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What's this "1080p" thing?

| February 18th, 2010 by Oliver Merk

By Oliver Merk - Principal ConsultantI get asked this question a lot. From clients wishing to display their Flex applications on a wide screen display to friends and family looking to purchase a new LCD television for the livingroom.The short answer is that it all has to do with resolution.Video resolution is like sandpaper; the more little grains you pack together, the smoother the surface. It's the…

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What's New in Flex 4 - Part I

| February 18th, 2010 by Oliver Merk

By Oliver Merk, Principal ConsultantAdobe's Flex 4 platform and tools are expected to be released in the first half of 2010.Of note: Flex Builder has been re-christened Flash Builder to promote the Flash platform. The Flex SDK has been turned on its head with the introduction of the Spark component set; skinning will never be the same (thank goodness!). A new product called Flash Catalyst CS5…

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Secret Key Encryption Options in the as3crypto Library - New Toronto Group

Secret Key Encryption Options in the as3crypto Library

| February 15th, 2010 by Chad Upton

Written By: Chad UptonThe as3crypto library is an open source ActionScript 3 encryption library available from google code.In an earlier post I demonstrated how to take plaintext and encrypt it into an unreadable file, then decrypt it so you could read it again. This is very useful in Flash or Flex projects where you need to hide data from the user, either because it's sensitive information such as…

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NTG helps Use.com build Flex-based bulk image uploader - New Toronto Group

NTG helps Use.com build Flex-based bulk image uploader

| February 06th, 2010 by Ed Van Beilen

Use.com, one of the fastest-growing image hosting sites on the Internet, provides users with a quick and easy way to upload, edit, share and link photos.NTG was chosen to help Use.com build a Flex-based bulk image uploader. Previously, Use.com users were limited to uploading two images at a time. As the popularity of the site sky rocketed, there was a need to enable users to select multiple images…

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Adobe Flex User Group: Toronto - Feb 18, 2010

| February 06th, 2010 by Oliver Merk

The February Flex User Group meeting will be held on Thursday, February 18th, 2010 at 6:30pm at the Metro Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor Street. Lloyd Harris will present: "Creating Bilingual Flex Applications: Tools, Tips and Tricks for Localization"If you wish to attend, please sign in and register for the event beforehand at http://www.torontoflex.org/torontoflex/index.html so we know how many people…

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