Adobe are ready with Flash 11 and AIR 3
Adobe have launched new versions of their most famous products – Flash 11 and AIR 3 are available for download on their website. Among Flash 11’s new features are compatibility with 3D apps and games and hardware acceleration of 3D graphics using the Stage 3D technology (for computers and TVs). It’s also seriously improved, much more stable and both applications and videos should work at a higher frame-rate. Sadly, Stage 3D is not available for mobile devices yet, but Adobe say, they’re going to activate it as soon as possible. Along with Flash 11, Adobe have released AIR 3, which allows for creating apps for different platforms, such as Samsung’s SmartTV. With AIR 3 there is now also Dolby Digital and DTS support, which will let Flash based apps to feature HD videos with 5.1 or 7.1 surround-sound. B.A.