Flash scrapped for mobile browsersHewlett-Packard mulls what to do with WebOS, Asus unveils a powerful tablet, and Adobe ceases development of a Flash Player plug-in for mobile devices.
-It's Wednesday, November 9, 2011. I'm Bridget Carey on cnet.com and it's time to get loaded. We got juice corporate drama today. Starting with Adobe, you know how it's been a big selling point that Android devices and they playbook have Adobe Flash. Well, apparently, Adobe is walking away from the battle to get flash to work on all mobile devices. Instead, Adobe will push for developers to use Adobe Air in their apps. No longer will adobe make a flash player plug in for future mobile browsers, but they will continue to support the current android and playbook systems. The parent company is also going through this major restructuring. Adobe systems just cut 750 jobs, that can't be good. Hewlett-Packard is mewling over what to do about webOS, the mobile operating system it bought from Palm. The drama started in August when the former CEO said, HP wasn't gonna make phones or tablets, thus abandoning the webOS platform, but the new HP CEO, Meg Whitman is holding means trying to figure out if the company should sell the operating system. At first, we thought HP would reveal the fate of webOS by now, but Whitman reportedly told the employees yesterday that they shouldn't be a quick decision and it might take a few weeks to figure out strategy. If you have a Windows machine, today is a good day to download system updates if you don't already do so automatically. Microsoft has a patch for a whole that can be serious. Essentially, hackers can get access to you machine, workstation or server without any user interaction or authentication, so that means the can get in without needing to click on anything, and there's also this thing called the Duqu [unk]. No, not that Duqu. The Duqu malware is pony word document that can give user access to your computer. Microsoft also has work around for it, but it's still working out on solid phase. Asus has unveiled the first tablet that has, get this, a quad-core processor. That's some processing my friends. It's the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. -[unk] -No, not that transformer. This is a tablet with a snap on keyboard that's thinner and lighter than the iPad 2, and it comes in green, purple, as well silver and gold and it's supposed to be fingerprint resistant without listing out the specs and figures. It's safe to say this is a top of the line tablet and it's had a typical price starting up $500 for 32 gigs of memory, going on sale in December. And the next time you're killing time in Starbucks, you might have some fun with their new holiday augmented reality app. Starting next week, Apple and android users can download the Starbucks' cup magic app. You point your camera at a Starbucks product like their holiday cups or holiday coffee bags and you can see characters running around, sliding, or ice skating. Find them all and you might get over board ain't that jelly. Those are you headlines for today. I'm Bridget Carey for CNET.com and you just been loaded.