Thoughts on Flash

29 April 2010

Certainly worth reading the entire post, but here are Mr. Job’s conclusions:

Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice. Flash is a successful business for Adobe, and we can understand why they want to push it beyond PCs. But the mobile era is about low power devices, touch interfaces and open web standards – all areas where Flash falls short.

The avalanche of media outlets offering their content for Apple’s mobile devices demonstrates that Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content. And the 200,000 apps on Apple’s App Store proves that Flash isn’t necessary for tens of thousands of developers to create graphically rich applications, including games.

New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.

Steve Jobs

April, 2010

via Thoughts on Flash.


Goodbye, Google — Hello, Bing?

25 January 2010

There comes a point in many epic stories where the hero must team with its erstwhile rival to take on an even greater threat. For Apple, that time may be now. A report in BusinessWeek suggests that Apple may be in talks with Microsoft to replace the iPhones default search engine, Google, with Microsofts own offering, Bing.

[Source: MacWorld]


Apple to Ship Tablet Device in March

5 January 2010

Apple plans to unveil a multimedia tablet later this month, but doesn’t plan on shipping the product until March. The device is expected to have a 10-inch to 11-inch touch screen.

Apple’s Tablet, as imagined by Book Publishers [watch video]

[Source: Wall Street Journal]


Gizmodo – Snow Leopard on Older Hardware: A Mixed Bag – Snow leopard multitouch

10 June 2009

By John Herrman, 8:20 AM on Wed Jun 10 2009

The conversation about Snow Leopard’s compatibility with older hardware has been dominated by complaints that it won’t support PowerPC—something we’ve all known for months. But Snow Leopard will have some curious implications for more recent hardware too.

via http://i.gizmodo.com/5285691/snow-leopard-on-older-hardware-a-mixed-bag


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