It is surprising when a company wants to kill a popular product, and Google Reader certainly is a popular product. Lots of people are using it, and are rabid users of the service. But as I noted earlier, Google is planning to kill Reader in July 2013, and my response is to collect some requirements and look for a
Today, Google announced that Google Reader was to be retired on July 1, 2013. For me this is a difficult piece of news to receive, because I read the news using Google Reader, and I am constantly using that application to keep abreast of news. Google Reader, coupled with Google Alerts, has been an excellent way to keep up with things. With the combination, I've programmed a long list of news/blog searches into Aler
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The scene for cloud hosting Node.js applications just got more interesting with the announcement that Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk now supports Node.js applications.
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Node.js v0.10.0 is about to be released, meaning that it's time to check the API changes and take a look at changes you need to make in your code. For me this means verifying the code I'm writing for the updated version of Node Web Development (see links in sidebar) will not be broken. API changes can of course break your application.
See ChangeLog for more details: https://github.com/joyent/node/wiki/Api-changes-between-v0.8-and-v0.10
Do you have boxes of old cassette tapes you want to digitize and bring into the modern world? Digitizing cassette tapes to create MP3 files is pretty simple, almost as simple as playing a cassette tapes. There are a range of cassette players available with a USB port, making the task of creating MP3 files from your old cassette tapes very simple.
Coping with email overload can be taxing, and fortunately Google's Gmail service has some good email management features. The priority inbox feature is the most prominent, and automatically prioritizes your email's for you. But one quickly wants more, and a little known "auto-reply" feature can automate some of your email responses, relieving you of mundane e-mail chores. It can act as an email autoresponder, and you can even automatically tell an unwanted correspondent to buzz off while ensuring that you yourself do not read their email.
In the wake of a major security flaw found in Java, a petition is circulating demanding that Oracle stop bundling a payola toolbar with the Java runtime. This practice was begun by Sun Microsystems, during the time period I was a Java SE team-member, and is being continued by Oracle. It is to bundle a toolbar, the "Ask Toolbar," with the Java download, such as what's available through the java.com website. Sun, and now Oracle, earns a little bit of money per download.
It may look impossible to replace an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s screen. Apple went to great lengths to make all versions of the iPhone look unserviceable. However, iPhone 4 screen repair turns out to be fairly straightforward if you have the right tools.
Twitter is updating the embeddable tweets feature to improve the speed, and to show more content. Over the last few months users of the twitter.com website have been able to view pictures, post summaries, or videos, without leaving twitter.com, just by clicking on the Expand or View Photo or View Summary links in the tweet. The update brings that ability to embedded tweets.
For an example
Starting with Google Chrome version 25, your web searches will be automatically encrypted over an HTTPS (Secure Sockets Layer) connection. Until now searches with Chrome were encrypted only if you were logged in to a Google Account. With v25 all searches will now be conducted over HTTPS.
Users are expected to not see any slowdown, but instead should see a speedup due to use of the SPDY protocol.
The change was made to provide users with the more privacy. No longer will "malicious actors" be able to intercept search traffic and trace your search queries.