iPad users are using Apple's newest device to surf the web so much that
it accounted for over five percent of mobile web traffic on its launch
day. At least, that's what Quantcast Corporation, a web analytics outfit based in
San Francisco and New York, said in a blog post last week.
Internet radio offers options well beyond the powers of old-fashioned
broadcasting, but something’s still missing--that’s because many music
apps don’t go the extra mile themselves to let you record
internet-radio streams. Radio Gaga plays and records thousands of
stations, but the more you try to do with it, the more you’ll only hear
There’s nothing like a bold statement to get our attention, and Chris
Graves, president of Mac-centric Internet host MacHighway, makes this
one: His company is “presenting [its] services as an alternative to
MobileMe, as opposed to a replacement.” We take his nuanced wording to
mean that MacHighway Easy lacks the full features of Apple’s option,
but could still serve the same purpose for some customers by providing
email accounts, website hosting, and file-server storage. The service
even includes a domain name and other features beyond MobileMe’s scope.
But since MacHighway is inviting the comparison, we’ll have to ding it
for the areas where it can’t match MobileMe: ease of use, and iCal and
Address Book syncing.
Sometimes, one-size-fits-all doesn’t really fit, and this is especially
the case on the Internet. It’s a wonderful place out there on the World
Wide Web, full of sites for every purpose we can think of (and some
we’d rather not). That’s why, we’re glad there’s Firefox.