Google Chrome to drop H.264 Support in HTML5 video Tag

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 | Business | 1 Comment

Starting in a few months, Google will be dropping H.264 support in Chromew.

This is done to push support for the new WebM (VP8) codec.

Just announced, and it means for those of us who implemented the HTML5 video tag, time to go back and make sure the video is available in WebM or Theora.

Part of the trials and tribulations of working with a partial spec.  This is just going to make our work as web developers more difficult.

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Verizon iPhone Announcement

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

From the announcement today:

  • iPhone 4 available for Pre-Order for existing customers February 3, 2011
  • iPhone 4 available for Online order for everyone, February 10, 2011
  • $199 for the 16GB, mobile hotspot included (up to 5 devices)
  • $299 for the 32GB, mobile hotspot included (up to 5 devices)
  • Verizon iPhone 4 will only be CDMA
  • iPhone will NOT handle voice and data at the same time
  • iPhone 4 is not exclusive to Verizon

Few jabs at AT&T, but it was a more “down and dirty” announcement than we’re used to with Apple.

Verizon seems to be saying they did fail to meet certain expectations (LTE, voice/data at same time), mostly because they felt everyone was asking, when will it work on Verizon (to be fair, we were).

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New jQuery Plugin: Fix Scrollbar Height

Sunday, January 9th, 2011 | Business | 1 Comment

Some sites are tall, some sites are short, some are both.

If you have a site that is both short and tall, and centered — you know how annoying it is clicking from one page with a scrollbar, to one without.  It changes the position of the body div.

I just released a new plugin that will address that issue, fixScrollbarHeight.

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All But Confirmed: Verizon iPhone Announced on 1/11/11

Friday, January 7th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

From All Things Digital:

Verizon Wireless’s Tuesday iPhone announcement will be headlined by President and COO Lowell McAdam, but there will likely be a special guest as well.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

While the appearance isn’t 100 percent assured, sources in a position to know tell me that, barring any unforeseen circumstances, Jobs will likely join McAdam onstage in New York when he announces the addition of the iPhone to its handset lineup.

.. and from Wall Street Journal’s News Alert @ 5:47pm:

Verizon Wireless is finally getting Apple’s popular iPhone. The wireless carrier is holding an event in New York Tuesday to announce the news.

It seems that Gizmodo will not be attending the event.  They leaked some iPhone info in the past, and have been banned from Apple press events.

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TortoiseSVN error Adding and Committing: Corrupted and Unreadable

Friday, January 7th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

If you get the error message:

Can’t move

The file or Directory is corrupted and unreadable.

… and you’re on Windows 7, take a deep sigh.

I have a solution!

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Help: WordPress Home Page Redirects to a Post?

Friday, January 7th, 2011 | Business | 4 Comments

For the past week I’ve been trying to fix up my blog, and get writing again (it’s been busy with work and the holidays).  About 3 days ago I setup a new CDN from my web host, Media Temple.

Things were going great.

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AT&T drops iPhone 3GS to $49 – Don’t Bite!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

In an obvious move to lock some more people into 2 year contracts, AT&T dropped the iPhone price to $49 from $99. Why fret over $50 when you are talking a 2 year $500 contract, with cancellation fees of around $300.

Don’t buy in, wait for the new Verizon iPhone announcement.

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Verizon iPhone – To be announced 1/11/11?

Thursday, January 6th, 2011 | Business | 1 Comment

According to an article on CNET,  When will Apple announce a Verizon iPhone, rumors are circulating at CES that Apple is holding a press event on 1/11/11.

The article also says Apple is limiting vacation and time off in Apple stores for January and February.

All signs point to FINALLY!

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iOS 4.2 Initial Printers Supported: HP only

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 | Business | No Comments

The iOS AirPrint functionality will only work on the following printers upon release:

  • HP Envy e-All-in-One series (D410a)
  • HP Photosmart Plus e-AiO (B210a)
  • HP Photosmart Premium e-AiO (C310a)
  • HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO (C410a)
  • HP Photosmart e-AiO (D110)
  • HP Photosmart eStation (C510)
  • HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer
  • HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer
  • HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer
  • HP LaserJet Pro CP1525n Color Printer
  • HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer

Rumor has it, in late December we’ll see an update that will extend this list.  It is likely that will only be to more HP printers which already have networked wireless printing.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.2

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 | Business | No Comments

I’m a few hours behind the times, but it was released today.

Some features include:

  • AirPlay
  • Find My iPhone
  • AirPrint
  • Safari “Find in Page”
  • iPad now supports iOS features that were available on iPhone (all platforms have same functionality now)

I’m excited about AirPrint (yes, I know, I am).  I had heard it was only compatible right now with limited devices.  This limitation was placed by Apple, and is not a limitation of the technology.  Currently it only allows printing to specific HP printers.  There are some alternate solutions for other devices, but I’d give Apple a few months and we should have a larger set of potential printers.

This applies to AppleTV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices.

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