Share, , Google Plus, Pinterest,


Posted in:

Weekend of June 9, 2023

© by Apple

Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss Apple’s announcements, Amazon’s Ring problems, and more.

Our guest this show:
Lester Taks, Owner of Cartronics

Daniel in Prattville, Alabama asked: “I have a 2011 HP laptop. I turned it on a couple months ago and the Flash player is no longer supported and some of the things it does don’t work anymore. What can I replace Flash Player with on a 2011 HP laptop?”

Daniel, unfortunately, the answer is nothing.

Flash player was a nest of vulnerabilities and bad performance that was eventually replaced by HTML5, so if you can upgrade to a newish browser, the functionality on the modern web that used to rely on Flash will have been replaced by native HTML5 functionality.

Having said that, if youre relying on custom components that you run locally and that use Flash behind the scenes, then your only real option is to run an old, risky version of Flash. If you do that, itd be safer to run it in a virtual machine or otherwise sandbox it to be somewhat better protected again known vulnerabilities.

If all you need to load as SWF files, then you may be able to use an open source flash player, but that will only let you load local SWF files rather than anything embedded into a website or platform.

If you just want to interact with modern websites, you wont really find much of any Flash left, there was a very long notice period that websites used to upgrade to HTML5 native players before support was fully dropped by Adobe in 2020.

intotomorrow_logoWhen you participate on the show – anytime 24/7 – and we HEAR you with any consumer tech question, comment, help for another listener, tech rage or just share your favorite App these days … you could win prizes.

Targus: Webcam Pro 1080p USB Webcams

Brondell: Pro Sanitizing Air Purifier – Removes dust, dander, pollen, smoke, and airborne viruses ($800 Value)

Scosche: MagicMount Pro Charge 5 for MagSafe and Qi-enabled phones

Tribit: StormBox Blast Portable Bluetooth Speaker – 30 Hours Playtime, So you can party day and night

All CALLERS — using the AUDIO option on our Free App or 1-800-899-INTO(4686)  – automatically qualify to win prizes.

Audio archived for at least 6 months

Share, , Google Plus, Pinterest,

Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

4217 posts