The new HTML5 standard’s most prominently mentioned new feature is undoubtedly the video tag - this tag enables all compliant browsers to play video embedded in a site with no additional plugins The only problem? The organizations responsible for choosing a video format are undecided. In one corner is H.264, used everywhere from Blu-Ray disc to military applications due to its tremendous efficiency, and in the other is Ogg Theora. Ogg Theora is known to be less suitable for content delivery.
Here’s a good tip for you iPhone 3G users: 3G network coverage in many parts of North America is quite poor, even though coverage maps may indicate otherwise. While 3G is the big hype, especially since the release of Apple’s 3G handset came out, its deployment in the New World (and even some parts of Europe) isn’t sufficient to support largescale use of network intensive devices like the iPhone. So: If you’re finding really poor call quality, dropped calls and generally poor data performance on your iPhone 3G, go into Settings > General > Network and turn off 3G Networking.
This is my first post from the iPhone. It’s been a long time in coming, and there have been several hangups. The 2.0 iPhone firmware presented me with the App Store, and the WordPress iPhone app appeared shortly afterward. Thing is, the app crashes repeatedly when I enter my login info. Once I’ve figured out why, I’ll update this post. Meantime, I’ve upgraded to WordPress 2.6 and am using the WPhone plugin.
Evidently the intention has been to allow third party apps on the iPhone all along. This is good news - while the current selection of web apps are higher in quality and usefulness than the unofficial native apps, official support will result in some vendors stepping up and creating some good stuff (and as mentioned, a lot of other vendors stepping up and writing crap - caveat emptor). Quoted from apple.
There’s been a lot of overreaction in the press regarding the latest iPhone firmware. Thankfully it’s beginning to die down as reporters are realizing they’re standing up for hackers and unlockers, and people who generally aren’t interested in supporting the corporate interests of their sponsors, but I digress. Lots of articles were published slamming Apple for “bricking” iPhones that have been modified. The reality of the situation is quite different. Apple issued a press release announcing their concerns about third party SIM unlocks; they created unmanageable incompatibilities and issues with the firmware upgrade process.
So I got an iPhone last week, after having read enough reports of successful unlocks and an increasingly long list of custom applications. I saw one in person for the first time just prior, and was basically sold. My current smartphone is an HTC Mogul, known in Canada as the P4000 from Telus. I evaluated the uses I put it to and set my criteria for the iPhone as simply as follows: Can I get it to do the same things?