2 September 2008

Multiple browsers and web design

With the news that Google is to reignite the browser wars, by releasing their own browser. This new development provides web designers with an additional burden when it comes to testing for cross-browser compatibility. When doing the most basic form of browser testing, you should always test your web creations in IE6 and 7, and Firefox (commonly version 2) on …

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2 September 2008

Google Chrome

Google has today announced albeit by ‘accident’ the imminent release of it’s new Chrome browser.  In typical Google fashion they have chosen to be different and announced the release of Chrome via a unique means in the form of a 38 page online comic book. Feature wise, it appears that the new Chrome browser will incorporate all the best features …

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1 September 2008

Google Knol, not going well

If Google’s Knol was to be reviewed now in its current form, it could be said to be unfair. Google Knol only went public just over a month ago. The Wikipedia-like service could end up being in beta for a few years. Click here to find out more…

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29 August 2008

I.E 8 plays spot-the-difference with Firefox 3

The race between Firefox and Internet Explorer reminds me of the Olympics. As some nations steam ahead, others can only trail in their wake. The 2nd beta of IE8 has just been released, and as they boast about its colour tabs, ability to load tabs you accidently closed, its ‘increased compatibility with website standards’ (I’ll believe *that* when I see …

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29 August 2008

Search Experiments large and small

Search Experiments large and small. As leader in the world of search and web related industries Google is constantly striving to improve the user experience. In order to enhance this experience, it has been revealed that amidst all Google’s complex algorithms running behind the scenes there are also many experiments conducted by Google technicians. At any given time there can …

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28 August 2008

Facebook – The Movie?

Does this come as a surprise? Maybe, but it shouldn’t. It just proves that the power of social media should never be underestimated. According to the website guardian.co.uk Hollywood writer-producer Aaron Sorkin, known for his movies A Few Good Men, The American President, Malice and Charlie Wilson’s War, has just agreed to write a film about the creation of Facebook …

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28 August 2008

Google Suggest

‘Google Suggest’ is Google’s ‘new’ auto complete search feature which gives you automatic recommendations when you begin a search. The feature aims at eliminating the need for Google’s "Did you mean?" feature which pops up when you mispell words. The feature is not totally new as its has been in development in Google’s Labs since 2004 and has already appeared …

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28 August 2008

Google Streetview in Chiswick (photo) Drive-by!

Despite being hit by a few road-blocks along the way – not least of all the news that they would have to blur out every single face seen on their new UK-based photos, in order to satisfy the grandly title ‘Information Commissioner‘ – Google continue to drive round the streets of London taking photos with their odd looking cars. I …

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27 August 2008

iPhone ad rapped as ‘misleading’

An advert for the new Apple IPhone is seen to have misled consumers according to a ruling made by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The advert states that the IPhone has ‘all parts of the internet’ on it. The ASA claim that because the IPhone does not support Flash or Java, two programs that make up a number of web …

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27 August 2008

Viruses in space?

Computer viruses have become more resilient it would seem. NASA has confirmed that a certain Gammima.AG has made its way across all 180miles seperating the earth from the ISS (International Space Station) to infect computers on the space station. The virus remains dormant on machines and then steals user’s details for online games, it is rated as a "low risk" …

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