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Novermber 19, 2010

Apple:

iPads Wi-Fi 16 GB for $399. Not Jobs approved.

Engadget reviews iPod nano as watch. Review score 3/10. “The Good: extreme nerd factor. The Bad: extreme nerd factor.”

Beatles on iTunes. (7 years too late) I.E.: #21 on iTunes Top 100.

Safari 5.0.3 released. Much improved “Smart Bar.”

Following Daring Fireball’s lead I decided to unistall Flash. And honestly not missing it one bit. (For the record: I’m using Chrome to watch Hulu.

Kindle:

Amazon introduces Kindle book gifting in time for the holidays. SWEET. Since, I now have a Kindle Wi-Fi.

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Adobe Resuming Work on iPhone App Development Technology

When Apple changed its iPhone Developer Program License Agreement, Adobe decided to abandon the iPhone app building technology included in Flash CS5. But now that Apple’s allowing third-party development tools, Adobe will pick up right where it left off.

Adobe Resuming Work on iPhone App Development Technology Again

Apple’s announcement today that it has lifted restrictions on its third-party developer guidelines has direct implications for Adobe’s Packager for iPhone, a feature in the Flash Professional CS5 authoring tool. This feature was created to enable Flash developers to quickly and easily deliver applications for iOS devices. The feature is available for developers to use today in Flash Professional CS5, and we will now resume development work on this feature for future releases.

Apple now offers HTML5-based movie showtimes and locations

Showtimes

Apple has updated its Movie Trailers page with movie showtimes and the ability to automatically find the nearest theater and compatible with iOS devices. Using HTML5 of course.

The new Showtimes page website allows users to find their closest theaters manually, via zip code, or they can opt to have the site determine the closest theater for them. The interactive site is free of Adobe Flash, built on the HTML5 standard that Apple supports.

By selecting a movie, users are given a list of nearby theaters with showtimes for that feature. Showtimes are given on a timeline, in which grayed out circles are past shows, green circles are bargain shows, and a blue dot represents an upcoming show.

The site also offers a “Get Tickets” option, which allows users to buy tickets through Fandango.com. If a theater does not allow ticketing through Fandango, the button is replaced with a “Ticket Info” option that forwards to the theater’s website.

The new iTunes Movie Trailers Showtimes page also includes embedded Google Maps, allowing people on the site to quickly obtain directions to their theater.

Site News. 500.

News

As of today, Technacity has reached over 500 views in a two month period.

Every day the number of views increase, especially in the last two weeks. In the past week, I had written my 200th post. As of today there are 214 posts.

I have decided to expand the website’s news coverage to several topics besides Apple including Google, Adobe, and Microsoft.

I would like to thank you all and if you any suggestions on improving the site please leave a comment below.

Future Plans

I plan to have 1000 views in two months and have around 1500 views by the new year.

Final words

As always thank you for reading and I hope that you will keep reading, Technacity.

I haven’t done this in a while but, from time to time I put interesting stuff from YouTube (not always tech related). Link. It’s a song about the BP Oil Spill. It’s rather moving and touching.

iPod rumor round-up

iPod Shuffle/ Classic = There hasn’t been any news or rumors about the iPod shuffle/ classic. These products are long overdue for a refresh but unlikely.

iPod Nano = The basic rumor for the nano has been that it would be in the shape of a square. There would probably be a square 3cm x 3cm touchscreen. According to AppleInsider, despite the small size it will keep the Apple dock connector.

iPod Touch = Despite popular belief that the touch will look like the iPhone 4. But according to a recent article, it will look more like the original iPod touch with some design tweaks. According to third party cases, it will have a back camera and either a flash or a microphone. It’s unknown whether it will have a front facing camera.

Apple TV = According to the rumors, it will be called the iTV. And this got the Brits running iTV, mad. According to Engadget, it will look like the iPhone, have 8 GB of internal memory, and will obviously cloud based. And cost only $99. There are multiple rumors that it will have $1 rentals.

I’ll update if I hear more. Only 4 days left people.

Adobe updates Photoshop.com

Adobe has updated its Web-based Photoshop service, you don’t need to become a member to use the service any more.

The online image editing service has been around for three years. The company updated many of its components, Adobe Photoshop Express Editor, Organizer, and Uploader are included in the refresh.

You can use the online service to edit, manipulate and store your images, which can be uploaded from your drive. Photoshop.com members get the added benefit of online image storage.

Photoshop Express galleries have a fast-loading new layout and design. The new gallery design makes taglines, descriptions and comments more visible, making it easier for people viewing a gallery to add and review comments. Sharing via Facebook or Twitter has also been improved.

Adobe Photoshop Express brings iPad support and more editing tools

You may remember the Adobe Photoshop.com Mobile app for iPhone and iPod touch and how it provided very limited forms of Adobe’s editing tools. Today, the app has been rebranded as Adobe Photoshop Express and now supports the iPad. The app provides all the basic editing tools such as cropping, rotating, and color adjustments.

The iPad version allows users to edit multiple photos simultaneously in either portrait or landscape. The app is still free and surprisingly does not support the iPhone 4s Retina Display.

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