The iEconomy: Apple and Technology Manufacturing.
Since January, the New York Times has been running a series of articles "examining the challenges posed by increasingly globalized high-tech industries," with a focus on Apple's business practices. The seventh article in the series was published today: In Technology Wars, Using the Patent as a Sword
. Related: For Software, Cracks in the Patent System
and Fighters in the Patent War
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, the web browser engine used by Safari and Chrome, turning into IE6
? Concern is growing that reliance on proprietry CSS features
marked by vendor prefixes
could be breaking the web
Is Apple bypassing the Web?
Maybe so, and the inventor of the Web's fears
are one step closer to being realized.
, the rendering engine of Apple's
increasingly popular Safari web browser
becomes the first "publicly available rendering engine to achieve 100/100"
on the Acid3
web standards test. The Opera
browser is expected to have an experimental build
that passes soon, as well.
iCab 2.1 is out
for a program written from scratch by one or two people (Alexander Clauss seems to be the lead), it's astounding. Absolutely full support for HTML 4 – every extended character (iCab seems to use its own font), weirdo tags like LONGDESC, ACRONYM, and ABBR, TITLEs on everything (no popups: text appears in status line). Filter out ads automatically. Only browser other than Lynx that handles metadata like LINK REL="next". The damn thing validates your code for you
(click the smiling or frowning icon at the right of the address bar). And so on. And so on. I love this program. And yes, I'm in the minority
. What else is new?
is reporting that Microsoft has disbanded the IE for Mac team and is discontinuing development of IE for Mac. So much for a 5 year commitment....