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Thursday
Feb112010

Today's Tweets

 

12:35am, Feb 11 
Hulu. On the iPad. Without Flash. [iPad Video] http://ow.ly/16btf

 
12:24am, Feb 11 
Coasts Getting T-Mobile's Super Speedy HSPA+ First [Tmobile] http://ow.ly/16bnI

 
12:05am, Feb 11 
Warner Music Doesn't Much Care For This "Free Internet Music" [Music] http://ow.ly/16b0s

 
11:50pm, Feb 10 
Now Taking Your Dog For a Walk Helps You Save on Flashlight Batteries [Pets] http://ow.ly/16aZH

 
11:40pm, Feb 10 
Waterfield Designs Introduces iPad Cases [Apple iPad] http://ow.ly/16aLf

 
11:25pm, Feb 10 
Opera Mini for iPhone to be revealed next week, available never http://ow.ly/16avh

 
11:20pm, Feb 10 
Solar flares set to wreak havoc on GPS signals http://ow.ly/16av8

 
11:07pm, Feb 10 
Hello Rewind transforms old shirts into swank laptop sleeves, helps humanity http://ow.ly/16auo

 
10:00pm, Feb 10 
iPad Text Correction Features (via @chrispirillo) [iPhone SDK] http://ow.ly/169qJ

 
8:10pm, Feb 10 from Tweetie
@jchybinski Thanks! But it doesn't load automatically based on the iPhone user agent.

 
7:17pm, Feb 10 from Tweetie
The snow cover is higher than my dog is tall. Now what? #snowmageddon

 
7:11pm, Feb 10 from FriendFeed
News: Opera to show Mini browser for iPhone http://ff.im/-fJHbQ

 
7:11pm, Feb 10 from Tweetie
I'm surprised that iLounge doesn't have an iPhone-optimized version of their site.

 
7:02pm, Feb 10 
Google Plans to Build Ultra High-Speed Broadband Networks http://ow.ly/166JU

 
7:01pm, Feb 10 
WSJ: Iran Says It Will Permanently Shut Down Google Email Services in the Country http://ow.ly/166Iw

 
5:43pm, Feb 10 
RT @loic: Eating cooked tomatoes 2x a week reduces men prostate cancer 50% #ted

 
11:13am, Feb 10 
@Brian_McGough Thanks, Brian. Seems like Google Apps always get new features last...

 
10:57am, Feb 10 from Tweetie
Looks like Google Apps Mail doesn't have Buzz support? #googlebuzz

 

Tuesday
Feb022010

Adobe is Running Scared from Evolving Standards

Buy this from SpreadshirtLike the iPhone and iPod Touch that came before it, the iPad runs the same slimmed-down version of Mac OS X complete with it's multi-touch controls, icons and menu bar.

The iPad also shares with its forebears a lack of support for Adobe's Flash. Flash is an application runtime environment (a nerdy way of saying "software that lets other software work") that competes with the native applications on the iPhone, so it would make business sense that Apple might exclude it from the native capabilities of the "iPlatform".

More likely however, is the fact that Flash is buggy, crashes often and can suck up CPU cycles like crazy.

Case in point: now that I'm running Google Chrome on my MacBook, I can see how often Flash crashes as the browser will remain functioning but indicate that the plug-in has crashed. These are crashes I used to blame on my browser - Safari, Firefox, Opera, Camino - all of them. Shame on me.

Given how maniacal Apple is about the user experience and stability of the iPlatform, it's a no-brainer for them to exclude Flash - competitive issues aside.

And now, with the triumvirate of the iPhone, iPod Touch and soon iPad, Adobe is getting a little uncomfortable. If there's one company that can utilize its momentum and marketing prowess to shift an industry from de facto standards to web standards, it's Apple - and in this case, that web standard is HTML5.

Apple did this for the Webkit rendering engine that now powers Safari and Mobile Safari, but also Google Chrome, Android and soon a variety of other Webkit-based browsers for mobile devices like BlackBerry. They did it for video with H.264 and soon, they'll do it for HTML5.

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