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Friday, May 25, 2012

Axis App for iOS, From Yahoo

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

"Yahoo! announced last night the launch of its new app dubbed Axis, available for iPhone, iPad, and plug-ins that work with Firefox, Safari, or Chrome."

You can do everything from within the app, instead of having it switch you to the native Safari in iOS. And from what reviewers are saying it works pretty well. Worth trying out, since it's free.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coda 2 and Diet Coda Now Available, Half Off Normal Pricing

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:59 AM

"The highly anticipated FTP client, code editor, CSS editor, and previewer, Diet Coda for iPad has hit the App Store. Now you can make quick edits to your website while on the go or on vacation."

MacAppStorm has a pretty thorough review of Coda 2 here, but if you are ready to get it, you can save yourself 50% off the normal price. For today only you can pick up Coda 2 [affiliate link] for $49.99 USD. And for Diet Coda [affiliate link] you get the same deal, today only for $9.99 USD.

Monday, March 19, 2012

New iPad Garners 5% of Web Traffic Already

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:30 AM

"Just a few days after its debut, the third-gen iPad is grabbing almost 5 percent of the Web traffic among all iPads tracked by Chitika."

It appears new iPad owners didn't waste any time in getting online with their new toy. You can watch the activity in real time at the Chitika site here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

No Surprise Here, But iPad Dominates Tablet Web Traffic

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 09:30 AM

"'There should be no doubt in anyone's mind that Apple's iPad is the biggest seller in the tablet space, but we have seen many iPad competitors come out over recent months, including Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Blackberry PlayBook, Amazon Kindle Fire, and many more,' Royal Pingdom reports."

I have a feeling that, based on what I'm reading about the Kindle Fire, that these figures may go down for the iPad with the next report, but 88% of the tablet web traffic is pretty impressive don't you think? Price will drive the Kindle Fire purchases even with reports that it isn't all it's cracked up to be, like this one. What are your thoughts?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Financial Times Pulls App Due to In-App Policy

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

"The Financial Times has pulled its self-named app from the App Store for failing to comply with Apple's in-app subscription policy. The publication wasn't interested in Apple's subscription service that took a 30 percent cut and didn't share subscriber data - a policy that's been in place for about two months."

Can't say as I blame them, when they can create something via a mobile web app, which they have done at According to Financial Times, they had 10% of their subscriber base using the iPad last year, so it's no small number for them. Personally, I don't mind using web versions of periodicals, what are your thoughts?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Web Version of Google Maps for iOS and Android Now Available

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 02:00 AM

"Google wrapped up on Friday with a long-requested version of Google Maps for smartphones. Both Android and iOS users can both track their individual location with the usual Google Maps layers, such as satellite maps and traffic, as well as get directions. Place pages have their own optimizations and tie in properly with the map."

This was released Friday and works anywhere Google Maps exists. On top of that, the one big advantage is the continual updating you get from web versions over apps, which require updates from either Apple or Google. Sign-on to Google and you get access to all your favorite locations, saved maps and landmarks.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

63% of Streaming Web Do Not Require Flash

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:00 AM

"A new study shows that nearly two thirds of all streaming Web video is HTML5 compatible. In other words, Adobe Flash is no longer needed for a majority of Web content."

HTML5-compatible video aka H.264 is now comprising more than 60% of the streaming video on the Internet. MeFeedia indexed approximately 30 million videos from over 33,000 sites to come to this conclusion. Amazingly, in less than a year, over 50% of the video out there has dropped Flash as a requirement. I find I don't miss it most of the time on my laptop using Safari, but If there is something I want to see I just switch to Chrome. How about you, do you use Flash or do you find that it isn't that big of a deal not to have it installed on Safari?

Friday, October 1, 2010

MapQuest is Back, This Time With an Atlas

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 10:00 AM

"MapQuest, in its drive to get on people's radars again, is launching an interactive atlas that combines MapQuest maps with an array of geographic, cultural and climate data."

I guess they never really left, but just got left behind in the Google Maps dust. They are back now though, and have come out with an Atlas. The interface is pretty simple, and gives you basic facts about any country you click on (or touch on if you are using your iPad), all gleaned from the CIA's World Factbook [link]. It's a nice, albeit simple, addition to the MapQuest line.

Friday, September 3, 2010

iOS Now the 3rd Most Popular Platform, Six Times Larger Than Android

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 08:00 AM

"Apple's iOS mobile operating system is now the third-most popular platform on the Internet, with a share nearly six times larger than Android's, a Web measurement company said Wednesday."

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And in other news from around the world, Apple devices (iPhone and iPod Touch) account for 41% of the web traffic in Finland, home of Nokia.

Tags: software, web, android, ios

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

160% Increase in use of H.264 Since January

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:00 AM

""The increasing criticism of Flash as a vehicle for online video delivery (as well as Apple's dislike of Flash) appears to be driving the adoption of H.264 video," Chris Foresman reports for Ars Technica."

The study was done by MeFeedia, and they found that since January of this year, there was an increase of 160 percent in the video encoded in H.264. They used roughly 30,000 sources including YouTube and Hulu, as well as some of the network sites such as ABC and CBS. For the month of May, 26% of all the video in their index was H.264, compared to 10% in January. They also used to corroborate the data they were seeing.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

iTunes in Your Web Browser

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

"Well, that's certainly nice: in the span of a couple of months, Apple has been making a lot of progress bringing iTunes to the web browser, including letting users see item information and even preview tracks without launching iTunes."

And now you can preview from the comfort of your web browser. Just go to Apple and click on iTunes (or go directly there via and start browsing. It also provides direct links to iTunes if you want to go there instead. Pretty nice interface.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Coda's 3-Day 50% Off Sale

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:22 AM

"Yes! Coda, Transmit, CandyBar, and Unison are 50% off. It's never happened before, and it'll probably never happen again. Serious. * We're too busy building new things for later this year to notice how crazy this is. * Prices are only valid from 12:01 AM PST May 27th to 11:59 PM PST May 29th. * Enjoy these apps today and lock in a discount towards any future paid updates."

I'm gonna pick up CandyBar 3. It's the only one of the four apps I don't already own. Panic makes some awesome stuff and frankly nothing beats Transmit and Unison as FTP and Newsgroup apps. Get 'em. They're worth it.

And if you're big into web development, Coda is a hell of a bargain at $49.50.

Great stuff from a great company.

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