MyAppleMenu - Mon, Feb 2, 2015

Mon, Feb 2, 2015 The Winter-Every-Day Edition

Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties 'cause it's cooooold out there today.

What HTML5 Video Means for PowerPC Browsers

Dan Knight, Low End Mac:

Each of these video formats has its pros and cons, with H.264 generally considered the most efficient, but with the drawback that it is not patent- or royalty-free.

I have been testing HTML5 video support on a variety of browsers supported by Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard on PowerPC hardware.

If you are still using PowerPC machines, this is a handy guide on how you can still watch videos on your trusted Macs.

Stuff for Your Computers

The keyboard-driven launcher also changes to a new method of loading URLs to sidestep an issue with OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Apple Airs Its First Ad for the Chinese New Year, Similar to U.S. 'The Song' Ad

Mark Gurman, 9to5Mac:

In the new ad, a granddaughter utilizes Apple software and hardware to convert a vintage audio recording to a format playable on an iPad.

Click here to watch the ad (老唱片) on Apple's web site.

Short Notes

The company’s size and international reach means it affects the lives of people across the world, from Shenzhen workers to Taylor Swift. Here’s how.

But Overcast Is a Platform (IMHO)

I just want to say that I disagree a little with the hosts of the latest episode of Accidental Tech Podcast, that in my humble opinion Overcast is a platform for podcast creators. It is an open platform, but a platform nevertheless. (Just like the different flavors of Linux.)

However, there are differences between Apple and an one-man company. Maybe good support is also difficult to scale down to an one-man company. I don't know why software like Fogbugz are not used to automate support, but perhaps this is an opportunity for someone to create something and make some money.

Parting Words

Thanks for reading.