Probably one of the most noticeable features iPhone does not have is the support for Adobe Flash. This is actually crazy considering that almost all smart phones that exist support this magnificent streaming technology. Now Adobe seems to be a little upset and the company’s message to iPhone / iPod Touch users is clear and prominent. Hopefully iPhone users start protesting enough so that Apple actually approves the technology.
Microsoft starts it’s first retail store at Scottsdale, Arizona. The idea, logic and intention seems very similar to Apple…I guess the only difference being the multi-colored logo. Ironically, copying Apple has always seemed to work for Microsoft. Adding to that Microsoft’s recent super-success of Windows 7 as well as Zune HD has made life hard for Apple. Anyway…for now let’s congratulate the Redmond giant whose next store is scheduled to open at Mission Viejo, California.
In an attempt to make the launch of Windows 7 even more successful, Microsoft has approached Seth McFarlane and Alex Borstein, better known as the creators of Family Guy. “The show, dubbed “Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show,” will air Sunday, November 8, at 8:30 p.m. (ET and PT). There won’t be any commercial breaks; just Windows 7 built into the story line.”
Apple is now shipping the updated version of iPhone 3GS with a new firmware that prevents hackers to jailbreak the device. This new bootrom update called iBoot-359.3.2 currently makes it impossible to jailbreak the iPhone as per DevTeam member MuscleNerd. Ofcourse there have been previous rather futile attempts made by Apple to prevent jailbreaking, so we do not expect this to last long either.
Laptop web-browsing has now taken a new turn. Firefox 3.6 will now support screen orientation detection in laptops with accelerometers. Although at this point not too many laptops come with built-in accelerometers, this definitely marks a new era of web-browsing. Ofcourse this technology will probably be more realistic for tablet computers (e.g. the upcoming Apple Tablet etc.) instead of regular laptops.