InformationWeek reports that half a day into the Mobile World Coference in Barcelona many phones have been announced, however, none running Google’s Android. 2009 was supposed to be the year of Android, is it actually going to happen? We’re only halfway through the first day at Mobile World Congress and already things are looking bleakContinue reading “MWC: No Android news yet”
The Chromium team got a first page rendering on the Mac version of Google Chrome. Finally. Over the last couple of months, the group working on Mac Chrome (myself included) has shifted gears from layout tests and WebKit compatibility to getting the application user interface up and limping. That also means getting the separate WebCoreContinue reading “Mac Chrome renders first page”
Whenever I ask what’s wrong with using tables to build a layout I got an answer involving “semantics”, likely from a semantic web hippie. Don’t get me started on the semantic web, they have been trying to that get off the ground for the past 10 years. Not gonna happen. Luckily there are people thatContinue reading “Give Up and Use Tables”
I love stories with impressive stats and techniques about how to scale web applications. Here’s a good one about how Digg scales. Interesting is that they use MemcacheDB (note their flashy website) for storing much of their data. MemcacheDB is a key-value store, notice the trend?
Google finally launches push synchronization for the iPhone and iPod touch: For iPhone and Windows Mobile devices, Google Sync allows you to get your Gmail contacts and Google Calendar events onto your phone. Sync uses push technology, which means that any changes you make to your calendar or contacts from the browser or phone willContinue reading “Sync your iPhone or iPod with Google Calendar and Contacts”
pipl.com is a search engine for people and it’s a bit scary. This is me for instance. It found website with me on it that I did not even know existed. What have you found out about yourself you didn’t know?
Ruby 1.9.1 is out: Just a month ago, Antonio Cangiano ran some benchmarks against a Ruby 1.9.1 preview versus several other Ruby interpreters. Ruby 1.9.1 clocked in at at least twice as fast as Ruby 1.8.7. This is great progress and will tone down some of the “but Ruby is slow” type arguments that haveContinue reading “Ruby 1.9.1 out”
Somebody at Googlie made littlie mistakie! Woopsie!
Apple, HTC, BlackBerry, Palm. They’re all trying and trying. Trying to be the #1 smart phone retailer, but I have bad news. Virgin Mobileis going to win with its Helio Ocean 2 phone. No, it’s not because it is such an awesome phone. As a matter in fact it looks kinda dinky. But it’s becauseContinue reading “Winning the smartphone war with Britney”