Steve Jobs Bashes Flash; Adobe puts out calm response

The chief executive of Apple, Steve Jobs defended the company’s decision to exclude support for Adobe and Flash, some of their mobile devices, refuting the charge that the measure would aim to protect the applications sold in the electronics store from Apple. The Apple boss has published a long article in which he justifies point by point the reasons for the boycott of Flash.

“Flash is the No. 1 cause of crashes in Mac.” Jobs accuses of having failed to resolve the problems that persist for several years. As for the arrival of Flash on mobile devices, now postponed to the second half of the year it almost appears to Arles in the writings of the boss of Apple. Adobe wants to provide tools for developing cross-platform to simplify porting applications on different OSes.

Jobs details six reasons against Flash that include:

  • Flash is not open
  • Flash is not necessary for the full web
  • Flash is not secure, reliable and has performance issues
  • Flash is bad for battery life
  • Flash is not designed for touch
  • Flash is cross platform developer tools and gets in-between Apple’s platform and the developer

“Our motivation is simple – we want to provide a platform for the most innovative and most advanced our developers and we want them to keep above the platform and create the best applications that the world has ever seen.” Tomb then the sentence: “(…) Flash is no longer necessary to watch a video or use any Internet content. And the 200 000 applications from the App Store prove that Flash is not necessary for thousands of developers to build graphically rich applications, including games. While there are Apple, but there is no Apple …

“We asked periodically to show us that Adobe Flash works well on a mobile device, any mobile device, for some years. We never saw it happen,” Jobs said in a statement.

“Flash has been designed for PCs using a mouse, not touch screens. Again, Steve Jobs sent a message to website publishers ensuring that all Flash sites will have to be revised to support multipoint interfaces. He suggests they take the opportunity to adopt modern standards like HTML5, CSS or JavaScript.

Meanwhile today,Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen responded to this open letter made by Jobs yesterday. He called Jobs’ points a “smokescreen,” said Flash is an “open specification,” and further said Apple’s restrictions are “cumbersome” to developers and have “nothing to do with technology.” What’s more, he also said Jobs’ claims about Flash affecting battery life are “patently false,” and suggested that any Flash-related crashes on OS X have more to do with Apple’s operating system than Adobe’s software.

Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry call it quits

Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry and French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry have decided to end their five-year romance but will remain on good terms for the sake of their two-year-old daughter Nahla.

“They are working well together and are handling parental duties without conflict,” quoted a source as saying.

The following statement was issued to Access Hollywood exclusively from Aubry through his agency, Wilhelmina Models.
“While I will not comment on all of the wild inaccuracies being speculated about in the media, I am sad to say that Halle and I have decided together to separate at this time,” Aubry wrote.

“She is, and will forever be one of the most special and beautiful people that I have ever known, and I am certain that we will continue to have only love and respect for one another. We have been blessed with the most amazing daughter in the world, and her happiness and well-being are the most important thing for both of us. Please respect our privacy during this very difficult time.”

Berry has been married twice before. Her first marriage, to former professional baseball player David Justice, ended in 1997 over allegations her abused her and her marriage to singer Eric Benet ended in 2003 due to his infidelity.

Berry and Aubry began seeing each other in November 2005 after meeting at a Versace.

Microsoft kills Courier tablet project

Microsoft’s Courier was supposed to be the tablet of the future, Microsoft’s answer (and challenger) to Apple’s iPad.

The intriguing tablet, was introduced in September 2009 by a promotional video that leaked from Microsoft’s Entertainment & Devices division (the same one responsible for the Xbox 360 and Zune). It was pitched as a journal-like device, something that you would carry with you throughout the day to jot down notes, save images; almost a 21st century, literal re-imagining of the “personal digital assistant” ideal. It had a two-tone interface of touch and stylus actions, and ran software that looked absolutely nothing like Windows–arguably the best idea Microsoft had with the device.

But today, Microsoft confirmed it has canceled further development and production on its tablet project.

“It’s in our DNA to develop new form factors and natural user interfaces to foster productivity and creativity. The Courier project is an example of this type of effort. It will be evaluated for use in future offerings, but we have no plans to build such a device at this time.”said Frank Shaw, corporate vice president of communications at Microsoft, in a statement. “The ‘Courier’ project is an example of this type of effort and its technologies will be evaluated for use in future Microsoft offerings.”

Maybe Courier was never anything more than an internal concept video that was never intended to see the light of day. But just from that initial video, fans and pundits seemed genuinely excited, or at least interested, in the Courier, perhaps because of its radical departure from Microsoft’s “just put Windows on it” tablet strategy that has so far failed since “tablet PCs” became the stuff of myths and punchlines.

Obama to visit Oil Spill site

President Barack Obama walks towards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.,Saturday, May 1, 2010, as he travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., to deliver the commencement address at the University of Michigan.
President Barack Obama will visit the Gulf Coast on Sunday for a firsthand update on the environmental disaster threatened by a huge, growing oil slick forecasters said was being driven ashore by winds.

Obama was anxious to be seen paying close attention to the cleanup and containment of one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history.

No further details were disclosed about the timing or the exact location of the visit, the official said aboard Air Force One as the president landed in Detroit for a speech.

The underwater spill remained unstopped and impossible to measure, raising fears it could be pouring more oil into the Gulf than estimated. The Coast Guard estimates that at least 1.6 million gallons of oil have spilled since the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers on an offshore rig. In the Exxon Valdez disaster, an oil tanker spilled 11 million gallons off Alaska’s shores in 1989.Threatening fish and shrimp breeding grounds and vulnerable wetlands teeming with wildlife,the leak, followed a rig explosion and sinking last week, has forced Obama to suspend politically sensitive plans to expand offshore oil drilling, unveiled last month partly to woo Republican support for climate legislation.

In his remarks Friday, Obama said he continues “to believe that domestic oil production is an important part of our overall strategy for energy security. But I’ve always said that it must be done responsibly for the safety of our workers and our environment.”

Sex and the City New Movie Poster

The gang’s all here: Just a few more weeks until a brigade of Manolos and Cosmos descend on the box office once again. Sex And The City 2 – the sequel to 2008’s hit chick flick — opens in theaters on May 27 and the latest promo poster for the eagerly-awaited film hit the cyberspace on Friday.

What do you think of the poster? Do you think there is a MAJOR PHOTOSHOP EDITING HERE?

Question:Why didn’t they use Kim Cattrall’s (who plays the blonde Samantha Jones)face in this poster?

Floyd Mayweather vs Shane Mosley Welterweight Match

Who are you picking? This question has been propagating all over the world wide web this May 1. The most awaited clash of two Welterweights will start a few hours from now. These 2 are ranked no. 2 and no. 3 respectively as the world’s best Welterweight boxers. Anyone who wins this match is said to be worthy to face the king of pound for pound, you know who he is.

Base on various web surveys and boxing analyst, Shane Mosley has the edge of winning this match. Now, Mayweather will finally ruin his record and face his first defeat ever. If these predictions become true, then too bad for Floyd Mayweather.

Whereas, a lot are saying that Floyd Mayweather has prepared for this match. His speed, agility, and strength is incomparable to Shane Mosley.

I’m really excited to see who wins on May 1. I bet this will be another historic fight that everyone will never ever forget.

Let’s see who wins this May 1, 2010 as these two will punch each other in 12 rounds or less. Let’s don’t forget to watch Mayweather vs Mosley live stream. SLB will be live streaming this upcoming match, just like what they’ve done before in several famous boxing and MMA matches.

HBO Pay-Per-View sold more on this fight compared to the previous match of Manny Pacquiao, so this means more viewers want to watch the Welterweight match of Mosley vs Mayweather.

Lindsay Lohan is blood soaked in lingerie (PHOTOS)

Lindsay Lohan lays out in lingerie, soaked in blood in these new outtakes from celeb photographer Tyler Shields for a new book entitled The Dirty Side of Glamour.

The 23-year-old actress opened up to Ryan Seacrest this morning on KIIS-FM:

On what she’s been up to: “I’m working hard, I’m doing my clothing line, I’m starting a movie soon, I’m producing some shows, I’ve been working a lot.”

On accusations that her nightlife is out of control: “It’s not a crime to go and have fun with your friends. I actually haven’t been out in over a week… Aside from the father drama, which is just nuts, I’m a nice person, I work hard, I just really love entertaining people and this is what I came into this business for. Not in terms of the tabloids lying about how I’m entertaining them, but you know, I kind of let it roll off my back at this point. I’m pretty numb to it.”

On rumors that she’s a bad influence on her 16-year-old sister Ali Lohan: “My sister is fine and she is in school.”

Here are the photos from the photoshoot:

Mayweather vs Mosley 24/7 Episode 4

The Mayweather vs Mosley fight will be held tomorrow. We will witness once again another two great boxing champions as they fight for the WBO Welterweight Champion belt in MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Looking at the odds of this boxing fight, it seems that it’s hard to tell who between them will win this match. Mayweather remains undefeated in all 40 matches in his entire boxing career. Meanwhile, Mosley’s had a lot more winnings by KO’s than Mayweather.

If you are asking what time is the fight time of Mayweather vs Mosley tomorrow, it would be held May 1 at 9pm Eastern Time or 6pm Pacific Time.

I was able to watch their Mayweather vs Mosley 24/7 Episode 4 video in HBO and the two boxing fighters are training very hard to give their best in the boxing match tomorrow. For the rest of the videos, you can watch it at HBO since they are scheduled to air it on April 30, 2010 at 8:30 PM Eastern Time / 5:30 PM Pacific Time.

For those of you who were not able to watch the last episode of Mayweather vs Mosley 24/7 in HBO, you can catch the second and third portions of the Episode 4 below.

Mayweather vs Mosley 24/7 Episode 4 Part 2:


Mayweather vs Mosley 24/7 Episode 4 Part 3:


Let’s Celebrate Arbor Day 2010 by Planting Trees

With today’s increased housing projects, a lot of trees are cut off to convert mountains to subdivisions. Therefore, it is not a surprise why floods are common to these areas when rainy season comes.

Trees are the foundation of our environment. They provide shelter, oxygen, and control flood. Today, April 30, 2010, we celebrate Arbor Day 2010 in the US. Arbor Day is a national holiday in which various individuals and organizations are encouraged to plant and care for trees. It is the call for all of us to have a healthier ecosystem for our own benefit.

In today’s Arbor Day 2010 celebration, we should therefore be united to go to our eco-parks to plant more plants and trees. Alternatively, you could also plant more plants in your very own garden in your backyard.

Also, you might as well sponsor a tree in your park, give tree cards to your friends, and encourage your co-workers to organize a tree planting event. There’s much more you can do this Arbor Day 2010. Let’s save our planet Earth. Let’s plant more trees. Happy Arbor Day to all!

Online SAT Prep: Downloadable SAT Practice Test Printable 2010

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT or Scholastic Aptitude Test) never goes out of trends as almost all school-goers need to take this exam.  This is usually a requirement for universities and colleges in the United States for admission to the different campuses.  This is also a basis for qualifying into a scholarship program.

Students are preparing for this exam right now because they understand that nothing beats preparation.  What better way to prepare than to practice?  There are mock SAT exams online that you can visit to practice testing yourself.  You can visit links to downloadable SAT Practice Test printable online