While both Google and Apple might play down the obvious tensions between them, that didn’t stop the search giant’s vice-president of engineering from reading Apple the riot act during his Google I/O keynote on Thursday.
E-mailing a question to Steve Jobs is becoming a bit like shaking a magic eight-ball -- you’ll frequently get an answer, but it’s bound to be short & sweet. On the subject of Google’s WebM announcement this week, Jobs simply pointed one inquiring mind to a URL that did the talking for him.
If you’ve had restless nights wondering what Google plans to do with the VP8 video codec since it purchased creator On2, wonder no more: The search giant has announced a new, open video format for the web built around the technology.
Yes, that was the date on Friday, and it was also what everyone who had an iPad 3G was shouting from the rooftops if the UPS truck didn't pull up outside their front door to deliver the sweet mobile goodness into their hot little hands. Round two of iPad madness, though it's never quite the same, the second time around. For solace, let's look at what the Mac|Life kiddies got up to this week, just In Case You Missed It.
This week has seen a lot of money flying around, with big companies acquiring small ones. Among them, Apple snapped up a speech recognition app that few of us probably even heard of in the first place.