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Comment: Re:Quite impressive, but still fundamentally flawe (Score 1) 273

by eliotw (#32657116) Attached to: Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Arrives For Android
You might think Jobs was wrong, but he's going to win for this exact reason. Developers are going to have to redesign a majority of their existing Flash apps that don't work well on mobile devices and the majority will head to HTML-5 to enable support for the "full" mobile device spectrum. He might have been wrong on a few points but he's damn smart and his timing was perfect!

Comment: Re:Can't wait to see (Score 1) 702

by eliotw (#32642744) Attached to: iOS 4 Releases Today
"a corporation that deliberately prevented politically or sexually themed applications from running on their customers' devices"

Yes, an app being delivered via an app store run by said corporation. This is no different than your local 7-11 deciding not to sell your porn mag of choice. As a consumer you could choose Quickie Mart instead and you could use HTML for porn or another smartphone platform all together that offers the apps you want. Now if you're an app developer missing out on a new revenue stream that's just tough luck.

Time and Place.

Comment: Re:Unfortunately (Score 1) 702

by eliotw (#32642138) Attached to: iOS 4 Releases Today
Also you get:

- Can disable cellular data in addition to 3G and full "airplace mode"
- Better control over location services. Allow on an app by app basis and status icon indicating an app is using location info
- Longer passcode support w/o needing the enterprise tools
- lots of other little things. Did I mention the 3-d looking _shiny_ dock at the bottom of the screen?

Comment: Re:Unfortunately (Score 1) 702

by eliotw (#32641932) Attached to: iOS 4 Releases Today
iOS 4 is not supported on the original iPhone. (And some early iPod Touches but I forget which ones)

That said there are still plenty of improvements on the iPhone 3G to make it worth the FREE upgrade. You don't get multi-tasking but you get:
- Folders (as an app hoarder I need this badly)
- Unified mailbox and threaded view
- Digital zoom on camera
- iBooks w/ PDF support
- Create Playlists on the phone
- Faces and Places in Photos
- Wallpaper
- Spell Checking in many apps
- Wireless keyboards support

Comment: Re:Can't wait to see (Score 1) 702

by eliotw (#32641434) Attached to: iOS 4 Releases Today
Yes Apple is at times doing a bad job of policing their App store, but remember there are zero filters on web based HTML content. So people who think there is a big brother conspiracy should be using HTML. And most people recognize the iPad as a grown up iPhone. And millions don't care. The rest can buy the HP Slate.

Comment: Re:Riiiiight! (Score 2, Insightful) 241

by eliotw (#32354742) Attached to: Apple Facing New Antitrust Investigation
TRRosen is on topic. Amazon wants to be able to sell content "exclusively" before anyone else can. Apple isn't happy with that and can you blame them. It seems like Apple is saying to the record companies "if you give preference to Amazon over us, then we'll do the same and give preference to other labels over you" That sounds pretty fair to me. If it were Apple asking for the exclusivity then it would be a different story.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead