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Flash and HTML5 Video: YouTube’s perspective on the video tag

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

In conversations with designers and developers we have been discussing the pro and cons of using HTML5 video instead of Flash.  Sites that support iPad / iPhone need HTML5 as an option, and recently has been driving project’s to require non Flash video.

YouTube’s API Blog published an article yesterday, Flash and the HTML5 <video> tag, which goes over the major points of the argument from one of the most influential players in the Flash vs. HTML5 market.  It’s important to keep in mind while reading, that YouTube is owned by Google, and is positioned opposite Apple on many issues (this is far from impartial, but the points are applicable anyway).

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Apple iOS 4: My Review

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 | Business | 1 Comment

Everyone has an iOS 4 review, or an iPhone 4 review, why shouldn’t I?

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Apple iOS 4 Issues relate to Google Apps, Gmail Exchange

Monday, June 21st, 2010 | Business | 1 Comment

According to ZDNet, the problems we are seeing specifically deal with Google Apps (or the use of Google as an exchange server).  This is true for me, and I have been noticing additional problems checking email via Exchange on my iPhone as well.

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Help: I upgraded to iOS 4 and lost my contacts!

Monday, June 21st, 2010 | Business | 26 Comments

I just upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS 4 (iPhone OS 4) and lost all my contacts.  Initially they were there and all was well, but then they all disappeared.

I even had to enter my voicemail PIN for the first time in years (I have never done this since first setting up my original iPhone years ago).

The fix?  I’m not sure

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iOS 4 Scheduled to Release Today

Monday, June 21st, 2010 | Business | No Comments

The new Apple mobile operating system, iOS 4, is supposed to be released today.  Historically Apple makes their moves at 1pm eastern (10am pacific).  I wouldn’t be surprised to hear someone finds the link to iOS4 a bit early today.

As soon as it becomes available, I will let everyone know!

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AT&T Suspended iPhone 4 Pre-orders!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

Wow – too much demand.  I’m sure AT&T thought it would be popular, but did they underestimate it?  I wonder what this means for Apple?  Is the demand that much higher than expected?  Does Apple just want me to write that, and is this just a marketing ploy?

From the WSJ news alert:

AT&T stopped taking advance orders for Apple’s iPhone 4 just one day after orders started, citing inventory issues and unexpectedly high demand. The carrier is suspending the orders “in order to fulfill the orders we’ve already received,” it said in a statement.

The suspension comes a day after a crush of traffic paralyzed AT&T and Apple’s websites on the first day of pre-orders, leaving many unable to reserve the new iPhone ahead of time while some customers inadvertently ended up on others’ account pages.

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AT&T iPhone: How to fix dropped calls!

Friday, June 11th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

Until about two weeks ago I was dropping calls every day.  After trying this fix, I haven’t had a dropped call since.

I don’t know if it’s a problem with my iPhone 3GS, or AT&T — but I know the fix works.

Here’s the fix… on  your iPhone do the following:

  1. Settings
  2. General
  3. Network
  4. Turn “Enable 3G’ to OFF

That’s right.  With 3G disabled, I haven’t had a dropped call.  With it enabled, I drop a call on a daily basis (if not more).

Sad it’s come to disabling 3G to be able to have a conversation on my iPhone.

Now every day at about 8am I turn my 3G off (I’m on wifi anyway) and turn it back on when I leave the house later on around 5 or 6.

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Web Developers: How to develop for iPhone / iPad / iPod Mobile Safari

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 | Business | 6 Comments

In short, don’t.  It’s an uphill fight.

There are a few obstacles in developing for the iPhone / iPad I thought I’d post while it was on my mind:

  • How can I test my “mobile” site?
  • How can I see errors on my iPhone?
  • Why is the iPad and iPhone different?

Basically Apple has decided to make life difficult for web developers.  This was ideally done to improve the user experience on their mobile platforms, but I don’t think it was fully thought out.

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Apple WWDC 2010 – Steve Jobs Keynote Video Available

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

You can see the full video stream of the WWDC 2010 keynote online, announcing the iPhone 4.

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Safari 5 Released for Mac and PC

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 | Business | 1 Comment

Apple issued a press release following the WWDC announcing Safari 5:

SAN FRANCISCO—June 7, 2010—Apple® today released Safari® 5, the latest version of the world’s fastest and most innovative web browser, featuring the new Safari Reader for reading articles on the web without distraction, a 30 percent performance increase over Safari 4,* and the ability to choose Google, Yahoo! or Bing as the search service powering Safari’s search field.

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