TouchMyApps » Flash http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:42:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.4 Watch Flash Videos on your iPhone with SkyFire Mobile Browser [Video] http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/11/02/watch-flash-videos-on-your-iphone-with-skyfire-mobile-browser/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/11/02/watch-flash-videos-on-your-iphone-with-skyfire-mobile-browser/#comments Tue, 02 Nov 2010 23:31:18 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=42060 Running Flash content on your iDevice isn’t new. We’ve seen it in the form of Frash, though you’ll need a jailbroken iPhone and it’s far from perfect. But what about a simple (and legit) solution for watching Flash videos on your iPhone? Well according to CNNMoney, this soon will become a reality as Apple has … Read more]]>

Running Flash content on your iDevice isn’t new. We’ve seen it in the form of Frash, though you’ll need a jailbroken iPhone and it’s far from perfect. But what about a simple (and legit) solution for watching Flash videos on your iPhone? Well according to CNNMoney, this soon will become a reality as Apple has finally approved the Mobile Browser app SkyFire, which will make its grand appearance on the App Store this Thursday at 9AM EST for the price of $2.99.

Already a popular app on the Android platform, SkyFire is able detect and convert Flash videos into HTML 5 on SkyFire’s servers. As this process is happening on the fly, users will then be able to watch these videos that were previously unavailable to the iPhone/iPod Touch. Unfortunately, SkyFire won’t let you play with Flash games, or non-video Flash content, but it’s still a great start for users who’ve been starving for Flash on the platform. Check out the demo video of the app in action after the gap.

Update: SkyFire arrived a bit earlier than expected and is now live on the App Store!

Skyfire Web Browser Skyfire Labs, Skyfire Web Browser, 2.5MB – $2.99



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It’s time to Frash your iPhone 4 (tutorial included) http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/09/its-time-to-frash-your-iphone-4-tutorial-included/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/09/its-time-to-frash-your-iphone-4-tutorial-included/#comments Mon, 09 Aug 2010 13:25:08 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=37327 Probably the most advertised “flaw” of the iPhone is, of course, Flash (or lack thereof). Well, at least until the recent Antennagate Anyhow, after the whole Apple vs Adobe saga over the last year or so, one would be safe to assume that hell will freeze over before the infamously resource-hungry platform finds it’s way … Read more]]>

Probably the most advertised “flaw” of the iPhone is, of course, Flash (or lack thereof). Well, at least until the recent Antennagate :) Anyhow, after the whole Apple vs Adobe saga over the last year or so, one would be safe to assume that hell will freeze over before the infamously resource-hungry platform finds it’s way onto the iOS. Well, it seems it’s time for the Devil to start shopping for a new pair of wooly underwear because Comex, the developer responsible for the most recent iDevice jailbreak, has just updated Frash – the port of the Android flash player for the iOS.

Frash first appeared some time ago and was demoed for the iPad. Since then Comex has obviously been busy with some more important stuff (like jailbreakme.com ;-) ). But the crafty folks over at the Grant Pannell site have picked up the slack and recompiled the port to work on the latest Jesus phone. The plugin works reasonably well with a surprising frame rate, especially considering the god-awful performance of Flash on Android Froyo. They say a picture is worth a thousand words so check out the video below to see how it works. And thanks to our resident JBnator who dropped in from the future to create an adapted version of installation tutorial you’ll find after the video (without the necessity of installing OpenSSH on your iDevice).

Disclaimer: Proceed at your own risk. Neither I nor TouchMyApps.com will not accept any responsibility for any damages to you iDevice, the data stored on it or your personal well-being should you follow this guide.

Our toolbox for today:

  • iPhone 3GS/4, iPod Touch 3G or iPad already jailbroken and activated with iOS 3.2.1 – 4.0.1
  • iPhone Folders – download latest version at the author’s site
  • Frash-0.02.deb
  • iPhone apps – download off Cydia:
    • afc2add

Ok folks, you’re just a few steps away from sticking it to the man:

  1. Open iPhone Folders and navigate to \var\root\Media
  2. Create a folder named Cydia and open it
  3. Create a folder named AutoInstall and open it
  4. Copy Frash-0.02.deb to \var\root\Media\Cydia\AutoInstall
  5. Open MobileTerminal
  6. Reboot

That’s it folks! Now you should be able to see Flash content on websites right from the comfort of your Safari. And remember, you have to tap the Flash boxes to trigger them to load.

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Memory usage: Flash VS Safari http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/06/17/memory-usage-flash-vs-safari/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/06/17/memory-usage-flash-vs-safari/#comments Thu, 17 Jun 2010 09:56:49 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=34727 A picture is worth a thousand blog posts. I have no love for Adobe’s Flash -for any plug-in that uses more memory than the web browser it “plugs” already. It’s 2010. We’ve no need for dinky, proprietary plug ins maintained by insular software houses. Part of me thinks industry standards, too, are complete wastes of … Read more]]>

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A picture is worth a thousand blog posts. I have no love for Adobe’s Flash -for any plug-in that uses more memory than the web browser it “plugs” already. It’s 2010. We’ve no need for dinky, proprietary plug ins maintained by insular software houses. Part of me thinks industry standards, too, are complete wastes of time and effort, but that’s another 話.

Flash doesn’t belong in mobile phones or tablet computers. And for months, I’ve had the oily inkling that Flash 10 doesn’t belong in desktop computers.

Adobe, 1999 called and wants its plug in back.

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More options for getting Flash on the iOS http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/06/15/more-options-for-getting-flash-on-the-ios/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/06/15/more-options-for-getting-flash-on-the-ios/#comments Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:54:47 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=34592 With all of the Apple vs Adobe “friendly” exchanges these last few months, it’s virtually a certainty Flash will never find a true home on the iOS. Or will it? More and more developers are taking upon themselves to offer solutions to have at least some way of having the heavily sought technology on your … Read more]]>

With all of the Apple vs Adobe “friendly” exchanges these last few months, it’s virtually a certainty Flash will never find a true home on the iOS. Or will it? More and more developers are taking upon themselves to offer solutions to have at least some way of having the heavily sought technology on your iDevice. We have already reported Cloud Browse – a virtual browser on a remote server, streamed right to your iPhone and Smokescreen – a Javascript Flash recompiler. And just recently two more projects have surfaced on the web.

One is proof of concept, made by Artefact group and is sort of a cross between the two ways of getting Flash, reported earlier. It uses a Javascript plugin for Safari to stream input to a remote server with a Flash-enabled browser and returns the result, overlaying it on top of the page. At the moment it uses static images, limiting the framerate to about 15 images per second max and no sound. In future they plan to switch to H.264 to deliver a much better and more fluid experience. This solution combines the integration into Safari, offered by the Smokescreen one at the same time allowing to go easy on the hardware requirements. And what’s more, with only minor changes in realization, other stuff like Silverlight and Unity3D can easily find their way to the iOS as well.

The other solution is offered, or, rather, will be offered, by Comex – one of the authors of the Spirit jailbreak. Not much is known about it, save for a video he put out on Youtube (with quite poor image quality). But given his track record this may be one of the better solutions, if he manages to get it to work that is.

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Smokescreen – There may still be room for Flash on the iDevice after all http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/05/31/smokescreen-there-may-still-be-room-for-flash-on-the-idevice-after-all/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/05/31/smokescreen-there-may-still-be-room-for-flash-on-the-idevice-after-all/#comments Mon, 31 May 2010 18:12:09 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=33747 As Apple and Adobe exchange pleasantries while on the verge of a full-out war over, the community is holding it’s breath. And while the outcome as such is not clear, one thing that is is that no way, no how will  Flash ever be allowed on the iDevice platform. Or will it? It seems more … Read more]]>

As Apple and Adobe exchange pleasantries while on the verge of a full-out war over, the community is holding it’s breath. And while the outcome as such is not clear, one thing that is is that no way, no how will  Flash ever be allowed on the iDevice platform. Or will it?

It seems more and more enthusiasts are taking it upon themselves to do what Apple apparently doesn’t want to for a variety of reasons. We have seen Android running on the iPhone, as well as an ongoing project to port the iPhone OS 4.0 for the no longer supported iPhone 2G (and I’m not even talking about the whole jailbreaking community, extending the iPhone’s possibilities well above and beyond Apple’s walled garden).  And the whole deal with Flash on the iDevice seems to be on the way towards a peaceful (more or less) resolution with Smokescreen by Chris Smoak.

Smokescreen is javascript plugin for the Safari browser on the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. It works by unpacking the SWF files (in pure Javascript!), extracting the  resources and turning them into a base64 encoded data:uris. Then it stiches them back as an animated SVG. The project is still in its pre-release form and has serious performance issues running anything more complicated than simple banners, at least on an iPhone 3G. But still – we have the first open-source flash player in the works and I hope that soon the naysayers and those scolding the iDevice’s lack of Flash support will just shut the *** up.

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Android 2.2 sacrificed thanks to slow Flash 10.1 browsing speeds http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/05/25/android-2-2-sacrificed-thanks-to-slow-flash-10-1-browsing-speeds/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/05/25/android-2-2-sacrificed-thanks-to-slow-flash-10-1-browsing-speeds/#comments Tue, 25 May 2010 11:23:46 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=33417 The absence of iPhone Flash support has been a major points of criticism against Apple. To this Steve Jobs has replied many many many times that Flash kills battery life. Flash is  also slow and buggy and will kill the iPhone user experience. Well, it seems now they actually have some tests to back up those … Read more]]>

The absence of iPhone Flash support has been a major points of criticism against Apple. To this Steve Jobs has replied many many many times that Flash kills battery life. Flash is  also slow and buggy and will kill the iPhone user experience. Well, it seems now they actually have some tests to back up those claims.

Fellows over at PocketNow have tested Google’s own Nexus One running the latest 2.2 Android OS with Flash support turned on against the iPhone 3GS and Opera Mobile 10 on an HTC HD2. Bottom line – despite the significantly lower CPU speed, the Jesus phone beats all other browsers hands down when Flash support is enabled. What’s more, simple Flash content such as a side banner is extremely choppy and slow.

Personally I never understood the necessity of Flash on mobile at all – I had enough problems navigating Flash-powered sites even on the desktop to even think of doing it on a handheld. HTML5 all the way!

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Adobe: Flash, it’s Apple’s issue http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/03/24/adobe-flash-its-apples-issue/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/03/24/adobe-flash-its-apples-issue/#comments Wed, 24 Mar 2010 07:17:05 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=29961 If Apple and Google are having it out, Adobe and Apple, who have had rough hits regarding Adobe’s proprietary Flahs, are having it out too. Steve Jobs (cue heavenly fanfare) has said Adobe’s software isn’t stable on OSX, but now Adobe are at Apple’s neck, saying it is an Apple problem. When will this silliness … Read more]]>

If Apple and Google are having it out, Adobe and Apple, who have had rough hits regarding Adobe’s proprietary Flahs, are having it out too. Steve Jobs (cue heavenly fanfare) has said Adobe’s software isn’t stable on OSX, but now Adobe are at Apple’s neck, saying it is an Apple problem. When will this silliness ever end? According to Zdnet, Adobe’s CEO, Shantanu Narayen, has this to say of the situation:

“We’ve been fairly transparent,” said Narayen. “We’re committed to bringing flash to any platform with a screen. This has nothing to do with technology. It’s an apple issue and you’ll have to check in with them.”

More Flash goodness/badness after the gap:

Look around if you’re keen on the Adobe Flash and iPhone issues. Head to our forums to discuss the Flash issue, start your own thread and just give TMA hell! Or, take a whack at our other Flash threads; tell us why we are right, wrong, or what Apple and Adobe need to do to fix things for their customers, not for their bottom lines.

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Microsoft on standards and interoperability – Silverlight install prompted http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/11/19/microsoft-on-standards-and-interoperability/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/11/19/microsoft-on-standards-and-interoperability/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2009 08:09:22 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=23419 Quite classic really: Microsoft have uploaded a video of IE developer, Dean Hachamovitch, explaining the team’s strides in preparing IE9 for public release. The focus? Standards and interoperability. The crux of the joke is that Silverlight is Microsoft’s proprietary answer to Adobe Flash; and in order to watch the video, you must download compatibility component … Read more]]>

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Quite classic really: Microsoft have uploaded a video of IE developer, Dean Hachamovitch, explaining the team’s strides in preparing IE9 for public release. The focus? Standards and interoperability. The crux of the joke is that Silverlight is Microsoft’s proprietary answer to Adobe Flash; and in order to watch the video, you must download compatibility component for Silverlight.

Still interested? Click here for the non-proprietary version (dubbed “PSP” MP4).

Thanks John Gruber.

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Hungry Apple’s chip habit – RAMppetite http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/09/16/hungry-apples-chip-habit-ramppetite/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/09/16/hungry-apples-chip-habit-ramppetite/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2009 10:32:11 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=19997 The jump from 32GB to 64GB in the newer iPod touch models means more than just a new-found ability to squeeze the rest of your audio library into the palm of your hand. It means that some poor sod from pathetically nourished countries like American, China, Germany, and Japan will have to go without – … Read more]]>

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The jump from 32GB to 64GB in the newer iPod touch models means more than just a new-found ability to squeeze the rest of your audio library into the palm of your hand. It means that some poor sod from pathetically nourished countries like American, China, Germany, and Japan will have to go without – flash memory that is. Even the world’s biggest electronics company whose GDP outweighs the country of Argentina is carefully counting its chips. Samsung will be shipping fewer memory modules to non-Apple companies in the coming months, and in anticipation of the China Unicom/Apple deal which will bring the iPhone to China, Apple are sure to be more voracious than ever.

If nothing else, a lack of supply may keep the iPod touch and iPhone — both of which are facing increasing pressure from ‘me too’ devices — on top through the upcoming holiday season. The new 32 and 64 GB iPod touch models will likely continue to push the envelope for memory capacities in handheld devices until the floodgates again open.

What I remember from grade five economics is that when supply dwindles, prices rise. It seems that things haven’t changed much in 19 years: The Register also quotes price increases of nearly one 20th of a cent on both 32 and 64 GB models. With Apple yet again gobbling up ram with nary a thanks-giving thought in its heart, price increases may be typical fare for the next epoch in flash history. Fortunately, flash epochs are over faster than you can say, ‘Zune’.

[via The Register]

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The Importance of the “Mobile Internet” – A Lesson Learned Through David Thorne’s Joke Mails http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/15/the-importance-of-the-mobile-internet/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/06/15/the-importance-of-the-mobile-internet/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2009 11:48:25 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=13109 A large percentage of tech sites feature RSS feeds. Even your friendly TouchMyApps staff have put together a subscription system so that you never have to browse our site at all unless really bored. Well, I woke this morning with an email in my mail box from a trusted site’s RSS feed which led me … Read more]]>

news-rss-realinternet-vs-real-mobile A large percentage of tech sites feature RSS feeds. Even your friendly TouchMyApps staff have put together a subscription system so that you never have to browse our site at all unless really bored. Well, I woke this morning with an email in my mail box from a trusted site’s RSS feed which led me to an article over at the Sun. Usually, I stay away from publications that begin and end in the same syllable, but today I couldn’t get back into sleep and, not wanting to wake my wife, I read on.

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Many of you have read the Spider email that made rounds a little over half a year ago. The culprit, a person by the name of David Thorne is at it again with mixed, but good results. His first joke is rather duff, but, David flourishes his humour in top form as the page scrolls south.

Saying this, the iPhone and iPod Touch are in some ways, biting off more than they can chew. Any device that features a nearly fully functional ‘real’ internet and a halfway decent mail app which coupled to a tiny screen markets itself “real-internet” anything, needs a lesson in specialisation. While it is fun to browse internet, mail and even apps from the App Store on the iDevice or, a DS for instance – there is little to love when pages get very long and, crammed with text and adverts, begin to read like the small print on a diet supplement.

Today’s read was much like that. In fact, I tried to count how many baby-steps it would take my two fingers to walk back to the last read paragraph. I lost count. Suffice it to say, I finished the article with a tear in my strained left eye and a slightly grumpy morning giggle. I read ebooks upon ebooks in both Stanza and eBook Reader – both of which feature iPhone-friendly pages with low word counts – but “real” internet webpages, are often quite unfriendly. However, this unsympathetic behaviour is not the problem of the webpage. A webpage is often a dollop of information with a smattering of design. We are not aloof of this reality. In general, websites were created in the same oversized mindset that dictates suburban sprall around major North-American cities.

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There are phone-friendly pages out there that break articles into succinct links, but even with such concessions, those pages are mere masques. They are not the “real mobile internet”. I spent two years in Japan in study and later in work. That time taught me many things about the mobile: the first being that phones should not require a manual to use. The Japanese handset market is booming with clever designs that house everything and anything that can be printed onto a circuit board. And, they do about 95% of the things you don’t need. If all you need to do is set your alarm or find our your email address, you had better go diving for the manual. Then we have the iPhone. It is simple to use and efficient for use as a computer substitute but I can’t help but feel that Apple are missing something. Apple have brought a truly usable UI to market and many other companies are creating similar small devices sometimes better implementations. Apple have the UI technology, but they lack a culture which is ready for real-time portable internet life. Apple keep pushing the phone’s “real internet” capabilities but neglect the heart of the device which is unrestrained by tethers and heavy components.

Phone-friendly internet does not only mean truncated links, plucked pictures and fast-loading pages. A mutiplex of functionality that should not require the use of zoom and pan modes already exists in countries like Japan: and I am not talking about cheap text-links and funny vectored graphics. Each phone connects to something both bigger and smaller than The Internet. Each phone connects people to services, customisations, graphics, apps, investments – all more succinctly than our best “real internet” pages do here. But, Japanese phones lack usability and are hindered by adherence to a design philosophy that says, “if it will fit, smack it in”. Considering the shrinking of today’s laptop, one can imagine the platforms of tomorrow; we are wasting time if we continue to design information that is targeted toward dissemination on the clunky old desktop. Even the growing game culture at the App Store should teach us that hard-core gamers don’t need to be plugged into the mains anymore.

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If our society maintains the status quo – continuing in the modus operandi of adapting the internet into friendly masque for our mobiles,we will lose the internet race. Quite simply, we need to re-fashion our stake in the online world to include the growing trend even in Western society to be mobile. If we don’t, those countries who are already way ahead will continue to lead with the baton until the next technological leap is discovered. This next spurt forward will be heralded by philosophies pushed by service providers, not by individuals and companies who specialise in creating unique, easy-to-use GUI’s and devices.

It All Changes with OS 3.0 and the 3GS
With the advent of the 3GS and OS 3.0 in mere days, there is even more to fear. Evolutionary hardware means greater expectations from customers and corporations. The new phone is a piece of plastic and metal with bits of both inside. In a year, both the 3G and 3GS will feel tired and old – they are pieces of technology – relegated to a future of recycling. The real news is the OS which perennially evolves; this piece of technology is compliant to any configuration of hardware. The iPhone OS is a thing of beauty and a few missteps, but it needs an equally  beautiful market and environment in which to fly.

America is at its core a market which lightly uses mobile phones, but does not according to them. Our carriers play hide and go seek and skimp on the barest of essentials because they know they can. However, the 3GS and OS 3.0 will change everything. As will Android. Unparalleled integration between phone and hardware will drive fewer people to dependence on their computers. A longer battery life will sustain mobile internet usage time even longer. Telephony and internet will blend. Hardware and software will be ready for the mobile internet revolution. Users will find greater interaction between themselves and an awareness of the world – if we as a market can adapt away from the computer.

Apple need to look outside their borders now more than ever if they want to continue to drive the demand the they created. If they don’t they face the iPhone’s demise at the hands of its own uniqueness yet unwillingness to admit that its own strength is on the go.

For more iPhone and OS 3.0 speculation, look below:
Find My Phone, 3G Vs 3GS, Millions of Songs on Your iPod?, 3GS specs, WWDC OS 3.0 Thoughts, WWDC Keynote Rundown, MMS Patent

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Flash on the iPhone – Flying Pigs Sighed over London http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/02/02/flash-on-the-iphone-flying-pigs-sighed-over-london/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/02/02/flash-on-the-iphone-flying-pigs-sighed-over-london/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2009 03:15:28 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=4562 After Steve Jobs’s 2007 concession that Adobe’s Flash would be too slow on the iPhone and that a lite version wasn’t “capable enough to be used with the Web”, many potential users and even some Apple zealots were left in the cold.  Proper Flash and Java implementations are fundamental building blocks of the internet.  Since … Read more]]>

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After Steve Jobs’s 2007 concession that Adobe’s Flash would be too slow on the iPhone and that a lite version wasn’t “capable enough to be used with the Web”, many potential users and even some Apple zealots were left in the cold.  Proper Flash and Java implementations are fundamental building blocks of the internet.  Since the launch of the iPhone, rumours and whispers of Flash and Java have tickled the ears of iPhone fans and users.  However, only recently have rumours from reputable sources trickled in from blogs and newssites – many of these sites rely heavily on Java and/or Flash interfaces.  

In a recent interview Bloomberg TV spoke with of Shantanu Narayen ,CEO of Adobe Systems about the state of Flash for the iPhone.  Apple and Adobe have been cooperating but, Narayen made it evident that there is still much to do.  ”The ball is in our court. The onus is on us to deliver”, he said. Installed on over 800 million computers and with millions of websites reliant on the proprietary system, Flash had better be delivered to the iPhone.  Let me restate that:  Flash had better be delivered to the ‘real internet’.  

The ‘real internet’ however, is not the relic Apple would have us believe, consisting merely of news feeds, YouTube and and the iTunes store.  The real internet is in fact, not spelled A-P-P-L-E but instead, begins with an ‘i’ and has nothing to do with Apple’s family of products or software suites. Without proper Java and with an internet devoid of Flash, the iPhone tippy-toes far around game sites, design portals, interactive media, etc., that are integral parts of the internet and of companies’ forays into the wild wild web. Sites that rely on imbedded Java applications become grey ‘x’ marks – rendering study, reading, file-sharing and many other applets unusable.  Company’s logos, blog sites, news feeds – are also zombie fodder.  

YouTube have made a large catalogue of their videos viewable via H264 decoding – a move which enables Apple to dig trenches around the real issue.  Users are left with expensive tickets to the ‘real internet’ that are unable to admit anyone near enough to the pitch to enjoy the game.  Ho hum.

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