Wednesday, February 03, 2010

HTML vs. Flash: Can a turf war be avoided? | Deep Tech - CNET News

HTML vs. Flash: Can a turf war be avoided? | Deep Tech - CNET News
by Stephen Shankland
"A difference of opinion among developers has become a high-profile debate over the future of the Web: should programmers continue using Adobe Systems' Flash or embrace newer Web technology instead?

The debate has gone on for years, but last week's debut of Apple's iPad--which like the iPhone doesn't support Flash--turned up the heat. Before that, Adobe had been saying with some restraint that it's happy to bring Flash to the iPhone when Apple gives the go-ahead."

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Mozilla Blog : Firefrox 3.6

The Mozilla Blog
"What’s new in Firefox 3.6:

Below are some of the coolest features of Firefox 3.6:

* Personas: Personalize the look of your Firefox by selecting new themes called Personas in a single click and without a restart
* Plugin Updater: To keep you safe from potential security vulnerabilities, Firefox will now detect out of date plugins
* Stability improvements: Firefox 3.6 significantly decreased crashes caused by third party software – all without sacrificing our extensibility in any way
* Form Complete: When filling out an online form, Firefox suggests information for fields based on your common answers in similar field
* Performance: Improved JavaScript performance, overall browser responsiveness, and startup time
* Open Video and Audio: With the world’s best implementation of HTML 5 audio and video support, now video can be displayed full screen and supports poster frames"

Monday, January 18, 2010

Put the Computers in Prison? Computer Crime as a Balance of Technology and Behavioral Science

Steve Lohr at the New York Times in Google Case in China Highlights Gaps in Computer Security writes that:
"“Fighting computer crime is a balance of technology and behavioral science, understanding the human dimension of the threat,” said Mr. Stroz, the former F.B.I. agent and security investigator. “There is no law in the books that will ever throw a computer in prison.”"

A Giant iPhone? Apple to Unveil Touch-Screen Slate Computer ?

Apple invites press to see 'our latest creation' - CNN.com
"(CNN) -- It's official: Apple Inc. will host a much-anticipated press event January 27 in San Francisco, California.

Invitations went out Monday.

Tech insiders expect the company to unveil a touch-screen 'slate' computer, which would look something like a giant iPhone."
Read the full article here.

Notebookcheck: Medion: 17,3-Zoll-Notebook Akoya E7212 bei Aldi für 599 Euro

For our readers in Germany, a good notebook deal coming at Aldi:

Notebookcheck: Medion: 17,3-Zoll-Notebook Akoya E7212 bei Aldi für 599 Euro

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