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Top 5 Anticipations about Microsoft Surface Pro

When it is released in summer 2013, Surface RT bore lofty expectations to be an iPad killer. However, the killer now turns out to be a joker after it was lagged far behind by iPad tablets in sales volume. The same story goes to Windows 8 who sees an increase in market share that is far less than one has expected. Therefore, all the pressure is now on the shoulder of Microsoft Surface Pro. Surface Pro not only needs to send Microsoft the power to challenge Apple in tablet market but also helps Windows 8 rob more shares in operating system field.

Surface Pro

Therefore, with praises, doubts and anticipations, Microsoft Surface Pro was finally released to the market a few hours ago. Supporters are cheering and doubters are taking wait-and-see approaches. In fact, there are only two choices left for Surface Pro, to be a killer of Windows 8 or to be a savor. Generally speaking, the fate of Surface Pro mainly keens on its abilities to fulfill customers’ anticipations. Therefore, this post has collected top 5 anticipations about Microsoft Surface Pro.

Surface Pro Anticipation 1: Good compatibility

Surface Pro Anticipation: Compatibility

An important reason that prevents Surface RT from being a market hit is its awful compatibility. Surface RT adds no support to all the programs that can run on previous Windows systems. It means users can only enjoy those newly designed apps on Surface RT.  Moreover, lacking a platform for third-party apps like iTunes, Surface RT can only make use of limited apps. To make it worse, some of those apps are even poorly designed. However, it is said that as an Intel core driven tablet, Surface Pro can be compatible to almost all Windows programs. Therefore, it can be generally viewed as a Windows laptop that is much easier to take with. Moreover, the battery that can last for five to six hours is much better than the battery of most laptops.

Surface Pro Anticipation 2: Fully baked Windows 8

Surface Pro Anticipation: System

Windows RT devices and Windows 8 mobiles are not quite popular in the market because they are only equipped with disabled Windows 8 systems. When users think they can manage certain tasks with Surface RT, they become quite angry to find out that they can’t. For example, IE 10 shall be able to support Adobe Flash. However, users are only allowed to play Flash contents on Surface RT from those trusted sites. To make it worse, Windows 8 users can not even watch online Flash with Metro IE 10. However, theoretically speaking, the fully baked Windows 8 will help Surface Pro users to get rid of those troubles because users can download Adobe Flash Player as plugin for IE 10.

Surface Pro Anticipation 3: More retail stores

Surface Pro Anticipation: Store

Another reason that leads to the failure of Surface RT is its wrong market strategy. Microsoft is only willing to cooperate with big retail stores like Best Buy and Amazon to promote Surface RT. As a consequence, in many areas, even though lovers want to buy the tablet, they can’t find appropriate ways. Moreover, the limitation in the number of authorized retail stores has killed the possibilities of innovative marketing strategies. According to recent rumors that Microsoft is planning to grant more retail stores the right to sell Surface Pro. This not only promotes sales volume of Surface Pro but also gives consumers more choices.

Surface Pro Anticipation 4: Colorful touch cover

Surface Pro Anticipation: Touch cover

A most innovative point of Surface Pro lies in its touch cover which can be used as either protective case or physical keyboard. Therefore, once the touch cover can be more attractive, there is a bigger chance for Surface Pro to sell itself. It is said that Surface Pro will be equipped with colorful touch cover where consumers can trace fashionable elements. Once it is true, it really makes the Microsoft tablet much more attractive. Moreover, Microsoft is also working on to make the touch cover more comfortable for consumers to operate.

Surface Pro Anticipation 5: High security

Surface Pro Anticipation: Security

The latest scandals have made the poor situations of Windows RT even worse. Days after some hackers cracks down Windows RT, Microsoft still fails to provide a good solution. Then recent news came that a bug has appeared in Windows RT system that can be only solved by restart the device repeatedly. Therefore, the system security of Surface Pro turns out to be an anticipated topic. However, it seems that high security will become the anticipation for Surface Pro that is not hard to fulfill. According to some test, even without anti-virus software, Windows 8 Pro still does best in system security.

Valentine’s Day 2013 Activities – Send Flash Cards, Enjoy Love Movies and Play Flash Games

As an annual festival celebrated on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or Feast of Saint Valentine, was initially created to commemorate a Christian saints named Valentinus.  However, for centuries, Valentine’s Day has turned out to be a happy time for all lovers around the world. Now as Valentine’s Day 2013 is approaching, people in every corner of the world are not only waiting for it, but also busy preparing for Valentine’s Day 2013 activities. Of course, good Valentine’s Day 2013 activities shall not only contain the best blessings to all lovers but also reflect the meaning of true love.

Valentine's Day 2013

Therefore, love affairs, happy celebrations and romantic stories are usually the main themes of Valentine’s Day activities. Of course, those are not the only themes Valentine’s Day 2013 activities can make full use of. For example, for users who desire to spend a relaxing Valentine’s Day 2013, they may just as well participate in some entertaining activities. Here the post will recommend a few ideas of relaxing Valentine’s Day 2013 activities.

Idea I: Send Valentine’s Day Flash Cards

It is true that Valentine’s Day gift has set the main tunes for Valentine’s Day activities. Therefore, choosing gift for Valentine’s Day 2013 has become an issue that troubles many people. A good idea to make this Valentine’s Day activity relaxing is to send Valentine’s Day Flash cards. For one thing, card sending is a tradition of Valentine’s Day with long historical past. For another, Flash cards for Valentine’s Day 2013 are not only innovative in design but also profound in meaning when used as DIY gift. Therefore, some Flash card s for Valentine’s Day 2013 has been provided below. To download them, one can refer to Free Flash Downloader.

1. Valentine’s Day Flash Card 1

2. Valentine’s Day Flash Card 2

3. Valentine’s Day Flash Card 3

4. Valentine’s Day Flash Card 4

5. Valentine’s Day Flash Card 5

Idea II: Enjoy Valentine’s Day Movies

The popularization of Valentine’s Day has made the festival a favored theme in Hollywood. Of various Valentine’s Day movies, some are good enough to move audiences with excellent plots and educate audiences the real meaning of true love by presenting the love stories in hardship. Moreover, those Valentine’s Day movies are suitable to be used for relaxing Valentine’s Day 2013 activities. Audiences can not only be amused by the movies, but also experience the atmosphere of Valentine’s Day 2013. Here some movies for Valentine’s Day 2013 are recommended.

1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Love is the poison that everyone desires to taste. Even when the lover is troubled by lovesickness, he will never forget the real happiness brings by true love. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is exactly a Valentine’s Day movie about the charming of true love. When Joel and Clementine are hurt by their love, the two decides to accept an experiment to erase the memory of each other. However, during the experiment, the two have remembered the happy time they have spent together. Even though when the experiment is done, the two lovers once again are attracted by each other. Starred by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a movie for Valentine’s Day 2013 one can never reject viewing.

2. Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a time about miracle and this movie has fully proven this point. On Valentine’s Day, the ten characters in the movie have more or less find out their true lovers after going through various hardships. In this movie for Valentine’s Day 2013, several love stories are told. A woman falls in love with a stranger man on the airplane who turns out to be a homosexualist; another man has a crush on a beauty for years but is loved by his best friends; two couples are discussing the plans for Valentine’s Day. In the end of the movie, those characters have found out the perfect other halves for each other. The movie is recommended because it has almost covered all the love stories one can recognized.

Idea III: Play Valentine’s Day Flash Games

Of course, nothing can be more relaxing than playing games. Therefore, Valentine’s Day Flash games will be another choice for relaxing activities for Valentine’s Day 2013. Those Flash games for Valentine’s Day are not only funny in content, but also full of Valentine’s Day elements in design. Moreover, some of those Flash games are even addictive. Here some Valentine’s Day Flash games are illustrated below. For users who want to play them, they can download those Flash games.   

1. Cupid

In this Flash game, players are acting as Cupid who needs to shoot those flying red hearts to make sure the love affairs occur on Valentine’s Day. Of course, the more hearts gotten shot, the higher scores one can earn.

2. Puzzles Valentine’s Day Gifts

When the ideas of Valentine’s Day gifts had broken into pieces, players need to puzzle those pieces into an integrated part so that they can know what to buy for Valentine’s Day 2013.

3. Zombie Kids Valentine’s Day

When zombies are trying to turn Valentine’s Day into a massacre, the guardian of the festival, Cupid needs to stop them with his arrows and determination.

4. Valentine’s Day Memory Game

This is a Flash game that designed for players of all ages. In the games, various pairs of icons are hidden in different boxes. Therefore, users need to make sure that the next box they click get the same icon as the previous box they open.

5. V-Day Sim Date

For those who have no date on Valentine’s Day 2013, this will be a favored Valentine’s Day Flash game. There are several girls in the game waiting for being dated. Only when players have provided the right answers to all the questions the girls give can the Valentine’s Day dates happen.

Windows RT: More Domains Will Come to Flash Whitelist

This is the best time for Adobe Flash Player who continues to be an irreplaceable program in traditional PC. This is the worst time for Adobe Flash Player who has lost support of Android and iOS devices for being a vulnerable and power consuming application in mobile market. However, contrary to most people’s predictions, Windows 8 devices are not going to follow suit. In fact, giving the fact that Microsoft is trying to add more domain names to Flash whitelist in Windows RT, Windows 8 devices will be provided with better Flash support in the future.

Flash Whitelist

What is on earth the Flash whitelist? It is true that Windows 8 has used Adobe Flash Player as a built-in plugin. However, as the versions of IE 10 vary, supports to Flash contents on Windows 8 differ. If users are using desktop IE 10 on Windows 8 Pro, they can enjoy Flash on Windows 8 devices without limitations. If they are running IE 10 on Windows RT or Metro, they are only allowed to visit Flash contents on limited websites. The list that includes those trusted websites are named Flash whitelist.

The reason for the birth of Flash whitelist can be easily seen. Since Adobe Flash Player is not an evil program, it is those poorly-secured Flash programs that bring bad reputations to Adobe Flash Player. Therefore, the solution to turn vulnerable Adobe Flash Player to become a safe application is to blacklist those hostile Flash contents. This is exactly the task Windows RT and Metro tries to manage with the Flash whitelist. Generally speaking, the most influential Flash based websites like YouTube will be added to the Flash whitelist in the first place and then other domains who have pasted the tests of Microsoft. So far, over 1000 domains are included in the Flash whitelist of Windows RT and Microsoft is working on to get more reliable Flash websites for users.

Just as every coin gets two sides, Flash whitelist makes Windows RT a securer system but brings troubles to users. Obviously, the existing domains in Flash whitelist is far from enough when compared with thousands of existing Flash based websites. Therefore, problems like playing Flash content on Surface RT turns out to be a headache of most Windows RT users when they are visiting websites that are out of the Flash whitelist.  Currently speaking, converting Flash content to Surface RT video seems to be the best idea. However, when the not fully bakes Windows RT becomes mature, those Flash websites get big chances to be included in the Flash whitelist if they are not hostile content based or poorly designed.

Adobe Released the First Package for Flash Player Flaws in 2013

Will the evolution of Adobe Flash Player be dominated by system flaws and security updates in 2013? Currently speaking, there is a great chance that vulnerabilities will once more set the main tunes for Adobe Flash Player in 2013. Just a few hours ago, Adobe has released the first package for Flash Player flaws in 2013 in an attempt to protect customers from being attacked by a system vulnerability identified as APSB13-01. This time, instead of providing detailed information about the system vulnerability, Adobe only describes it as something that may cause a crash or provide hackers the chance to control the computer.

According to the bug-fixing plan provided on the second Tuesday in 2013, Windows users using version 11.5.502.135 or below shall update to 11.5.502.146; Mac users with version 11.5.502.136 shall update to 11.5.502.146 and Linux users with version shall update to Moreover, even though Adobe Flash Player had retreated from Android market, this update has also offered promised package for Flash Player flaws to Android users. Of course, the package is theoretically patched to users who had installed Flash Player on Android devices before August 15, 2012. ICS device is advised to install Adobe Flash Player and device running system below android 4.0 to install Adobe Flash Player

First Update about Flash Player in 2013

Even though the first package for Flash Player flaws is patched for almost all platforms, it is not accessible for both Chrome users and IE 10 users. Given the fact the vulnerable Adobe Flash Player frequently brings troubles to system security, both web browsers are reluctant to add full support to the application. As a consequence, Adobe Flash Player is either sandboxed in Chrome or used as a plugin for IE 10. The only way for Chrome users and IE 10 users to update Adobe Flash Player is to wait for the update from Google and Microsoft respectively.   

What makes Adobe Flash Player so vulnerable and fragile? For one thing, Adobe Flash Player is a close application not that perfect in design. This provides a chance for hackers to take full advantage of its potential design flaws. For another, Adobe Flash Player is a popular cross-platform application that poses great influences on Internet fields like video streaming and online gaming. As a consequence, it has been the target for most hackers for a long time.

In fact, in the latest package for Adobe Flash Player flaws, Adobe also provides the priority ratings of the package for different platforms. The ratings are generally made in accordance with the popularity rankings of the operating systems for PC. Windows, with over 90% market share in PC market, gets top priority, followed by Macintosh with 7% market share. With the least market share, Linux only gets lowest priority ratings from Adobe in the three mainstream systems.

3 Methods to Convert New Year Flash to New Year Screensaver

Celebrated on January 1st, New Year is no less important to Christmas. As New Year 2013 is approaching, the world is filled with New Year elements. Stores are dominated by New Year costumes, cinemas are filled with New Year movie posts and schools are full of New Year banners. Friends are talking about New Year 2013 parties and parents are preparing for New Year gifts.  In fact, New Year 2013 is so influential that even New Year wallpapers and New Year screensavers for computers are in great demand.

New Year Screensaver

Though wonderful New Year screensavers can enhance the atmosphere of New Year 2013, only limited resources are provided online. As a consequence, making customized screensavers for New Year 2013 seems to be quite necessary. Will it be a harsh task to make DIY screensaver for New Year 2013? No. In fact, one can even simply convert excellent New Year Flash to New Year screensaver. To help users better enjoy New Year 2013, three methods will be covered to help them convert New Year Flash to New Year Screensaver.

Method One: InstantStorm    

Generally speaking, most desktop screensavers are all SRC files. Therefore, to manage the conversion from New Year Flash to New Year Screensaver, one needs to find out ways to convert the Flash movie to SRC file. Therefore, InstantStorm, as a free Flash to SRC converter, seems to be the best choice. However, when installing Instant Storm, users get hostile apps; when using the software, the operations are quite complicated. Moreover, if the New Year Flash doesn’t play automatically, the converted SRC file will be just a photo.

Step 1: Download and launch InstantStorm. Click “General” tab, type the title of the screensaver with “Screensaver title” bar and import the New Year Flash with “Browser” button.

Flash to Screensaver: Flash to SRC

Step 2: Click “Publish” tab and then choose “Create” button to begin the conversion from New Year Flash to New Year screensaver. When the conversion ends, an EXE file will be provided. By installing the EXE file, the New Year screensaver will be installed.

Flash to Screensaver: SRC to Screensaver

Method Two: Ultra Screen Saver Maker

Similar to InstantStorm, Ultra Screen Saver Maker is also a tool that converts New Year Flash to SRC file. Though it is not a free program, it allows users to manage the conversion with easy operations. Moreover, even though the New Year Flash doesn’t support the function of auto play, the converted New Year screensaver will retain part of the animated effects of the New Year Flash. Besides that, the app allows users to set various video files as desktop screensavers.

Step 1: After installing Ultra Screen Saver Maker, open it and click “Flash” tab. Then click “Add” button to import the New Year Flash and choose “Create” button to start the conversion.

Flash to Screensaver: Import New Year Flash

Step 2: When the conversion ends, an EXE file will be provided. Right click the EXE file, check “Install” box and then choose “OK” button to manage the conversion from New Year Flash to New Year screensaver.  Of course, the trial version will pose a watermark to the New Year screensaver.

Method Three: Moyea SWF to Video Converter

Flash to Screensaver: Publish New Year Flash

SRC is not the only format of desktop screensaver, WMV video can be used as computer screensaver too. Therefore, another method to help users manage the conversion from New Year Flash to New Year screensaver is to convert the Flash movie to AVI video. Of course, the converted AVI video can’t be used as New Year screensaver directly. One needs to refer to a plugin for XP named Windows XP Video screensaver. As for the conversion from Flash to AVI, the y can refer to Moyea SWF to Video Converter.

Step 1: Launch Moyea SWF to Video Converter, choose “Input” tab and select “From Folder” option in the drop-down menu of “Browser…” to import the New Year Flash.

Flash to Screensaver: Import Flash

Step 2: Choose “Export” tab, check “Video” box and then set the output file as “AVI” video in the drop-down menu of “Profile”. Then click “Convert” tab to manage the conversion from Flash to AVI.

Flash to Screensaver: Flash to AVI

Step 3: Download and install Windows XP Video screensaver. Enter into Display Properties pane by right clicking the desktop. Then find “Screen Saver” tab, choose “XP Video Powertoy” option and click “Settings” button to set the AVI video as New Year screensaver.

Flash to Screensaver: XP Screensaver

Adobe Flash Player vs HTML5, Firefox Knows the Winner

Even though the war of Titans between Adobe Flash Player and HTML5 has lasted for years, both sides get the chance to be the winner. Less favored than HTML5 as it is in mobile market, Adobe Flash Player still controls the dominance in online video websites and gaming fields. Less popularized than Adobe Flash Player as it is, the eye-attracting HTML5 wins a promising future. However, while others are waiting for the winner in the battle of Adobe Flash Player vs HTML5, Firefox has shown its support to HTML5 by allowing users to dump Adobe Flash Player with its new functions.

 In the latest version of Firefox, users are allowed to get accesses to Flash contents without Adobe Flash Player. By drilling into Windows Media Foundation which is used to decode H.264 video, the latest Firefox is accessible to H.264 video directly. Just as is known to all, most HTML5 based online videos are files with H.264 codec. Therefore, Firefox now can take full advantages of HTML5 technologies for video streaming and getting rid of the restrictions posed by Adobe Flash Player. However, as the alternative to Adobe Flash Player, HTML5 is only employed in famous online video websites like YouTube and Viemo. In order words, without Adobe Flash Player, Firefox users will be banned accesses to some Flash based websites. However, the move of Firefox may be pose crucial effects to the result of Adobe Flash Player vs HTML5.

Firefox and H.264

Adobe Flash Player is important to desktop web browsers. Therefore, though the vulnerable application has irritated almost all mainstream web browsers, none of them have blacklisted it. Adobe Flash Player has brought security concerns to Windows 8, IE 10 still uses it as a plug in. The long response time of Shockwave has led to the crash of Chrome, but Chrome only sandboxes Adobe Flash Player as a solution.  Even Safari has to provide a place for Adobe Flash Player in its supporting list. However, after Firefox dumps Adobe Flash Player, other web browsers are likely to follow suit. If the assumption becomes a reality, HTML5 will be the winner in the battle of HTLM5 vs Flash Player.

In fact, as the widely used web browser only second to IE, Firefox used to be quite supportive to Adobe Flash Player. Even when Chrome on Jelly Bean device has banned accesses to Adobe Flash Player, Firefox on Android 4.1 refuses to do the same. As a consequence, Firefox has been utilized as a way to install Adobe Flash Player on Jelly Bean devices. Generally speaking, two reasons have led to the attitude changes of Firefox. For one thing, Firefox has to pay licensing fee for Adobe Flash Player. It is not a heavy burden for a free and non-profitable web browser. For another, the vulnerable Adobe Flash Player is often the main cause for the crash of the web browser, making its users feel uncomfortable.

Of course, not all computer users can take full advantages of the latest Firefox. Currently, the latest Firefox is only designed for Windows systems above Windows Vista. The mobile version of the latest Firefox is designed for Android devices running systems above Android 4.0. However, as time goes by, Firefox will become better and better. It may also become the main factor that decides the winner in the battle of Adobe Flash Player vs HTML5.

New Year 2013 Celebrations Need New Year Flash Cards, New Year Movies and New Year Flash Games

December is a month about celebration and fun. After Christmas 2012 has become part of the history, the world is busy preparing for New Year 2013 celebrations. Created as the day to celebrate the first day of the year, New Year is about a time to make future plan for work, set personal goal for life and learn experience from the past. Now as New Year 2013 is drawing near, people are expecting the wonderful firework on New Year Eve, the feast meal for New Year 2013 and the national parade on New Year’s Day. Of course, to most people, making New Year 2013 celebrations impressive and innovative will be the major task.

Generally speaking, even though there are no set rules about New Year traditions, most people tend to celebrate New Year 2013 with New Year parties. Of course, New Year party is not the only choice for New Year celebrations. In fact, for users who want to make New Year celebrations special and impressive, they can take full advantages of New Year elements. Therefore, this post will provide suggests on using New Year Flash cards, New Year movies and New Year games for New Year 2013 celebrations.

I. Celebrate New Year 2013 with New Year Flash Cards

As an old tradition of New Year, sending New Year cards have turned out to be a part of New Year celebrations. In fact, excellent New Year cards are not only able to reveal New Year spirits, but also send New Year joys to friends. Therefore, making excellent New Year cards is the first step to successful New Year 2013 celebrations. To this extent, New Year Flash card seems to be a good choice as New Year gift. After all, New Year Flash card is interesting in content and excellent in animated effects. Here several New Year Flash cards are provided. To download them, one can refer to Moyea Free Flash Downloader.

1. New Year Flash Card 1

2. New Year Flash Card 2

3. New Year Flash Card 3

4. New Year Flash Card 4

5. New Year Flash Card 5

II. Celebrate New Year 2013 with New Year Movies

The coming of New Year not only brings the start of a shopping season, but also the prosperity of movie market. Every year, various New Year movies will be released in January in an attempt to win market share with love or family oriented plots. As a consequence, watching New Year movies becomes another way to celebrate New Year 2013. Since not all New Year movies are qualified for Christmas celebrations, three good New Year movies will be covered below.

1. New Year’s Eve

Though it is not as magical as Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve is also a time for miracles. As a successful New Year movie, New Year’s Eve not only bring audiences three excellent New Year stories, but also the spirits of the festival.  Troubled by their own lives, several couples and singles are living in agony on New Year’s Eve. However, they have never expected they can be favored by happiness few hours later. Due to the New Year spirits of love, forgiveness and hope, the lost lovers find their true lovers and the confused father finds his real treasure. With the happy ending, New Year’s Eve can strike a chord with audiences seeking for love and happiness. Besides that, the cast of superstars including Halle Berry and Robert De Niro will help one spend a nice New Year 2013.

2. Entrapment

For people who want to see thrilling movies instead of romantic one on New Year 2013, Entrapment will be a good choice. An insurance agent named Virginia steals a piece of artwork only to find the chance to cooperate with an art thief named Robert. After finishing the mission to steal highly-valued mask, Virginia is allowed to join in Robert’s New Year plan of bank stealing. However, the cooperation is a temporary one because both sides are reluctant to share the money with each other. Hi-tech devices, smart plans and amazing stealing skills make this New Year movie kind of James Bond movie alike.

3. Big

For many children, their New Year wishes are or used to be to grow up as quickly as possible. However, no one can be as lucky as Josh, a character in a New Year movie named Big. When Josh turns from a child to a man in one night, he has to face many troubles in adult world. However, with man’s figure and child’s heart, Josh has impressed his workmates and friends with his innocence and purity. However, as time goes on, Josh realizes being a kid may be the best choice for him at present. Big is not just a funny New Year movie, it shows kids the relationship between growth and responsibility.

III. Celebrate New Year 2013 with New Year Flash Games

To relaxing New Year 2013 celebrations, funny New Year Flash game is a crucial part. Generally speaking, the Flash games can be used to enhance the atmosphere of New Year 2013 with New Year oriented content and used for entertainment with simple but interesting operations.  Here, four interesting Flash games for New Year 2013 will be covered. Of course, players are allowed to download the Flash games if they want.

1. New Year Painting Game

In this New Year Flash game, players can use the brush to paint the picture given with over 18 colors. When they have finished painting, they can also print the painted cards and then send the cards to friends.

2. New Year Room Decorate

This is a New Year Flash game exclusively designed for girls. Players need to decorate the room with given embellishments so that the room is a suitable place for New Year party.

3. New Year Firework

On New Year 2013, firework will light the whole sky. Therefore, in this New Year Flash game, users need to explode the firework with mouse clicks. No time limitation is given but two seconds without firework will lead the game to an end.

4. New Year 5 Difference

In this Flash game, two identical photos of New Year scenes will be provided. There are five different places in the two photos. Players need to find them out to win the entry to the next level.

4 Major Updates of Adobe Flash Player 11.6 and Adobe AIR 3.6

With the rising of Flash Player alternatives, the fall of Adobe Flash Player becomes a certainty. In an attempt to pave way for the development of HTML5, Adobe decides to distract its attentions from Adobe Flash Player. However, if one asserts the quick death of Adobe Flash Player, he will prove himself wrong. Actually, Adobe Flash Player still plays a crucial role in video and gaming entertainment. Therefore, Adobe Flash Player is frequently updated. In August, Adobe released Adobe Flash Player 11.5; in December, Adobe Flash Player 11.6 is debut.

One thing to notice is that only beta version of Adobe Flash Player 11.6 is given so that it may not as stable as one has expected. Flash Player 11.6 adds support to both Windows (Windows 8 system excluded) and Mac systems as either a plugin or an ActiveX. Generally speaking, Windows 8 users can update Flash Player to version 11.6 via the updates released by Microsoft. Along with Flash Player 11.6 come the release of Adobe AIR 3.6 and various new features. Therefore, this post will cover four major updates in Adobe Flash Player 11.6 and Adobe Air 3.6.

1. New security updates

New bug fix for Adobe FLash Player

As a cross-platform application, Adobe Flash Player is the main target of many hackers. In 2012 alone, various system flaws caused by vulnerable Adobe Flash Player has been traced and fixed. This is also a main factor leading to the fall of Adobe Flash Player. In fact, bug-fixing sets the main tune for most updated of Adobe Flash Player. As one of the major updates of Adobe Flash Player 11.6, new security updates are aiming to provide solutions to fix existing bugs that may bring the program potential flaws, threat the stability of the application, make the app incompatible with most devices and affect the performance of Adobe Flash Player.

2. Improved UI

Flash Player 11.6

The simple and plain UI of Adobe Flash Player has been criticized for years. Finally, a few changes have done to it in the latest Adobe Flash Player.  In the new UI, permission dialog is moved to the middle of the screen and a “Cancel” button is added when playing in full screen mode. Though this major update of Flash Player 11.6 has not done much help to beautify the UI of the program, it does provide users simple operations and more powerful functions.

3. Batch mode support

Multiple SWF files

As an important update of Adobe AIR 3.6 exclusively designed for developer, batch mode enables users to load multiple SWF files using the Loader class. When the loading has been done, developers can employ the SWF files in an AIR iOS application. The maximum number of the SWF files allowed for importation is related to the capability of the computer. Moreover, only those SWF files sharing the same application domain can be processed in batch mode.

4. Display resolution limitation

Adobe Flash AIR

Here comes another Adobe AIR 3.6 update for developers. When developers have defined a screen resolution with a tag named requestedDisplayResolution, all the devices with that display resolution will be banned accesses to applications developed by Adobe AIR 3.6. Of course, this update of Adobe AIR 3.6 is mainly employed to design applications for iOS devices.    

Hanukkah Fun – Send Hanukkah Flash Cards, Learn Hanukkah Quotes and Play Hanukkah Flash Games

Hanukkah is to Jews what Christmas is to Christians. Therefore, while the world is expecting the coming of Christmas 2012, Jews are busy celebrating Hanukkah 2012. As an eight-day festival starting on the 25th day of Kislev, Hanukkah can come at any time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Usually, the celebration of Hanukkah will last for eight days in an attempt to commemorate the miracle of the Holy Temple in ancient days. At that time, when Judah beat Antiochus to regain the control of the Holy Temple, he found the oil left was just available for one-day lighting. However, to their surprises, the candle light had lasted for over eight days, giving them enough time to get new oil. Since then, Hanukkah was also known as Festival of Lights.


As the symbol of Hanukkah, candle plays an important role in the celebration of Hanukkah. During Festival of Lights, Hanukkah menorah with 9 candles will be lighted. Jews usually lit the candle in the middle called shamash in the first place and then use shamash to light another candle per day. Each candle symbolizes one of the eight days when Jews were waiting for the new oil. Moreover, an important source of Hanukkah fun comes from its gift sending tradition. During the festival, a kid will receive one Hanukkah gift per day until he has got eight gifts. Of course, all those are old Hanukkah traditions used to commemorate the history of Hanukkah. For users who tend to get celebrate Hanukkah 2012 in different ways, they can get Hanukkah fun by sending Hanukkah Flash cards, learning Hanukkah quotes and playing Hanukkah games.

I. Send Hanukkah Flash Cards

Just like Christmas 2012, Hanukkah 2012 is also a festival with card sending traditions. Good Hanukkah cards can not only enhance the atmosphere of Hanukkah 2012, but also bring people a lot of Hanukkah fun. To this extent, Hanukkah Flash card turns out to be an ideal choice as Hanukkah gift. Hanukkah Flash cards are usually not only funny in content and small in storage but also send best wishes to friends on Hanukkah 2012. Of course, people can either downloading Hanukkah Flash cards or make DIY Flash cards for Hanukkah 2012. Here some Hanukkah Flash cards are provided.

1. Hanukkah Flash Card 1

2. Hanukkah Flash Card 2

3. Hanukkah Flash Card 3

4. Hanukkah Flash Card 4

5. Hanukkah Flash Card 5

II.  Learn Hanukkah Quotes

Generally speaking, Hanukkah quotes can not only help people feel the spirits about Hanukkah, but also learn the culture of Hanukkah. Moreover, interesting Hanukkah quotes are also the major supplier of Hanukkah fun. Here, several Hanukkah quotes are selected.

1. Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart  -Hannah Senesh

2. Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious Psalm, The mystic lights of emblem, and the Word. -Emma Lazarus

3. To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle; every cubic inch of space is a miracle. -Walt Whitman

4. Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? -Rose F. Kennedy

5. The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle. -Robert Altinger

III. Play Hanukkah Flash Games

Nothing can be more enjoyable and relaxing than games. Featured in excellent animated effects and fast loading speed, Hanukkah Flash games are also Hanukkah-oriented in theme. Therefore, they are able to help people spend a nice Hanukkah 2012. Some Flash games for Hanukkah 2012 are provided to help people get Hanukkah fun. To download them, one can refer to Free Flash Downloader.

1. Hanukka Lights Coloring

As an important element of Hanukka 2012, Hanukkah menorah is provided in this Flash game. Users need to decorate the Hanukkah menorah with different colors to make it as attractive as possible. When the work is done, click the camera icon to save the work as a photo and send them to friends as a Hanukkah card.

2. Ninjew Saves Hanukkah

In this Hanukkah Flash game, players need to control a Ninjew to wipe out all the foes planning to ruin Hanukkah spirits. Players are allowed to move the Ninjew and attack the foes with darts. So enjoy the Hanukkah fun of safeguarding Festival of Lights.

3. Chanukah Game

This is a simple Hanukkah Flash game. Players only need to move the potatoes back and forward to make sure the bulk has been filled with water and then choose the objects in order according to a Hanukkah songs played in the game.

Christmas Ideas – Celebrate Christmas 2012 with Christmas Flash Cards, Christmas Songs and Christmas Movies

As a day originally created to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas is now observed in both Christian and non-Christian countries. In fact, Christmas is a time to prepare Christmas dinner for family gathering, Christmas parade for national observation and Christmas list for gift sending. Therefore, as Christmas 2012 is just around the corner, various Christmas elements including Christmas hat and Christmas tree have flooded into people’s daily life. At present, everyone is not only busy preparing for Christmas 2012 celebrations but also looking for innovative Christmas ideas.  

Generally speaking, Christmas gift and Christmas party have set the main tunes for Christmas 2012 celebrations. However, for people who tend to spend an unforgettable and special Christmas 2012, they need new Christmas ideas. Therefore, this post will cover several ideas for Christmas 2012 celebration. Those Christmas ideas guide users to celebrate Christmas 2012 with Christmas Flash cards, Christmas songs and Christmas movies.

I. Christmas idea: Send Christmas Flash cards

It is an old tradition to send cards to friends on important festivals like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Good Christmas cards can not only enhance the atmosphere of Christmas, but also fill receivers’ hearts with Christmas joys. Therefore, sending Christmas Flash cards is a good idea for celebrating Christmas 2012. For one thing, Christmas Flash cards are funny and Christmas-oriented in content; for another, Christmas Flash cards are excellent in animated effects. Of course, users can either download Christmas Flash cards online or make DIY Christmas Flash cards. Here several Christmas Flash cards will be provided for reference.

1. Christmas Flash Card 1

2. Christmas Flash Card 2

3. Christmas Flash Card 3

4. Christmas Flash Card 4

5. Christmas Flash Card 5

II. Christmas idea: Enjoy Christmas songs

Music is the voice of human emotions. Therefore, Christmas songs are usually emotional, contagious and infectious. Good Christmas songs can not only bring listeners inner peace but also send Christmas pleasure and joys to listeners. Then it sounds like a great Christmas idea to celebrate Christmas 2012 by indulging in the music world full of Christmas songs. Here several classic Christmas songs will be recommended.

1. Christmas song: Silent Night

As a Christmas song created to describe the night when Jesus was born, Silent Night can brings inner peace to every listeners. With poetic lyrics, Silent Night presents listeners the illusion of a silent and peaceful night and brings them to sweet dreams on Christmas Eve.

2. Christmas song: White Christmas

As one of the best Christmas songs in the world, White Christmas was created in 1940s. The lyrics of the Christmas song describes the happy scene about family getting together on Christmas, which strikes a chord with parents who are waiting for the return of their children.

3. Christmas song: Jingle Bells

As a classic Christmas song, Jingle Bells brings happiness and joy to everyone with its relaxing melody. When Christmas comes, the lyrics “Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way” will appear in every corner. Whenever jingle bell, Christmas fun approaches.  

4. Christmas song: Here Comes Santa Claus

As the symbol of Christmas, Santa Claus will be appeared in most Christmas songs. Here Comes Santa Claus is a song describing the scene about Santa coming to the town and sending his gifts to everyone. The song helps listeners to review the joys and thrills of expecting Santa Claus on Christmas Eve as small kids.  

5. Christmas song: We Wish You A Merry Christmas

In this Christmas song, a traditional Christmas food named figgy pudding is introduced. However, the food is not as lucky as the Christmas song. While We Wish You A Merry Christmas still serves as a classic Christmas melody, figgy pudding has excluded in the Christmas dinner menu for a long time.

III. Christmas idea: Watch Christmas movies

Each year, various Christmas movies will be released to provide audiences in an attempt to celebrate Christmas. A good Christmas movie can not only be attractive in storyline, but also reveal the essences and spirits of Christmas. Then watching Christmas movies is more than a way to celebrate Christmas 2012, it also helps users to better understand Christmas. Here, three top-rated Christmas movies will be covered.

1. A Christmas Story

Nothing can stop a boy from pursuing his Christmas gift. Therefore, when a boy named Ralphie wants to get a B.B. gun as Christmas gift, he needs to convince his parents, teachers and even Santa that the gun is harm-free. However, everything just goes to the opposite side of his expectations. In the end, Ralphie just proves that a B.B. gun does real harm to a kid. A Christmas Story is probably not the best Christmas movie but is definitely the most realistic one. All the sufferings of Ralphie can remind people of their funny childhood experience.  

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

After getting tired to be a horrible symbol, Jack Skellington who is the king of Halloween tries to be a favored character like Santa. Therefore he kidnaps Santa Claus and does everything Santa does. However, to his disappointment, Christmas still turns out to be another Halloween. In the end, Jack learns the spirits of Christmas and sends Santa back to the world. From this Christmas movie, audiences will have deeper understanding about Christmas.

3. Home Alone

For users who want to have some funny and relaxing Christmas movie, Home Alone is a favored choice. One Christmas, a kid named Kevin is accidentally left alone in the house. However, when he finds his house has become a target of burglars, the cute kid can only stops those invaders with numerous traps and pranks.