Posts Tagged ‘mobile’
  • El Jobso on blocking out Flash from iPhone platform: “We’ve been there before…sub-par results”
    by Mike
    Posted April 12th, 2010 at 9:34 am
    It's no secret that Steve Jobs hates Flash and isn't exactly drinking buddies with Adobe's finest developers. The once subtle, behind the scenes battle between Apple and Adobe has of late, erupted into an all out war with both sides. Name calling, finger pointing, and all out "he said she said" tactics have been resorted to. Jobs has gone on the record several times citing his distaste for Flash in general. But a new comment over the recent changes in the iPhone developers policy concerning...
  • Twitter buys Tweetie. Set to relaunch as “Twitter for iPhone”, become free! [Twitter]
    by Mike
    Posted April 9th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
    Right about now I can honestly say it would be nice to be Loren Brichter. Why? Loren is the person behind Tweetie, a widly popular (and downright sexy) Twitter app for both OS X and iPhone. After countless favorable reviews and rewards, all that hard work is paying off. Earlier this evening, Twitter announced that they bought Tweetie, are going to rename it "Twitter for iPhone" -- the official Twitter app -- and knock the price down from $2.99, to free. That's quite a bit to take in, and be...
  • Apple shoots themselves in the foot again, rejects Dashboard iPad app as it would “confuse customers”…
    by Mike
    Posted April 9th, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    Each and every time Apple wows me (as they did with the OS 4.0 preview yesterday), they come right back around and punch me in the face. What am I talking about? A rather nifty iPad app that mimicked the style of the OS X Dashboard was rejected for the bullshit reasoning that it "contradicted the iPad's user experience". I know there are some real "bright" people out there but come on Apple. If someone knowingly downloads an app, I'm pretty sure even the rockiest of the bunch could figure ou...
  • “Apple is killing our business” Adobe admits more or less…
    by Mike
    Posted April 9th, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    It's no secret to the tech world that relations between Apple and Adobe are less than stellar. Adobe wants Flash to be the backbone of all rich media everywhere. Apple on the other hand thinks it's a waste of time, resource hog, and outdated. So which is it? I personally feel Flash still has it's place here and there. But for a fair chunk of more "mainstream media" (things such as general web browsing, images, online video, etc.) could be moved over to the much more efficient and universal ...
  • iPad App Store half broken across the pond.
    by Mike
    Posted April 7th, 2010 at 9:01 am
    UK iPad hopefuls and those who've already ordered and had a device shipped to your door have one slight issue to look forward to -- no mobile App Store. For the time being, iPad users who go to fire up the App Store app on the device will be greeted with a dialog box telling the horrendous tale of no support for their country. The issue is apparently because the App Store on the iPad requires a US-based email address and credit card number. VPN's can fake the first part fairly easy. The ...
  • Get Fennec for Android now! [Beta] [Update]
    by Mike
    Posted March 30th, 2010 at 3:01 pm
    Love to live on the edge? Want only the best in mobile browsing? Generally speaking, Mobile Safari on the iPhone is bar none, the best mobile browser. Opera Mini and Chrome on Android are both close seconds with everything else falling in somewhere distantly behind. Fennec however is extremely promising though only currently available in "official" form for the Nokia N900. WinMo has it's little dev port as well but that is pretty much dead. Android -- we know it's coming but "late 2010/ear...
  • Opera Mini submitted to App Store for approval. Death march to soon follow?
    by Mike
    Posted March 23rd, 2010 at 9:44 am
    iPhone/iPod Touch users who spend a pretty good minute on the web, today is a day to remember, for it is the day in which Opera submitted their iPhone version of Opera Mini to the App Store. The reason for the whole show is simply because, there's a fair chance that the ever so intelligent and common sense filled (/sarcasm) App Store approvers will reject the app. The reasoning if Apple does in fact do so isn't anything new. They'll simply label it as "duplicating functionality" of an app alr...
  • Fennec development for Windows Mobile/Phone canceled!
    by Mike
    Posted March 23rd, 2010 at 6:00 am
    WinMo and Windows Phone users hoping for a little mobile Firefox love thanks to the exceptionally good looking (and performing) "Fennec" will be utterly depressed to the point of no return this morning to learn that the mobile Firefox team has canceled any and all work on the mobile Microsoft build. They chalk it up to Microsoft's new development rules going into Windows Phone 7, namely the restriction on apps running in native code, instead requiring managed code through the likes of Silverlig...
  • “Retro” gaming on the go with the Portable, Flip Top GameCube
    by Mike
    Posted March 22nd, 2010 at 7:59 am
    When I think of "retro" gaming consoles, the GameCube isn't necessarily one that first comes to mind. Yet if you really think about it in technology years, the GameCube is pretty old. Just because it's old doesn't mean we can't still have some fun with it though. One of the most popular mods for gamers and tinkers alike is the "portable console mod". Taking a console such as a PS2, Dreamcast, or in this case, a GameCube, and transforming it into something small and lightweight means added en...
  • Copy&Paste on WinPhone 7 after all…?
    by Mike
    Posted March 18th, 2010 at 9:48 am
    Let it be known, the last few days have been a roller coaster ride for Windows Mobile/Windows Phone users (and hopefuls). The announcement that copy&paste; wasn't going to be available at launch has filled the interwebs the last couple of days. For good reason though. Regardless of how "smart" an OS is at determining types of data and what to do with them, good 'ol fashioned cut/copy/paste always has it's place. There may be hope however as Long Zheng, a long-time Windows blogger/aficionado h...
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