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WordPress, iPad and HTML5 vs. Flash

March23

interesting news from the bowels of WordPress, itself.

HTML5 is kicking Flash’s butt. that’s not the news, itself. but, it’s a great point.

with the launch of Apple’s iPad they have apparently seen the future of computing and it is touch. a recent blog post from them, to all of us, says nothing matches the visceral feel of navigating your digital world with your hands. the past four months they’ve been working closely with Onswipe to bring our iPad visitors a WordPress vision of what a blog can look like, re-imagined for a touch experience.

the WordPress iPad-optimized view is app-like in its functionality, but pure HTML5 goodness on the backend: it supports touch interactions, swiping, rotation, and many other features of the iPad. this is very similar to when they launched the smartphone-optimized WP-Touch integration in 2009 (now apparently responsible for over 150 million page views a month). it’s immediately available and active on the over 18 million blogs onWordPress.com.

as the iPad2 continues to blow-away all forecasts, while leaving any PC/ Android tablet hopes languishing with Adobe’s Flash in utter despair, we are now likely getting insight into the future winner in terms of interactivity and media on websites, and beyond.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

 

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pieces of the apple Bits Puzzle

January5

While Apple’s new Magic Mouse did not seem to be well received at first, it has surprisingly helped the company achieve a twofold increase in its share of domestic mice sales, albeit for the November window period only.

This is a first for Apple, and the boost was apparently tied in with the rollout of new iMacs in October.

If you look at the graphic above, prepared by our own Heather Penman, this sees Apple move up ahead of HP and Targus, but needless to say, are way behind market leaders Logitech and Microsoft.

However…

Do you have Apple’s Magic Mouse and Bluetooth Keyboard together on your desk? Have you noticed any battery life problems with the keyboard? If you are, you’re probably not the first, as many folks out there with similar setups have been complaining of similar issues. Some folks are claiming that the Magic Mouse is preventing the keyboard from going into sleep mode, while others claim that it’s a Bluetooth driver issue.

What we do know is that users are experiencing problems, and hopefully Apple gets this sorted out fairly quick, because if the user comments are anything to go by, the keyboards are going through batteries really quick.

Meanwhile…

Could our search for Apple’s Wi-Fi software engineer be a hint that the iPhone 4G might sport 802.11n wireless?

The job posting indicates that the company is looking for a worker who can implement the 802.11a and 802.11n standards, along with the existing 802.11b/g technology.

With that in mind, do you think that the iPhone 4G and upcoming Apple tablet will be sporting 802.11n Wi-Fi, or will we have to continue waiting in order to get 802.11n Wi-Fi in the iPhone?

Speaking of the tablet (it won’t be called that shortly), the image here is not too different from the unit now in production.

And, by the way… This technology will put the Amazon Kindle, and related products, out of sight, while also changing the world in terms how you access, read and use information. You can read about my Kindle here: evil wireless empires (and their minions): a prudent and optimistic comparative analysis.

It’s true.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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