Dec 02

Expect dramatic performance increases from next generation of browsers.

Mozilla has just announced the release of an alpha version, codenamed “Minefield”, of the next Firefox release. This new Firefox will include the ability to render pages in Direct2D, instead of the normal GDI, with which browsers have been rendered for many years. Not only will this make Firefox render faster, but it will support a slate of new possibilities as graphic rendering by a dedicated graphic chip allows from many more different kinds of effects and tools with which to present and manage information, different technologies, normally only reserved for 3D graphics applications, will be available to web designers to augment their regular toolsets. As well, the web design toolsets will absorb Direct2D and offer more choices. Continue reading »

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Dec 02

Throwing Murdoch A Bone

Google has announced today that it is restricting free access to subscriptions news sites to 5 articles per day. This is most likely a response to Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corp, making alot of hay about free access to his subscription holdings. Continue reading »

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Dec 02

Apple Demands No Pre-Installation

In a suprising turn of events, Apple has relented yet again on a long-standing tradition of absolute control over what they will allow their operating system to be installed on.

To understand this fully, it’s necessary to go back in time a bit to the era in which Apple and Microsoft were first bringing personal computers to the desktop. Although Apple had an early lead with the Apple II and Macinotosh, their lead was quickly reduced and finally ended when Microsoft and IBM formed a licensing agreement that Apple was unwilling to match. Continue reading »

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Dec 02

The U.K.’s 3G network is staggering under it’s load.

Reports are the the majority of new bandwidth consumption is by iPhone and other smartphone users watching video. The popularity of these devices has caused a very high rate of increase of usage of the 3G network which is causing alot of latency and dropped connections. This is often the case when a company faces a situation in which it’s eyes become too big for it’s stomach. Continue reading »

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