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Five things that excite me about developing for Internet Explorer 9

Five things that excite me about developing for Internet Explorer 9

I gave up on Internet Explorer way back at IE7. As a user interface developer, the CSS and JavaScript workarounds created way too much unnecessary work. So I turned my attention to the next best thing at that time, which was Firefox. It was the most standards-compliant browser on the market at that time. Its plugins (e.g., FireBug) made my work easier and much...

Outpost Security Suite Free 7.1 adds second anti-malware engine

Outpost Security Suite Free 7.1 adds second anti-malware engine

Agnitum has released version 7.1 of its flagship product, Outpost Security Suite FREE. It’s a maintenance upgrade for the most part, with under-the-hood bug fixes and minor tweaks, but there are some notable exceptions. Top of the list is the inclusion of a second anti-malware engine. The suite now includes one antivirus engine, and a second focused on spyware, adware and trojans. The company...

Windows 7 SP1 RTM due before end of February 2011

Windows 7 SP1 RTM due before end of February 2011

Microsoft has informed close partners that SP1 has hit the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) milestone. MSDN and TechNet customers will receive the bits on February 16, followed by a general web release (RTW) on February 22. According to sources close to the matter, Microsoft sent out internal announcements to mark the RTM of Windows 7 SP1 in January. Russian site Wzor confirmed the RTM...

Firefox 4 through 7 to be released before the end of 2011

Firefox 4 through 7 to be released before the end of 2011

Firefox’s official roadmap has been updated, and boy are there some interesting changes afoot. Most notably, Firefox 7 will ship in 2011. The second biggy, and the main focus of Firefox development in 2011, is to make sure there is no more than 50ms between any user interaction and feedback from the browser. As far as feature sets go, this is what the roadmap...

All IPv4 address allocated, prepare for IPv6

All IPv4 address allocated, prepare for IPv6

The last IPv4 addresses have been allocated, highlighting the need for companies and organizations to move to a new system amid the ever increasing number of net-connected devices. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) made the announcement at an event in Miami on Thursday. Each of the five regional Internet registries has been allocated a single block of around 16 million addresses. While true...

Aurora, a new RTS Indie game debuts

Aurora, a new RTS Indie game debuts

Aurora is a brand new Indie game brought to you by E. McNeill. Aurora is an abstract, essentialized, and simplified real-time strategy game. With just one unit to command you must make your moves intelligently, rather than through fast reflexes. Aurora features a slow, floating feel and gorgeous minimalistic graphics. The entire world pulses to the rhythm of ambient music, and the player’s actions...

Sigma Designs will have direct XBMC support for next-gen streamers

Sigma Designs will have direct XBMC support for next-gen streamers

Today Sigma Designs announced(pdf) that they are working to bring XBMC to their popular line of system-on-a-chip models (their new SMP8670 in particular). For those not familiar with Sigma, they are a major player in the set-top box market and their SOCs are the heart of many products from Popcorn Hour and WDTV, as well as countless other consumer media devices We believe this could lead...

New ultra fast processor previewed

New ultra fast processor previewed

Scientists have created an ultra-fast 1,000 core computer processor which could speed up machines and make them greener. Originally, computers were developed with only one core processor, the part of a computer’s central processing unit (CPU) which reads and executes instructions. Nowadays processors with two, four or even 16 cores are commonplace. However, Dr Wim Vanderbauwhede, of the University of Glasgow, and colleagues at...

Android gains against flat US iPhone market share

Android gains against flat US iPhone market share

What do the US market share leaders for cell phones and smartphone operating systems have in common? Android. Yesterday, ComScore released September to November US mobile subscriber market share. Yes, I initially thought to cover it then, but there was simply too much news from the first official day of the Consumer Electronics Show. So here we are a day later. Most of the...

Google admits Android is misdirecting texts

Google admits Android is misdirecting texts

Google admitted this week that an issue with how the Android OS handles contacts and text messaging is causing phones to sometimes randomly send or misdirect SMS messages to the wrong users. The issue was first reported in late June of last year, but was not confirmed as a legitimate bug until now. Engineers have been able to recreate the issue, and now say...