Saturday, June 05, 2010
By Sam OliverPublished: 09:50 AM EST
Newly revealed documents suggest that Apple could launch Safari 5 with an improved RSS reader, the addition of Bing search support and expanded HTML5 support. In addition, evidence of the final release of Mac OS X 10.6.4 has also surfaced.
The document also mentions a new feature, Safari Reader, which adds a Reader icon to the browser and allows users to view articles "in a single, clutter-free page."
Expanded HTML5 support will reportedly add over a dozen new features, including Geolocation, full screen and closed captions for HTML5 video, and more. The update will also allegedly feature new tools that aim to help developers, including a Timeline Panel in the Web Inspector, identifying areas for optimization.
Other features mentioned in the documents include smarter address fields, hardware acceleration for Safari on Windows, search history with date, a "Private Browsing" icon, and improved page caching. More...
Friday, June 04, 2010
Apple - HTML5: "
This is an interesting demonstration of some of the possible uses of the new HTML5 web standard, which Apple hopes HTML5 will replace Adobe Flash Video on websites. This demonstration, uploaded today, is by way of example, Apple's justification of their not supporting Adobe Flash video on their iPad tablet. By the way you must use Apple's Safari browser to view the demonstration even though Google's Chrome browser is built on the same "Webkit" software architecture
John H. Armwood
Mobile phone users, rival carriers and Internet content providers may all feel the impact of AT&T's new data pricing plan.
In fact, they could be a huge deal. The new data pricing plans, which take effect on Monday, affect new wireless subscribers and, arguably, all the wireless carriers that compete against AT&T as well as their subscribers.
The announcement even affects the multitude of Internet content providers, including advertisers, which will be forced to re-think whether they are shipping too much superfluous content that data-restricted users might never click on out of fear of exceeding their monthly data limits. More...
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
John H. Armwood
Google plans to release its Chrome operating system late this year, initially targeting laptop users, the head of the project said Wednesday.
The Chrome OS "will be offered to users in the fourth quarter," said Sundar Pichai, Google's vice president of product management, during a speech at the Computex electronics exhibition in Taipei.
The statement appears to push back earlier talk of a third-quarter launch for the OS, which is expected to compete with Microsoft's Windows 7 as well as other OSes.
The Chrome Web Store will open at the same time so people can download Web applications that can be installed on the Chrome OS, he added.
"For Chrome OS, we are focused on laptops for this year," he said at a news conference later in the day. More...
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
In a press release, Intego states that a number of apps and screen savers distributed through sites like MacUpdate, VersionTracker, and Softpedia are installing a little more software than users bargain for; Apple’s Mac OS X Downloads site also contained entries for some of the apps, though the download links appear to now be inactive. The spyware in question is called OSX/OpinionSpy and it’s a variant of Windows spyware that has existed since 2008.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Read more: http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/05/31/google.says.windows.too.much.of.security.risk/#ixzz0pZPTWCTH
Sunday, May 30, 2010
The sign was supposed to be displaying a message warning drivers that the coming exit was closed to traffic.
Officials attempted to change the text on the sign back to its intended message, but were unable to do so and were forced to simply turn off the sign. Miami police are investigating the incident.
It is sad to see an increasing wave of racist, ant-immigrant fever in America fed by conservatives, Republicans and the "Tea Party Movement". Unfortunately, especially during hard economic times, these types who philosophically reject the basic inclusiveness found in America's founding documents raise their ugly heads. They forget that their ancestors were immigrants who changed American culture by adding their own distinctiveness. That is all the new Hispanic immigrants are doing. They are simply fulfilling the promise of America. We should embrace them, enjoy their Taco's and relish in the spirit of their joining the ever expanding American mosaic.
John H. Armwood
An addendum to this post as of 3pm, ESDST Sunday May 30 2010, the problem with the GoDaddy servers seems to be resolved.
John H. Armwood