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Communication Microsoft Software & Hardware Technology Usability

All fingers and thumbs

“Jay Leno did a text off between two text messengers and two Morse coders (Here’s a video in Microsoft Windows Media format). The Morse coders handily beat the young whippersnappers with time to spare .. It might be a fun phone app to make a Morse code messenger, if you kept your headset in and […]

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Internet Microsoft Software & Hardware Technology Web Design & Development

De facto

In what can only be best described as a volte face, Microsoft has changed their stance on what will make up Internet Explorer 7. “In a blog entry posted Friday, a member of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer development team said the company plans to support key elements of World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) recommendations Portable Network […]

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Apple Microsoft Software & Hardware

Day 18 version 1.0

What a difference a day makes. And in the computer industry, a day can be a lifetime in which acrimonious battles between arch enemies can be revived, fought over again and a victory claimed. Enter the stalwarts of the creative software market, Adobe and Macromedia. For a not-so trivial sum of $3.4 billions dollars, Adobe […]

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Microsoft Technology

Tech’ news in brief…

Longhorn could be tough sell for Microsoft: “Microsoft managed to turn the launch of Windows 95 into a major event, with loads of mainstream press and consumer enthusiasm. However, subsequent releases have been considerably more subdued affairs, particularly the launch of Windows XP, which came just a few weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. […]

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Tech’ news in brief…

Microsoft Touts Success of ‘Security Development Lifecycle’: “… Software should run with the least necessary privilege, and services and features that are not widely needed should be disabled by default or accessible only to a small population of users.” Read more… Major Hangups over the iPod Phone: Behind the clash are two very different views […]