Rumors abound regarding new features in a speculated iPhone OS 4.0, our favorite web developer extension, Firebug, gets a big update, and Microsoft asks its users to move away from IE6 and Windows XP.
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- After Google hack, Microsoft asks users to abandon IE6, XP
At long last, Microsoft gets serious about pushing users to leave IE6 behind, motivated in large part by the recent attack on Google’s servers from China (the exploit only works on IE6 with XP or Windows 2000. [Ars]
- Rumor: Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Features Detailed
Background apps! MORE multi-touch! Syncing! Rumors! [Gizmodo]
- Typing Errors
An extremely interesting and in-depth article discussing the commonly held claim that QWERTY is a scientifically inferior keyboard layout, particularly relative to Dvorak. [Reason Magazine]
- Firebug 1.5 released!
Every web developer’s best friend in the whole wide web, Firebug, releases a pretty significant update, with all kinds of great new features. [hacks.mozilla]
- Chrome OS Zero VM Image Available
A virtual-machine-friendly version of the previously mentioned Chromium OS Zero, the auto-updating version of Chromium OS. [The Chrome Source]
- DNS Security Extensions are about to make the Internet a lot safer
DNS hacks, like the Twitter hijacking in December, may get a lot harder with an updated extension structure for DNS servers. [Download Squad]
- New ways to navigate column view Finder windows in 10.6
If you like the column view in Finder, Macworld highlights the shortcut timesavings of using Tab/Shift+Tab vs. the Left and Right arrows. [Macworld]
- Helping computers understand language
Google offers some interesting insight into how their algorithms handle synonyms when executing search queries. [Official Google Blog]
- Guess The Apple Tablet Features, Win One For Yourself
Gadget-obsessives, Gizmodo’s running a guess-the-Apple-tablet-features contest. The prize: An Apple tablet of your very own. [Gizmodo]
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