Monthly Archives: May 2010

iPad gets Flash as Apple says 2 million iPads sold


Apple today announced its achievement of over two million iPad sales in just 60-days, as pioneering work from one ad agency and developer, Chris Smoak means you can look forward to Flash on your iPad. Read more.

iPhone 3GS in short supply as WWDC looms…

There’s a few days to go until Apple’s annual WWDC event in San Francisco, and it looks more likely than ever the company will use the event to introduce the iPhone 4HD and to reveal more of its wider product strategy — as this morning we learn that Spanish mobile network, Telefonica, has removed both the iPhone 3G and 3GS from its catalog of available models. Read on.

Computerworld: Apple makes iPhone dev deal — with Microsoft?

Please read my Computerworld blog

In a set of claims so outlandish they could be true, Global Equities Research analyst, Trip Chowdhry, claims 7 minutes of the June 7 keynote by Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been blocked off for a presentation by Microsoft (MSFT) to talk about Visual Studio 2010. We’ve already reported how unlikely these claims are — but what would the impact be if these claims turned out to be true? Read on.

iPad is winning the netbook wars….

Yet more evidence that iPad is taking huge big Pacman-sized bites out of the netbook market comes in a recent survey suggesting the Apple product has already had a huge impact on consumers purchasing plans — with millions of iPads flying out of Apple’s hands.

Now it looks like consumers who are struggling with the decision to buy an iPad or a Netbook are overwhelmingly leaning toward an iPad with 78% in that group going for the iPad … Read more

BBC adds Facebook, Twitter to iPlayer, makes MSFT connection

The BBC has added Facebook, Live Messenger and Twitter integration to its iPlayer service, a beta version of which opened to the public today.

Twitter, Facebook and Windows Live Messenger will be linked to a user’s “BBC ID” which they get when they register on BBC.co.uk. Continue reading

Why Apple’s Right About Flash On Smartphones

Apple’s lack of support for Adobe Flash has generated thousands of column inches online and in print.
There’s been harsh words between Adobe’s founders and Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

We’ve seen huge ads appear in key publications as Adobe spends cold hard cash to counter Apple’s criticism of its fading multimedia star, Flash. Apple, says Adobe, is “anti-freedom”.

Now new evidence suggests Steve Jobs is right about Flash on the iPhone.

Google v. Apple: Your VP8 Codec Essential Reading List

So Google spent some money, bought On2, and is now trying to make VP8 video technology available on a royalty-free basis. This is being reported in all kinds of ways, but wait just a moment before getting too gleamy at the shiny and the new. Here’s your VP8 essential reading list. Please comment your thoughts below. Continue reading