Posts Tagged ‘ flash ’

Flash Is Dead As A De Facto Internet Standard

Nov 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Featured Story, iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players

Apple’s latest Macs are shipping Flash-free, and it’s highlighting the “Flash tax” – the hit Flash puts on your computer’s performance, browser stability and battery life.

New battery-life tests show that Flash can cut your battery life by a third, just to display banner ads.

Firefox 4 Going Flash-Free

Jun 25th, 2010 | By | Category: General

The Register reports that Firefox 4 is going flash free: Mozilla vice president of products Jay Sullivan says that unlike Google, the open source outfit has no intention of bundling Firefox with Adobe Flash – or with a plug-in that runs native code inside the browser. Mozilla believes that the future of online applications lies […]

The One Thing That Even Techies Haven’t Figured Out About The iPad

Jun 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad

Beta News’ Joe Wilcox is eating his words today, saying “I was wrong about Apple iPad”. He was a vocal critic of the iPad when it was announced, like most tech analysts, arguing that the world doesn’t need the iPad or any other tablet. After using it though, he’s come to a different conclusion: The […]

The Toy Story Site On The iPad

May 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, iPods & Portable Media Players

Flash is dead and the iPad is its tombstone – but somebody forgot to tell Pixar. Daring Fireball’s John Gruber points how the new Toy Story 3 site looks on an Apple iPad. There are lots of similar examples to be found, but this one seems particularly ironic, given Steve Jobs roles at both Apple […]

Microsoft Hates Flash, Too, And For The Same Reasons As Apple

May 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Story, Internet TV, iPods & Portable Media Players, Video

It looks like Microsoft is joining the Flash Is Dead bandwagon, announcing that its new direction for video in Internet Explorer is to focus on HTML5 + H.264…..

More Bad News For Adobe & Flash – Wikipedia Is Going Open Video

Mar 17th, 2010 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video, Video Podcasts

Adobe already has trouble on its hands over Apple’s decision to not support Flash on the iPhone and the iPad – and the general public’s “meh” response. Now Adobe’s got bigger Flash problems. The Open Video Alliance, which includes Mozilla, Kaltura, Miro, and Yale Law School, are joining forces to bring video to Wikipedia – […]

Adobe Goes To War With Apple’s iPad, Pits “Full Web”Against Open Web

Mar 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Internet TV, Video

Adobe is going to war with Apple’s iPad, as this Adobe + HP demo video shows. Apple has demonstrated that lack of Flash support isn’t going to keep people from buying iPhones by the millions. It’s betting that the same will hold true with the iPad. The HP Slate demo is pretty slick – and […]

Flash Is Dead At Virgin America

Mar 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad

Flash is dead – at least at Virgin America. When the Apple iPad was introduced, we said that Flash Is Dead + The iPad Is Its Tombstone. Why? Flash is a great tool – but users and Web developers alike are better off developing standards-based content and not being locked into proprietary tools. Virgin America […]

Lack Of Flash On The iPad Is A Win For Accessible, Standards-Based Design

Feb 2nd, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, iPhone

There’s been a lot of discussion in the last week about Apple’s decision to not support Flash on the upcoming iPad. Early iPad users are going to see a lot of blue boxes, right, where their audio and video file would otherwise be. And publishers are going to have to decide if it’s worth the […]

Flash Is Dead + The iPad Is Its Tombstone

Jan 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Internet TV, Podcasting Software, Video

There’s been a lot of discussion since the announcement of the Apple iPad over Apple’s decision to not include Flash support on the device. Apple hasn’t officially explained its decision – but it’s clear that the company wants to marginalize Flash and push a standards-based Web. Within Apple, though, Steve Jobs minces no words about […]