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4 02, 2011

Verizon iPhone 4 cannot be unlocked

By |February 4th, 2011|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This post will put all of the rumors to rest: you will not see an unlock for the Verizon iPhone. We're sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the complication involved with the Verizon iPhone unlock is two-fold: it's completely illegal, and every unlock would require carrier-specific adjustments to succeed. If you were to follow @MuscleNerd and @pytey on Twitter, you too would have come across this information.  The conversation started with MuscleNerd tweeting this: An "unlock" of next week's i [...]

22 10, 2010

The HTML5 plot thickens… Apple bans Flash

By |October 22nd, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Apple has decided to stop shipping Flash pre-installed on their devices beginning with the newly released MacBook Air. No one was really sure what to expect when news broke that the MacBook Air didn’t come with Flash out of the box. There were a lot of cool things to ship along with the MacBook Air: the higher resolution displays, the USB restore drive, the solid state memory… but those pale in comparison to the potential political statement they’re making by removing Flash. [...]

29 04, 2010

Steve Jobs posts “Thoughts on Flash”

By |April 29th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the typical Steve Jobs manner, Apple posted an article detailing his thoughts on Flash this morning. They didn’t add the letter to their typical “Hot News” page… instead they have a link to the article directly on the Apple.com homepage. I was very interested in Steve’s actual perspective on Flash, but realistically, there’s not much we haven’t already heard Steve say at one point or another. After the break, we cover Steve Jobs’ main points [...]

14 04, 2010

Facebook Video Player for iPad

By |April 14th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The name really says it all. Facebook Video Player for iPad is a new app from Kemal Taskin & Elma DIGIT@L. This app is -- I mean this seriously -- one of my favorite apps on the iPad. I guess I would consider myself a Facebook junkie but my wife is a lot worse so I don't feel that bad. Love you, babe. One of the biggest complaints about the iPad, iPhone and/or iPod touch is its lack of Flash. I've been brainwashed into thinking that Flash sucks by Apple (in truth, it really does... at least on t [...]

17 02, 2010

Hulu making videos available to Cocoa Touch

By |February 17th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We already have a YouTube app that makes our lack of Flash a little less painful, but many of us are getting a lot of video content from Hulu lately. We don't rely on it to serve up all of our videos -- we find ourselves navigating the TV networks' websites on a semi-frequent basis -- but having the option to play shows directly from Hulu would definitely be nice. The fine folks over at TechCrunch have supposedly spoken with people deep in the business who claim that Hulu is already working on a [...]

31 01, 2010

Apple removes fake Flash ads from the iPad promotional video

By |January 31st, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , |

Remember the speculative post we wrote about the fact that the iPad is showing Flash content in Apple's promotional video? Well, it's been replaced with a non-Flash version that shows the infamous blue lego. It appears as though we're never going to see Flash on the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch... especially with Steve's comments from the Apple town hall meeting. We're not terribly disappointed with Apple's decision to avoid Flash... we're more disappointed with the fact that most sites are using [...]

31 01, 2010

The future of Apple according to Steve Jobs

By |January 31st, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Mac Rumors has a great post outlining some things that Steve said to the Infinite Loop Apple employees this past week. Two independent sources have confirmed that the following bullets are topics that were discussed in the town hall meeting: Steve was very candid about their relationship with Google. He explained that Apple didn't get into the search business, Google came into the phone business. He's obviously not very happy about the situation and as a result... we're going to get better softw [...]

29 01, 2010

iPad may have Flash after all… Updated: nope.

By |January 29th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , |

That or Apple is doctoring their device videos. During the keynote presentation on Wednesday, the iPad ran into several infamous blue legos of death. That means the device they were using for the presentation was not running Flash... this is not debatable. However, several sites have come to report that the promotional video of the iPad shows Flash content. The picture to the right is from the iPad video on Apple's website. In it, the iPad is browsing a website that displays a food ad on the lef [...]

27 01, 2010

iPad doesn’t appear to support Flash playback

By |January 27th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , |

Some disheartening news came about during Apple's event today: it doesn't look like the new iPad will support Flash any more than the iPhone (not at all). Several times during today's keynote, we saw the blue lego with a question mark -- evidence that the machine is not currently running Flash. One of the greatest criticisms about the iPhone is its lack of Flash playback in the mobile Safari browser. I don't personally miss flash as it causes more issues that it's worth. It's a resource and batt [...]