Edit: After half day, my wife’s Mac started having the same problem. I have then applied the solution that I found in the Apple
iPhone 5 Release Date Nears, Mobile Flash Player Ends, Android Sulks
When the release date of iPhone 5 will arrive next year, it will be the same launch as its previous models, without the mobile Flash Player. The differentiating point that all the Android based smart phones and tablets which will be released in the market next year will be sans-flash as the Flash maker, Adobe has announced that the service of the mobile Flash has been discontinued. The Flash developers company, instead says, that all smart phone developers must use the HTML5 which is the same technology that is being used by Apple as an alternative for Flash in its smart phones for a past couple of years. There is another meaning of this is that the Flash should be ceased on the desktop as the developers of websites would also want to stop to make use of Flash all over the board in order to make sure that the cell phone users does not encounter it. Such a situation is not only a victory point for Apple Inc. but for also Steve Jobs (L), who specifically pointed out the use of Flash as an insecure, buggy, outdated technology and a resource draining application. Such circumstances have placed the iPhone 5 in a position that it cannot fend off from other competing devices in which the Flash feature operates quite poorly. Moreover, it also leaves the Android developers that have the practice of using Flash as a strong marketing aspect had a great sulk when they are now at a look for their new marketing angle.
The concept of the Apple to not to make use of Flash in its iPads and iPhones for all these years can be stated that when the mobile Flash player of Adobe existed, the problem of frequent crashes was very common. Moreover, the drainage of the battery was also quite fast which was a major complaint on behalf of the consumers. But, for Android devices, this was not enough to not only stop using mobile Flash in its mobile phones, but also revolved its marketing campaign around it. This position came out to be very tenuous because of two reasons, first that Flash operates poorly on the cell phone devices and because the recent movement of the Flash developer company Adobe, hanged up with a new technology such as EDGE which is an indication the company is deciding to move towards quitting the Flash application in the favor of HTML5. Such a situation has been turned out bad for Android devices especially when they have marketed out their mobile devices with the marketing catch up of “Flash compatible” and is now explaining to its users when the Flash feature of the mobile fades way and there is no Flash left in it. At this time, Apple has one thing less to worry about as it is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 which is expected to hit the markets somewhere in between 2012.
Taking the overall situation into a larger frame so as to portray a bigger picture, those mobile devices which have been greatly relying on the Flash feature, either making it as an integral part of their mobile phone ideology or perhaps they does not possess the skill to try out something different or simply they are too lazy to create an innovation or that the administrator of the website has insisted on the use of this technology. No matter what are the reasons, the main area is that the Flash season has gone far. With this official disappearing act on mobile devices, the Flash technology is also eventually vanishing from the desktops as well. Having the situation of the long gone Flash which is no more a marketing tool, it is yet to be seen whether the Android manufacturers might now look for a new way of inserting a floppy drive option or another technology which is deemed outdated on which they brag out of having being it in their product. On the other hand, iPhone and all apple product users should praise the efforts of Steve Jobs late who worked hard to make it realize to the world that HTML5 is a more advanced technology that the mobile Flash. It has also made all the developers to think again about the Flash and replacing it from every single place in which they boasted its presence.
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