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Wednesday: November 9, 2011

Adobe gives up on trying to get Flash to work on mobile devices.Adobe gives up on trying to get Flash to work on mobile devices.

Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the major app stores. We will no longer adapt Flash Player for mobile devices to new browser, OS version or device configurations. Some of our source code licensees may opt to continue working on and releasing their own implementations.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 6:59 AM | Tags (11) | adobe | browser | ceases | development | efforts | exclusive | flash | html5 | mobile | refocuses | zdnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 11, 2011

Begone memory leaks! Firefox 7 will reportedly use up to fifty percent less memory.Begone memory leaks! Firefox 7 will reportedly use up to fifty percent less memory.

If you leave Firefox running for any length of time its memory footprint seems to keep increasing. This can escalate to the point where it stops responding and there’s nothing to do but restart the browser. Personally, I’ve seen this problem have less of an impact during my daily usage since moving to Firefox 5, but it’s still there. Mozilla knows this problem exists and aims to fix it. By the time we see Firefox 7 available for download it will use as much as 50% less memory than any version that has gone before, as well as having those problematic memory leaks fixed.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:50 PM | Tags (10) | 7 | browser | firefox | footprint | geek.com | leak | less | memory | mozilla | restart |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 7, 2011

Reviews starting to come in for the very last Harry Potter movie.Reviews starting to come in for the very last Harry Potter movie.

It ends well. After eight films in 10 years and a cumulative global box-office take of more than $6.3 billion, the most successful franchise in the history of movies comes to an obligatory -- and quite satisfying -- conclusion in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Fully justifying the decision, once thought purely mercenary, of splitting J.K. Rowling's final book into two parts, this is an exciting and, to put it mildly, massively eventful finale that will grip and greatly please anyone who has been at all a fan of the series up to now.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:17 PM | Tags (14) | 2 | conclusion | deathly | film | hallows | harry | hollywood | jkrowling | part | potter | reporter | review | saga | series |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed exclusively in 3D.Next installment of Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed exclusively in 3D.

Yes, the next you see Jack Sparrow on the big screen you'll be able see him in multiple dimensions. Filming in 3D offers up obvious some advantages over adding useless effects in post - though you may up seeing a bevy of Avatar-like effects (not necessarily a bad thing). POTC4 will be swash-buckling into theaters May 2011. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 12:45 PM | Tags (9) | 3d | caribbean | comingsoon | filming | jacksparrow | johnnydepp | movies | pirates | strangertides |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.Ten sites that every developer should have in their bookmarks file.

No matter what kind of development you do, at least three of these sites will be helpful to you in some kind of programming endeavor. I've just recently discovered the browser sandbox over at Spoon.net (though I'm a still little partial to IETester).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 1:49 PM | Tags (12) | developer | sites | bookmarks | coding | resources | helpful | testing | scripting | catswhocode | compression | css | browsers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Opera Mini for iPhone shoots past one million downloads in the App Store.Opera Mini for iPhone shoots past one million downloads in the App Store.

Turns out that people really do like an alternative to mobile Safari on their beloved iPhones. The application is also currently in the number one position in all twenty-two flavors of the app store.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 1:58 PM | Tags (11) | apple | application | appstore | browser | choice | downloads | iphone | mini | opera | reuters | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Opera Mini browser app now available for your beloved iPhone.Opera Mini browser app now available for your beloved iPhone.

Users of the iPhone now have an alternative to Safari when browsing the web thanks to Opera's latest and recently approved app offering. The Register has a thorough review of the app on the other side of the click. I'll admit it feels pretty snappy on my 3GS although sometimes page rendering is a bit wonky.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:11 PM | Tags (9) | approvals | apps | appstore | browser | competition | iphone | opera | register | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.Passenger falls asleep on commercial flight, wakes up in empty hangar.

Yes folks, you might want to think twice the next time you catch a quick snooze on the back row of a commercial airline flight. You may end up in a part of the airport  that you did not quite expect (or a different destination entirely).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 2:59 PM | Tags (10) | airline | back | canada | commercial | destination | flight | hangar | row | sleep | vancouver |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 39 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

Twenty geeky gadgets for growing plants indoors.Twenty geeky gadgets for growing plants indoors.

Yes, it's quite possible (with a little soldering) to see how your plants are doing by way of their personal Twitter updates. Through those updates you'll know if your beloved plants require water and/or more sunlight all through Twitter. In other news, your plants are on Twitter.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 7:04 AM | Tags (8) | gadgets | geeky | green | growing | interwebs | nerdy | plants | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.

Microsoft has decided to give Windows XP users the finger and not allow them to use their latest and greatest web browser until they upgrade their OS over to Vista or Windows 7.  Yet another reason why I'll be sticking with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other superior browser.  Good work, Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 9:28 AM | Tags (11) | browsers | chrome | dumb | firefox | ie9 | internet | interwebs | microsoft | safari | software | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.

The good news is that there will be better support for web standards and a brand new JavaScript engine that promises to improve overall speed and page loading times. Bad news is that it's still Internet Explorer. You can take an early version of IE9 for a test drive on the other side of the click.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:52 AM | Tags (11) | microsoft | interwebs | version | browser | explorer | html5 | test | drive | sample | platform | preview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.Amazon to start working on a better web browsing experience for the Kindle.

Engineers are hard at work, or will be hard at work once the position is filled, to bring you a richer web browsing experience on your beloved Kindle device. Maybe you'll even get to see some media (like images) when all is said and done. Images on the web, what a concept!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:16 PM | Tags (8) | amazon | browser | images | kindle | text | text | web | webmonkey |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 25, 2010

Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.Six fantastical theme park rides that have unfortunately been lost to history.

If you absolutely must ride this, it's still open at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. Doc Brown will likely be screaming at you in Japanese, but it's the pilgrimage that counts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 1:39 PM | Tags (10) | themepark | rides | amusement | fantastical | docbrown | backtothefuture | ghostbusters | startrek | io9 | attractions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.Xerox sues Google over some potentially patent-infringing search methods.

The patents themselves are very explicit, and appear to deal with the very specific application of methods and even software, some of it bearing Xerox trademarks. Theoretically, such methods could be used in the dissemination of live repositories of information.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:54 AM | Tags (11) | betanews | borrowed | google | lawsuit | methods | query | repositiories | search | software | trademarks | xerox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 22, 2010

No, Google does not make you stupid according to recently conducted survey.No, Google does not make you stupid according to recently conducted survey.

The impetus for the survey apparently came from a summer 2009 article in the Atlantic Monthly, in which author Nicholas Carr suggested that the ease of browsing and searching on the Web was steadily degrading people’s ability to concentrate and think.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:47 AM | Tags (9) | browsing | concentration | eweek | google | interwebs | skimming | stupid | survey | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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