Hi all, Matteo, sirus, tcid, and wisher would like to thank all our visitors and wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Bye
Hi all, Matteo, sirus, tcid, and wisher would like to thank all our visitors and wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Bye
Nowadays computer systems with a good set-up (I’m saying a good set-up, not a relationship with UNIX) are going to be less and less virus prone. In my opinion today only a stupid cold download some files from its favorite peer to peer network, don’t recognize that the porn he wanted can’t be stored in an executable file. Since he is such a stupid that would underperform even in the Linux Girl-test, he is going to type the administrator password and make something that will make him gain a place in the hall of fame of stupidity.
A quick look at the previous paragraph may reveal a really high stupid/(number of words) rate.
A clever reader and a fucking annoying virus writer may have noticed that on Facebook the rate stupidity/(Things done) is too high to be computed. But this is not the most important factor. Facebook is a network and it is easy to send your friends an invitation. This mean a really quick spreading of whatever you are showing your friends (Never heard of the snowball effect?).
Wait! We have people acting in a stupid way and stupid things passing form a user to another, very very quickly. Now imagine to have something malicious that is passing form a friend to another: welcome to the black death, 2.0.
With this premise this was only a matter of time before something bad was coming out. This example is still relying on users stupidity (Once again), but considering the amount of data stored on the social network and the ease of access for user authorized application (Don’t trust everything, it’s a matter of life and death) making something dangerous, able to get information and even to spread to your contacts. Is that enough?
To my friend that are reading this post (but also to the others). Send me something bad and you will be no more a friend of mine, not only on Facebook but also in real life! I told you, be careful on what you are doing, or be sure you can hide yourself in a safe place, without writing on Facebook where you are.
A couple of my readers should enjoy the picture I used in this post. Please give me a feedback on that (And obviously also on the whole post).
MacDailyNews has posted an article comparing current market share and year-per-year growth of the most used mobile operating systems.
RIM at 16%
iPhone OS 13%
Windows Mobile at 11%
iPhone OS +328%
RIM at +83%
Windows Mobile at -3%
As you can see the growth of the iPhone OS marketshare is impressive: I guess it's time to recall Steve Ballmer's predictions about the success of iPhone!
Unfortunately we have to trust what Neal Santos of City Paper is telling us, but why not to trust him? Actually he said he saw Barak Obama (Yes the elected president of the United States).
Do you still have any doubt on what is the best music player?
If you're a tech guy and you like The Simpsons, you will certainly love this video!
Guys at TechRadar UK made a girlfriend of one of them playing with Linux, in their girlfriend test.
They told some simple tasks to the girl and looked how she was accomplishing the “challenge” using Linux.
This test aim is to demonstrate that Linux is noob-proof when it is about to deal with basic tasks:
A noob that has to deal only with browsing on nearly pure HTML/CSS sites that has to do some office work with OpenOffice could consider using Linux.
If the user wants to do more multimedia related stuff the situation is getting terribly worst. Maybe you are wondering about the responsible for this fall of Linux perceived usability
I’m pointing my finger against the Free Software Foundation that is trying to prevent anything not open being installed in the system. In my opinion this is a really bad choice.
The girl would have a better opinion of Linux if she could have out of the box working MP3, Flash and Skype support. Losing users in the name of an ideal is not a clever choice in my opinion. Maybe it is the right choice from the moral perspective. But an ideal without users is not going anywhere.
Just my 2 cents, as usual.
Many people use Firefox but few know how improve the search bar.
There are may add-ons to search but only two are really useful:
One other trick very useful for open search directly in new tab is that:
The last trick that I want advise permits to search in address bar by different search engines. Normally, when you write a word in address bar Firefox uses “I’m feeling lucky” of Google, but it’s possible to use all search engines of the our list and to do it we must put before the word a keyword. This trick works only if the keyword is associated with a search engines.
For add a keyword:
If you want change the default behavior and set the normal Google search, you do this:
Really bad news for the Apple maniacs that their beloved company is recommending to use antivirus. Yes you read right. At Cupertino are suggesting you to install an antivirus software on your Mac.
Even if in the commercial the subtle Mac was laughing at the poor PC that was ill.
Even if Mac OSX is a UNIX. I am a UNIX hater, I never hid that, and I’d like to know what the people that are theorizing the UNIX safety by design are going to say. I think it would be something fun.
Even if nobody cares to write a virus for a niche of the market. I think that that niche proved to be so dumb that will welcome any malware in his system. If Steve Jobs fooled you once why a good social engineer can’t make your machine working for him?
This is the official announcement. It is Apple.com, so I think that you are taking your credit card and doing an online order of the software suggested.
With the Apple fanatics desperate for that revelation and the users of other operating systems laughing so loud that they can’t read anymore why should I go on with this post?
Thanks to Feliciano for his post.
Many people dislike Safari and switch to Firefox; I recently decided to try it and I started using it regularly. There are many features that only Firefox offers but there's one thing I particularly dislike of Firefox: the interface. Safari is truly well-designed: the GUI is uncluttered, simple and nice looking. How to make Firefox 3 look like exactly like Safari? These are the steps you have to take:
Today I had a look at LaTeX as a tool for doing presentations.
I’m trying to abandon all the clerkish office automation suite. For my documents I’m happily using LaTeX, but sometimes I have to make presentations of my works and the only program I was able to work with were Microsoft PowerPoint or OpenOffice Impress.
The geek I have inside wanted to do everything with LaTeX, so today I spent a couple of hours “learning” how to use the beamer package (Thanks to Swanz for the suggestion).
The operation you have to do to have it fully functional (Ina Windows environment, if you use other operating systems this is not the post that will tell you what to do in details) are the following:
Since the standard beamer templates are everything but satisfactory I also hacked what I found to have something enjoyable. To have the wonderful Dubino theme you have to:
If you are not understanding what I wanted to do don’t worry.
This post was more a note to remind me what to do than a real tutorial. If you don’t like this post, I’m sorry, but after all this is my blog and I can write what I want, isn’t it?
Forget about Google Docs and other online tools that promises to help you editing collectively your shared documents but doesn’t have a way to see the modification to the document in real time. Such applications are the past in collaboration tools: with EtherPad we have a really cool web-application to write plaintext with your friends seeing what others are doing live.
Here my 2 cents:
Why does EtherPad rocks?
You can see the modifications live. Do I have to add something more?
Try it and fall in love with its clean interface that provides nothing more than a shared Notepad. And does it well!
You can chat with your friends to talk about what are you writing and really collaborate on what you are doing.
What is still to be done?
Support for other document formats than plain-text should be great. Unfortunately the world is not only about simple text.
Also a way to store files on my disk would be appreciated. Or are you thinking in the Google-ish way that all my documents are belonging to you and only to you?
Please try to get a 100% availability :-D. This service is really cool but if I can’t talk with your servers is quite useless.
Thanks to Oscar for the link!
Few minutes ago I logged into my Gmail account and I found a theme change.
I was not liking the switch form the capital G to the small g in the Google logo, and I am still not liking it.
I think that the new theme is ugly and even the “classic theme” is not as good as the new one. Thanks god they provided the Older version option to stay with the Gmail we are used to.
Please Google, don’t change logos and themes with new uglier ones!
I hope that you are a reader of Under The Wire and that you didn’t find this page looking for a solution to a problem with Eiffel Studio. Don’t waste more time on it, if it doesn’t work it won’t work whatever you search and whatever you are going to do. I’m sorry but the only advice I can give you is to not start a lost battle.
The only solution is to get a real language, with a real library and of course a real IDE.
If you like the Eiffel Studio icon (that actually is the only good thing of the whole project) save it somewhere and then trash everything else. Trust me, this is the only good idea!
Maybe you are thinking that all this hate (Yes, I hate it!) is quite excessive. I have my reason and after you read a couple of that you should only agree with me and join the Eiffel-Haters.
Here is a tragic list of the problem I had. The order is random, but it is impossible to tell what came first and what came then since once you solve a problem it will come back.
What should I do? No, Vi is not an option. Nor killing everyone at ISE.
The only people that should be happy about this total failure are guys working at Xilinx ISE and EDK the two crapware for hardware design in VHDL. At least they work, poorly but sometimes works. This makes hardware's guys big losers, and they lost also the worst IDE award!
Eiffel: What programming should NOT be.
Please stop the monkey that are randomly hitting the keyboard and choose to stop this terrible project. An Eclipse plug-in will be enough. And maybe it will also work!
If I will need a contract on my programs I will rather call a lawyer. Surely I’m not going to use Eiffel!
The best thing of Google Chrome is its address bar that has both the classic address bar role and the search bar role.
To have the same behavior on Firefox you have to remove the search bar. After that you can type your searches in the address bar. Unfortunately the default behavior is to show the useless “I’m feeling lucky” Google response, to get a full response you have to do the following steps:
If you're worry about your iPhone's security you should relax at the idea of a much more flawed operating system: Android.
Funny movie showing Windows 7 and its multi-touch capabilities.
Go to www.mtvmusic.com and enjoy the best videos transmitted by MTV.
Sorry for this flash post, but I’m watching videos :-D
ZDNet publishes a really interesting article comparing Apple and Microsoft from a economical point of view: is Apple becoming as big as Microsoft?
Live form PDC, the embargo is over and first screenshots of Windows 7 are you. Check this sites:
(More links coming as PDC goes on)
Tags: Windows 7
I hope you are knowing that next week Microsoft is presenting new things at PDC. The main thing that will be presented is Windows 7, and this is the real reason you should follow what will happen in Los Angeles.
To follow it live the right links are:
Check their sites out and you can discover what is the next big thing form Redmond.
If you are able to imagine this it means that your reality distortion field is weak today, so you may also know who is going to win and who is going to lose.
Samsung made a clever series of advertisement for its Instinct. Have a look and tell me what are you wanting right now.
Sorry Tcid, next time you have to let me play more with your iPhone… while playing I wasn’t looking at defects of the iPhone. And don’t forget to install some extra games and take a stronger battery or a longer power cord. I and Swanz can’t stand too many hours of boredom while we are at lessons.
Thanks to FolBlog for the post about this ads.
To celebrate a university course where I should learn to do Linux system programming in C I’d like to tell the world what really UNIX is.
I’m not going to write down anything, someone did it years ago but since UNIX is old, terribly old, I don’t think someone is going to experience something better than the hell is described in the book. :-D
The good thing of the book is that has also some bad words for C programming language, so I didn’t had to look for another book telling how crappy is C. By the way I don’t mean that if you want search you are going to find nothing. Just try and tell me what you found.
If you are a UNIX fan and you think that what is written in the book isn’t true you just have to add a comment.
If you are a UNIX fan that wants to help me even if I’m a bad boy you should tell me a small (I mean really small) Linux distribution to run in a virtual machine. Your help would be really appreciated.
Today just a link, but I think you should spend few minutes to look at it. I’d never thought that a laptop could ever have been so useful!
Are you still thinking that laptops aren’t useful?
Tags: Just for fun
Sorry, this post is in Italian...
Some days ago I posted the announcement of the myRadio development. Now the program finally reached a good level of functionality (At least it works on my machine) and I packed it the first jar of the project.
Even if it is far away form perfection, especially in the user interface, I think that you should give it a chance and report the feature you want, the bugs you find (I hope you aren’t going to find too much bugs) or other suggestion to the sourceforge tracker of myRadio.
With myRadio you can enjoy creating your favorite radio, mashing-up the radio program you like with the podcast item downloaded by myRadio. I’m doing it and I can assure you that, using last.fm or a shuffled library for the soundtrack, you’re going to forget what a old-style radio is.
I've just found this video and I've found it astonishing.
Happened in 1994:
In 1994 was also released the first version of Netscape, since Google Chrome revamped world interest on browser war I’m going to dedicate the first episode of Computer History to it, one of the main characters of the original browser war.
Before the .com bubble, the first browser war, and the web as we know it
After Netscape died his code was taken by Mozilla Foundation to develop Firefox, but this is another story, you are going to know more when we are writing one of the next computer history stories.
Nothing simpler than a page where you can find live who’s reading your pages, what pages and where did he come from. Looking at your visitors coming to your last post minutes after you wrote it could be a pretty thing.
Although the main aspect of lloogg is that allows you to see what’s going on live on your pages it provides you simple charts of records of past days visits. By sure it is not as detailed as Google Analytics, but do you really need all that data for a personal blog?
More useful the data about Top referrers (Come on, link us! :-D) Top search (Sometimes it could be funny) Top pages (Don’t you want to know what is your most read post?) and of course Browser war.
If you want an invite as usual, post a comment. And be quick since I have only 5 invites to share!
I think I gave a chance to every existing Windows podcast catcher without finding something that really worked as I desired. Here is my experience with the main programs and why does them suck:
iTunes for Windows is probably the best example of bloatware. It eats resources just to play some music. Since I don’t have any iThing I have no need to have it installed.
Juice was messing up with user rights making it unusable. Also the broken links at their official page made me feeling like if I was in front of the corpse of the project.
Doppler had some exception coming out at every start, and also other bugs. Not answering my question surely didn’t make me wait for a new release, neither to give help finding and fixing the problem.
After these (really bad) experience I decided to open NetBeans and write (in Java, so my software is also cross platform) one podcatcher form scratch. After all I’m a developer!
Maybe I may have to wait to have some spare time to design the coolest user interface in the world, but so far I’m needing a programs that works without hassles. I can think about making it eye-candy tomorrow, now I want to grab some podcast to make myRadio (Sounds like a good name, isn’t it?).
If you want to learn more, have a look at the code or just compile (Did I mentioned the program is open-source?) and run the pre-alpha version I’m developing go to the myRadio sourceforge page. So far it is working even if lacks some functions I’m going to add as soon as possible, and I think it is the most important thing right now.
Don’t forget to ask for features and signal bugs. I promise that as soon as I have some spare time to dedicate to the project I’m going to answer.
Are you thinking that I’m writing an article explaining how Steve Jobs in a dream revealed himself how to design the most famous tech gadget? Actually you are a little wrong, it wasn’t a dream nor was Steve Jobs the brilliant inventor that first thought about the device as we know it.
Surfing on the web I found this really interesting site where Kane Kramer explains what he designed (not in California) 20 years before Apple iPod. Am I the only one that is finding more that one or two similarity between this concept and the Apple product? I feel like if I am in front of a couple of brothers!
The Apple fan you have inside is saying that Apple introduced the iTunes Music Store, that was really original. Sorry for that Mr. Kramer was presenting the music shop of the future in only few years after Apple’s foundation!
The only thing that Mr. Kramer was missing was the Internet. Without it such a business was simply unaffordable.
If you are not trusting what I’m saying just ask Kane Kramer, Burst.com or Apple.
Although there is someone claiming to have switched yet I think that Chrome is not going to kill other browsers, simply because even if you can find tons of hype-generated articles you are not looking at a mass switching. Considering that blogsphere is writing about Chrome but just downloaded it to have a sample ride must made you think: so far we have still IE6 with a 25% share. Common (non-geek) users may find interesting the download link on Google’s homepage, actually my brother noticed it the first time he Googled something, but they are not going to download it.
Cutting off non-geeks that are not switching to Google I’m going to tell you why geeks aren’t switching although they have copy of Chrome in their systems and tired it for a while:
Hi everybody, this week started with a big thing form Mountain View. After the iPhone and its troubles, the flop of Cuil, the Olympic Games and the release of Photosynth and IE8 beta 2 it is Google turn to come out with something new: a web browser.
Maybe some of you are thinking that a web browser isn’t really something new, and you are perfectly right unless the new browser adds some new capability. Google promises a browser for web-application, something that sounds to me like the Google OS that Google can’t develop. Does it seems a good idea? I don’t think so, why should I have (and maintain) both a regular OS and this web-app OS? Why should I give to Google more data than the personal information has yet?
Looking at Chrome features I’m not finding the big thing that such noise made me expect for:
Will it last as a revolution or is Chrome going to be a failure?
[UPDATE 9-2-2008] To download Chrome just open the Google homepage and follow the link. Soon my review.
Hi, I’m writing this post since yesterday a friend of mine asked why he had to call a phone number in order to have something like an eMule activation code. Of course since eMule is free software you don’t have to pay for it, nor it requires an activation. You are seeing the request of such code because you downloaded a modified version of the software form an unofficial ad fraudulent site.
The only thing you have to do after having downloaded a fake setup is trash the installer and download the right one from the official site. Next time double check what you are clicking on the Google page and do everything but clicking on sponsored links.
The last thing I want to share with you, my dear newbie, is the super-secret Google function to retrieve music. I hope you are going to find it useful.
To get a copy of a modified version of eMule just follow the simple steps I’m describing below:
I first read of the special eMule version by this post of Napolux. After reading the post I was waiting for a friend coming with the question: I had to wait for four days, not bad :-(
Earlier this week I wrote a post saying that Apple products just worked. I don’t know what happened to my RSS but seems that the heresy is spreading faster and faster: maybe I just subscribed the right blogs, but you can’t hide the evidence of the problems.
In the last days I found other interesting articles and blog post that I’m going to share with you.
You can read an article by the New York Times titled Apple Imperfect: maybe Mr. David Pogue is on vacation, or maybe he is preparing a new fun video of what Windows 7 copied form Mac OS X. The fact is that he is too busy to check what his mates are publishing.
I’m sorry for Steve Jobs: yesterday he had to think to some little things a bit more important than Pouge’s silence: iPhone Ad has been banned (I’m still waiting the ban of the get a mac campaign, but this is another story), the mobile device is experiencing security hole and last but not least App store showed the world what does censorship means. I think it is a good score, isn’t it?
At the beginning of this post I mentioned about bloggers complaining: here we have one unlucky user. I guess that in the next days I’m going to find other sad posts.
Please Steve, turn on again the reality distortion field, I’m missing it.
Don’t worry for my navigation, my main browser is Opera, so even if the beta is too beta I don’t mind :-D
Last week Microsoft Labs released Photosynth, a cool application that enables you to make synth from your photos.
I gave it a try using photo I made while I was having a bike trip just to have fun climbing a mountain and taking some shoots to the other side of the valley in order to test the application. You can see the result of my synth here. I hope you will appreciate that I take photos from several points and that I tried to embrace the whole valley with my shots.
The result it is quite good, all the pictures were matched in the right way and the final effect is cool. The only thing I would change is the way pictures are showed: I can’t stand the fact that the picture I’m looking at is highlighted making evident that the synth is a collage of photos. I think that building the synth as a 3d scene without referring to the photo the it is made of would be a way better.
So far Photosynth is still a geek game, but I think that changing little things it would be the next big thing in photography ;-)
I am still waiting for someone I know to post on youtube a video made with his helmet camera. I know I promised to send him some photo I’m making. Actually I am still waiting for photography gods to send me the inspiration for a good shot, so I don’t have any photo to show you :-(
But this is not the worst thing for the company that has to pay actors to have someone lining out of their shops to make some photos just to tell the world that there is actually somebody interested in what they’re doing.
What do you think? Are blogger suddenly become victims of collective madness? Or do you feel like somebody who wake up after a nightmare where you were forced to think different?
Microsoft always knows how to entertain millions of people... with a Blue Screen of Death! More pictures here.
The most important thing that made me angry is that searching for Under The Wire there isn’t any link to this blog. We are at fourth position both in Google and in Live Search, why don’t Cuil link us? After this post I think that our blog will be banned, but so far it doesn’t seems to be a huge loss.
Being serious for a while I’m going to explain other reason that made me say that Cuil isn’t cool. Maybe the fact that we aren’t linked isn’t really good reason, so I’ll show you other Cuil features that only seems to work.
The layout of the result page, with pictures and a more fashionable style, is eye-catching but it can’t help if you can’t find what you were looking for. And trust me, you are not going to find anything useful.
The “tabs” could be a great way to filter search results, but in a lot of the queries I did there was no filtering suggestion. On the other hand when it shows something you’re only few clicks apart form the failure of your search: you won’t find nothing, even if you try to filter Cuil's results.
Also the “explore by category” feature seems to return random results… And I think that this isn’t very useful if we’re talking about a search engine.
Another thing that would help is the typo check and the suggestion to correct the misspelled word. Without this feature nobody will ever being able to find something useful. Maybe I couldn’t find nothing just because I made typing errors, but since nobody told me that I misspelled a word how can I recognize and correct the error?
The only thing I appreciate of Cuil is their privacy page. Looking at what they are saying it’s hard to think that Cuil’s creator were working for Google ;-) This really caught my attention and I think this is the only reason I will give another chance to Cuil. I hope that in the while somebody will tune the algorithms in order to give more effective results. Also a link to this blog for every search made would be a cool thing, but I don’t want to ask too much.
Does Cuil link to your blog? Have Cuil ever returned a useful link while you was searching something with it? Feel free to share your opinion about Cuil in the comments to this post.
No, I’m not joking. I’m just watching the banners of the new Microsoft advertising campaign.
I hope that at Redmond nobody is thinking that the only way to have Vista installed on more computers is allowing users to crack it. I think that this isn’t the clue of this banner, but I’m sure that not telling that being a pirate is still cool would have been a better choice.
I’m not a pirate, and I think that Vista is good, so for me the Earth isn’t flat anymore! I’m also writing about new Vista’s banner, so maybe at Microsoft someone wanted us to talk about this banner just to get some viral marketing effect. Am I right?
Thanks to Thomas Hawk
After the top six (Who said that I must write a top 10 or a top five? I wanted to write a top six!) I'm going to tell you the best queries. Are you ready to laugh?
Somebody was looking for information about how to fix a wire. Actually I think we never wrote a post about this, but you're a very lucky person: since sirus is an electrician we have the right person you're looking for. Just write a comment and we will send sirus at your home to fix all the wires you need. Maybe sirus can help also the guy who wants to wire macbook air to time capsule.
But the real genius is another searcher, somebody that I'd like to meet. His query was an easy-to-give-out Windows Seven invitation. Slow down, our marketing office is at work and when we are going to share invitation of the next windows release you're the first person we're serving. I'm going to invite you also before tcid, I promise that. Just leave your name -and a mail address- on the comments to this rant.
Another friend of us was asking Google if can we use cds on macbook. Well, you shouldn't use cds because they're old.
I think that when someone tells you ask Google he is not meaning that there is somebody called Google you can talk to. So if you write I want my capital G icon back for ie7, you're not talking to Mr Google. And just in case you're thinking to ask Santa Claus, neither he does exists.
Thanks to who was searching for Leopard sucks, you know the truth, but I can't understand what you were looking for. Are you a troll?
Can somebody tell me what is the link between sirus and iPhone? I think I'm missing something. I'd also like to know what was searching who typed whisher and iphone. Thanks god the first link is my old page on WinAddict, so the poor guy found a great post to read.
Just to grab some visit I'm now going to write some dull phrases picking words form this list. I'll let you know what kind of queries will came out this month.
fat albert hole: what girls learn on the mormon beefcacke calendar is a bite of seattle. Red bull flugtag and hot lap dance club. I must stop here before I get crazy.
I’d like to tell our reader that we didn’t run away with the ad-sense cash, we just have to pass a lot of exam and prepare the defense of our thesis. Actually we have still to finish our thesis, but this is a little detail… I have to write code, write documentation and write presentation, poor my fingers and poor my keyboard. My mind is gone, but I still hope I can do it!
Before coming back to my thesis I suggest you to post a comment on what you’d like to read on utvv. If we survive, after the holidays, we will come back with our fantastic posts.
Stay hungry, stay foolish and stay tuned ;-)
Today I was surfing through Apple's web site to get some information about the new products shown at the WWDC 2008. Reading about MobileMe (a wonderful piece of software) I noticed they have started using Windows Vista. In fact, till the WWDC 2008, Apple web site used to show Windows XP's screens instead of Windows Vista's screens. In my mind I said "That's a great piece of news! After one year and a half they have finally discovered Vista (WOW!)".
Although Apple engineers have started using Windows Vista instead of Windows XP it's unclear the cause they are still using an "old hag" like Firefox 2 to surf the web instead of Internet Explorer 7 which is more secure (under Windows Vista thanks to the Protected Mode) or Safari 3 for Windows which is certainly faster and in addition to this it's also one of theirs products (they say "The World's best browser").
If these are the facts I've finally understood why Internet Explorer is always the worse browser or even not considered in Apple's comparatives. Although Apple engineers have discovered Windows Vista, it's clear Apple hasn't discovered Internet Explorer 7 yet. They are probably still using Internet Explorer 5 (the last version for Mac OS X) or even a previous version if it's possible. That's the truth!
News of the day: Opera 9.5 has just been released, few days before Firefox 3. Opera's guys have won the race!
My friends are saying that mobile me is a great thing, with such a brother I can’t tell them they’re wrong!
Thanks to Paul Thurrott
One of the most incredible rumor for Apple's WWDC 2008 was a new version of Mac OS X called "Snow Leopard".
The keynote is coming and many European carriers are announcing their partnership with Apple to bring the iPhone to their country.
As already written in our rumor roundup iPhone may come in colors.
I admit it, I was a bit curious about the feature developed in the 20% free time that Google left to its employees, and I was expecting to find something great.
Seems that this time the 20% free time had been a little wasted since none of the experimental feature did worth a try. Here is the list of the feature users should test (with my opinions):
If you choose to become a useless-function tester remember that big-G could remove what you’re testing without saying nothing to you. The function will just disappear.
If you’re looking for a real big thing, have a look at the new version of Windows Live Writer
We already posted about this subject a few months ago, but now that WWDC banners have dropped "Mac OS X Leopard" in favour of "OS X Leopard", rumors of Cupertino's OS coming to every PC is becoming a little bit more consistent.
So, what should you expect from Apple's World Wide Developers Conference 2008?
If you are looking forward to finding out what Steve Jobs will deliver at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference 2008 you shoul stay tuned on UTVV!
We have opened a Twitter from which to follow WWDC 2008 live.
If you like Plurk this is our account with live coverage of WWDC
That's a unique opportunity for you readers!
Some search after, looking at my tabs I discovered what my eyes noticed what was changed: instead of the capital G the favicon of Google is now a little blue g.
Probably at Mountain View they are tired to be called the big G and decided to change their nickname in the most subliminal and easiest way they can go on: just changing they brand.
Do you like this new icon? I hope that the big G is coming back, the little g doesn't represent Google in my mind and makes too confusing to look at my tabs.
Looking at the video we can see a well-working multi-touch demo, but nothing on how that technology would be used in every-day works. So far looks like more an advanced mouse replacement than a brand-new way to use pc. I hope that other interface changes, that should enable users to enjoy multi-touch even when working and not only when looking at photos, are Top-Secret classified information and Microsoft choose to perform that demo just to show something to who is asking an early release of Windows 7.
In the last days Steven Sinofsky said that Windows 7 kernel would be an evolution of Vista's one. This is a bad news for the I-will-jump-to-Windows-7 boys that have to update their claim in I-will-jump-to-Windows-8 (or somewhere else). Vista users should be happy of this because of the total compatibility between the 2 OS drivers and software since nothing, especially the driver model, will change.
I was dreaming Windows 7 as a fully .Net based OS, with the old Win32 system virtualized just for old applications support so I feel a bit disappointed. On the other side Vista kernel is already a very good piece of software with the only problem that users aren't feeling this. Hopefully Windows 7 would allow the user have a better configuration on what system loads as already happens in Windows Server 2008, a OS that shares huge part of code with Vista, but surprisingly is not considered as bad. Maybe it's because Apple never choose a character for the server in their stupid advertisements.