Microsoft has limited which domains can load Flash contents on Internet Explorer 10 running on Windows RT or Windows 8. The list of domains are actually saved in a “whitelist” in Internet Explorer 10, which tells the browser if the domain you are visiting is allowed to run the plugin or not.

If you are running Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, then this is not a big issue. You can simply run IE 10 in Desktop mode to overcome the limitation or you can run any alternative browser like Chrome or Firefox, to run Flash on all websites. But, if you are running IE 10 in the new Windows 8 user interface (Metro/Modern UI) or have a Windows tablet with RT (as the Surface, or Asus), where there are no alternative browsers available, only whitelisted domains are allowed to run Flash content.

There are two ways to enable Flash for any website in Internet Explorer 10 Metro Browser running on Windows RT or Windows 8. You can manually edit the “whitelist” file, iecompatdata.xml or use the Windows RT Whitelist Flash Tool to whitelist flash domains.

Adobe has released Flash Player 11.3.300.262, which officially fixes the issues faced by Mozilla Firefox users.

Adobe Flash Player update that shipped earlier this month caused problems for Firefox users. Most users complained that the update caused Firefox to crash or freeze. Mozilla released an update last week to temporarily fix some issues related to Flash. Mozilla, along with Adobe also offered some troubleshooting tips for affected Firefox users.

Last year in August, we reviewed a powerful flash animation software titled “Vectorian Giotto.” Back then it was a premium software worth $89.95. Vectorian Inc., the developers of Vectorian Giotto has announced a great news for all. They have released the new and redesigned version of Vectorian Giotto 3.0 and made it completely free. The developers also said that the new version is exactly 4 and a half times easier to work with the earlier version.

Vectorian Giotto helps create professional quality Flash animations without coding and experience. The application features more than 50 customizable effects that can be applied to both shapes and text. With over a 100 effect presets in store, it can display your flash content in different ways which you can adjust easily. The developer’s website hosts a very handy help manual with many tutorials to guide you through. Although it features full ActionScript 2.0 support, designers won’t need to think about this as the animation is created without any coding required.


If you are wondering what is the difference between Giotto and Adobe Flash Professional? Here’s what the developers are saying:

Vectorian Giotto is simpler, easier to use and much cheaper alternative software to Adobe Flash. Both applications use similar approach (with Giotto being easier to use) to produce SWF (“Small Web Format” or “Shockwave Flash”) files that can be embedded into websites to enrich them with animation and/or interactivity.

Using the free flash creator software you can create from simplest to complex vector illustrations, apply effects to them (blur, shadow, glow) and then animate them. You can create Movie Clips and Buttons, store them in the library and use them later. You can easily work with text elements and adjust things such as kerning and alignment. The animation can be executed using motion, shape tweens. Sounds can be included in your creations to make more advanced animations.

The built-in editor of the application’s color palettes is very intuitive. The editor uses special algorithms build upon human perception of colors instead of the old school mathematical models.

To conclude, Vectorian Giotto 3.0 is certainly a very remarkable tool for designers who don’t want to code but instead concentrate on their designing, plus the application is completely freeware for all. You can download Vectorian Giotto 3.0 freeware from the official webpage.

Earlier, we shared how to disable Flash completely in Google Chrome without using any Chrome extensions. Although it disabled flash completely but when you went to some online video website like YouTube, you can’t play videos anymore. That’s the main disadvantage of that method. If you follow this article you don’t have to worry about playback issues anymore. You don’t need to download any third-party Chrome extension or deal with userscripts. All you need to do is to use Chrome’s built-in feature “Click to Play”. Using

We will use Google Chrome’s in-built Click to Play feature for this tutorial. Using this method, you will be able to block flash contents including flash ads, while having the freedom to enable flash with just a click on the flash content.

Vectorian Giotto is a Flash creator application using which you can easily create professional Flash animations even if you are not a Flash professional. Vectorian Giotto’s powerful yet very simple user interface, requires only designing your Flash animation using the tools and pre-defined controls provided by it, without even writing a single line of code. It will allow you to quickly and easily create professional Flash animations for websites and other projects.

Before using Vectorian Giotto, creating Flash animations was not my cup of tea. I had no experience whatsoever with Flash animation or graphics tools before. But, with the easy-to-use interface, powerful drawing tools, shape morphing, stunning built-in effects, sound and scripting support, a beginner like me will find it very easy to make incredible, professional-looking movies, while for any expert designer, they can do much more in less time. And if you are short of creativity, you can use any of the pre-installed templates and simply change the text and graphics in it to have a polished flash banners.

Lately, I have looked at ways to download YouTube videos to get local copies of your favorite videos. For those of you new to this whole concept of downloading videos off video sharing sites, here’s a small info for you all. Many of these sites works by simply grabbing YouTube videos in their native Flash format (FLV). To watch these files on your desktop, you’ll either need to get yourself a FLV player or convert the files into another format, so that you can watch the video in your favorite media player (or on your iPod/iPhone, cell phone, etc.). Some of the listed sites offer functions to convert the videos on the fly along with the video download functions.

Now, on with the list!