The war that Apple called on Adobe Flash is raging but Flash-based contents are something you have to have then Cloud Browse app from a company called AlwaysOn Technologies is the answer.
Based on the principle of connecting your iPhone,iPod Touch or iPad to their servers for the heavy lifting task of Flash support, the app lets you control the browsing session on the remote PC. All Web sites are supported including the one with Flash contents.
The free version only allows viewing video in lower resolution , and logging in as anonymous user might be a hit and miss experience. Premium accounts will have priority in connecting to the service and can watch better video resolution.
Mozilla Labs has announced an app for iPhone called “Firefox Home” is about being submitted to Apple App store. The app, essentially is a companion for your iPhone Safari browser.
When you use your Firefox on desktop, you can carry Tabs, bookmarks, browsing history and Firefox “Awesome Bar” to your iPhone browser. The app is based on the Firefox Sync (formerly Weave Sync) technology.
From Mozilla blog:
“Firefox Home for iPhone is part of a broader Mozilla effort to provide a more personal Web experience with more user control. For devices or platforms where we’re unable to provide the “full” Firefox browser (either technically or due to policy), we aim to provide users with “on the go” instant access to their personal Firefox history, bookmarks and open tabs on their iPhones, giving them another reason to keep loving Firefox on their desktops.”
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Why is this useful?
Left work in a hurry? You can pick up where you left off with access to the list of tabs you just had open on your desktop.
Need those directions to that restaurant you were just reading about on your desktop? The confirmation code for your flight? Just start typing in the Awesome Bar and those pages will be right at your fingertips.
Does it drive you crazy to have to enter the full URL on your iPhone that you’ve visited several times from your desktop? You won’t need to anymore with this app.
Wired Magazine, the embodiment the digital revolution just went through its transformation to true digital format. Wired’s first digital edition is now available for the iPad and soon for nearly all other tablets.
The digital version has all the visual impact of paper, enhanced by interactive elements like video and animated infographics.
Ironically, to deliver this rich reading environment, Wired is using new digital publishing technology developed by Adobe that allows to simultaneously create both the print magazine and the enhanced digital version with the same set of authoring and design tools.
Today marked the milestone of Apple, the company’s market value reached $222.1 billion, surpassing Microsoft’s $219.2 billion at 4 p.m. New York time in Nasdaq Stock Market trading. That makes Apple the most valuable technology firm in the world. It’s also the second-largest U.S. stock by market value, behind oil company Exxon Mobil Corp., valued at $278.6 billion on the New York Stock Exchange.
After a 16 percent gain this year, Apple’s stock climbed to a high of $252.13 in intraday trading today.
The star of 2010 WWDC (beside Steve Jobs) will be the next generation iPhone, despite the fact that its form factor has been widely leaked and the iPhone OS 4.0 has also been thoroughly covered. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs still confirms in his last email exchange that “You will not be disappointed”.
Here is what we’d further speculate: Followed to the tradition, after presenting iPad sale figure updates including International launch – these figures must exceed all expectations – Steve Jobs will introduce the next generation iPhone and iPhone OS 4.0, which are the main topics of his keynote. Analysts suggests AT&T will still keep exclusively the iPhone on its network at least for some period after its launch, we should not expect special announcement for the CDMA version at the event. Next topic will be a limited demo of the next version of Mac OS X (10.7) Apple will prove the Mac platform development is still at its full steam and the popular iPad does not cannibalize the Mac sales.
Despite these announcements, the main attraction of WWDC keynote would not be in the product announcement but would rather be the answers from Steve Jobs to a series of direct attack from Google at its recent developer conference. At Google I/O, the message “The future will not be dictated by one man, one phone and one carrier….” is still resonating well in everybody minds.
We wish to see Apple answers these attacks just by announcing innovative solutions that are far superior than Google TV, Google Apps, Google Tunes….perhaps with LaLa integration to iTunes, better Apple TV, better MobileMe and not the message: “See, I told you Flash is terrible on Android 2.2.!”
Yahoo is rolling out a change that just brings part of Facebook itself to Yahoo mail. Some Yahoo users have reported seeing and being respond to updates from the Facebook news feed within the Yahoo email platform.
Upon receiving email notification from Facebook, Yahoo email user can reply to the email notification without having to go to Facebook. The reply will appear on Facebook automatically.
Last March Yahoo announced its email users can easily add their Facebook friends to Yahoo! contact list. And email users can update their Facebook status within Yahoo mail
Dell Streak is an Android powered slate/ phone is approaching its first launch in UK next month as reported by Direct2Dell. The device is smaller than most of the recent announced tablet products from Apple, HP, etc… Sporting a 5” WVGA capacitive touch screen, which is slightly larger and thinner than some of the latest HTC smartphones, the Streak offers 2 cameras to facilitate video chat and an array of vivid colors to suit everybody tastes. Other specs include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and the ability to connect to 3G networks. In addition, it will function as a GSM phone.
“The Dell Streak is a hybrid device that lives in the space between a smartphone and other larger tablets or netbooks that you might be using right now. We designed it to provide a wide range of users flexibility to do what they need with a mobile device. That’s why we packed the Dell Streak with a lot of features. We’ll utilize that flexibility via over-the-air updates for platform upgrades, Adobe Flash 10.1 on Android 2.2 later this year, plus other enhancements like video chat applications and more. “
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The hardware Dell Streak features the following:
A sharp 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA (800×480) display for a great full-screen experience watching video or browsing the web
Fast 1GHz Snapdragon ARM-based mobile processor from Qualcomm
5 MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash that offers easy point & shoot capability and quick uploads to YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and more
VGA front-facing camera enables video chat functionality down the road
A user-removable (and replaceable) battery
A 3.5mm headphone jack means many of you can use the Dell Streak as the music source (and more) in your car
"NFL Pro Tweets" Allows Football Fans to Follow the Twitter Feeds from NFL Players and Writers on the iPhone
The NFL Players Association has teamed up with the Pro Football Writers of America to launch "NFL Pro Tweets," a free Twitter App that allows users to follow NFL Players and members of the Pro Football Writers of America on the iPhone. The mobile app is also a fully functional Twitter app for your personal Twitter account. NFL fans can now follow all the latest news, comments and quips in one place.
Tuần vừa qua Google có tổ chức một cuộc hội thảo còn gọi là Google I/O Developer Conference tại San Francisco. Google có công bố về nhiều đề tài, nhưng đáng chú ý là HTML5, Google Android OS 2.2 và Google TV
Sign of new iPhone arrival is imminent, Walmart kicked off the sale of the 16GB Apple iPhone 3GS for only $97 – albeit new AT&T early termination fees will be $325 – Starting Tuesday May 25th. Presumably, the 3GS will takes place of the iPhone 3G as a low-end iPhone when the next gen iPhone comes out. Steve Jobs is expected to announce its arrival at the WWDC2010 on June 7th.