A stub is a short article which rounds up little bits of information that I’ve found throughout the week. These may be web or computer related, or they may be more general things. It’s more a personal log than an actual article, reminding me of things that I may’ve forgotten, but some of it may be of help to someone else!
A slightly late Stub article for the week! March is here! It’s been a busy weekend, and a brighter weekend – Spring is on it’s way!
- Nokia releases a £13 phone with a 35 day battery life.
- IE10 has finally made it’s way to Windows 7. At least now, if we’re stuck with Windows 7 users in 10 years time, they at have a browser that’s compliant…
- A suggestion that we should have the choice to pay for an ad-free Google…an idea that sounds very much like it would pave the way for everything becoming a paid-for utility. Not a fan.
- Another plan that I wasn’t a fan of, the proposal of a .uk domain name, has been “shelved”. I hope it stays there, we don’t need even more confusion with similar domain names!
- An amusing bug has been found in most popular, “modern” browser. The reason? Browser vendors not following the W3C specification. A lesson to be learned!
- I finally had the chance to give the Spotify in-browser player a test run. It’s very impressive, the interface is almost preferable to the native application!
- A supercharged web browser is a great idea for a second computer. But a £1000 second computer is probably not ideal. What a shame!
- Another year, another set of Facebook tweaks to co-inside with Facebook’s Graph Search.
- Another week, another security breach! This week: Evernote falls victim…
- A new Java vulnerability is currently going unpatched and exploited “in the wild”.
- Brilliant to hear Yahoo! is refocussing and getting rid of the clutter.
- This weeks Big Web Show featured guest, Scott Jehl, of the jQuery Filament group. He discussed “responsible” responsive design and commented on those that complained that responsive design is “destroying creativity”, as well as speaking about why people love to include jQuery for even the smallest things. 5By5 | The Big Web Show #83: Scott Jehl
- And finally, you may’ve heard of the four-legged robot, “BigDog” that can run at 28mph. Well it can now also throw breezeblocks around with it’s new, powerful arm.