RIM has pushed out an updated version of the BlackBerry Tablet OS simulator, complete with a fully embedded BlackBerry browser so that would-be PlayBook devs can test out their web-apps, Flash 10.1 and general site performance. In addition to the Adobe support, the PlayBook will also handle HTML5 Video and Audio (though the simulator doesn't have the full range of codecs that the final hardware will).
Today Adobe either stunned the world! Or proved many of its citizens right in thinking they'd eventually make a move on HTML5 in the following way - a simple conversion tool. The announcement of such a tool took place at Adobe MAX 2010 which took place October 23-27, 2010, in Los Angeles California. This is a big convention where speakers speak and creators talk to each other and everyone learns about all the fabulous stuff Adobe has up their sleeves. Take a peek at the video of the announcement by engineer Rik Cabanier below.
Take a bit of notice and remember last spring when the talk of the town was the fact that Apple was pushing for HTML5 to be the standard for video on the web. Opposite what? Adobe's flash player. Where a year ago basically everything you saw as far as video was based in flash, now the standard has all but completely switched over to HTML5 - to a point.
YouTube's Leanback lounge-friendly UI has launched, with a new HDTV-friendly UI and default settings that automatically play videos full-screen and in as high definition as is available. Meanwhile, for somewhat smaller displays, the new YouTube Mobile site has been rolled out, complete with HTML5 video support for compatibility with a broader number of mobile devices.
Tomorrow marks the kick off of WWDC 2010, Apple's annual developer event, and despite all the leaks, rumors, intrigue and speculation, Steve Jobs is still promising that we "won't be disappointed." Top of the list of expected announcements is the fourth-generation iPhone, tentatively expected to be the iPhone HD, and SlashGear will be at the Jobs keynote tomorrow morning, Monday June 7th, to liveblog the whole event at http://live.slashgear.com/.
After the cut... iPhone HD, Safari 5 with lashings of HTML5, iPhone OS 4.0 and more!
Feuds are nothing new no matter who is feuding be it the Hatfield's and McCoy's, VHS and Betamax, Blu-ray and HD DVD, or Flash and HTML5. Some feuds last decades, others are over in a few short years or months. Apple has decided to add a page to its website to promote the use of HTML 5 and web standards in general.
If Apple thought Adobe would merely roll over and accept their recent snubs regarding Flash on the iPad and digital content, then they should probably think again. Adobe have officially announced their Digital Viewer Technology for Magazines - used in the recently-released Wired iPad magazine - a soon-to-be-released add on to the new InDesign CS5 app which will allow would-be publishers to quickly take digital content and package it as magazines.