It's almost hard to remember what the web browser landscape was like on the Mac back in 2002, when Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 dominated and Apple hadn't yet launched Safari, a product which owes a lot to Camino.
Microsoft has made it clear that its Silverlight browser plugin will be going away in the years to come, which is forcing companies like Netflix who rely on it for desktop streaming to adopt other technologies.
It’s no accident that the folks at the Perian project chose the image of a Swiss Army knife for its versatile System Preferences pane -- when it comes to QuickTime video, the extension enabled all sorts of files to be played back, but its creators have announced one final version that marks the end of its development.
Apple is a bit tardy with new MacBook Pros, with rumors swirling that the beefed-up notebooks are going to become more like the MacBook Air, and at least one analyst predicting the death of the super-sized 17-inch model.
Our inbox recently got hit with a couple sad reminders of how services can roar onto the scene and then whimper away with far less fanfare over time. Such was the case for Google Wave, which is being turned off on April 30, and the fate of Posterous remains a big question mark.
Ding dong, the wicked witch is dead! Okay, maybe it’s not quite a celebration from that legendary scene from The Wizard of Oz, but Adobe’s announcement November 9 that it would be shuttering further development for mobile Flash should certainly be good news to Munchkins -- er, developers -- everywhere, not to mention much-needed relief for long-suffering end users forced to endure such tyranny on their mobile devices. Here are a few reasons why we won’t be missing mobile Flash.
Lovers of the classic iPod click wheel, that disturbance in the Force you just felt was Apple stealthily removing compatible games from the iTunes Store -- a move that only adds fuel to the burning rumors that the iPod classic may meet its 10th anniversary by being tossed into the grave.
iPod fans have been waiting with bated breath for Apple’s fall media event to be announced, especially with the spotlight now shining brightly on a new iPhone. Much to an iPod lover’s chagrin, Apple’s invitations on Tuesday say everything: “Let’s talk iPhone.” Could one or more of the iPod line soon go swimming with the fishes?