I created a fairly long and hopefully good article about this Chrome* thing and why it is big.. But i have to hit the sack and it's still not finished, so I'll just draft it for next time, and just post an equally good (and shinier) one: Google Chrome's slick logo:
Windows Steady State is free (if you manage to get around the Windows Genuine Advantage check) to download.
This looks like a cool way of locking down your shared computers (at home or in your Internet Cafe). Definitely worth looking at if you're still using "the windows". (works with Vista too btw)
Honestly I would have loved playing with this, too bad I rarely see my Windows partition now.
No backups, fresh start. :) Ahhh, to be free again.
It's undeniably, un-"spin"-ably the best browser in the planet right now.
If you happen to read this post before 1:00 am, June 19, 2008, your download will also contribute to the effort to set a Guinness World Record. Ciao.
- thinner, slicker design
- 199USD for the 8GB version
- 299USD for the 16GB version
- More countries (including, yay! the Philippines -- see map below)
The map above was taken from the keynote, showing the 70 countries (shaded in red) where iPhone will soon be rolled out.
As if Globe's announcement is not confirmation enough, this map is the first official confirmation from Apple that iPhone (3G) is indeed coming to the Philippines. Oh yeah!
It's barely 4 days to go before the servers of Hello are turned off, so for the next few days I'll be online on Hello and will probably be playing with the software a few more times before it goes away for good (paging anyone). If you want to try Hello, it can still be download at http://updates.picasa.com/hello/651/Hello651.exe You have to have a Picasa account though (your Google/Picasaweb account won't work). My handle on Hello is (surprise surprise) emelgeek. Want to play with Hello too? Add me.
On one hand, I've been dying to review this slick, major update to Firefox. On the other hand, I'm trying not to spoil the surprise for those who'd rather use this in its final form.... hmmm. Compromise. Firefox 3 Beta 4 in 107520 pixels...
Can't wait? Grab the latest beta installer from Mozilla.
This has been bugging me since the day it launched: the street labels when viewing Manila in Google maps is way off the mark. I wonder if Google is aware of this bug? Paging Miss Aileen Apolo, can you bubble this up to those concerned? It's really running the otherwise good user experience of using the Hybrid view in Maps.
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To get this view, Go to Google Maps, locate Manila, then click Satellite. Make sure you check the "show labels" check box.
- Acid 3 Released and murders ALL browsers.
- Internet Explorer 8 beta out now for developers. Microsoft is promising a lot of good things (I won't tip my hat off till I see them, but having felt the pains of developing for IE, any improvement is welcome.).
- Google releases Contacts API and Google Calendar Sync for synching your Google Calendar with Outlook.
For the moment, forget the speeches, forget how "influential" he has shown he is, forget the movement that he was able to create. Forget most of the things about this man that has made him popular and impressive from the observer sitting at a distance, moved and touched by his eloquence and charisma.
Focus instead on the most difficult question to answer: Who is Barack Obama and is he really equipped to be the man that can lead a country as important and as powerful as the United States? If the presidency is only just about the man and what he can do and how well he can do things, will Obama still be the one that can bring true change to a country in need of a true leader?
With that thought, and if you had but one article to read about this man that goes by the name Barack Obama, running a movement against the traditional politics of Washington, read this one by Marc Andreessen:
Then you'd be even more glad, and it would even make more sense that this man has the charisma, eloquence and the influence to make people believe. Again.