You wouldn’t think so much drama and hand-wringing goes into the creation of something as simple as a SIM card, but where international standards are concerned, compromises must be made. Research in Motion and Motorola have done just that with Apple’s proposed nano-SIM design, which appears to have the majority of votes already.
March is winding to a close and our attention turns to April and beyond, wondering what exactly Apple might have up their sleeves for us in the coming months. Meanwhile, competitors like Nokia and HTC are ramping up their Windows Phone initiative with two highly anticipated devices arriving on the same day (!?!) as the kingpins of the cell phone market duke it out over a proposed “micro-SIM” standard that promises to shrink our handsets even further. If you missed today’s news, sit back and soak in what’s happening on this Monday, March 26, 2012.
Most of us take for granted the machinations going on behind the scenes of our favorite technology, and nowhere is that more true than in the seemingly mundane task of surfing web pages with a browser. Sure, you might know that certain browsers are more forward thinking than others when it comes to new standards such as HTML5, but what does it all mean for you?
If you work in web development, you’re likely well-versed in CSS3, the latest and greatest standard that’s all the rage with modern websites and the browsers we use to view them. The rest of us may have heard the buzz about CSS3 -- but do you know what it is, how it works and why it matters? Read on to find out.
The end of 2010 is here, and as the calendar page turns to January, 2011, the European Commission will finally adopt micro-USB as the universal charging standard for smartphones sold throughout Europe. How will the move affect Apple’s standard dock connector?