Microsoft is launching a test version of a revamped jukebox that is to compete with Apple's iTunes. Microsoft will release the beta of Windows Media Player 11 for free to Windows XP users this week.
Adobe pre-released an AJAX library called Spry, to make programming easier for Web designers.
According to Cnet.com, Adobe is working on client-based software that will run Flash applications separately from a browser, whether online or offline. The company is working on a project code-named Apollo, which will let applications written for Adobe's Flash presentation software run without a Web browser.
Windows CE is the OS that is used for Windows Mobile and Microsoft's other device software stacks for phones and PDAs.
According to Microsoft, Windows CE 6 offers a higher capacity for complex applications, fueling "more intelligent devices that offer advanced multimedia and Web services, and wireless networking."