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There is no secret that I love my iPhone. I really do - I written several articles about how cool it is. So why am I thinking of getting rid of it. The answer: AT&T. Bit-O history here. I was one of the first few idiots who purchased iPhone 1.0 the same week it came out. Yes, I shelled out $600. I thought it was a good deal as I was writing about the phone and could (in my head, not so much my wife's) justify the cost. I also had to purchase the $85/mth plan from AT&T. So, now it is over two years later and I still have the same phone and I am still paying $85/mth. And I want to stop paying the man. There are several reasons why I want to get out of the contract I am with. I live in NE Wisconsin, along with 1.5 million other folks. For some reason, AT&T has decided we are too small to support 3G. Why upgrade my iPhone to a 3GS when the G bit won't work? Also, if I do ... (more)

The Flash Technology Platform Continues to Grow

Today, Adobe announced two new Adobe Flash Platform open source initiatives for developers, media companies and publishers. The new efforts will help content owners extend their online media efforts, as they look to create new business opportunities and monetization strategies for publishing on the Web.   Specifically, the two technologies being released as open source include: •        Open Source Media Framework (OSMF), previously code-named Strobe, which enables developers to quickly and easily build more robust, feature-rich media players based on the Adobe Flash Platform.(http... (more)

What Will Come at Tomorrow's Apple Event?

Roll Up! Roll Up! Make your guess for the Apple event!! Yes, it is that time, the night before an Apple event, where we all take a good guess as what will come tomorrow. What do you think? If you troll through the rampant speculation (and it is speculation as noone really knows) then there are some common threads. So, just to show you I am a gambling man here are  my thoughts for tomorrow: Steve Jobs will present - should I sound like a fanboy and say that this is all we need? There will be a Beatles announcement - it would be stupid not to have one New iPod Touch with faster proc... (more)

What Do You Want To See in Silverlight 4?

It used to be so easy to slam Microsoft. There are the 800lb gorilla with all the money that have done some shady business deals - but that is very much in the past. Today Microsoft keeps doing things that make it hard not to like them. They are going Open Source and being transparent and even making mistakes (Vista, anyone?) and the 800lb almost appears humble. Or maybe I need to stop drinking the cool aid. With that said, there is a very cool tool that MSFT is using to determine what will be in the next version of Silverlight. Called the "Silverlight Feature Suggestion" site, y... (more)

Using the New, Simpler DOCTYPE in HTML 5

HTML 5 is making some things easier to use. The first is the DOCTYPE. Located at the top of a Web page before the opening BODY tag, the DOCTYPE describes the syntax for the page. The roots for the DOCTYPE lie in SGML. Bearing this in mind, all DOCTYPES for HTML 4 and XHTML require a DTD (Document Type Definition) to describe the content. This is all gone in HTML 5. Now, all you have to do to declare that you are using HTML 5 as your DOCTYPE is add the following to the root of your Web page: That's it. Easy, huh? ... (more)