Adobe Flash is already running on an iPhone, well, Flash Lite does just that thanks to Belgian designer/coder Thomas Joos.
Joos has managed to port Flash onto an iPhone in order to run an event guide he had prepared for a local music festival. While the developer hasn’t managed to make Flash run as a browser plug-in he has managed to get the Adobe multimedia software running, thanks to b.Tween and a graphics tool called eyeGT. You can take a look at Flash running on an iPhone in the video above.
Neil Young has slammed iTunes, hates MP3′s and wants better quality musical products – and has a plan to make it happen.
Speaking to the Financial Times, the singer said: "It’s like all new digital media technologies," he said: "great for convenience, but the sound quality sucks – putting on a headphone and listening to an MP3 is like hell."
Young is developing an alternative, higher-quality digital distribution platform that could provide an alternative to the download world and perhaps even a new business model for music, the artist claims.
The technology behind this was first shown off last month at Sun’s JavaOne conference. Young has spent 15 years experimenting with different technologies to assemble a complete archive of his career, and will release the first part of this on Blu-ray disc, with additional content set to be introduced later on.
As Young explains his technology: "It has every media component you could want, and they’re all married together in a platform. That means other artists could use it, other record companies could use it and gain the knowledge of our 15-year development curve."
Up-and-coming gadget site, Electric Pig, claims the UK is the unlock capital of the iPhone world, saying Apple will limit supplies of the next-generation iPhone 3G as a result.
Citing insider sources, the report explains that fewer than 15 per cent of all the iPhones sold by O2 when it slashed prices on the 8GB model actually ended up in use on the carrier’s network. The rest of them were unlocked for use on other UK networks, or were sold abroad.
That move likely reflects habit and custom among mobile users in the UK, who are now well-versed in switching networks to get the best deal. iPhone critics here have frequently slammed Apple’s decision to offer the device through just one carrier.
Whatever the consumer politics inherent in the claimed unlock craze, Apple has apparently elected to limit supplies of the iPhone 3G in the UK, with the report claiming 16GB models will be particularly hard to find, and warning the white model may never ship in the UK.
We do hope this report is incorrect, as the 16GB model appears the only sensible choice of model, once we consider the applications we’ll likely download from the App Store.
Google has introduced Google Talk for the iPhone, a web-based version of the service that’s compatible with existing iPhones, and will also work with the iPhone 3G, and, naturally, the iPod touch.
The new service has been released in the US, and is available to users who visit the http://www.google.com/talk page using their Apple device. Users must sign into their Google account, and that’s it – the service runs within the browser.
The Google team explains there are a few differences between the way Google Talk works on an iPhone and a Mac, principally due to the iPhone’s lack of support for background processes: "In order to receive instant messages with Google Talk on your iPhone, the application needs to be open in your Safari browser. When you navigate away to another browser window or application, your status will be changed to "unavailable" and your Google Talk session will be restarted when you return."
Otherwise, its pretty much the same, users can select from a quicklist of the people you contact most, search your contacts, and manage multiple conversations.
You’re all familiar with last Friday’s iPhone tragedy, so I won’t dip into that again, but what I really want to know, and I’m sure everyone else wants to know is, what Steve was thinking! How could he not see that coming? I mean, you roll out the iPhone in twenty-one countries on the same day, and expect everything to be fine? Most would wonder, “what would the implications of millions of people creating the same transaction around the world at the same time be?” Apparently, Steve does not fall into the “most” category. Don’t get me wrong. I love Steve. I love him so much I feel like I can refer to him by his first name, without sounding like a dork. The thing I don’t like is his casualness and laid-back personality.
Since my mom is making me wait for a 32GB iPhone,(I’m 14) I was not stuck in those jaw-dropping lines. (By the way, when is the 32GB coming out? Most seem to say before Christmas. I’ll have to stay on top of that). If I was to wait in those lines and experience what thousands went through that day, I would have shot myself. (But only in my foot so I could still get my phone!!) To top it off, you have thousands of other people trying to download the iPhone 2.0 software. Nice job Steve. Nice job. I could understand if they were using the different carrier’s servers, but iTunes??? Owning an iPhone, (or any Apple product for that matter) is all about the first experience. I must say, not being able to activate your phone until the end of the day and having to use it as a paperweight is not such a pleasurable experience, or thought.
What we need to learn from this: Be first in line, so you don’t run into any problems! We also know now to expect the worst. Nothing can go perfectly as planned. We just need to understand that it’s Apple, and it will be fixed. Just not as soon as you think…
Polarbit, developers of Raging Thunder for the iPhone, are now working on a Crash Bandicoot-branded kart racing game for the device – and will introduce the title through the App Store when development is complete.
The game includes twelve tracks, many characters, multiple weapons and configurable controls.