YouTube now defaults to HTML5

YouTube now defaults to HTML5 <video>

YouTube Engineering and Developers Blog:

Four years ago, we wrote about YouTube’s early support for the HTML5 <video> tag and how it performed compared to Flash. At the time, there were limitations that held it back from becoming our preferred platform for video delivery. Most critically, HTML5 lacked support for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) that lets us show you more videos with less buffering.

Over the last four years, we’ve worked with browser vendors and the broader community to close those gaps, and now, YouTube uses HTML5 <video> by default in Chrome, IE 11, Safari 8 and in beta versions of Firefox.

Thanks Steve Jobs for really start the war against Adobe Flash. It’s a bug ridden extension full of security holes, and the sooner it disappears, the better. This will put another nail in the coffin.

WiFi Map uses community power to share network passwords

“WiFi Map uses community power to share network passwords”

George Tinari, The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW):

WiFi Map is a crowdsourced tool for finding all of the Wi-Fi hotspots in your area as well as the passwords to certain security-protected networks.

This looks like a great utility when trying to find a free WiFi hotspot. I’m going to give it a go on my iPhone next time I’m out and about in the city. I hate the 1Gb cap I have on my phone by network provider Tele2.

Let’s just hope that Apple doesn’t ban the app. I’ve seen it before…

Clearing the Icon Services cache in Yosemite

" · Clearing the Icon Services cache in Yosemite" After installing or updating a system to Yosemite, I have seen blank (missing) icons on several Macs. I have also seen cases where the desktop doesn’t get updated after a change to the document icons in the application itself (which happens as developers update their apps […]

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Editorial App WordPress Upload images Workflow updated

Editorial iOS app icon

I have being going through the code for the Editorial App Workflow for uploading images directly to WordPress Media Library and added some functions. There where several bugs and problems. Should work better now.  — Bug where scaling didn’t work at all (shame!) — Added full resolution image as alternative — should work now for […]

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