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Archive for May, 2010

Virgin Blue named best low-cost carrier

May 23

Virgin Blue was just named best low-cost airline in Australia/Pacific region. Having just traveled on V Australia I can easily see why they were rated so highly.

Virgin Blue has been named best low-cost airline in the Australia/Pacific region at the Skytrax world airline awards.

It was the fourth time the airline has claimed the title, beating out Qantas offshoot Jetstar and Tiger, who came in second and third, respectively.

Malaysian-based AirAsia took out the award as the world’s best low-cost airline for the second straight year.

Was Apple Right about Flash?

May 23

Long have there been battles over technology, Apple vs. Windows, Netscape vs. Internet explorer, but this latest battle between Apple and Adobe seems to be heating up.

Apple released their thoughts on Flash that gave their reasoning behind not supporting Flash on their mobile applications, namely the iPhone.

Here’s a good article that details what happened during a recent demo that was supposed to highlight the Flash capability on the web.

Along with Apple’s reasons for hating the web, Flash is just a poor technology that’s implemented by end users even more poorly.  It breaks the model of the web.  Try bookmarking a page in a Flash app or linking to a specific location or getting good SEO or decent navigation.  There are just so many downfalls that it’s just not worth it.