Latest version of Opera web browser, Opera 10.50 has been released for the Windows. And it claims to be the “fastest web browser thus-far produced for Windows computers”.
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ZooTool is an interactive and beautiful visual bookmark tool for images, links, videos and documents. The ZooTool was developed based on the MooTools by Bastian Allgeier.
The Twitter Location API used to tell only latitude and longitude of the location where a person is tweeting from. But now the Twitter Location API is to be extended with the support of name of places or locations, such as “Joe’s Bar on Manhattan” or “downtown LA.”.
Facebook have tons of photos uploaded by the members and the friends everyday. So there are lots of photos scattered around and many of them are NOT tagged and linked to the members themselves. Lets say, your friend has uploaded one photo that has you in it, but it’s not properly tagged, so the photo will not appear in your profile or you’re totally unaware of that it exists in Facebook.
A number of security experts gathered at the contest at CanSecWest, and they’ve performed several stringent security tests at the Pwn2Own competition, on the most popular web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and also Google Chrome. The first three (IE, Firefox, Safari) all went down, caught with bugs and security exploits. And only Google Chrome now has passed through to the second day of the test.
It was reported by SmartMedia, that some Indie developers managed to pull in USD $700,000 in ads revenue in the month of December last year from the Facebook applications that was developed by them.
Google has launched the Google Code Lab, a site where you can find all the links to the early stage of Google products. And currently they have over 60 APIs available, which you can use to build mash-up for your websites.
The cloud is the next applications platform, which adopts the concept of “software as a service”. Meaning a company would not have to maintain server hardware and man power cost such as developers, system administrators and DBAs etc. An application is to outsource certain components, software and backend services to other companies that provide them as online services.
Aptana PHP development environment, an opensource free PHP development tool has been integrated with ease of development for Ajax and DHTML applications.
Various questions have surfaced such as whether this new Chrome Browser can kill those already famous such as IE, Mozilla Firefox etc. It seems to say that the Chrome is meant for browsing applications instead of browsing web pages only.