Digital Magazine Sales via iTunes Take a Nose Dive is reporting that digital magazine sales purchased on iTunes for reading on the iPad have taken a nose dive. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, Wired has gone from 100,000 copies sold in June (its debut) to an average of 31,000 copies a month, Vanity Fair went down to 8,700 copies in November from averaging [...]

BlackBerry PlayBook Gets Its First Public Demonstration

Yesterday at the Adobe MAX conference Adobe CTO, Kevin Lynch, demonstrated the BlackBerry PlayBook live to attendees. At first, as you'll see in the video, it was a bit unclear which device he was using for his presentation, but then he revealed it was the newly introduced BlackBerry PlayBook (ETA: Q2 2011). After the revelation, [...]

Adobe Intros InMarket to AIR App Developers Wishing to Target Smart TVs, PCs, Tablets, and Smartphones

Looks like Adobe is taking a page from Apple's App Store. The company today is announcing a new platform called Adobe InMarket that will help AIR developers bring their applications for purchase on various device screens — besting its current online Adobe Marketplace in terms of reach and appeal. Adobe states that they, along with their [...]

Intel Makes AppUp Generally Available to Netbooks

We've talked about Intel's app store for netbooks before. Now, Intel is making AppUp generally available to Windows and Moblin users (soon MeeGo), as well as announcing new partnerships with manufactures and stores to have their app store software pre-loaded on netbooks to make it ease for users to download and install software — including [...]

Adobe AIR 2 Gets Multitouch, OS / Hardware APIs, CSS3 / HTML5 Support

Adobe has just released AIR 2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux (release notes). Notable new features: Multitouch for tablet and mobile device use cases, 30% less memory usage, decreased CPU load, 2 x faster JavaScript engine, additional APIs for multi-player and hardware processes, CSS3 / HTML5 support. In other words, AIR users can look forward to more [...]

Condé Nast’s Digital Magazine Vision Caught in the Apple vs Adobe Cross-Fire

Today, I believe, Apple has crossed the line and made things personal for Adobe. We all heard the varied reasons why Flash was not good for the iPad, but today we're learning that Apple's new iPhone OS 4 Developer Agreement bans the use of Adobe's Flash-to-iPhone compiler, which essentially allows Flash developers to create an [...]

HP Slate Strikes Back

Last night you may have caught Apple's first iPad commerical during the Oscars — it wasn't bad. But did you know HP posted their Slate commercial a couple days earlier on YouTube? Yeah, I didn't either. I'm not even sure if it's been broadcasted on TV yet. In any case, attached below is HP's Slate TV commercial [...]

Wired’s Digital Magazine Demonstrated and Explained

The Wired Reader tablet app demo you're about to see was created using Adobe AIR, while all the digital magazine content shown via the app was produced with Adobe InDesign. What's interesting is that magazine layout designers, according to, can create the print and tablet version of the magazine simultaneously using the same tool [...]