Archive for March, 2010
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Anayst: iPhone Will Come After Android — Eventually — On Verizon
Kaufman Brothers’ Shaw Wu cautions a deal to put the iPhone on Verizon will be “complicated” however
Just a tad ahead of schedules — perhaps as a macabre assurance this isn’t some April 1st joke — firmware 3.21 for the PS3 is now being seeded to anyone who tries to log onto the PlayStation Network. As far as we can tell, all the update seems to do is remove the “install other OS” option and kill access to anyone who does have another platform dual-booted. Just a friendly reminder, if you fall into that category, be sure to either backup your partition or wait for Geohot to find a workaround.
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Looking for more ways to go green? Powerplus just introduced the Leopard, a solar-powered universal remote that can charge its internal lithium-ion battery using either direct sunlight or artificial light. Basically, if you keep it facing up in a lit room, you will never have to worry about running out of batteries again. The dimensions on this remote are pretty standard (7.3in x 1.9in x 0.7in) and weighs 76g.
As far as aesthetics go, I have to admit there are better optionsâ€”such as this $50 Logitech Harmony we wrote about recently. But at Â£9.99 a pop, what do you have to lose? Unfortunately, most people reading this blog probably switch TV sets before they ever need to change the batteries on their remote.
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World’s Youngest iPhone App Developer?
Pierce Freeman, age 14, recently had his first iPhone app approved.
Charles Petzold resurrected and writes book about Windows Phone 7 programming
March 26, 2010 [General] | By Edward J. R. Charles Petzold is a legendary figure. People who work in area of Microsoft technologies – know it. If you are a developer, you can now get free chapters of his upcoming book about Windows Phone 7 programming!
We’ve heard whispers of it before, but apparently Hulu may be working on an iPad app which will be one of the first places where the popular video service will attempt to integrate a subscription-based approach. More »
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Hulu is building an iPad application, reports Brian Stelter and Brad Stone in the New York Times, citing four people familiar brief on Hulu’s plans.
Brian and Brad provide no time frame for when we might expect an iPad application, though they did say the app might test some sort of “premium” model. Users could have to pay a subscription fee for the application.
This confirms a previous report from Peter Kafka at All Things D, who said pretty much the same thing.
The iPad does not support flash. If Hulu wants to be available on the iPad, it would either have to be as an app or the site would have to recode its video to a format supported by the iPad like HTML5 or H.264, which is what YouTube did for the iPhone.
Hulu built an iPhone application, and never released it. The problem seemed to be that it wanted to figure out its premium model before it launched.
That’s still not figured out, so who knows when the app will actually hit the market.
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