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Will we ever see a “Spotify for ebooks”?

By Joe Wikert
April 10, 2013

My music buying habits have definitely changed over the years. I’m doing a lot more streaming now and rarely buying individual tracks or albums. I use Spotify but I also started using Rdio. I’m still in the free trial period for the latter …

Math typesetting

By Adam Hyde
November 26, 2012

Typesetting math in HTML was for a long time one of those ‘I can’t believe that hasn’t been solved by now!’ issues. It seemed a bit wrong – wasn’t the Internet more or less invented by math geeks? Did they give …

2 Years Later: Droppin' Malware on Your OSX, Carpet Bomb Style (and Then Some!)

2 Years Later: Droppin' Malware on Your OSX, Carpet Bomb Style (and Then Some!)
By Nitesh Dhanjani
May 22, 2010

2 years later from my original disclosure, the Carpet Bomb vulnerability on OSX remains un-patched.

Functional Testing for RIAs on the iPhone

By Robi Sen
June 8, 2009

One of the greatest frustrations when building RIAs for mobile browsers such as the iPhone, Safari, Webkit for the Android and Palm, and even IE for Windows Mobile phones is the lack of functional testing tools. Yet if you are making a RIA that is complicated or used for critical work, it behooves you to develop some approach to testing that is not completely manual. Furthermore, if you are serious about performance, you need to make sure your application is working functionally so you can create performance profiles that reflect a solid working application.

Thoughts on Amazon's New Whispernet Charge Policy

By Joe Wikert
May 21, 2009

As everyone probably knows by now, Amazon has altered the conversion/delivery fee associated with sending files wirelessly to your Kindle. When I got my Kindle v.1 I was happy to see that I could email PDFs and other documents and...

Redirecting Your Website to an iPhone-Optimized Site

By Dave Aiello
November 17, 2008

I've come to an important stage of the development of an iPhone-optimized version of my website, RinkAtlas. I've decided to redirect all visitors to the site who are using an iPhone or an iPod touch to the iPhone-optimized version of...

Give our authors Safari access? What next?

By Kathryn Barrett
June 25, 2008

An anonymous geek recently mused on the fact that O’Reilly authors were no longer being given free Safari accounts...

The Kindle: "Looks Like a Million to Me"

By Tim O'Reilly
June 9, 2008

Evan Schnittman of Oxford University Press has a fascinating blog post Looks Like a Million To Me: How I Realized that Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s E-Reader Were Exceeding Sales Estimates, which calculates the combined number of Sony Reader and Kindle units out there to be a million by the end of 2008: Amazon and Sony both use the 6-inch electrophoretic...

The Controversy over Apple's Safari for Windows "Update"

By Jochen Wolters
March 25, 2008

Like many Mac afficionados, I have to resort to using Windows for some of the work I do, and while working on a Windows machine, I rely on the familiar QuickTime and iTunes combo to add some music to my work day. The installer for this software includes a special stand-alone utility which helps keep the software up-to-date. Much like the Software Update utility on the Mac. The most recent update from last week, though, presented a fresh copy of Apple's Safari webbrowser even if the software was not installed yet. And the discussion on the 'Net on whether this behavior is acceptable, or not, is now in full swing.

A Virtual Earth Safari can be a Bumpy Ride

By Jochen Wolters
February 4, 2008

As part of a redesign of their real estate Web site, German have added interactive maps based on Microsoft's Virtual Earth technology. Unfortunately, though, Safari users don't seem to be welcome to navigate those maps just yet. Question is, why?

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