17 August 2009

Twitter and URL shortening will ruin the internet

URL shortening services are very new, only really entering the mainstream with twitter. If you use twitter you have used a lot of the shortening services out there, it all started with tinyURL, which was a simple tool that redirected a short URL to a long one. The concept has become more than just a way to make clumsy URL’s …

Continue Reading
16 August 2009

BlackBerry – Coming soon to a Mac near you

After years of promising Mac support for the BlackBerry, RIM are finally releasing a Macintosh version of the popular BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Looking somewhat similar to iTunes, RIM says the new sofware will enable users to: Sync calendars, contacts, notes and tasks Update the BlackBerry software Add and remove applications Back-up, restore and encrypt data Manage multiple devices Sync iTunes playlists The …

Continue Reading
15 August 2009

Internet Explorer 8 is partnering with top search providers like Bing, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, Amazon

Internet Explorer 8 is partnering with top search providers like Bing, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, Amazon to deliver visual suggestions that provide you with immediate answers. For example, typing “Isaac Newt” with Wikipedia visual suggestions will instantly show you a preview of the results directly in the Search Box drop-down. Look for more visual suggestion results with your preferred search providers. The …

Continue Reading
12 August 2009

Windows 7 minus IE 8 for EU

Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 8 will not be shipped with the Windows 7 release for Europe. This is to ensure that Microsoft complies with the competition laws of the European Union. They also said that this is not its preferred path, but it has to comply with the European Union competition laws. Also Windows 7N, another edition of …

Continue Reading
12 August 2009

Microsoft will not give up on Internet Explorer 6

High profile traffic sites like YouTube and Digg are considering dropping support for Internet Explorer 6 very soon, as they are increasingly growing frustrated with modifying their sites to support Internet Explorer 6. From a recent survey done by Digg, it showed that 69% of Digg users still use Internet Explorer 6, but only because they are forced to use …

Continue Reading
11 August 2009

Google caffeine – strong enough for you?

So is it latte or espresso? For those who havent seen the news Google has launched their next generation of search. And all hell is going to break loose. At least, thats what some would have you believe. Well no, it’s actually a change to the infrastructure and to quote Sitaram Iyer and Matt Cutts of Google  ‘it’s the first …

Continue Reading
10 August 2009

TED – getting creative

Occasionally we all need a bit of inspiration, or to hear a positive message, or want to learn about something completely different. If you haven’t already come across TED, then I can highly recommend it to address all of the above! TED is a small not-for-profit organisation that is committed to spreading ideas to all knowledge-seekers through talks given by the …

Continue Reading
10 August 2009

Images in PPC Ads

Sponsored results showing images Just did a quick search for dresses, I need a new one, and came across two ads with images and looks like formatted feeds for three dresses along with prices. One in the second place and one in the last place. I have not seen this before has anyone else? Are the links from shopping feeds? …

Continue Reading