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Skyfire 3 for iPhone released, Flash video playback improved

Skyfire for iPhone, the browser that shot to fame at the end of 2010 thanks to its ability to play Flash video, has now reached version 3. The most notable change, if you're using Skyfire to play Flash video on your iPhone, is that Skyfire now works with more sites, and transcoded video has been further optimized to save your bandwidth, and thus money. The new version features even more Faceboo...

BlackBerry PlayBook browser demo video shows off HTML5 support, Flash performance

RIM's upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will sport a dual-core processor that makes it powerful enough to handle Flash games and video on the web -- if the browser is up to it, that is. RIM has just posted a PlayBook demo video that seems to demonstrate that both the hardware and the software can handle the stuff most people do on their desktop web browsers -- Facebook, Facebook Chat, Flash gam...

Skyfire for iPhone updated with Sharing and Twitter

Skyfire, the iPhone Web browser that brings you Flash video to your Flash-hating iPhone via transcoding, has just got an update bringing more social options to the app. If sharing is in your blood you'll be pleased to find 'Quickview' now supports Twitter as well as Facebook, and you can now fire off links via tweets direct from the app. But that's not all as Google Reader sharing has also been im...

First hands-on: Skyfire for iPhone reviewed -- Flash video on your iPhone

Well, what do we have here? On sale for less than a day, and it was pulled because the developers couldn't cope with the high demand. But was that demand warranted? Is Skyfire the answer to a Flash-craving iPhone user's prayers, or is it all hype and no substance? I took a good look to find out how it fares in our continuing iOS browser review series. Features Being built on the iOS Web...

Skyfire browser pulled from App Store due to high demand

Skyfire, the iOS browser that landed in the iPhone store yesterday, has already been removed from the store. It's not because Skyfire violated any of Apple's policies, though -- it's because it was too popular. The browser hit #1 on the App Store's top grossing apps list within five hours of becoming available. The unexpected volume of downloads hammered Skyfire's server capacity and bandwidth, ca...

RealPlayer takes online videos offline

Real Networks is joining Google's quest to let you interact with online media while you're offline. On the one hand, this seems like technology that would have been great five years ago when fewer people had always-on internet connections. But it would also have been a lot harder to implement these tools back in the era of 56k modems. In June, Real Networks will launch a beta of their updated Real...