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Social apps on a TV, a really bad idea!

Social apps on a TV, a really bad idea as they describe it My take is that it’s the wrong approach

Meanwhile, the ‘backchannel’ discussion currently taking place on Twitter could be integrated directly into the programme. A Google TV app (for example) could allow producers to foster discussion via custom tools that suit the show in question

I already wrote abut the better approach at the second URL above, but having the program fit in among all the Twitter and social overlay seems like a really bad idea for directors and audiences. Put the interaction on the second screen: iPad, iTouch, iPhone, laptop etc.

I agree with the social TV aspects, but simply don’t think it’s viable on the primary screen.

Randy Ubillos, Chief Architect of Video Applications – not just Pro Apps video applications.

During the WWDC Keynote Randy Ubillos came on stage to reveal iMovie for iPhone with the newly revealed title above. So, kind of involved with video Pro Apps but not a direct member of that team?  Makes sense to have someone as the reference point for making sure the best ideas for video apps get into all video apps.



More Flash Security Problems

More Flash Security Flaws Adobe – make it secure, don’t just tell us how there are no security problems,when there are!

As if Adobe needed another nail in the Flash is dead tombstone– a zero-day Flash vulnerability has been identified and announced by Adobe:

A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems, and the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX operating systems. This vulnerability (CVE-2010-1297) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

There are reports that this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild against both Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Reader and Acrobat

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