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Xmarks to end sync services

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s always sad seeing a useful service shut down, especially when it’s one as good (and free) as Xmarks. The bookmark/password/history/tab synchronisation service has announced it is to end operations in January 2011. It appears a failure to turn Xmarks into a financially viable business is the cause, and a buyer for the service could not found.

I’ve used Xmarks since it first became publicly available as Foxmarks, and while the bookmark sync across firefox and safari on Mac and PC was great, the real killer feature was password synchronisation. I’ve recently moved password sync to LastPass for the mobile platform support, but will continue using Xmarks for bookmarks until Firefox sync goes mainstream. Farewell Xmarks, and thanks for the great service.

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iPad thoughts part 2 – Included Apps

May 25, 2010 4 comments

The iPad really comes alive when you start using the touchscreen and interacting with the OS and applications. The most common layout in landscape mode is the left third of the screen showing a list of some sort while the middle and right thirds show the selected document or view. The Settings app below shows this, with the list of setting groups on the left and the options on the right.

Turning to portrait mode shows the same options squeezed in width for the narrower dimension, while other apps such as Mail show a full screen view with a dropdown list. Read more…

Apple releases Safari 4 Beta

February 24, 2009 1 comment

safariAvailable now, Safari 4 Beta is a preview of Apple’s next web browser. Boasting many new features and greatly improved Javascript performance the Beta is available for PC and Mac from Apple’s site. As with many of Apple’s other apps this release makes extensive use of coverflow, this time to view tabs and bookmarks. Security update 2009-001 is required to install Safari 4 under Leopard and I haven’t had a chance to test that with my hackintosh yet so I’m unable to comment on the new features. Macworld has a couple of screenshots and it looks good, so it’s time to make a backup and try that security update.

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Google Chrome first impressions

September 3, 2008 2 comments

So who would have thought Google would launch a web browser? Just about everyone, and the puzzle is why it took so long. Now that Google’s Chrome is here I took a few minutes to reboot and have a play. It’s a Windows only experience for now, with the promise of Mac and Linux versions to follow.

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Safari 3.1 released

March 18, 2008 Leave a comment

Apple has today released Safari 3.1, a far more impressive update than the .1 suggests. Apple promise  huge speed increases for this latest version for both page rendering times and javascript execution. Support for the latest web standards such as the new video and audio tags in HTML 5, CSS Animations and CSS Web Fonts has been added. I’ve been playing with the recent Webkit builds and can definitely see a speed improvement, so if Foxmarks can make a plugin to sync Safari to their service I might just have to switch back from Firefox,

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