European flat fee for data coming soon

Earlier this morning Vincent Van Quickenborne (Belgian minister for ICT, telco, economy and reform) moderated a debate with Neelie Kroes (Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda for Europe). Vincent Van Quickenborne was asking his Twitter followers for questions he should ask her. I asked what her plans were for the [...]

On sub-standard apps

Steve Jobs (via TechCrunch): Intermediate layers between the platform and the developer ultimately produces sub-standard apps and hinders the progress of the platform.
That’s the first thing I read this morning… I agree with Greg Slepak (CEO of TaoEffect) who wrote:
Crappy developers will make crappy apps regardless of how many layers there are.
That doesn’t mean that [...]

Now that’s a tablet!

Powerful CPU? Check! 1.6GHz Intel Atom.
Capable of HD video? Check! 1080p!
Camera? Check! 1 front, 1 back.
Flash Player 10.1? Check!
Adobe AIR 2? Check!
HDMI-out? Check!
USB port? Check!
Expandable storage? Check! SDHC card slot.
Pen/digitizer support? Check! Perfect for your finer art/graphics projects.
I can install whatever I like? Check! Runs Windows 7.
Multi-tasking? Check!
Easy to use touch UI? Check! HP built [...]

Number 1 on my wishlist: HP’s slate device

I already blogged about how excited I was about HP’s slate device a few weeks ago. These two new videos make me want it even more!
The first one is a teaser ad from HP but make sure you watch the second video! Adobe’s Alan Tam shows the device in action! No CGI tricks here! Alan [...]

HP’s CTO talks about the HP Slate. Can I have one now please?

As I already mentioned before, I won’t be standing in line to get an Apple tablet. If it was running the full OS X, I probably would have but the limited OS they’re putting on the device is just too restricted and not flexible enough.
I recently bought an HP TouchSmart TX2 tablet/notebook to replace my [...]

Wall Street Journal on Apple, Flash and more

The Wall Street Journal just published an interesting article entitled “The Microsofting of Apple?” with their thoughts on Apple, Flash, Google and more. If you’re not subscribed to the WSJ, you can find the article on Ben Forta’s blog.
It’s refreshing to see the “old media’s” take on this… They surely make some interesting points.

Kevin Lynch (Adobe’s CTO) blogs about Flash, past and future, Apple iPad, HTML5, OSP and more.

Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch just published a blogpost with his thoughts on Flash, past and future, Apple iPad, HTML5, OSP and more.
The blogpost entitled “Open Access to Content and Applications” gives you a good idea on where Adobe and the Flash Platform is going and what we are doing with our Open Screen Project partners. [...]

Open letter from a Mac-head

DISCLAIMER: I work for Adobe on the platform evangelism team. I’ve been a Flash designer/developer for the last 12 years. The views expressed on this blog are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.
Dear Steve,
After working on Windows PCs for over 15 years, I switched to Mac about 6 years ago. [...]

CES summary: E-Readers, 3D TV and internet connected TVs

E-Readers, 3D TV and internet connected TVs, Blu-Ray players and set-top boxes. That pretty much sums up CES 2010.
E-Readers
I have a Kindle and I absolutely love it. But I love it because it is so easy to use and even easier to buy books straight from the device. The same goes for the Nook which [...]