It’s time for another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News. For those of you who are new here, this is my weekly roundup of the week’s tech news stories.
Apple has made a bit of a splash this week. They have decided to discontinue the iPod Shuffle and the iPod Nano. Instead, if you want an iPod then your only choice is the iPod Touch with either 32GB of storage(at £199) or a whopping 128GB of storage (at £299).
Google has discontinued the instant search results functionality from their search engine. Instead, you will get a few suggestions to choose from, but your results will not load until you click the “search” button or hit enter on your keyboard. Instant search was a feature of Google’s search engine where you could get results showing up as you typed your query.
Adobe has decided that they will kill off Flash Player. In a blog post earlier this week, they stated that they will continue supporting Flash Player with updates until the end of 2020. In said blog post, they went on to say that modern web standards (such as HTML5, WebGL and the like) can do pretty much the same job as a plugin like Flash Player.
Microsoft has also caused a bit of a hoop-la as far as MS Paint goes. There were a lot of people getting worried that Microsoft were going to kill off MS Paint. However, this is not the case. In a blog post earlier this week, Microsoft announced that MS paint is still going to be available as an app that you can download from the Windows store.
There was also some interesting news as far as security goes. In a blog post, Kaspersky is making an anti-virus that will be free. The anti-virus application will be releasing in waves starting with the Americas, Belarus and Kazakhstan during July and August. The UK will get it during early October.
That’s going to do it for this week’s roundup! Did I miss any stories? Let me know in the comments!