Friday, January 29, 2010

iPad's Lack of Flash, BAD APPLE

gizmodo: "As you're probably aware, the Apple iPad, like the iPhone and iPod Touch, doesn't support Flash. Apple has its reasons for this, but clearly Adobe isn't happy about it. Here's their response.

Adobe: "It looks like Apple is continuing to impose restrictions on their devices that limit both content publishers and consumers. Unlike many other ebook readers using the ePub file format, consumers will not be able to access ePub content with Apple's DRM technology on devices made by other manufacturers. And without Flash support, iPad users will not be able to access the full range of web content, including over 70% of games and 75% of video on the web.

If I want to use the iPad to connect to Disney, Hulu, Miniclip, Farmville, ESPN, Kongregate, or JibJab — not to mention the millions of other sites on the web — I'll be out of luck.

Adobe and more than 50 of our partners in the Open Screen Project are working to enable developers and content publishers to deliver to any device, so that consumers have open access to their favorite interactive media, content, and applications across platform, regardless of the device that people choose to use."

The main arguments against Flash running on the iPad is that it's a resource hog and a security risk. Both true! Hopefully the web is moving away from relying on Flash for videos and ugly menus, with HTML5 acting as a more-than-adequate replacement. But we're not there yet. While I can appreciate the fact that Apple is trying to keep the iPad more stable by not including Flash, the fact that it kills off most online gaming and video streaming in the process makes the tradeoff questionable."

FF: "BAD APPLE, we need Flash unless HTML5 is here... I know NOT SUPPORTING flash is a brilliant strategy for Apple; Because 70% of games are flash-based, there would be little reason to pay for (or develop) games for the iPhone/iPad. but we need Flash, have Flash, Appledaily have Flashhhhhhhhhhhhh etc......, APPLE SUCKS, PPL DO NOT BUY iPad!"

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Apple announces ' iPad ' touchscreen tablet

msnbc: "After months of rampant speculation, Apple Wednesday announced a touchscreen tablet computer, the "iPad" for consumers who want to take their movies, TV shows, music, games and reading with them, be it around the house or on the go; and what is the battery life like? iPad have been able to achieve 10 hours of battery life. can take a flight from San Francisco to Tokyo and watch video the whole time. And it has over a month of standby time.

"We want to kick off 2010 with a truly revolutionary and magical product," CEO Steve Jobs told a packed audience at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Apple's new product comes at a time when e-readers, like Amazon's Kindle and others from Barnes & Noble and Sony are on the market, with more coming this year from companies such as Samsung and the Hearst Corp."

FF: "im testing with iPad now~"

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Lenovo LePhone launching in Le May

Engadget: "As Google and China trade blows on the global stage Lenovo just keeps on truckin' with its plans to launch the Android-powered LePhone in China and overseas. Samsung and Motorola you'll recall, already bent under Google's pressure and agreed to delay the launch of their respective handsets in China last week. Lenovo execs are planning for a hat-trick launch in May on China Unicom, China Mobile, and China Telecom with a rest of world launch expected later in the year. Lenovo shareholders also approved the company's planned buy-back of its mobile handset division today, making them just the latest tier-1 PC maker to join the smartphone party."

FF: "I love Nokia, however, I love Google too, so Lenovo rocks~"