22 10, 2010

Adobe reveals a switchable HTML5 video player

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

The HTML5/Flash battle between Apple and Adobe has been anything but pretty ever since Steve Jobs wrote his Thoughts on Flash article in April. Adobe responded in May with an ad campaign that targeted Apple’s closed ideologies. Ever since then, both companies have kept relatively quite on the matter until Wednesday when Apple decided to ship the new MacBook Air without Flash pre-installed. It comes as no surprise that Adobe would come back with a much more “open” standard fo [...]

20 10, 2010

Apple introduces FaceTime for Mac (beta)

By |October 20th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One more thing from this morning’s press event: Apple’s bringing FaceTime to the Mac. This comes as no surprise due to the heavy integration of iOS design concepts in Mac OS Mufasa (Lion). FaceTime is video calling app that Apple added to the iPhone 4 and the 4th Generation iPod touch. It was pretty limited considering the fact that there aren’t many 4th Generation iOS devices in the wild… my wife doesn’t even have (or want) one. It’s nice to see it make it [...]

27 04, 2010

iPad Video Out: it’s not what you think

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

What would have been one of our primary "real-life" applications for the iPad has been thrown out with the trash. If you head over to Apple's iPad Dock Connector to VGA Adapter, you'll see a product that is getting bashed with every new review posted. In fact, all of the reviews give it a grand total of 1.5 out of 5 stars. That's just sad. Apple literally removed one of the most productive features of the iPad by limiting the video out to a select few functions. Most movies will play from the iT [...]

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 [...]