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Accessibility Internet Microsoft Usability Web Design & Development

When it comes to Web Standards & Web Accessibility: compliance, but of another kind…

So we work hard to meet with the web standards, to build in accessibility and to keep our websites and web applications usable. But what happens if we’ve made a square peg for a round hole? In the first installment, I looked at the polite and the not so polite ways in which the establishment […]

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Apple Business Microsoft Software & Hardware Technology

Could Apple exit the hardware business? Part 1

Of all of the rumours that surround Apple, only one has persisted until now and remained as strong as ever: could or should Apple get out of the hardware business? Yeah, we had the Intel rumour, but that’s now fact. What we have here is something much more fundamental than the mechanics, this is about […]

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Apple Business Google Internet Microsoft Software & Hardware Technology

Google Inc. deal with YouTube? Maybe they’ll make a movie about it?

Now, as rumours go, this is a good ‘en. And if you’re a frequenter of Ars Technica like myself, then you’re inclined to take this with a catering sack of salt. Rather than deal with the nuts & bolts financial aspect (which I have neither the head nor the stomach for), I’ll deal instead with […]

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Business Microsoft Software & Hardware Technology

Breathing easy outside of Redmond

What happens when a need for stringent yet invisible security turns from a need into a must? Better yet, what happens when the various developers see this as an opportunity for something truly new and Microsoft gets their first? Well, for those in the know, there is no Palladium anymore. But don’t even dare think […]

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Business Entertainment Microsoft Technology

The game is on!

There was a time when a computer game was a simple enough affair. One of simple rules, a simple ‘platformer’ or ‘scroller’ with simple ‘baddies’ with even simpler if no-less annoyingly difficult to overcome abilities. There was this endlessly repetitive, formulaic simplicity that rather than detract from the experience, actually added to it. Then things […]