Mountain View (CA) - Mozilla has decided to throw its rainbow colored hat into the ring. In an attempt to offer an open-source alternative to Microsoft's Silverlight and Adobe's AIR, Prism will provide an integrated application environment for the desktop, one which allows web-based applications to be launched from the desktop. The primary difference? Those applications will run without the standard browser controls being visible, just like regular windows.
Microsoft has launched a preview of "Virtual Earth 3DVIA", a new addition to the software giant's online mapping service that lets users create realistic 3D models.
Urbana (IL) - Eric Traut, a distinguished Microsoft engineer, was on hand last week to give a preview of upcoming virtualization techniques, hypervisors and the like. However, one of the more interesting aspects of the presentation was a short segment on Windows 7, the next generation of Windows (after Vista). The demo showed a slimmed down core operating system without graphics, one using only 33 MB of memory.
The next generation Mozille Web browser will appear differently depending on which operating system is being used, as developers try to blend in multiple components seamlessly with Windows, Mac OS X, and even Linux.
Steve Jobs believes that the iPhone is “the best mobile platform ever for developers”, but users are still waiting for Apple to open up the phone for third parties almost four months after launch. But according Jobs, the SDK is coming – as soon as concerns about malware threats have been reduced.
After five months of charging users an additional 30 cents to download a straight MP3 track, Apple has decided to bring the prices down to the same as their DRM-ridden counterparts.
Apple announced today that it has set a new, firm release date for its next-generation operating system of October 26.
Microsoft has fixed a rare display glitch in Excel 2007, two weeks after it first alerted users to the problem.
Open source OS specialist Linspire announced today that it has upgraded its desktop Linux platform.
Microsoft has doled out a few patches to improve stability in Windows Vista, for the second time in as many months.
Ebay announced today that it has launched a public beta version of Ebay Desktop, one of the first big commercial products to run on the Adobe AIR format.
Adobe has launched the beta version of its new media player, using the same format and streaming technology seen in YouTube and other video sharing sites.
In a bid to steal back some of the thunder that Google's online apps have taken, Microsoft has announced it is working on a Web-based extension to its Office software suite.
Microsoft has announced it will continue to sell Windows XP for five months longer than it originally expected, because of customer feedback.
Forget web 2.0, here comes browser 2.0. At the Demofall 07 conference in San Diego, we were given a very nice demonstration of Space Time’s 3D browser. Forget tabbed browsing, this browser puts all the pages into 3D tiles and then you zoom through them. For eBay and YouTube addicts, this browser is a godsend, as you can see in our video.
A recently unearthed glitch in Microsoft's newest version of Excel sometimes shows the wrong answer for a specific kind of equation.
Virtual operating system applications like VMWare, Microsoft’s Virtual PC and Linux Xen have been around for ages, but startup Qumranet claims its Solid Ice product can do things cheaper, faster and prettier.
Adobe has launched Premiere Elements 4 and Photoshop Elements 6 today, the latest versions in the respective media editing software lines.
Microsoft has reportedly begun offering a downgrade option to PC makers who want to allow their customers to have the option of using XP over the pre-installed Vista software.
Intel's final day of keynotes brought home both the software side and a future vision for the interconnected user. Intel asks us if we're ready for the 3D Web.