News tagged ‘Player’
Because of Apple and Google success on a mobile device market Microsoft is going to conduct "major organizational changes" in its Entertainment and Devices Division that is currently responsible for Xbox, Zune and Windows Phone. It looks like first step has been already taken - the work on the dual-screen tablet named Courier had been canned. This allegedly caused its main developer J Allard to leave the company. Further changes will affect on the team that develops Windows Phone 7 mobile OS. The latter must be introduced this fall.
Nick Wingfield from the Wall Street Journal wrote Microsoft lose its positions mainly because of its Windows Mobile OS that had been criticized much for years.
Microsoft's division of Entertainment and Devices also develops portable media players named Zune. The latest Zune HD received many positive reviews but couldn't rival with tremendously popular iPod touch.
Have you ever bought a wrong app? Wanted to buy an iPad app, but accidentally payed for iPhone one? Need a refund? It's easy, you have up to 90 days to return your app. CNet specialist will teach us how to do that. Let's watch:
An open letter published by Adobe co-founders John Warnock and Chuck Geschke reveals their true position to Apple. They say Apple wants to "undermine the next chapter of the web". They also believe that the consumers must have a free access to the content regardless to their computers, browsers or any other stuff.
"No company - no matter how big or how creative - should dictate what you can create."
In answer to Jobs' saying that Flash is a closed system Adobe co-founders informed that specifications for Flash are published and available for free so anyone can make their own Flash player. What Apple does is creating walls for their applications and content, thus creating a threat to a future of free Internet, which actually cannot be controlled by anyone. The letter ends with these words:
"What we don't love is anybody taking away your freedom to choose what you create, how you create it, and what you experience on the web."
It is interesting to notice that Adobe also started new advertising campaign on popular tech news sites and in newspapers. Their ads list technologies they "love". One of them even contains the tongue-in-cheek inscription "We [heart] Apple".
Chad Knight and Jeff King, who are professional skateboarders, purchased a brand-new Apple iPad and decided to check if it can replace the standard skateboard. Another crazy test - on the video above!
- Addressing some issues that improve stability and performance.
- Addressing a usability issue with VoiceOver and Genius Mixes;
- Addressing several stability issues with VoiceOver;
- Addressing issues with converting songs to 128 kbps AAC while syncing (this function was previously available only for iPod shuffle)
Recently Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook and Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer had a financial conference call with the press and analysts. Here are some interesting facts we gained from the conversation:
Here is a video posted by hacker cdevwill. We can see the Voice Control app used on the jailbreaked (hacked) iPad. Take a look:
Watch the next video - 5 reasons NOT to buy an iPad.
We all like jokes. But what are the best practical tech jokes? CNet specialists know the answer. Let's find out:
Guess what gadget won the first place? Well... wrong answer, this one got the second place. Take a look at the video: