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Steve Jobs tells us what he thinks of Flash..

Steve Jobs finally gives real answers to people’s questions.
HE has posted a long open letter on Flash, listing all the reasons why Apple has decided not to support it on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
In short, Steve Jobs claims Flash drains the battery of mobile devices, he says it’s not very good for multi-touch operation. Its performance, reliability and security are not really reliable. It’s also a proprietary system, and while Jobs admits that their mobile OS is also proprietary, he claims that web standards should be open, like HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. He concluded his letter by saying that Flash is a relic. “Flash was created during the PC era for PCs’.
Here is the link to the letter, it’s very interesting.


Apple iPad – First Impressions

Anyone who was online yesterday couldn’t fail to hear mention of the new offering from Apple, the iPad.

But after what seems like endless rumours, what are everyones thoughts on the actual device?

First off, it’s great to know that the initial rumours surrounding the Apple tablet being called the iSlate where completely wrong – god knows how they would have put a positive spin on a name like that?! However, last night Twitter was already ablaze with jokes about the iPad, #iTampon even became a trending topic.

Initial impressions of the device are that it is a larger version of the iPhone with a beautiful 9.7 inch screen. Relying largely on a similar interface to that of the iPhone and iPod Touch it’ll be easy for users to transfer across to this device. However we suspect it would largely be used as a secondary computer due to it’s lack of support for Flash and the fact that it doesn’t currently support the running of multiple programs at once – knowing Apple this will be introduced with the 2nd gen iPad.

The battery life is a world away from that of the iPhone with a whopping 10 hours, making this the perfect device to use as a video player for trips away. The e-book reader also seems to be the most intuitive out there at the moment not only is it fast, it also has a nifty application that enables users to watch any videos embedded into the article without the need to navigate away from the initial page. It looks like the Amazon Kindle may have huge competition here!

Overall it is a great, though non-essential bit of kit, and at a competitive price I imagine they’ll fly off the shelves. It’ll be interesting to see if the same pricing structure will be applied to the UK market though.

mFlow – the future of music?

I must admit I was quite excited when I saw the invite to this in my inbox. mFlow seeks to monetize music by providing a platform to discover new music, whilst legally sharing your favourite tracks, and the best part is you can earn money just by being a member, although sadly it’s currently still in Beta mode and invite only.

Members create a profile and have the option to share their favourite music with their followers. If a user purchases a track then the person who shared the music receives 20% of the revenue.

I’m not sure Steve Jobs has anything to worry about just yet, but it’s definitely an interesting concept, and anything that seeks to provide a legal alternative to piracy is good by me! I just wonder if it’ll catch on?

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