Nick Bilton riflette sul fatto che sempre più spesso non accende più il grande schermo della televisione e preferisce le dimensioni minime del visore dell’iPhone. E i risultati della riflessione sono questi:

I prefer my iPhone over my television because it allows me to consume and create on the same device. I’m immersed in it. If it were a TV, I could leave comments on YouTube clips, send Twitter messages in the middle of a show or movie, and most importantly, share the content I like, or dislike. The winner in the living room won’t be decided by the size of the screen, or how thin it is hanging on the wall. Just like the smartphones and tablets that exist today, those “features” will quickly become standard. Instead, it will come down to apps and the software that ties them to the hardware. And as we have seen with the iPhone and iPad, Apple knows how to rattle sleepy industries.

Bits (New York Times)

Da questa mattina il Financial Times è accessibile – da iPhone e iPad – anche attraverso un'applicazione web in HTML5 che rende inutile usara l'app scaricata dall'app store di mamma Apple. E' l'inizio della rivolta degli editori?

The FT Web App can be accessed directly at app.ft.com and has been built using HTML5 web standards, which replicate the features of mobile apps within the browsers of devices such as Apple’s iPhone and iPad, Android phones and the Motorola Xoom tablet. Rob Grimshaw, managing director of FT.com, said the FT had no plans to pull out of any apps store, but that it would encourage users to adopt the web app with a marketing campaign, including a week’s free access. Analysts said the FT’s move could encourage other publishers to follow suit but that some would hold back because of the simplicity of iTunes, which has credit card details for 225m people and allows downloads with a click or two.

 

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