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    Friday, June 4, 2010

    Don't Hate the Game, Hate the Fanboy..

    Interesting thing is, if you thought you had enough reasons to hate fanboys (or alienate yourself for actually being one, YES AM LOOKING AT YOU!!!) you'd probably have another stronger reason to hate, or a reason to flaunt that extra-love you have laying around.. Especially after an interesting find i came across..

    No, not THAT.. But it worked so well not to be shared around X'D.. We'll get to discuss that other thing later on..

    So, what happened this week?

    With all the buzz between Apple's "Thoughts on Flash" and Adobe's responds of Apples technical obstacles (mainly, arrogance of both sides), quite a turn-around reveal happened this week.. In the lights of the quote below, it seems the WIRED iPad app (that's been receiving flying 5 Star reviews) was created using Adobe's publishing technology..
    Adobe is building on the foundation of Adobe® Creative Suite® 5 and Omniture® technologies to deliver an open, comprehensive Digital Publishing Platform. This innovative platform consists of applications, technologies, and services that allow publishers to cost effectively author, produce, and distribute groundbreaking content to the broadest possible audience on a wide variety of digital devices. With this platform, Adobe is helping publishers and advertisers revolutionize how they create and deliver digital content, and how their audiences consume it. -Adobe on Digital Publishing
    Apparently, Apple's reason to ban Adobe's tools are on shaky grounds, since Apple's excuse was Adobe's programming skills.. They seem pretty damn fine to me..

    Interestingly enough, Apple's reaction was more of a promotion than a direct reply to the "prank" pulled by Adobe.. Just recently, Apple released a complete section of it's website Showcasing HTML5's potential as a future web-standrad.. And the future looks "smoothly" promising.. One weird tip, however, you won't be able to view the content showcased unless you're using Safari (on any platform).. Apparently, the showcase is using some tools that are only enabled by the Safari engine.. Which can be considered as a bit of a turn off..

    I mean, Apple, you're trying to promote OPEN STANDARDS for the future of the web.. Wouldn't it be a good factor to show that it works with any HTML5 compatible browser?

    On a brighter note, this week was basically dominated with Apple's RSS feeds.. And if you just bought, pre-ordered, or borrowed an iPad, welcome to the Apple'Nation, new Citizen.. Population? 2 million (and counting)..
    CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2010—Apple® today announced that iPad™ sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3. Apple began shipping iPad in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK this past weekend. iPad will be available in nine more countries in July and additional countries later this year. -Apple, Inc
    Some might say that it was because of that international release, the numbers leaped to 2 millions.. Well, the thing is:

    • It outsold the number of iPhones to this day (since 2007)..
    • and incase you're not that good with math, 60 days is less than 4 years..
    Now that Apple established a worldwide testing ground, and with HTML5 potential as a web experience (mainly targeting that testing ground), Developers should be hurrying their time schedules to take a piece of that pie, and you should expect some fierce competition..

    Or THIS guy..

    And it doesn't end there.. I talked about Microsoft last week, and how the world is not being nice to the company that once was the future of anything Tech.. This week was another punch in the face..
    Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.
    The directive to move to other operating systems began in earnest in January, after Google’s Chinese operations were hacked, and could effectively end the use of Windows at Google, which employs more than 10,000 workers internationally.
    That's what i like to call, "OS FAIL".. Well, i didn't say that, Google did.. Take it on them, you wuss!


    On the other side of the interwebs, where the world is shared amongst people and privacy is always on the run, Facebook is making sure that it's Apology and new customer-appeasing settings are known, heard and done properly.. If it's anything, i think Mark is trying to make sure that whoever didn't leave Facebook the first time, has a better reason to stay when the next generation of Social Networking arrives (aka Diaspora)

    Well, not so next-gen, but anything that respects my choice of privacy and doesn't impose publicity on me is worth the title..

    And as gloomy as it was for Microsoft and Mark, gamers are not spared.. As a gamer, i vividly remember the hours spent speculating and day-dreaming about how Final Fantasy 7 would seem like on a next-gen machine.. Mainly, during the early days of the PS3 launch, SqaureEnix showcased the power of the machine, by re-rendering a tech demo of the all-time-classic JRPG Final Fantasy 7, many took the video and went viral with it.. Titles like "FF7 is coming to the PS3" and "Secret Demo of FF7" (how is it a secret on E3, i have no idea).. And for years, people wondered and dug rumors expecting to see a thread of hope to get that masterpiece done in HD..

    If you're still on the rumor track, the rumor has officially been debunked..
    On the Final Fantasy VII remake this time, Kitase said: "To make FFXIII at this level of quality, it took us 3 to 4 years. If we were to make FFVII in the same style ofFFXIII, it would take 10 times as long." Forget fourteen years, a current generation Final Fantasy VII would take forty years to put together! That's older than someone's dad. -TheEscapist
    I almost teared (twice)..

    Well, moving along, there's one more thing that am going to share with you guys.. Yeah, THAT thing i mentioned and annoyingly ignored until now.. It's not a tech-update, nor is it an update.. After researching, this turned out to be quite a story a couple of months back (and it slipped my superior RSS vision)..

    To put it in their simpler words..

    Cupidtino is a beautiful new dating site created for fans of Apple productsby fans of Apple products! Why? Diehard Mac & Apple fans often have a lot in common – personalities, creative professions, a similar sense of style and aesthetics, taste, and of course a love for technology. We believe these are enough reasons for two people to meet and fall in love, and so we created the first Mac-inspired dating site to help you find other Machearts around you. -Cupidtino



    errm.. Yeah.. I know..

    So, until next week's updates, What was your technological highlight of the week?


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