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Flash or HTML 5 – iPad

During the iPad demonstration, Steve.P.Jobs visited a few sites where blank squares appeared where video or animated content would normally be displayed. This square indicated a missing plugin. The plugin was Adobe’s Flash. The iPad would not display videos, animations or any other content created using Adobe’s Flash.

Apple believes that having Flash on the iPhone would make the device slow and buggy. Many new sites have been experimenting with a new video format called HTML 5. HTML 5 is the next level of HTML which is capable of handling video and animation, just as Flash does. HTML 5 works directly in a web browser. It would enhance iPad and iPhone users experience by playing web-based video content.
The HTML5 editors are Ian Hickson of Google, Inc. and David Hyatt of Apple, Inc .

But migrating to a new video format would be tough and troublesome. Flash has a lot of advantages and is the standard multimedia language for a vast majority of developers. Flash’s UI is definitely better and involves less manual coding than HTML 5.

After the development of HTML 5 , iPhone and iPad users would hopefully see fewer blue blank squares on their screen.

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Google Buzz! What’s buzz all about?

Google today launched a new service known as buzz. Buzz integrates your Facebook and Twitter profile all under your Gmail account.
Buzz was announced at an event at the Google HQ in Mountain View , California. With Google Buzz, all your social interactions and updates can come to one place, right next to your Inbox.

The key elements are:

1. Automatic friends lists (friends are added automatically who you have emailed on Gmail)

2. “Rich fast sharing” combines sources like Picasa and Twitter into a single feed, and it includes full-sized photo browsing

3. Public and private sharing (swap between family and friends)

4. Inbox integration (instead of emailing you with updates, like Facebook might, Buzz features emails that update dynamically with all Buzz thread content)

5. “Recommended Buzz” puts friend-of-friend content into your stream, even if you’re not acquainted.
Recommendations learn over time with your feedback.

Buzz integrates perfectly with your mobile device specially iPhone and android powered ones. It is available as a webapp but can be added to the homescreen and be used as a standalone app too

To start using buzz go to http://www.google.com/buzz

Apple Store down for Aperture 3 release!

The Apple Store was down on Tuesday and people were making guesses about the new product which Apple would release.
iPhone 4G, New i5 and i7 Macbook Pros were among the predictions.

Apple Store made a comeback just minutes ago releasing 64-bit Aperture 3 with faces and places tagging announced. A free 30 day trial is available for download at www.apple.com/aperture.

Apple bans Android

By now we all are quite familiar with how much control Apple has over it’s App Store. The continuous rejection of a few apps along with a rejection of competitors apps justifies it.

Recently a developer submitted an app which had the word ‘Android’ in it. Apple rejected the app and said ” Remove the A word or remove your App”. Apple earlier even rejected Google Voice from entering into the App Store and even plans to adopt Bing as it’s default search engine for the iPhone . This rivalry between Apple and Google seems promising and could result in a lot of iPhone users to switch to the Nexus One.

iPod Update!

iPod version 3.1.3 is now out. As expected this new version does not have many improvements.
The few bug fixes include :-

• Improves accuracy of reported battery level on
iPhone 3GS
• Resolves issue where third-party apps would not
launch in some instances
• Fixes bug that may cause an app to crash when
using the Japanese Kana keyboard

iTunes Update!

Apple recently updated iTunes to v.9.0.3 for Mac and PC. iTunes 9.0.3 provides a number of important bug fixes, including:

• iTunes no longer ignores your “Remember password for purchases” setting.
• Addresses problems with syncing some Smart Playlists and Podcasts with iPod.
• Resolves a problem recognizing when iPod is connected.
• Addresses issues that affect stability and performance.

iTunes 9 comes with many new features and improvements, including:

• An improved look and feel, including a new Column Browser for easily browsing your artists or albums, movies, TV shows, and more.

• iTunes Store has a brand new look, with improved navigation for quick and easy exploration.

• iTunes LP and iTunes Extras create unique experiences that feature exclusive interviews, videos, photos, and more — available with select album and movie purchases on the iTunes Store.

• Home Sharing helps you manage your family’s iTunes collection between computers in your home. iTunes can automatically transfer new purchases, or you can choose just the items you want.

• Genius Mixes are created for you by iTunes and play songs from your library that go great together.

• iPod and iPhone syncing now allows you to organize your iPhone and iPod touch home screens directly in iTunes. Syncing is now also more flexible, allowing you to sync individual artists, genres, or TV show and Podcast episodes.

• iTunes U items are now organized into their own section in your iTunes library.

• Sync with iPod nano (5th generation), iPod classic (Fall 2009), and iPod touch (Fall 2009).

• iTunes 9 also includes many other improvements, such as HE-AAC encoding and playback, more flexibility with Smart Playlists rules, simpler organization of your media files inside an iTunes Media folder, and more.

An update to 9.0.3 is highly recommended !

Steve Jobs:- Google’s Dont Be Evil is Bull****

During that Apple town hall meeting we mentioned earlier this week CEO Steve Jobs reportedly had some choice words regarding Google that left little doubt about how the outspoken executive sees the competition.

Don’t be evil? “Bullshit” Jobs said, after which he was reportedly rewarded with a big round of applause from the gathered throng of Apple employees.

Also about Google, Jobs said that company “entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them.”

Jobs also singled out Adobe, calling the company “lazy” because, in his opinion, “they have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it.” Jobs also criticized Flash for being buggy. When a Mac crashes, it’s usually because of Flash, he reportedly told the crowd. “The world is moving to HTML5,” he said.

Reports that the town hall meeting was adjourned with a gavel that made a loud Bing sound were completely fabricated and made up by me just now.

Source : Gizmodo

App of the Week : MobRSS

Reading feeds is the best way to get content from the site without going through the jargon of pictures,ads and content. Feeds are successful due to the speed and simplicity they tend to offer.

This week’s app is all about reading feeds on your iPhone/iPod Touch. We were in the hunt for a feed reader which would just sync and download feeds at a time and the feeds would be available for future reading. We tested dozens of RSS Readers such as Feeds, RSS etc but the most catchy of all was Mobile RSS.

Mobile RSS is in our opinion the best Feed Reading application out on the App Store! When the app starts it asks the user for the username and password to the google account. After validating your email, the app gets all the latest feeds and stores it for future offline usage. Just a pull down of the page would let you refresh the content. You could even share a feed via email, facebook, readitlater, Twitter etc.
The only negative part was that we weren’t able to figure out the way to add a new subscription. Mobile RSS is hosted on Google Code.The app also works well with the accelerometer.

Features:- 9/10
Performance :- 10/10
Price :- $3.99
Website:- http://www.mobilerss.net
Platforms :- iPhone/iPod touch

Apple iPad – Just another large iPod

Apple in an event yesterday released a new product which filled the gap between the iPhone and the MacBook pro. This new device is officially known as the iPad.

The iPad sports a 9.7 inch multitouch screen, with normal iPod features such as music, video , photos and apps from the app store. The iPad did not seem to have dazzled us.
It felt as just a large iPod.

The only two new functionalities observed was the implementation of iWork on the iPad and a new app , iBooks

iBooks is a book reader application for the iPad. There is even an online book store by Apple which will be integrated with the iTunes store.

Apple called the product a magical device . The iPad seems to be a promising kindle killer .
It lacked a lot of features again , no cameras were builtin, no multitasking support, only 64GB versions , no flash support yet !

The iPad runs on iPhone OS 3.2 and the keyboard too didn’t look that responsive . The idea of the iPad as a gaming console was even demolished by Apple! In short, the iPad did not have anything which made us say . ” Hell WoW, I am going to get this thing now!”

The hardware includes Apples own A4 chip along with wifi and 3G, accelerometer and compass.

The only revolutionary part was the price which starts at $499. The complete details of the ipad is now up on the apple website.

http://www.apple.com/ipad

Kodak sues Apple

Kodak, a company that manufactures digital cameras and other photography related products, filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging the Apple iPhone.

Kodak also filed lawsuits against Apple in the U.S. District Court in Rochester, claiming an infringement of patents related to digital cameras and certain computer processes. It is asking for unspecified monetary damages and a court order to end the disputed practices.