A new app, available for the iPad, lets users watch any HTML5 video in PiP (picture-in-picture) mode, something that neither all iOS apps nor Safari can do.
Ever since smartphones began earning their stripes as very adept and convenient Wi-Fi hotspots, companies and carriers have been looking for ways to halt the trend - or at the very least, charge more.
Flash, developed by Macromedia in 1996 before being acquired by Adobe, has been a mainstay in the commercial evolution of the internet. Catering for video, animation and interaction on a majority of websites, it has been part of the nucleus of phenomenon such as YouTube as well as the many flash games websites for the last fifteen years.
Many of the set-top boxes of today are very versatile, allowing owners to add applications and games at their own leisure. Apple TV 2G however, doesn't allow this, strange given the scale of its much celebrated App Store, with hundreds of thousands of downloadable apps and games.
Great news for Facebook users who either own an iPhone, iPod and especially an iPad. Facebook has finally taken the big step, all the videos on Facebook are now in HTML5 format, therefore you can now view them directly on your beloved iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.