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Josh Clark .vs. Jakob Nielsen on Mobile Usability

Kid gloves are off, and I’m with Clark:

For all of Jakob Nielsen’s many great contributions to web usability over the years, his advice for mobile is just 180-degrees backward. His latest guidelines perpetuate several stubborn mobile myths that have led too many to create ‘lite’ mobile experiences that patronise users, undermine business goals, and soak up design and tech resources.

There are no mobile browsers, just browsers. Handicapping your site on “mobile” is a good way to bug your users and make your site less useful to them.

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Adobe Discontinues Flash for Mobile Devices

Buried inside this inane, rambling, corpspeak, document is the fact that Adobe is abandoning Flash for mobile platforms. This is a good thing for everyone, Adobe included.

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There Is A Palm Pre App That Reboots Your Phone At Set Intervals

To combat those RAM-sucking, memory-leaking, background apps everybody wants the iPhone to support so badly.

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Price of The One True Google Phone?

According to this: “$199 unlocked in stores. $100 rebate online if you have an active and old Google account.”

Sounds like the gloves are off.

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AT&T’s Morale Problem

I’m sure the sentiment is more widespread than this one rep.

Update: AT&T says it’s a hoax, and they’re probably right. Consumerist gets it, though: it doesn’t matter if it’s “true” or not. It felt true, and that speaks volumes about AT&T’s business and culture.

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AnandTech Tests New Macbook Pro Battery Life

According to their tests, the new 15″ MBP lasted almost TWICE as long as the previous model– a total of about 5.5 hours to a charge. That is a huge jump, and as far as I can see it is unprecedented. They say:

There’s only a 46% increase in battery capacity, there shouldn’t be a ~100% increase in battery life…ever.

I figured Apple must’ve had a damn good reason for making the battery internal, and it looks like this is it.