Feeds

Adobe Flash foils MacBook Air battery life

Uninstall Flash, get two more hours' runtime

Top three mobile application threats

Why isn't Apple integrating Adobe's Flash plug-in into the version of Mac OS X pre-loaded on the new MacBook Airs? Maybe not for the resulting battery life boost, but it's as good a reason as any.

There certainly is an increase. Website Ars Technica tried out the 13.3in Air with Flash enabled - it's easy enough to download the plug-in - and with the Adobe software absent.

The result? "The best time I recorded with Flash installed was just four hours," says writer Chris Foresman. "After deleting Flash, however, the MacBook Air ran for 6:02."

He adds: "With a handful of websites loaded in Safari, Flash-based ads kept the CPU running far more than seemed necessary." ®

Seven Steps to Software Security

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.