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Adobe releases new Flash tools

Adobe launches new Flash tools, Microsoft reveals Windows 7 release date, and we bring you coverage from the JavaOne conference. More in this week's Roundup.

This week Adobe released new beta Flash tools; Flash Catalyst, Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 framework. For a demonstration of Flash Catalyst beta take a look at this video.

For a limited time, a preview version of Adobe's BrowserLab, a service that lets web developers compare how their site displays in different browsers will be available for free.

Microsoft is planning to launch its widely-anticipated Windows 7 on 22 October, with developers already making the most of its multi-touch capabilities. In this video we talk about the upcoming Windows 7, Windows 7 mobile and Bing. Speaking of Bing, Microsoft has made alterations to the search filters, after criticism that it allowed people to watch porn within the search engine.

Opera has released the latest build of its browser, Opera 10 beta, this week. Apart from the visible interface enhancements, users can enjoy faster browsing and the ability to manage email, RSS feeds and chat. Developers will also be happy to know there are further improvements to Dragonfly.

At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco this week, Sun released JavaFX 1.2, featuring support for Linux and OpenSolaris and Java SE 6 update 14, supporting 64-bit plug-ins, IE8 and Windows 7. We also brought you video coverage from the conference, featuring a demonstration of Project Kenai and a discussion about the future of Java.

In other videos this week, we talk about what we expect to see at the Apple's World Wide Developers Conference and how Google compares to Wolfram Alpha.

Also this week, Google launched Google Squared, a technology that displays your search results in a grid, and opened a new office in Sydney.

Microsoft's REMIX is right around the corner, and you have the chance to win tickets for the conference and an MSDN subscription.

—Posted by Lana Kovacevic.

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