Sunday, September 12, 2010

Steve Jobs VS Adobe Flash

I always wondered why my iPad does not support flash games! like for example playing Facebook games on my iPad without the need to download it from the Apps store! or even checking some of the website that requires flash!
Steve Jobs explained 6 reasons for Apple not to support flash on their iPads, iPods, and iPhone. after reading the "thoughts on Flash" article, it makes sense for me now to realize why my iPad does not support flash and I kinda agree with Steve!

1- Openness: rather than using Flash, Apple has adopted open standards like HTML5, CSS, and Java Script because they believe any standards pertaining to the web should be open. On the other hand, Adobe's Flash products are only available from Adobe and controlled entirely, hence flash is a close system.

2-Full Web: Adobe has repeatedly said that Apple mobile devices cannot access “the full web” because 75% of video on the web is in Flash. What they don’t say is that almost all this video is also available in a more modern format, H.264, and viewable on iPhones, iPods and iPads.

3- Reliability, security, and performance: Flash having the worst security record in 2009 highlighted by Semantic. Flash is not performing well on mobile devices!

4- Battery Life: to achieve long battery life when playing video, mobile devices must decode the video in hardware! decoding the video in software consumes to0 much power!

5- Touch Screen technology: Flash was mainly designed for PC and Mice, not for touch screens using fingers. most of flash websites will need to be rewritten to support touch based devices since Apple's multi touch interface on the iPods, iPads, and iPhones does not use a mouse.

6- Painful experience with third party.

to read the article click here

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Pipl Deep Web Search Engine

Pipl a search engine which helps you find deep web page contents that cannot be found on other search engines like Yahoo & Google.

What's the meaning of "Deep Web" ?

The Deep Web refers to the World Wide Web contents that is not part of the Surface Web, which is indexed by standard search engines.

The Deep Web also called: Invisible Web, Hidden Web, and Dark Web.

Example of websites with Dark Web contents: ICQ, Amazon, hi5, Flickr, and Myspace.

With Pipl you can choose your searching criteria and get relevant information. you can search for a specific name/family name & country and get all the result containing the requested info. Advanced language analysis and ranking algorithms put all together to bring the most relevant bits of information about a person in an easy to read result.

New stuff from Apple

Apple introducing new iPods, iTunes, and Apple TV. The new iPod nano available now with multi touch a new feature for fingers.