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Archives for the Month of September, 2009

iPhone Webapps 101: detecting essential information about your iPhone

In this second instalment of iPhone Webapps 101 I’ll discuss some issues I ran into earlier this week during the development of my own iPhone Webapp. It deals with five separate issues, but all have something in common. Today we are detecting some essential information about your iPhone.

Picasa 3.5 with face recognition and improved geotagging

We’re happy to announce the launch of Picasa 3.5, the latest release of Picasa photo management software. If you don’t want to wait until we autoupdate everyone to Picasa 3.5, you can download it at picasa.google.com. A couple of years ago I wrote an article with detailed instruction on how to geotag photos using Picasa and […]

Google brings Chrome’s renderer to IE

Today, we’re releasing an early version of Google Chrome Frame, an open source plug-in that brings HTML5 and other open web technologies to Internet Explorer. We’re building Google Chrome Frame to help web developers deliver faster, richer applications like Google Wave. Recent JavaScript performance improvements and the emergence of HTML5 have enabled web applications to do things […]

iPhone Webapps 101: Getting Safari out of the way

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on the next release of MediatankController, a simple remote application for a Networked Media Tank media player such as the Popcorn Hour. At first it started out as an application build upon Adobe AIR, but now that I actually own an iPhone, I recreated it as […]

The ultimate Mac OS X 10.6 review

It’s almost a tradition. Whenever Apple releases a new version of its operating system, John Siracusa of Ars Technica writes a review. Not just a review, but a staggering 32 pages of detailed information. It’s a must read for anybody interested in the technical details behind the marketing speak.

Opera 10 is here

Despite an impressive list of supported standards, I can help but feel a bit disappointed. Notably absent are support for HTML5 video and some popular CSS3 properties such as border-radius and box-shadow. Anyway, get it at Opera.com