobe AIR to erase Web, desktop division

Source: CNET
Written by Martin LaMonica

Adobe Systems on Monday is set to finally release Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) software, which is on the leading edge of a movement to make Web applications act more like traditional desktop applications.

Feb 25, 2008

Researchers Look to Spot Photo Hoaxes

Source: WIRED
Written by Anick Jesdanun

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, a photo is simply too good to be true. Tiny details in an image, for instance, may be too similar to have occurred naturally, suggesting a cut-and-paste maneuver. Or the color patterns may be too “normal” – beyond the limitations of sensors on digital cameras.

A growing number of researchers and companies are looking for such signs of tampering in hopes of restoring credibility to photographs at a time when the name of a popular program for manipulating digital images has become a verb, Photoshopping.

Feb 25, 2008

Adobe fuses on and offline worlds

Adobe has launched software designed to make it easier for computer users to use online applications offline.

Source: BBC News

Adobe Air allows developers to build tools that still have some functionality even when a computer is no longer connected to the net.