May 11, 2009

Monday Adobe news bits: NYT Reader, “Clean” font, & more

  • The New York Times has ditched Microsoft’s WPF technology and has introduced Times Reader 2.0 a 2.4MB Adobe AIR application. The app downloads & displays the entire day’s Times (including an interactive version of the crossword), so you can carry it wherever you go (e.g. planes, trains). Here’s a quick demo plus the download link. [Via]
  • Adobe is getting a new corporate typeface that you’ll be seeing in future product updates. Clean (screenshot), designed by Robert Slimbach, is already used in the two-character application icons. (“PS,” etc.) [Via]
  • Samsung’s new LED flat-screen TV has Flash support built in, enabling developers to deliver richly interactive content on these screens. I’m not sure about streaming HD video, but Adobe’s Digital Home announcement at NAB last month talked about embedding Flash for that purpose. (Flash Player PM Justin Everett-Church recently bought a Samsung TV and discovered that the TV’s documentation ships as SWFs on a USB memory stick.) [Via Mayank Kumar]
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