Shut out of the iPhone/iPad ecosystem by Apple, Adobe declared that it would "try and make the best tools in the world for HTML5." Less than two weeks after that statement was made, Adobe appears to be attempting to follow through.
At the Google I/O conference, the company demonstrated its HTML5/CSS3 update pack for Dreamweaver CS5, the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite's web development application.
The iPhone OS 4 SDK was released last week, but it's not all good news
for iPhone (and iPad) developers. That's because Section 3.3.1 of the iPhone Developer
Program License Agreement comes with a new catch:
Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by
Apple and must not use or call any private APIs.
Today Steve Jobs announced what Apple has been working on since its reported $275 million acquisition of Quattro wireless in January — a mobile ad network. The new network, called iAd, promises to give advertisers what they've long been wanting from digital advertising — rich media experiences that engage consumers.
And thanks to Apple's proprietary hold on iPhone apps, it may just deliver.
Myriad are the complaints from developers and consumers who have had to deal with wonky Flash programming. But Apple has drawn a line in the sand with its refusal to support Flash on its mobile products, and the repurcussions are continue to be felt.
Flash currently flourishes online, but more and more companies are opting out of using it. First a few publishers came out with iPad friendly websites. And now the Open Video Alliance, which includes Mozilla, Kaltura, and Yale Law School, has announced plans to get video on Wikipedia – Flash-free.
If Apple was in the business of making movies, the iPad would arguably
be its biggest bet yet. So it's fitting that Apple used Hollywood's
biggest night to let consumers know that the iPad will be 'in theatres'
on April 3.
Last night, the company, which now has a market cap just shy of $200bn,
aired its first television ad for the iPad on the 82nd Annual Academy
Awards. The 30-second spot provides a visual (and musical) depiction of
the iPad and its capabilities, and concludes with the words "April 3"
Apple's big media event yesterday produced what everyone had been
expecting: a tablet device, which as we know now, has been named the
Apple is promoting the iPad as a "magical and revolutionary device" but
there was palpable disappointment amongst many who had been discussing
(and speculating) about the device for so long. Living up to the hype
was probably impossible, but is some of the disappointment justified?
Is the iPad as "revolutionary" as Apple would have us believe?
Apple's big announcement came and went this morning with more than a few surprises and disappointments (including a name that has made some women less than happy). But one unexpected announcement — a price point at less than half expected estimates — leaves a question unanswered. If the iPad only costs $499, is this
the end of the Kindle?
Apple is certainly gunning for Kindle territory. After presenting the odd juxtaposition of Steve Jobs standing in front of a Kindle today, the Apple founder took a jab aimed directly at the heart of Amazon's e-reader business.
Later today, Apple is expected to unveil what some believe may be its most important product ever: a tablet computing device.
The Apple tablet has been the subject of speculation for some time and in the lead up to Apple's media event today, the buzz has hit a fever pitch as just about everyone is talking about it. Obviously, the press and blogosphere will have plenty of information to
feast on later, but I think the buzz about the Apple tablet is in and
of itself worth examining. Why? I think it tells us something about...
The news yesterday that Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be taking a leave of absence to deal with medical issues that are more serious than previously admitted was a surprise to Apple customers, observers and shareholders.
While a company's CEO is just one part of the 'success' equation, Jobs is no ordinary CEO.
When Steve Jobs announced that he would not be speaking at this year's
MacWorld, the blogosphere was rife with rumors that Apple's superstar
CEO was battling serious health issues.
Jobs is a survivor of pancreatic cancer and therefore concerns over his
health are a constant issue. In recent times, Jobs has appeared
noticeably thin, prompting some to speculate that all was not well. His
decision not to speak at the next MacWorld, which will be the company's last appearance at the show, only fueled further speculation and caused a drop in Apple's share price.