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Monday: August 15, 2011

Mozilla to do away with version numbers in Firefox with new non-numbered version update.Mozilla to do away with version numbers in Firefox with new non-numbered version update.

Google has taught us all that people are too busy to remember version numbers these days. It's better just to keep updating software and have to worry about pesky version number conventions. Mozilla thinks this is a good idea and has decided to adopt this release schedule for future non-version-numbered releases of Firefox. Good for them.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 1:58 PM | Tags (7) | chrome | extremetech | firefox | google | mozilla | numbers | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: April 9, 2010

Multitasking and several other features coming to an iPhone near you.Multitasking and several other features coming to an iPhone near you.

That certainly was a whopper of an Apple presentation yesterday bringing tons of interesting features to iPhones, iPads, and iPods. I'm very curious to see how their iAds platform does once it is fully available. You can watch the entire presentation over on Apple's website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:57 AM | Tags (11) | iphone | software | ipad | version | multitasking | api | sdk | inbox | gaming | network | iads |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 6, 2010

Apple sends out invites for iPhone 4.0 preview event.Apple sends out invites for iPhone 4.0 preview event.

The month of Apple continues to roll on as the media will surely continue coverage of the iPad, iPhone, iPod now that this little event has been announced. The new software update is rumored to have some interface refreshes and some possible multi-tasking in there as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:58 AM | Tags (9) | apple | four | invites | iphone | macrumors | press | preview | software | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Internet Explorer 9.

The good news is that there will be better support for web standards and a brand new JavaScript engine that promises to improve overall speed and page loading times. Bad news is that it's still Internet Explorer. You can take an early version of IE9 for a test drive on the other side of the click.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:52 AM | Tags (11) | microsoft | interwebs | version | browser | explorer | html5 | test | drive | sample | platform | preview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 24, 2010

Support for front-facing camera found hidden within the iPad SDK code.Support for front-facing camera found hidden within the iPad SDK code.

Along with the references to camera in the code, others have even discovered GUI elements that reference it as well. Perhaps there are still some suprises in store for the iPad or maybe this is just for future-proofing version two.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:11 AM | Tags (11) | beta | camera | code | flash | front | ipad | macrumors | release | rumors | sdk | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Ten literary classics that should be made into a video game.Ten literary classics that should be made into a video game.

There are some interesting literary choices from Wired in regards to this particular topic. While I don't think a game based on Huck Finn would be all that amazin, Moby Dick sounds like it could be downright epic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:56 AM | Tags (7) | videogames | gaming | classics | wired | literary | conversion | hypothetical |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 30, 2009

Looks like you won't be seeing any further Firefox updates until 2010.Looks like you won't be seeing any further Firefox updates until 2010.

In addition, Firefox 4.0, which had been due in 2010, now is 'aimed at late 2010 or early 2011,' with a beta due in the summer of 2010, according to Mozilla.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:46 AM | Tags (7) | browser | cnn | firefox | interwebs | software | updates | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Daily Grind: Thankful

Name: Vin (aka groovy truvy)
How Vin feels today: Thankful @ 1:50:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: To enjoy a lovely three-day weekend without anything at work breaking down unexpectedly. Proceed to knock on wood several times since having typed that.

Music Stuck in Head: Pleasant Valley Sunday / The Monkees
I never knew know that Carole King had a hand in penning this tune. Thanks, Wikipedia.

Stuff to do today:

  • Note awesomeness of LeechBlock add-on for Firefox
  • Basically you can set up a list of sites to block so you can concentrate on whatever it is you're doing and not surf the web aimlessly
  • Facebook = blocked
  • For you Mac people there's this little gem: Concentrate
  • Of course, these add-ons and programs only apply if you seem to have constant diversionary problems
  • I'm not saying that I have these said problems, but hey - the Internet is a big place and there's lots to read
  • Stop making excuses for social networking addiction

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:50 PM | Tags (8) | dailygrind | monkees | wikipedia | work | life | holiday | diversions | facebook |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Apple releases update for iTunes 9 that fixes some bugs.Apple releases update for iTunes 9 that fixes some bugs.

If you had issues with your copy of iTunes being unresponsive or just unexpectedly quitting, this update is for you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | bugs | fixes | itunes | itunes9 | macrumors | stability | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Google Chrome 3.0 now available for download.Google Chrome 3.0 now available for download.

New version supports some much needed themes and customization. So long, hideous bright blue tab bar!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 12:56 PM | Tags (6) | google | chrome | themes | browser | web | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Wondering which version of The Beatles remasters you should be buying?Wondering which version of The Beatles remasters you should be buying?

The post contains samples of both the mono and stereo versions (which is quite nice) as well as the reasoning as to why there are multiple versions of said remasters.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Music @ 11:03 AM | Tags (6) | beatles | mono | remasters | samples | stereo | versions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Final version of Opera 10 now officially available in all it's turbo glory.Final version of Opera 10 now officially available in all it's turbo glory.

Opera Turbo will automatically detect when network speeds will enable you to benefit. Once you turn it on, Opera Turbo instantly compresses pages, so less data needs to be transferred over a limited connection.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:02 AM | Tags (6) | browser | interwebs | opera | turbo | version | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Mac OS X Snow Leopard will be available for purchase on August 28th.Mac OS X Snow Leopard will be available for purchase on August 28th.

This brand new 'finely tuned' version of Leopard will set you back $29 bucks. Roar?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 12:03 PM | Tags (6) | apple | leopard | mac | osx | snowleopard | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Have a peek at some of the potential interface changes coming to Firefox 4.0.Have a peek at some of the potential interface changes coming to Firefox 4.0.

These are just draft ideas for brainstorming but some of these concepts seem to be awfully familiar.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | firefox | mockup | version | brainstorm | concept | draft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

Firefox 3.5 officially released and available for your upgrading pleasure.Firefox 3.5 officially released and available for your upgrading pleasure.

According to Mozilla, Firefox 3.5 is more than twice as fast as Firefox 3, and ten times as fast as Firefox 2. It would appear that speed is the name of the game with this update. I like speed, speed is good.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:10 PM | Tags (5) | faster | firefox | speed | upgrade | versions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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