An XMPP interface has been exposed for Windows Live Messenger, allowing standards-compliant communication clients to make use of the MSN protocol.
Chris Duckett dispenses with "trends", "magic quadrants" and other salesbot speak to investigate what is really the foundation of IT: source code.
Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia.
The social network for professionals has moved its presentation layer from the server to the client via the dust.js library, saying that a code-sharing problem was behind the move.
It doesn't matter whether Chrome or Firefox is more widely used, as long as IE8 continues to be the newest Internet Explorer available for Windows XP.
After an absence of four years, Linux Australia's award for outstanding service to the FOSS community is back.
Adobe's Flex framework is to be guided via an open-source governance model, with Flex's current roadmap to be replaced by the as-yet-unformed governance committee.
An Australian developer poked around in Apple's private iOS API collection and returned with a canvas that allows developers to take a sneak peak at WebGL running on iOS.
Desktop administrators rejoice! In the very near future you may be able to stop deploying Adobe Reader to users with basic PDF needs, and quite possibly, Adobe Flash as well.
Adobe has quietly closed its first and only 64-bit Flash beta for any operating system, and left the 64-bit future of Flash in limbo.
Upstart PDF reader for Windows, FoxIt reader, has come out with a new "safe reading" feature — a needed addition to be sure, but it should go further.