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RIM – Blackberry App World

Research in Motion (RIM) is now joining the parade with an online app-store.  Just like the very famous Apple iTunes App-Store, and the recently released Microsoft Store, Blackberry users will be able to purchase and download a plethora of applications for their devices.  This was already possible, just not directly from RIM, and this will Continue Reading

Firefox 3 Download Day – Guiness Record

The team that created Firefox 3 were so sure that the community was impatient to download their newest browser, that they asked Guiness to measure their downloads and set a new world record.  So they went ahead and declared June 17th as Download Day.  The period is actually from 11:16am(PDT) on June 17th to 11:16am(PDT) Continue Reading

Adobe Announces Flash Player 10

If you have been paying attention to the RIA world lately, you already know that it is becoming a very competitive market. Rich Internet Applications represent the web’s next generation. You have probably already heard of the most important contenders who provide tools to create applications such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, AJAX and Sun Continue Reading

Twitter beat the media on news about China earthquake

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Twitter has become very popular for keeping everyone informed about what you are doing almost instantly. There are a few ways to get information to and from the site, the most useful and popular one is via SMS – aka Text Messages from your mobile phone. When the massive Earthquake hit China last week, Twitters Continue Reading

Microsoft withdraws Yahoo! offer

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Microsoft announced Saturday that it is withdrawing its offer to purchase Yahoo!, due to the inability of both parties to agree on an acceptable sale price. Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer said in a letter sent to Yahoo! that the software manufacturer was willing to spend $47.5 billion to acquire Yahoo, or $33 per share. But Continue Reading

Happy SPAMiversary!

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It was thirty years ago, on May 3rd 1978, that the very first spam message was sent out. I’m not sure if this is a wonderful event to remember, but the first message was not of malicious intent contrary to the ones we sometimes get today. Back then, the internet as we know it today Continue Reading

Photoshop Express in public beta phase

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These days, I’m wasting/spending a lot of time looking around for a bunch of applications and components built with Adobe Flex. I have been reading up quite a bit on this very promising framework and talked about the release of the most recent version of the builder. It’s not very surprising to find some of Continue Reading

Microsoft will license Flash Lite for Windows Mobile

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There has been a bit of a gap between the connected PC browsing experience and the Mobile user experience in terms of web applications. Most applications which are available in a “mobile” version make use of standard web technologies, html, css, etc.. to be usable by mobile users on cell phones or other mobile devices. Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8, New Features

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Yesterday, I looked at the new Internet Explorer 8, Beta 1 and mostly discussed the internal behavior and rendering capabilities. Today, I wanted to show you what some of the new features are in more detail. There are quite a few improvements, but many of them are “Features” that should have been there a long Continue Reading

Internet Explorer 8, Beta 1 is available

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When I heard that Microsoft had released Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 for programmers and designers, I knew it was pointless to resist the temptation. I always like to see new products and what new features they have come up with. Internet Explorer has always been a somewhat controversial browser because it did not respect Continue Reading