End to Mobile Development bodes Ill for Flash

After years of recriminations and conspiracy theories, a lengthy saga has finally come to an end—and I’m not talking about Lost or One Life to Live. Adobe on Wednesday announced that it would no longer develop Flash for mobile platforms.

“Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores,” wrote Danny Winokur, Adobe’s vice president and general manager of interactive development in a blog post. “We will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations (chipset, browser, OS version, etc.) following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook.”

Archives for November 9th, 2011

This week's show "Sandboxing, Security and EasyPay!"

Sandboxing, Security and EasyPay!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Sandboxing, Security and EasyPay!

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Sly's Website of the Week - November 2nd, 2011

Pretty incredible product launch by LG for the LG Optimus (Sept 2010):

File it under the category of "don't just ask how, but ask WTF how?!?". :-)

Archives for November 2nd, 2011

This week's show "Gates vs Jobs, Apple TV and Best of the Month!"

Gates vs Jobs, Apple TV and Best of the Month!

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Gates vs Jobs, Apple TV and Best of the Month!

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Archives for October 26th, 2011

This week's show "Jobs Bio, iPod Anniversary, RIP Macworld Expo"

Jobs Bio, iPod Anniversary, RIP Macworld Expo

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Jobs Bio, iPod Anniversary, RIP Macworld Expo

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Celebrating Steve

Watch the special event, filmed live at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California.

Archives for October 19th, 2011

This week's show "More Apple "Disappointment" and Hands On with iOS 5 and iPhone 4S"

More Apple "Disappointment" and Hands On with iOS 5 and iPhone 4S

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: More Apple "Disappointment" and Hands On with iOS 5 and iPhone 4S

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10 Good Minutes on Steve Jobs

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The Shadowy World of iPhone Cases

In the weeks leading up to Apple’s Oct. 4 announcement about the new iPhone 4S, Tim Hickman lived and breathed rumors about the device. His company, Hard Candy Cases, makes protective covers for mobile phones, and he was determined to get a jump on production.

After three separate manufacturing partners in China sent him detailed 3D models of an iPhone with a widened, pill-shaped “home” button and a slightly tapered back, Hickman decided to roll the dice. He paid $50,000 to make steel moldings to mass-produce cases for the new design and, on the morning of Apple’s announcement, began taking orders on his website. The gamble backfired: Apple’s new iPhone 4S included no major changes to the exterior design.

The home button remained circular. Hickman suddenly owned $50,000 worth of paperweights.

iPhone 4S Teardown

iFixit: "Siri, may we disassemble you for all to see?"

iPhone 4S (Siri): "42"

iFixit: "I didn't ask for the meaning of life, Siri..."

iPhone 4S (Siri): "42 is the number of seconds you have left until I initiate the self-destruct sequence..."

iFixit: "Message received."

Apparently Siri is not too happy with our request, but when has a machine stood in the way of iFixit's exceptional team of tinkerers? Join us as we delve deep into the recesses of the new iPhone 4S.

Archives for October 12th, 2011

This week's show "Post-Jobs, iPhone 4S and "Best of…""

Post-Jobs, iPhone 4S and "Best of…"

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Post-Jobs, iPhone 4S and "Best of…"

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Review: iPhone 4S

Jim: I love you, Siri

Siri: Impossible

Jim: No really, I love you

Siri: I hope you don’t say that to those other mobile phones, Jim

Jim: No way, I only love you Siri

Siri: You are the wind beneath my wings

Jim: That’s nice. I’m glad you know I love you

Siri: All you need is love. And your iPhone...

iPhone 4S Review: It's a Sure Thing

The iPhone 4S follows Apple’s recent trajectory of iPhone releases: It’s an object of some appeal to people who last upgraded their phones a year ago, and over the next year a great many of them will find it worthwhile to upgrade to the iPhone 4S. But to all those people who’ve been hanging on to their iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS, the wait is over: It’s time to upgrade without any hesitation whatsoever.

Why the iPhone 3GS is Apple's Secret Weapon

The iPhone 3GS will still have iOS 5 once it ships on Wednesday. It will still have iMessage, and access to iCloud. It will have Twitter integration, reminders, and notifications. It will have AirPlay, and—perhaps most importantly—it will have access to the 500,000-plus apps and games available from the Apple App Store.

There are a lot of reasons that someone in the market for a free smartphone will eagerly embrace the iPhone 3GS.

Why We witnessed History at the iPhone 4S Launch

While some people were disappointed that Apple did not introduce the iPhone 5, most pretty much missed the significance of the event and the fact that they were witnessing history.

...with the introduction of SIRI, integrated into iOS and a core part of the new iPhone OS, he and the Apple team have given to the world what we will look back on and realize is the next major user input technology-Voice and Speech. As reader Hari Seldon points out, the real breakthrough we will come to realize is in Siri’s “applied artificial intelligence.” It is its speech comprehension that will be its greatest advancement.

In Memoriam - Steve Jobs

Wednesday was an awful day for the Macintosh Community - Thursday was not much better. As I wondered what to do and how to do it, I came up with this idea - have friends and colleagues "Tell Me a Steve Jobs Story". Thanks very much to all who participated and, for those of you who couldn't do it, my apologies for not being able to fit you in.

Here are the voices you'll hear:

Arik Hesseldahl

Dan Moren

Jason Hiner

Adam Engst

Tonya Engst

Ted Landau

Chris Pirillo

Chuck LaTournous

John Moltz

Tim Bajarin

Mike Rose

Rob Griffiths

Steve Jobs narrates "The Crazy Ones"

R.I.P Steve Jobs

Sly's Website of the Week - October 5th, 2011

This is just downright fun!

Draw Your Own Stickman!

Don't forget to stick around once you've drawn him/her. That's where all the fun is. :-)

Archives for October 5th, 2011

This week's show "iPhone 4S And Steve Jobs"

Apple Event, Disappointment and Hype

This week on Your Mac Life, sponsored by TabGrip, Smile, Circus Ponies and PowerMax: Apple Event, Disappointment and Hype

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iPhone 4S

Steve Jobs, the Perfect CEO

It was supposed to be a temporary fix. Steve Jobs was Apple’s “iCEO,” and the iconic first letter didn’t stand for Internet. It stood for interim. In 1997, when Jobs returned to the company he cofounded, he insisted he was there only to do an overhaul. The floundering Apple was like a wrecked jalopy, he said, or an old girlfriend fallen on hard times. He’d make it shine again, then split. Apple’s board asked him to stay permanently, of course, but he demurred, explaining that he already had a company to run. “I felt I was pretty committed to Pixar and couldn’t do something else, didn’t want to,” he told me on the week of his return to Cupertino.

“And you will absolutely not be the CEO of Apple?” I asked.

“My name is not in the hat to be CEO,” he said.

It turns out there was no hat.