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Holier than thou

At my last contract job, building a gloriously swift website in Drupal, I decided to give generously of my generous contract income to Free Software. Notepad++ is my perennial Windows text editor of choice, even in the light of the oncoming (proprietary) text editor juggernaut that is Sublime.

January 15, 2012 by

How do you look without images?

Have you ever considered how your website looks if the user has images turned off?I only ask because I have tethered my Android phone to my laptop using EasyTether (darned proprietary software but I couldn't get the Free stuff to work).

December 12, 2011 by

Android opens up to 'British English'

Google has made it possible for people to control their Android phones and tablet using spoken 'British English'.The software company introduced a tool called Voice Actions for Android in the US last year, allowing users to verbally direct their device to send a text to a contact, go to a website, or get directions to somewhere on Google Maps.

September 19, 2011 by

Newzbin client aims to circumvent BT blocking

The people behind the soon-to-be-blocked Newzbin2 file-sharing website have released a client that can bypass BT's site-filtering software, according to reports.TorrentFreak reported on Wednesday that the new software from TeamRDogs, the group that set up Newzbin2 and its predecessor Newzbin, would circumvent BT's Cleanfeed system.

September 16, 2011 by

Google launches paid web translation for businesses

Google has invited businesses and commercial software developers to integrate its automated translation service into their web pages and web applications for a fee.In a blog post on Wednesday by Google Translate product manager Jeff Chin, Google announced the release of a paid version of the Google Translate API to go along with the free version for academic users and the Google Website Translator gadget for other users.

August 25, 2011 by

Apple teases iOS 4.2 iPad features

A teaser page touting key features of the iOS 4.2 software update has appeared on the official Apple website ahead of the software's imminently expected release.

November 10, 2010 by

Gemalto sues Google, HTC, Samsung, over Android's Java tech

Dutch security company Gemalto has sued Google, HTC, Motorola and Samsung over technologies contained in Dalvik, the Java implementation within the Android operating system.In a statement on its website, issued on October 25, Gemalto said "Gemalto'™s patented technologies are fundamental to running software, developed in a high level programming language such as Java, on a resource constrained device.

October 25, 2010 by

Realestate.com.au adopts cloud email

Telstra has scored a win for its T-Suite software as a service platform, with property website realestate.com.au signing up for the platform's Microsoft Exchange email product for 750 employees across Australia, Italy, Luxembourg and Hong Kong.

September 8, 2010 by

Conroy's tag cloud protested by creator

A software developer who claims to have written the code behind the controversial tag cloud widget on the website of Communications Minister Stephen Conroy's website has cried foul over what he sees as misuse of his tool.

March 1, 2010 by

Post-Peer Review

There have been a couple of interesting developments related to US patents, especially technology and software patents. This isn't the first notice on this website of apparent changes in the USPTO (United States Patent & Trademark Office).

February 27, 2010

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