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Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Opera Mini browser app now available for your beloved iPhone.Opera Mini browser app now available for your beloved iPhone.

Users of the iPhone now have an alternative to Safari when browsing the web thanks to Opera's latest and recently approved app offering. The Register has a thorough review of the app on the other side of the click. I'll admit it feels pretty snappy on my 3GS although sometimes page rendering is a bit wonky.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 3:11 PM | Tags (9) | approvals | apps | appstore | browser | competition | iphone | opera | register | safari |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.

The four month-old start-up provided visual search results based on artwork photography submitted to their PlinkArt application on your Android handset. The principle is simple: take a shot of a painting, run it through the Plink art database and get the details on the artwork and its author.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:32 PM | Tags (11) | acquisitions | android | app | database | engine | google | plink | register | results | search | visual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 26, 2010

The iPad to start with 30,000 free e-books thanks to Project Gutenberg.The iPad to start with 30,000 free e-books thanks to Project Gutenberg.

Always dreamed of experiencing the thrill of reading Huck Finn on a certain magical unreleased tablet-type product? This news should make you quite happy. At least there won't be a shortage of stuff to read.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:48 AM | Tags (10) | domain | ebooks | free | gutenberg | ipad | library | project | public | register | titles |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 4, 2010

Google would like you to know that they think PageRank is a tad over-hyped.Google would like you to know that they think PageRank is a tad over-hyped.

PageRank has a catchy name and the name recognition. But we've always looked at all the things that are available when ranking search results. We look at where do things come from, what are the words used, how do they interact with each other, how do people interact with them,' he said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (7) | pagerank | register | overrated | google | search | algorithm | systems |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 1, 2010

Rare Nintendo title finds owner on eBay for a mere $43,300.Rare Nintendo title finds owner on eBay for a mere $43,300.

The video game in question turned out to be 'Family Fun Stadium Events' for Nintendo's original entertainment system way back when. You would have also needed Nintendo's Power Pad to complete the overall gaming experience.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | auction | ebay | fitness | gaming | nintendo | powerpad | rare | register | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 29, 2010

Adobe decides to chime in on the iPad's lack of Flash capability.Adobe decides to chime in on the iPad's lack of Flash capability.

The lack of Flash support for the iPad - and, for that matter, for the iPhone and iPod touch as well - is Apple's doing, not Adobe's. Adobe, for its part, has been eager to get Flash onto Apple's handhelds for quite some time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:51 AM | Tags (10) | adobe | apple | device | flash | gadget | handhelds | ipad | iphone | ipod | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 29, 2009

Some of the best and worst patent applications of 2009 according to The Register.Some of the best and worst patent applications of 2009 according to The Register.

There are actually some pretty funny patent application entries listed here from some notable companies. I'm curious if IBM will ever make good on their 'check for awkward silence on conference call' patent which would make for potential comedy gold during the most inappropriate of times. Awooga!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:38 AM | Tags (8) | 2009 | awooga | best | collection | list | patents | register | worst |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

Twitter decides to up and acquire a geo-location firm.Twitter decides to up and acquire a geo-location firm.

The example used was a tweet saying 'Earthquake!'. This would be a lot more useful and informative if it came with some information about where the bleeding earthquake was.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:57 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | acquisition | geo | location | register | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Bug in Internet Explorer allows for public veiwing of your PDF files.Bug in Internet Explorer allows for public veiwing of your PDF files.

Although the data isn't always exposed when the document is viewed with Adobe Reader, it is easily readable when the file is opened in editors such as Notepad, and the text is also available to Google and other search engines.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:47 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | pdf | leak | ie | memory | adobe | acrobat | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Apple deals another legal blow to Mac clone manufacturer, Psystar.Apple deals another legal blow to Mac clone manufacturer, Psystar.

Judge William Alsup's court of Northern California ruled in Apple's favour on all counts. Psystar is now likely to face claims for damages from Steve Jobs. Psystar is attempting a parallel defence in Florida, where the firm is based.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:49 AM | Tags (9) | clones | legal | register | psystar | mac | apple | favour | court | damages |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.Firefox manages to gain thirty million new users in just eight weeks.

The folks at Mozilla are quite proud of their recent little growth spurt which was measured by tracking the amount of times that Firefox actually phones home to check for software updates (apparently it does this every 24 hours).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:30 AM | Tags (7) | browsers | interwebs | firefox | users | base | millions | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Microsoft recruits Family Guy for Windows 7 promotional work.Microsoft recruits Family Guy for Windows 7 promotional work.

Apparently you'll be seeing Windows 7 splashed across all of the Seth MacFarlane properties. This is especially valuable since he's got like thirty shows on FOX,  should be a decent chunk of advertising for Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | microsoft | ads | promotions. windows | familyguy | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

The first rule of hacking PayPal is you don't talk about hacking PayPal.The first rule of hacking PayPal is you don't talk about hacking PayPal.

The hacker confirms he offered a class to penetration testers that taught them everything they'd need to test and carry out attacks on SSL certificates, and as part of that, he included a proof-of-concept certificate.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | banishment | hacking | paypal | security | ssl | theregister |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

It might be time to think about changing your Hotmail password.It might be time to think about changing your Hotmail password.

A Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed that the company doesn't store passwords in the clear and said its security team has been investigating the leak since this weekend.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | phishing | password | hotmail | windowslive | security | leak | theregister |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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