Technology

Two Web Relics Are Being Killed Off

Sometimes you have a feeling of fondness for old technology.  Something you’ve used for years, or used to use years ago, that may not be the newest thing out there, but you like it none the less.  Like your old faithful dog, that follows you around all day destroying your slippers.  It smells a bit, […]

Week of Safari 4 – Summary

The Beta label can be a difficult proposition when it comes to software. Companies like Google have applied it to products that are clearly far beyond what I would categorise as a Beta release, whereas other companies who have treated it more traditionally have been criticised for releasing half baked products. It’s a difficult line […]

Week of Safari 4 – Days Four and Five, Comparisons to FireFox

So far during this Week with Safari 4, I’ve been making numerous comparisons between Safari 4 and FireFox. Bearing that in mind, I thought the mod way point in this little experiment would be a good place to pause for thought, and to consider why a comparison between the two browsers will never be fair. […]

Week of Safari 4 – Day Three, Performance and Stability

Continuing my Week with Safari 4, I thought I’d tackle one of the major selling points of this release, as well as a question many of you will be asking seeing as this product is in Beta. Performance Apple have made a big deal about the performance improvements in Safari 4 with some outrageous claims […]

Week of Safari 4 – Day Two, The Interface

It’s day two of my week with Safari 4 and after my initial impressions, I thought this would be an opportune moment to discuss the interface changes Apple have pushed out with this release. Tabs It’s difficult to discuss Safari 4 without talking about the Tab placement. Following in the footsteps of Google’s Chrome browser, […]

Week of Safari 4 – Day One, First Impressions

As I mentioned in a previous post I’m trying out the new Safari 4 Beta as my only browser for a week. I think a week is sufficient time to really try it out whilst I perform some of my most common tasks. So earlier today I installed the beta and set about my daily […]

Am I too old to change browsers?

I’ve been a FireFox fan for a long time, since well before the first v1.0 release in fact, and I’ve recommended it to friends and family at every opportunity. I loved it’s extendibility, it’s feature set, it’s usability and the fact it was freely available to anyone who wanted. More that that though, I loved […]

BBC Helps Push Adobe Air Mainstream

When the BBC initially launched the iPlayer, it was a Windows only service that used Windows DRM to baffle its users.  At the time, the BBC stated, and then retracted, and then was forced into restating that a download version of the iPlayer would be available on OSX and Linux machines before the end of […]

Evernote: The Perfect Photographer's Notebook?

Since I first discussed Evernote on this blog, it’s gone from strength to strength. With every release the guys and gals at Evernote improve their offering, matching the functionality of other note taking apps while adding the cherry on top of text recognition. But for me, the real strength of Evernote comes from the fact […]

Google launches voice search iPhone app, hides it

You may have noticed that some of the tech blogs out there have been covering the botched launch of an update the Google’s iPhone application.  It was initially supposed to launch last Friday, but was not available until today.  The key new feature in this app is the ability to perform searches based on voice […]

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