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Steve Jobs to do keynote at WWDC 2010: iPhone 4G to follow, HTML5 authorware?

Monday, May 24th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

I saw that Steve jobs will be doing the keynote of the Worldwide Developers Conference 2010.

This can only mean a few things;

  • The new iPhone 4G will be announced (very likely)
  • Apple will move away from AT&T (hopefully, I’m getting doubtful though)

I also believe there will be other announcements regarding development environments for HTML5.  Given Steve Jobs’ strong HTML 5 support over the previous months, and the recent love/hate relationship (mostly hate) with Adobe — something tells me we will be seeing Apple competing with software for HTML 5.

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Adobe demos Android Table with Flash (and Air)

Thursday, May 6th, 2010 | Business | 6 Comments

From the article, Adobe Shows Google Android Tablet as Apple iPad Alternative, Adobe has demoed an Android tablet.

Now bloggers have seen it in action, thanks to Adobe, which showed off an Android tablet at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, held May 3 to 6.

The images and videos (and laughs) come courtesy of Zedomax, which scored this scoop, noting the device supports Adobe Systems’ Flash and Air.

Google and Adobe later confirmed that Android would support Flash, the ultimate riposte alliance to Apple’s snubbing of Adobe.

Adobe is obviously trying to bite back at Apple for the many comments about how bad Adobe’s Flash platform is for mobile devices.

Will the table running Flash prove any of Steve Jobs’ ‘Thoughts on Flash’ wrong?

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Flash confirmed on Android 2.2

Saturday, May 1st, 2010 | Business | 5 Comments

In a blog on the NYTimes site called Google’s Andy Rubin on Everything Android, the author writes on a conversation with Andy Rubin at the Google campus.  Confirms full Flash support for Android 2.2, code-named Froyo.

Open is open and we live by our own implementations.

– Andy Rubin, VP for Engineering at Google

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Adobe CEO, Shantanu Narayen, responds to Steve Jobs’ “Thoughts on Flash”

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

Earlier I posted a response to the “Thoughts on Flash” article by Steve Jobs.  It seems Adobe has responded via a live-blog session on The Wall Street Journal.  I first saw this reported at Neowin.net, Adobe respond to Jobs’ “thoughts on Flash”.

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Apple’s Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Flash – and my response

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 | Business | 7 Comments

Steve Jobs posted a response to the whole Flash on iPad / iPhone / iPod issue, an excerpt:

I wanted to jot down some of our thoughts on Adobe’s Flash products so that customers and critics may better understand why we do not allow Flash on iPhones, iPods and iPads. Adobe has characterized our decision as being primarily business driven – they say we want to protect our App Store – but in reality it is based on technology issues. Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true. Let me explain.

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Jonathan Schwartz: Ex Sun CEO Blogs about “What I Couldn’t Say…”

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 | Business | No Comments

In a position of leadership Jonathan Schwartz, the ex CEO of Sun Microsystems, couldn’t say what he wanted.  Now that he is an “ex”, he is telling some great “war stories”.

Anyone thinking of working in tech, working in tech… developers, managers, CTOs, CEOs … should read this blog.

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iPad, iPhone, Apple — and Flash. A Sad Story.

Sunday, January 31st, 2010 | Personal | 1 Comment

Anyone who regularly reads this blog (sorry) can see how optimistic I am that the iPhone will eventually support flash.  Today I read news that entirely dashes those hopes.

I just hopped over to MacRumors.com (I love that site) and saw this, Steve Jobs at Apple Town Hall Meeting on Google, Adobe, Next iPhone, 2010 Macs and More.

In the article MacRumors reports:

Apple does not support Flash because it is so buggy, he says. Whenever a Mac crashes more often than not it’s because of Flash. No one will be using Flash, he says. The world is moving to HTML5.

That is, what I consider to be, the final nail in the coffin.  Steve Jobs has shown his hand with regards to Flash.

A few weeks ago, news hit the internet of a clever developer who had implemented his own HTML/Javascript version of Flash — and it worked on the iPhone.  You can see this at the demos of Gordon – An open source Flash runtime written in pure JavaScript with SVG.

What does all this mean?  Flash won’t be allowed on Apple’s most cherished devices.

If Steve Jobs is experiencing headaches because of Flash and there is an alternative, why wouldn’t he pursue it?  HTML flash handle Flash like effects in an open format, a format in which Apple can control and mitigate the reach of Adobe into its own products.

It has been over a year since Adobe was able to demo Flash running on the iPhone.  Why hasn’t it made it on the iPhone?  Well Steve Jobs and Apple both believe the future is in the canvases of HTML 5.  Video can be properly (and easily) embedded, sound included, animation effects that surpass today’s AJAX packages, and many other facets that make HTML 5 a candidate to replace Flash.

This doesn’t make me happy.  I’ve come to love Flash as it has evolved.

Apple will use all forces it can to stop Adobe from growing their Flash install base.  While Apple has control over a large platform, the iPhone/iPad, they will force developers to adapt to the new technologies such as HTML 5.

Apple has zero intention on ever letting Flash hit the iPhone, iPad, or even any computer if they could do that.  I don’t foresee them stopping Flash from their full fledged computers, that would be suicide.

Say goodbye to the romantic notion of Flash on your Apple device.

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Apple Announces the iPad

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 | Personal | 2 Comments

It’s finally here.  No more rumors / guessing.  Apple has finally announced the iPad.

This afternoon Steve Jobs announced the upcoming launch of the iPad at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. › Continue reading

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