An already interesting weekend just got a little, well, more interesting. There is, of course, no way to confirm anything in this write up, which is presented as hearsay. Still, in view of the simmering competition between Google and Apple, as well as the shooting war with Adobe, this information almost passes a sniff test.
Archive for January, 2010
Here’s a laugh. Adobe’s latest salvo, official or otherwise, against Apple has taken the dispute into uncharted waters “” they posted a screencap of a hardcore porn website (Bang Brothers of all places) showing videos that purportedly aren’t viewable on the iPad.
Although the haters have declared streamed TV on the iPad and iPhone dead due to Apple’s judicious exclusion of Flash, there’s perhaps good reason to believe that we have much to look forward to. Still, nothing’s certain until it shows up on the iTunes App Store and AT&T always seems ready to kill the joy.
Now that the iPad is here and we have seen how Apple wants to position it, how does the new Apple tablet computer fit in with the probable future plans of the publishing industry?
From the delusional thinking department comes Adobe’s response “” was one required? “” to the blessed absence of Flash on Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and, now, just-introduced iPad. And, no, the graphics software maker doesn’t offer a lick of contrition for the security and resource issues their “technology” causes.
Although the iPad announcement event did not necessarily link the two closely together, the combination of the new iPad and Apple’s announcement on allowing VOIP cannot be seen as two separate subjects.
When it comes to new Apple products, perhaps the only as inevitable as extreme hype is the extreme silliness exhibited by some pundits at the features the new product “lacks.” Then again, in a world dominated by Windows products jammed with functionality that doesn’t function, what else should we expect?
With a relatively short preamble “” a few weeks ago Apple sold its 250 millionth iPod “” Apple’s CEO jumped right in and introduced the world to the company’s “latest creation,” which looks quite like a big iPod touch or iPhone, which bears out one of the earliest rumors about the device.
We have all been hearing the rumors about the Apple tablet computer for months. Today Steve Jobs introduced the Apple iPad to a packed house in San Francisco. How does it live up to the rumors?
There are a lot of rumors and opinions about what the new Apple tablet is and what it can do, but the more important question may actually be, “œWhat does the Apple tablet need to be to succeed?”