Darren Crawford has managed to do what no one ever considered possible: Post a Facebook posting from an Apple //e computer. In what is a first ever event, Darren posted his message using a combination of Lynx and the mobile version of the Facebook website.
It wasn’t just an instant success, but instead was a work of some trial and error. In discussions in the A2C.Chat channel of A2Central’s IRC, much of the discussion was about issues with character loss and echoing characters. However, after correcting an initially incorrect jumper setting, the posting was on.
You can check out the Facebook posting in the Apple II Enthusiasts group at:
Apple has released updated printer drivers for the Brother series of printers. Version 2.10 of the Mac OS X printer driver was posted last night on the Apple Support website and is now available for download. The driver coversMac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion and Leopard
You can download the new driver from the Apple support page for Brother printers at:
Apple has updated their printer drivers for the HP series printers. Version 2.12 (listed as 2.13 on the apple support page) is now available for download and covers Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Lion, as well as Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6)
You can download the drivers from the Apple HP Printer support page at:
Mozilla announced plans today to build a mobile operating system entirely based on the Web and HTML5, all powered by the popular Firefox web browser. Already, Mozilla has several mobile phone companies behind it, including Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and Telenor.
The Firefox OS will be built on Mozilla’s Boot to Gecko technology, which promises to eliminate several limitations of web development on mobile devices. One of the key features will be the privilege of HTML5 applications to access the underlying systems of the mobile phone.
The system will also be built with entry-level phones in mind, meaning that consumers having devices at different price points will all be able to enjoy a rich experience.
Fared Adib, Product Chief at Sprint said, “Sprint continues to support an open mobile ecosystem that enables choice for Sprint customers…. Firefox Mobile OS can help us drive an HTML 5-based platform for creating lower cost smartphone options….”
Google, Inc announced today that it has developed an iPhone and iPad compatible version of its popular Chrome web browser. The browser, which is available now in the App Store, offers many of the same features from the desktop version of Chrome, including synchronization across devices of bookmarks and tabs, as well as private “incognito” browsing.
Google Chrome currently has over 310 million active users. The announcement was made on the second day of the Google I/O conference in San Francisco.
Google has had a dedicated Mac Blog for the past five years run by Scott Knaster, a programmer and writer since 1980. While many places are ramping up their Mac based offerings, Google seems to be stepping off the platform in favor of pushing their own Chrome platform. Scott announced the end of life for the Google Mac Blog in the latest posting to the blog.
Scott’s final post on the Google Mac Blog states that “Our Mac and iOS support has now become so mainstream that we realized we just don’t need to keep Mac news on its own blog, so we won’t be posting here any longer.”
The end of life message for the blog was also the first posting to the Google Mac blog in nearly 9 months, making it almost a foregone conclusion that something was up.
For those users who use Microsoft products on their Macs, you need to be aware that there is a new version of the Backdoor Trojan embedded in a word document related to the Tibetan situation. According to this article, it is possibly related to the Chinese effort to keep an eye on Tibetan sympathizers and any group banned by the Chinese goverment:
Make sure that you update all of your Microsoft products to the latest version set by the Microsoft Updater and do not open any Word documents from unknown sources.
A photo on the Daily, a news site covering a variety of topics, claims to be the next generation Microsoft Office Suite for the iPad. While not all that far fetched since One Note was released for the iPad, the fact that Microsoft would want to go beyond the On Live concept with their iPad based application seems a bit preposterous. With On Live, the control is all in the network, however, with an actual App, Microsoft loses all control except over the distribution of the App to the iTunes Store.
The photo shows some familiar Microsoft logos as well as the standard settings and collaboration buttons on the screen but seems a bit unlike the normal Microsoft product. Only time will tell if the photo is real, however, the user claims that the look and feel is much like that of One Note.
Source: The Daily