Saturday, September 26, 2009

Unnoficial iPhone/iPod Touch Widgets

You know, I've kept wondering to myself from looking at how Google Gadgets basically run everywhere, how comes Apple and Microsoft haven't enabled support for their widgets on their other platforms (web, mobile, gaming, tv, etc).

(Source: QJ.Net)

Ummm.... Yeah



(Source: Engadget)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Google Chrome Frame

I've been waiting for something like this for ages (I'm not alone), and now Google provides it.
There's a lot of talk though, and people don't get the point.

I keep hearing "this is stupid, why would anyone want this, they should just install Chrome instead".

This isn't exactly for users, but more for developers, there are users who either don't know anything about web browsers (i.e. the ones who think that blue "e" means internet), people who can't because they're at work/school, or people who just don't want to because they're afraid to try anything new on a computer, etc...

Internet Explorer has been holding back the web for ages, and this is just a small work around for certain features such as the canvas tag, the audio and video tags, SVG support, faster javascript and faster rendering of websites altogether.

And with future updates to Chrome and WebKit coming such as the O3D plugin built in, Native Client plugin built in, WebGL, and the long overdue updates to Gears (camera support, microphone support, file system access, image manipulation, etc), etc... Chrome Frame will look more and more like an advanced, open standard and open source version of the Flash and Silverlight plugins.

They're not trying to push this as a substitute to using Chrome, they're just trying to keep Internet Explorer (especially IE6) from slowing down adoption of HTML5 and new web technologies.

Which is all apart of Googles plan, gain more supporters of the web as a platform by enabling it everywhere.

(BTW, I added Chrome Frame support to this site just for fun. ^_^)

This blog may switch back to Disqus soon

Here's why. ^_^

Also to note, I switched the Acrylic Style Blog back to Disqus (mainly due to ease of use).

I like JS-Kit and all, it's certainly full of great features, but sometimes that isn't a good thing and it feels like a lot of clutter for such a simple feature (plus Disqus' recent updates have been tempting).

EDIT: They just added Blogger comment syncing (almost instantly, lol).

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Only posting this because I have nothing else to post

I love how Nintendo execs talk, it makes the console sound better than it is.

Seriously though, the Wii needs some new features (preferably updates to it's online functions) or they need to release a Wii 2 or a Wii 1.5 (maybe a Wii with an upscaling chip), anything would be nice really.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Summer Wars

Looks cool, even though I've no idea what it is about (hopefully there'll be a translation somewhere along the line).


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Chrome OS comment

(Click to see what I commented on, and to comment on this)
^Already been said.

Lol, it's annoying to see the press all jumpy for the Chrome OS hype when a lot of it's features have been revealed in Gears, Native Client and O3D documents.

Like if you check here:

You'd know that Chrome OS will support a lot of features through Gears such as cameras, microphones, photo editing, file system access, and even binary data.

And I bet in a month or two, they're going to hype these features like they're something new.

and I don't know why everyone's assuming this OS will be entirely cloud based, even in the distant future that isn't ideal. It's why Gears was invented.

And even on this blog you revealed that GDrive will be a syncing tool ( similar to Microsofts Live Mesh.

Google said everything from the start.

And everyone has to stop assuming that because of this the desktop is dead, it isn't dead it's just Google is pushing to have the web as the defacto platform for applications.

Remember they said this regarding mobile app stores (, now take in mind that Gears is also on Android.

I'm done typing.

Snow Leopard So Far...

So I just installed Snow Leopard, which only took about a hour to 48 minutes. It isn't that different from Leopard if you have been keeping up with the updates. But I've been using it for about 5 minutes(which isn't enough time to see all that Snow Leopard has to offer ) , so here are just a few pictures below of what's new:

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