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Apple announces new MobileMe Mail upgrade beta program

05/13/2010, 02:05 pm

MobileMe subscribers can now join a new beta program to access the upcoming version of MobileMe webmail app right now.


Road to Office 2011: New looks, support for Exchange, VBA

05/06/2010, 04:05 pm

Microsoft's forthcoming Office for Mac 2011 promises greater feature parity with its Windows version, including improved support for Exchange and reincorporated support for Visual Basic for Applications, a feature that was dropped in Office 2008. It also shares more in common with the the look of Office 2010 for Windows, which is also currently in beta.


Scribd "scrapping Flash and betting the company on HTML5"

05/05/2010, 07:05 pm

Document sharing site Scribd, which allows users to upload PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and other documents on the web using Adobe's Flash Player, has announced that it will begin converting its file service to HTML5, starting tomorrow.


Internet Explorer web browser use drops below 60%

05/04/2010, 12:05 am

Microsoft's share of web browser use has dropped to an historic low below 60% for the first time since Internet Explorer 4 passed the beleaguered Netscape back in 1999.


Road to Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac: A New Hope

04/30/2010, 11:04 am

It's been just over two years since Microsoft released Office 2008 for Mac. Now the company is preparing to launch its 2011 edition in significantly less time than it took to update Office 2004, this time delivering an application interface sporting a sharper and more professional look. Here's an early introductory look at what's coming.


Apple's second iPhone OS 4.0 beta bundles new APIs, animations

04/20/2010, 08:04 pm

A second, pre-release version of iPhone OS 4.0 has been released to developers building apps designed for the new system, just weeks after Apple announced the initial beta.


Adobe slips mobile Flash Player 10.1 to second half of 2010

04/18/2010, 05:04 pm

After mounting an intense attack on Apple for not supporting Flash on its iPhone OS mobile devices, Adobe has admitted that it will not be able to ship its promised Flash Player 10.1 for mobile platforms until the second half of the year.


Inside iPhone OS 4.0: Multitasking vs Mac OS X, Android

04/17/2010, 06:04 pm

How you work on a smartphone is very different from how you work on a desktop computer. This reality is particularly true when it comes to multitasking. The approach to multitasking taken by Google's Android and Apple's upcoming iPhone 4.0 is also very different. Here's how they compare.


Opera Mini for iPhone fails Acid3 test

04/15/2010, 03:04 pm

Opera's new browser for iPhone offers an edge in speed in exchange for less than accurate page rendering. However, the free new browser isn't just taking shortcuts; its weak performance in the Acid3 test demonstrates that it doesn't correctly support web standards.


First look: Opera Mini for iPhone

04/13/2010, 02:04 am

Opera Software's free new Opera Mini browser for iPhone is now available in the US App Store. Here's a look at what it offers.


Apple approves Opera Mini app for iPhone

04/12/2010, 09:04 pm

Opera has announced Apple's approval of the company's Opera Mini browser in the iPhone App Store.


Adobe introduces Creative Suite 5.0

04/12/2010, 07:04 am

Adobe on Monday formally announced Adobe Creative Suite 5, the latest release of its design and creative workflow software that delivers full-version upgrades to all of the company's flagship creative tools in order to offer workflow enhancements to designers and developers.


iPhone 4.0 to remove controversial "rate on delete" prompt

04/10/2010, 11:04 pm

The next revision of the iPhone OS will remove the rating prompt that users see when they delete an app from their device.


Apple's prohibition of Flash-built apps in iPhone 4.0 related to multitasking

04/09/2010, 02:04 pm

Apple's new iPhone 4.0 SDK license now blocks cross-compiled third party apps, such as those built from Flash CS5. Rather than being just a competitive blow directed at Adobe however, it appears the real motivation is to support sophisticated new multitasking features in the new operating system.


Apple's iPhone 4 SDK license bans ported Flash, Java, Mono apps

04/08/2010, 06:04 pm

Apple has updated its iPhone Developer Program License Agreement in the iPhone 4.0 SDK to specifically prohibit the development of apps using "an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool," which would include Adobe's Flash, Sun's Java, or Microsoft's Silverlight/Mono.


Apple iAd program to monetize iPhone apps with interactive media

04/08/2010, 02:04 pm

Tied into iPhone OS 4, Apple's new iAd program will allow developer to include richly interactive ad experiences into their apps and earn a 60% cut of the advertising revenue.


Apple adds seven major features, 100 minor features in iPhone 4.0

04/08/2010, 01:04 pm

iPhone OS 4 will introduce seven major "tentpole" feature and a long list of minor enhancements this summer, Steve Jobs has announced at Apple's release preview event. The top seven features are multitasking, app Folders, Mail improvements, Enterprise features, a Games Center, and Apple's new iAd network.


Apple iPhone OS 4.0 to ship this summer with multitasking support

04/08/2010, 01:04 pm

Due this summer, iPhone OS 4 will deliver multitasking as a way to run background apps that the user can quickly switch between.


Benchmarks rate Apple's iPad 2x as fast at apps as iPhone 3GS

04/04/2010, 11:04 pm

Despite apparently using the same single core, Cortex A8 generation of its ARM processor core, the same Power VR SGX 535 graphics core, and the same amount of system RAM, the iPad is around twice as fast as the iPhone 3GS in running native Cocoa Touch apps.


Amazon Kindle iPad app approved, Netflix working on iPhone app

04/03/2010, 01:04 am

Apple's mobile devices are cross-pollinating: Amazon's Kindle ebook reader was just approved for iPad, while Netflix' iPad app for viewing Instant Streaming videos is being ported to the iPhone and iPod touch.