Monday, June 21, 2010
Hopefully, be it in a few weeks, or in a few months, I may yet return to this little blog as it has been a rather fun run. I love writing and all things Apple, but for now I'm forced, against my will, to take a much needed extended vacation at least until I'm strong enough to return, if ever. I started this blog simply as a type therepy because of a genetic liver condition which left me weak and unable to much of anything.... even to concentrate on writing what I was writing! I've improved in many ways, but unfortunately not so much in others, which is why I must take some time out, but, again, hopefully not for too long.
I was rather hoping, at this point, to be able to return to beautiful southern Germany, but I'm still haply stuck here in beautiful southern Canada, which, by the way, and may I point out is a very, very nice place for anyone to be stuck in!
Yeah ......... Canada and Deutschland der schonen lande!
So, in conclusion, until hopefully later, thanks to Google for the opportunity to host this wee, little blog of mine and a very, very special thank you to my dear two or three faithful readers, be you from beautiful Niedersachsen, Jacksonville or all the way from beautiful Durban, or elsewhere! Again, many, many thanks for stopping by my little piece of the web. Hopefully, we shall all meet yet again, in the not too distant future, be it either through a return to this little blog, or possibly through another entirely new one.
And that's my last 2 cents 4 the day, at least for a little while, for this Monday, June 21, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
When it comes to reviews on various different Android phones, the one thing that you can count on is that a lot of rabid Android fan boys will be virtually guaranteed to post their opinions, one way or the other, in the various readers comment sections.
And you can also be guaranteed, that while doing so, they will use every opportunity to bash, dice and slice the iPhone, while, at the same time, waxing poetically on just how fabulous, liberating and great the Android's platform is over that of the iPhone. Trust me, it never fails.
Well, since these rabid Android fan boys love attacking anyone or anything that would even dare to point out any of Android's flaws or short comings, then I can only fear for poor New York Times tech columnist, David Pogue. You see, Mr. Pogue recently wrote a very balanced review of the Evo 4G, and even though it praises its strengths, what the Android fan boys are going to zero in on is that this review also just happens to point out the Evo 4G's many shortcomings, and this is surely is going to grate on their nerves big time. Even though this review points out some of the few Evo 4G's strengths, it also points out its many flaws.
In other words, when it comes to Android phones, well: maybe the Droid does, but clearly the Evo 4G doesn't!
Yes, as nice as some of these iPhone copy cat Android phones are, including the Evo 4G, David Pogue's recent review of the current Android king-of-the-hill has got to be a big slap in the face for a lot of the Android fan boys out there. Yes, as Mr. Pogue points out, the Evo 4G is a one hell of a sexy little thing, with its huge 4.3 inch screen, video messaging capabilities, Google's nifty voice navigation and its ability to run Flash, as well as the fact that it is the vey first mobile device capable of running on the 4G network, but first appearances, as they say, can be deceiving, as is the case with many Android phones, and clearly the Evo 4G in particular.
For starters, Mr. Pogue points out that the battery life on this thing is really, really terrible, if not even downright atrocious!. Maybe, if your lucky, you might be expected to get a measly hour of usage out of the thing before its battery ups and lies down on the job!
When it comes to its boast of having Flash, well, apparently, sometimes it works, but in many cases it simply doesn't.
Video calling is also a time consuming hassle and works very poorly on the Evo 4G, but the biggest and number one complaint of all is that the new 4G network only works in a few cities, and currently limited to only 32, most of which are small and out of the way places such as Wichita Falls, Texas; Milledgeville, Georgia; High Point, N.C. Most of the major cities in the country like Boston, LA and the Big Apple itself are simply out of luck and completely excluded! Way to go Sprint! No doubt this will improve over time, but for the here and now, it's of very limited use indeed, benefiting only a very limited number of customers.
David's review also points out that as far as the 4G networks speed was concerned, well, it was indeed impressive when it worked, but according to a friend, who actually has an Evo 4G, he notes that it was "spottier than a kennel of Dalmatians." Also, as far as Sprint's 4G network goes, this friend also further notes that:
"At his house, he sees four to five signal bars, but two blocks away there is no reception at all. Furthermore, it takes 20 seconds for the phone to recognize that a 4G signal is available, then six minutes to connect for the first time.
Meanwhile, Sprint charges you a $10 monthly surcharge to own this phone (on top of the $70 minimum a month for calling, texting and Internet), even if you don’t live in a 4G area and can’t use it. (Sprint points out that this package, with its unlimited data, texting and calls to other cellphones, is still a better deal than Verizon’s or AT&T’s.)"
David's review of the Evo 4G is a great read and highly recommended, as is his accompanying video review, and that goes especially if your interested in buying this otherwise great phone. All I will say, in conclusion, however, is that it's probably a good thing that the NYT doesn't allow reader comments in its articles, because, otherwise, all of those rabid Android fan boys out would be seething and all over the place, attacking both the author and his review as much as they love attacking and bashing the iPhone, even though their platform of choice has deliberately decided to clone itself into the very spitting image of the iPhone!
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The above video shows an IBM supercomputer, called Watson, actually participating in a game of Jeopardy, one of the biggest TV game shows of all time. Not only is Watson participating, he, she or it, is doing so using language abilities and skills that are pretty much the equal to that of its two other human participants.
As you can see and hear for yourself, Watson, with his encyclopedic treasure trove of knowledge, does a pretty impressive job of competing, and that is exactly what Watson will officially be doing in an upcoming Jeopardy to be broadcast in the fall.
Watson, as the video clearly illustrates, isn't exactly what you would call perfect or foolproof, but, on the other hand, he, she or it, is what I would definitely call pretty dang-tooting close and quite impressive nonetheless. If anything, this warm-up demo clearly showcases some of the incredible progress and advances that have been made over the past decade in artificial intelligence, and the progress that thus helps to bring us all to the day when computers will be as just advanced and human like as the ones that we now see in science fiction movies such as 2001 A Space Odyssey, Star Trek and many others.
Watson reminds me somewhat of multi-touch, a technology that only a few years ago, or BIP (before the iPhone), was simply confined to the lab where it needed bulky, million dollar gadgets in order to perform what the iPhone can now routinely performs cheaply and in a package so small it can easily fit in your hands or into your back pockets!
In conclusion, the question naturally arises, with technology such as Apple's Siri,among others, just how far off are we when we can expect to see such super advanced, super computing 'Watson' like technologies filter their way down to everyday gadgets that the average Joe like you or me can use? The answer, naturally is that we really don't know for sure, but I am sure that if the iPhone is any guide, then it probably won't be that too far off at all, and it's probably a lot closer than what some might actually think.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Even though Steve Jobs has repeatedly said that Apple was not interested in developing its own search engine, some believe that is exactly what Apple is indeed doing. Some point out that Apple's recent acquisition of Siri is clear evidence that this is the case, such as the Guardian.co.uk who say its "not a question of if, but when, how and why."
First of all, as you can see in the opening video clip, Siri is not just a search engine, but virtually more of a "do engine", and one that happens to based on the largest artificial intelligent research project in history, one going all the way back to 1946 were it was developed by SRI International as a defense research project, a project funded by US taxpayers for a staggering $150m.
According to a quote, regarding Siri, from the Guardian:
"It's about the artificial-intelligence insights behind it: the chain of machine-learning, natural-language processing, and Web search algorithms that swing into action with every Siri query. When you can access these algorithms from a mobile device like the iPhone, and prime them with a bit of contextual awareness such as a GPS location reading or an understanding of the user's preferences, you have a powerful personal tool that Norman Winarsky, SRI's vice president of ventures, licensing, and strategic programs, likes to describe as a "do engine" rather than a search engine."
In other words: Siri is a Virtual Personal Assistant, and it is something that is straight out of the likes of Star Trek and other science fiction dramas. Better yet, Siri is a program for iPhones that you can actually download now, and it is a program that should help to keep the iPhone far ahead of anything that Google's Android, RIM, Nokia and other competitors will be able to offer for a long time, if ever.
On its home page, Siri says:
"You’re busy. Between meetings, social events, and hopefully a workout or two, your schedule’s packed. Don’t you wish you could hand off simple tasks so you could have more time to play?
That’s why we built Siri. Because we believe everyone could use an assistant. Because we believe there’s a simpler way to get things done.
Just like a real assistant, Siri understands what you say, accomplishes tasks for you and adapts to your preferences over time.
Today, Siri can help you find and plan things to do. You can ask Siri to find a romantic place for dinner, tell you what’s playing at a local jazz club or get tickets to a movie for Saturday night.
Siri is young and, like a child taking its first steps, may be awkward at times. Siri may occasionally misunderstand things you ask it to do even within its range of understanding.
Nonetheless, Siri will improve quickly by getting to know you better and understanding a broader set of tasks. In fact, right now, Siri’s learning how to handle reminders, flights stats and reference questions. Our vision is that, over time, you’ll trust Siri to manage many personal details in your life - from recommending a wine you might enjoy to managing your to do list.
The current version of Siri is built for the iPhone 3GS and the iPod Touch and works only in the US. Soon, Siri will run on iPhone 3G and additional mobile platforms, as well."
Yes, even though Siri can be thought of as still being in its infancy, its already a game changer, and as you can see in this video comparison between Siri and Google, Siri's results absolutely blows Google's results completely out of the water, and even making some of Google's results seem down right comical in comparison.
So, is Apple really about to take on Google in search?
The answer, of course, is that we really don't know for sure, but it's sure beginning to look that way. Since Google has decided to enter just about every venue of Apple's, well, it would be surprising to say the least if this was not the case.
In conclusion, all I will say for sure, however, is that Siri really looks to be one hell of a very serious and exciting tool that could, if Apple wants, end up seeing them going straight for Google's search jugular, and a tool that holds the potential of bringing the current world of technology into the future big time, Star Trek style!
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Better late than never I guess, but was it worth the wait?
Sure, at least as far as the specs and its physical appearance goes. The newest incarnation of Apple's cheapest Mac is now beefier, slimmer and definitely a whole lot sexier then the one that came before. but according to Engadget, unfortunately, the price is also somewhat higher as well, now starting at $699. I remember that when these things were first introduced, way-back-when, the little suckers started out with a price of only $499.
However, despite the price increase, I heartily welcome the addition of the now included HMMI port and its new SD card reader, as well as the Mac mini's unibody aluminum construction. One of the nicest features, and one missing from the last version, is the ability to easily add extra memory via a removable panel on the bottom. Installing or replacing memory on the older models was, as they say, a real pain in the you-know-what?
Size and weight
Height: 1.4 inches (3.6 cm)
Width: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
Depth: 7.7 inches (19.7 cm)
Weight: 3.0 pounds (1.37kg)
Processor and memory
- 2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
- 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache
- 2GB DDR3 SDRAM consisting of 1GB SO-DIMMS at 1066MHz; two SO-DIMM slots support up to a total of 8GB
- One FireWire 800 port
- Four USB 2.0 ports
- SD card slot
Graphics and video support
- NIVIDIA GeForce 320M integrated graphic processor with 256 of DDR3 shared with main memory
- Mini DisplayPort with support for up to 2560-by-1600 resolution
- HDMI port with support for up to 1920-by-1200 resolution
- DVI output using HDMI to DVI Adapter (included)
- VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
- Support for extended desktop and video mirroring across both ports
- 320GB or 500GB Serial ATA hard disk drive
- 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
You can check up on the full specs of the newest member of the Mac family here.
Like the last Mac mini, the newest mini can also be had with two 500GB hard drives and Snow Leopard Server included in place of the stock DVD version which comes with client version of Snow Leopard. The sever edition starts at $999 if your interested.
As far as I'm concerned, the new Mac mini is certainly an improvement over the previous in many ways, but as far as this bloke goes, well it could have been even better if they had only included a new i3 processor in place of the old Core Duo, and even more importantly a lower price! Yuck, for the same starting price you can easily get much higher specs in any number of PCs out there, but then again you really can't easily or legally get what makes a Mac a Mac - good old OS X either!
For that matter, in closing, for the price of the new Mac mini, well you could just as easily also get yourself one of those newfangled iPads as well! However, in the end, I still like the newest member of the Mac mini much more than that of the previous. All-in-all, its a welcome improvement over the older model, and for us poorer folk this little Mac gets you into OS X in a big way.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I'm still not that crazy about the idea of using a touch screen keyboard, as I find them much slower for my personal taste, preferring instead to use a regular good old fashion physical keyboard.
Of course, it's probably just me more than the keyboard that is the slow one here, but this particular keyboard, as seen in the above video, just happens to be even slower than a newfangled touch screen keyboard, and when I mean slow I mean slow as in ...... three words per minute!
As Gizmo points out, for an mere extra $400 to $500 or so, the fine folks over at Etsy will sell you a modified USB typewriter, that with the help of these other folks, will help you to bring back that good-old clicky-clack feeling of using one of yesterday' old typewriters, but while using one of today's modern and hip iPads instead! Pretty cool ha, but you can get the experience even cheaper if you can also supply the typewriter, or better yet, unlike me, you also have the brains to do it all yourself. Well, as I've said the brainy part leaves me out, as I have even less brains than I have money or the patience to even think of attempting such a feat.
Well, well, even though I'm definitely a very nostalgic type of person, and think that using an honest-to-goodness, old fashion, real typewriter as an iPad keyboard is a rather cool idea, I'll probably skip the one in the above video thank you very much. I'll stick to using one of the newer, faster and much cheaper keyboards that were designed specifically for the iPad, such as Apple's keyboard dock.
In conclusion, however, do have to admit that even though the above keyboard isn't quite as cool as the guy who surprised his wife with this yummy chocolate covered iPad, it is still nonetheless a very cool and rather nostalgic idea, is it not?
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
There was a time when a Macintosh Classic computer, looking much like the one seen in the above video clip, would have cost you a cool $2,400. That, of course, included a very nice 9-inch black and white screen, a Motorola 68030 cpu running at 16MHz, an equally cool 2MB of RAM and a whopping 40MB built-in hard drive.
However, on closer inspection, this is no ordinary old, vintage Mac as you can see, but rather its one that has been modified into a much more powerful, colorful and up to date machine, and one that is probably far more sophisticated and interesting than many newer machines out there today. The reason is simply because this old Mac has had its guts completely ripped out and replaced with a brand spanking new, slide in, slide out, iPad, turning the old Mac into the newest and ultimate docking station!
Yeah baby, were talking about an iPad who's Apple's A4 chip can run circles around the old Motorola 68030 chip found in the original, and who's crisp, clean 10-inch color, high-definition, IPS LED screen puts the old Mac's monochrome screen to utter and total shame!
With the attached keyboard, as seen below, this old gutted Mac makes for a very up to date, and if you ask me, the perfect docking station for the new iPad gizmo. This cool mod gives new life for an old machine that most people would have surely given up for dead, and if interested you can check out even more photos of this amazing little iPad/Mac Classic mod from this Japanese site found here.
In conclusion, even though the old Mac Classic is no match for the beauty, power and sophistication of a modern iPad, together, however, they make for a perfect match of old and new, and thus making me want to check out eBay for an old Classic in order to mod myself!
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Friday, June 11, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The iPad is a very popular device, selling literally by the millions and they are now finding their way into peoples houses everywhere. And not necessarily just any house either, because according to this recent post, the iPad is now really in the house...... the White House, that is!
Yes sir, as pointed out, the White House is now seemingly full of the little suckers, where they are being used by a host of some of the staff of one of the most tech savvy presidents of all time, President Obama. They didn't mention if the big man himself uses the game-changing device, but his vice president, Joe Biden certainly does, as well as many of other White House staff, including Dan Pfeiffer, Ben Finenbinder and Bill Burton.
As far as using the iPad in government circles goes, well the current American administration isn't alone, or necessarily even the first to deploy the iPad as Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway, used an iPad to run his country after volcanic ash from Iceland stranded him and millions of others from traveling to and fro in Europe by air!
Of course, Norway isn't the only government in Europe where the iPad has gotten some serious attention, because the old continent is now planning on spending millions of Euros to get the hot new device into the hands of each of the 736 members of the European Parliament! Yes, the plan now is to equip each and every member of this super powerful government with their own iPad! Wow, now that is what I call one very nice perk, if you ask me. The easy to carry and highly energy efficient iPad is the perfect device to help keep its members of parliament in contact with their half-billion-or-so subjects while traveling on the go.
Well, in conclusion, and for all those who said that the iPad was merely a toy and something that was not to be taken too seriously, well, all I can say is that after seeing the iPad now being used by various governments, especially the two most powerful and important ones, namely the U.S. and the European Union, it kind of proves that these critics were all dead wrong, now doesn't it?
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Thursday, June 10, 2010
Photo via: Mashable
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
There are a lot of companies out there who deal in very legitimate goods or services, but you would never know it by the slurring of their inadvertently sounding web addresses, which once read can often come out looking somewhat embarrassing and funny to say the least.
Unfortunately, for some of these companies, once they crunch-up their names or web addresses down into a single word, well let's just say that the results can be pretty dang tooting amusing and embarrassing to say the least.
Who Represents, for example, is a respectable celebrity agent database, but when you crunch-up their web name or address into a single word, then Who Represents comes out looking more like www.whorepresents.com , which can easily be read, by the way, simply as "whore-presents", which, I'm sure, is probably not exactly what they originally intended!
Big Al's Bowling in Vancouver is another amusing example. After crunching up their web address of "I love big Al's" into a single word, well it comes out looking rather more like "I love bi Gals".
Hee, hee, hee.... I have to admit that the above examples are quite amusing, but, mind you, they are only two of many, many such examples, out of some 150 "slurls", or surl URLs, to be found in a new book called: "Slurls: They Called Their Website What?", by Andy Geldman.
Another hilarious example, as pointed out by London's Telegraph, is from the home page for Pen Island, who's www.penisland.net, can easily be read as " penis land. com". Funnier still, a holiday company just happened to choose the name of Choose Spain, or www.choosepain.com, which can easily come reading as..... choose pain! Rather funny for us who may read it, but, however, hardly funny at all for their various owners.
Five of the funniest web URLs, as noted by the Telegraph, are as follows:
- Experts Exchange – a site where programmers can trade advice – is found at www.expertsexchange.com, or: expert sex change.
- La Drape – a British company selling high-end quilted bedspreads – is listed at www.ladrape.co.uk, or: lad rape.
- American Scrap Metal – a scrap metal recycling firm – has its website at www.angelfire.com/alt/americanscrapmetal, or: american crap metal.
- Speed of Art – a collective or art designers – are online at www.speedofart.com, or: speed of fart.
- Therapist Finder – a directory for therapy services – can be located at www.therapistfinder.com, or: the rapist finder.
The Telegraph of London also lists some pretty interesting and bizarre sounding BBC domain names as well, which you can also read here.
So, for me anyway, all I will say, in conclusion, is that Slurls: They Called Their Website What?, sounds like one hell-of-a-funny, funny book to me, and one that I hope will soon find its way into the iBook Store, because any book which features websites with names such as www.ipwine.com, or , as I read it ..... " I PEE Wine" has just got to be about as funny as you can get.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Yesterday's WWDC 10 keynote has come and gone, and Apple says that its new iPhone 4 "changes everything."But does it really?
Well, some people, like Venturebeat.com, are saying that Apple's new iPhone is certainly helping to set itself apart from all of the other smart-phones out there, such as those from the likes of Android, Nokia, Palm, etc., and according to them, Apple is now going to have another head-start on its rivals.
VentureBeat also notes that Apple's new iPhone has several real note worthy features that compete nicely with all comers such as: the iPhone's new Retina Display, the App Store's 225,000 plus apps, the newly renamed iPhone OS now called ios 4, low prices, FaceTime, iAd, its new gyroscope and the fact that Apple can now boast of some 150,000,000 credit card paying customers, all tied into its iTunes ecosystem.
After spending some 'face time' with the new iPhone 4, Engadget came away saying, ".... let's just say this thing is incredibly sexy." They also noted that its ".... so thin it's kind of mind-boggling." Some of Engadget's takeaways on the iPhone 4 are:
- As we said, it's shockingly thin.
- The screen is truly outrageous -- you basically cannot see pixels on it. We're not being hyperbolic when we say it's easily the best looking mobile phone screen we've ever laid eyes on.
- The build quality is really solid. The home button feels much snappier, and on the whole it just feels like a tightly-packed device, but it's not heavy.
- The side buttons are really nice and clicky.
- iOS 4 is very familiar -- there's not a lot added to fit and finish.
- The general speed of the whole OS is way snappier. The camera app in particular is noticeably faster -- shots get snapped in an instant.
Engadget also has a nifty little video demo of the iPhone running FaceTime that you can view here.
Of course, the new Retina Display is something that I have yet to see in person, but according to MobileCrunch without actually seeing one "It's hard to state just how glorious the iPhone 4's new display is." With four times the pixels as the previous iPhone I'm sure it is, but until I actually get to see one with my own two eyeballs I will reserve judgement.
So, does the iPhone really change everything?
Well, for the time being anyway, absolutely!
However, with the seemingly endless onslaught of newer Android phones, the question is: for how long?
That I don't know, but in conclusion, and for the time being anyway, I certainly agree 100% with TommyToy.com who concludes that the competition has just been "Steved" once again by Apple's latest device. It's going to be certainly interesting, however, to see just how the competition will respond to Apple's latest and greatest.
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
In another five hours or so Steve Jobs will be presenting his highly anticipated keynote address at this year's World Wide Developers Conference in the city on the bay, San Francisco. The big event will cover a subject that has been in the news a lot, namely all of the information on that leaked iPhone prototype that Gizmodo reported on awhile back.
07:00AM - Hawaii
10:00AM - Pacific
11:00AM - Mountain
12:00PM - Central
01:00PM - Eastern
06:00PM - London
07:00PM - Paris
09:00PM - Moscow
02:00AM - Tokyo (June 8th)
If your available at any of these times, you can catch live blogging events of this year's WWDC 10 from any one of these fine sites:
4. TWiT TV
Wait.... on second thought, you can scratch Gizmodo off the list since, for some strange reason, they are now being forced to beg their readers for help in blogging the event live? Hmm, now I wonder..... I just wonder, why that would be?
Of course, in addition to the above sites, you can also expect many other major tech and news sites will also be covering the event live such as, Cnet, so, if you can't be there in person for Apple's big event then at least you can read, listen in or even view it all via live streaming. I'm planning on checking it out via UStream, especially this particular stream along with Engadget's usually great coverage.
As far as what we can expect from this year's event, well, according to the fine folks over at Mashable.com, we should be expected to see and hear a lot more on that missing iPhone prototype; a new iTunes, Mobile Me Cloud streaming service, all thanks in part to Apple's purchase of the now defunct LaLa streaming service; a possible Verizon iPhone to be launched some time later this year; a new updated MacBook Air, and I might throw in a new and updated Mac Pro; 27" Cinema Display and an updated Mac Mini, more on the next version of OS X, iPhone OS 4 and, hopefully, one or more of those "one more thing" moments that Jobs is so famous for?
In conclusion, I can barely wait for Steve to take the big stage, because, hopefully, he'll be making some pretty big announcements, some of which are expected and some which are not, and some that are completely out of left field, such as this just leaked one, and others that will keep the competition scrambling, head-over-heals, once again, trying to keep up with Apple's none-stop and relentless innovation. So, until tomorrow, happy WWDC 10 everybody!
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Monday, June 07, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
The answer is that they are all examples that Engadget recently sighted that helps to shows off the power and scope of HMTL5. After all, we often hear about HMTL5, but we rarely ever get to see much of it in action and on why it's the future of the web, or why it's so better than the Flash plugin which not hails from the past, but which still, unfortunately, currently supplies most of the video and animation that we find on the web.
In another recent post, Engadget points out that, when it comes to HMTL5, Apple isn't simply talking-the-talk here, but is walking-the-walk by offering up several cool and nifty examples on just why HMTL5 is so great, as you can also see for yourself by clicking on these following links: Apple (1), Apple (2) and this link for developers, all of which clearly illustrates the benefits that HMTL5 offers over that of Flash.
Well, after personally viewing these nifty little demos, let me say that I now find that HMTL5 is looking rather good these days, and even down-right impressive indeed. Yes, as Apple demonstrates, HMTL5 is clearly the future of the net and the faster that we can burry our Flash past then the better off we'll all be, and, not to mention the more secure as well.
As far as many people are concerned, Flash represents a lot more than just the past, but it also represents a lot of the worst of the net, namely that it makes it slow, buggy and insecure. In fact, probably the only people who really are going to miss Flash will be all of the virus writers and other nasty folk out there, and of course, Adobe itself who naturally earns a considerable amount of money with their old and out-of-date Flash technology.
In conclusion, just let me say about Flash and the past......... good riddance, and welcome to the new and exciting future of the web.......HMTL5!
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Friday, June 04, 2010