3. Jan. 2011, 13:40 von Food_For_Cat
27. Mär. 2009, 2:14 von Milkshake8Following in the footsteps of Mozilla and the latest Firefox beta, Opera Software has released a developer build of its Norwegian web browser that knows where you are.
The new Opera "technology preview" includes the W3C's Geolocation API, a way for websites to request your physical location - and for you to give it. If you think that's a good idea.
The idea is that web apps will use this API spec to provide you information specific to your particular place on the planet. A restaurant review site could instantly serve up a list of nearby coffee shops. A weather site could provide the local forecast.
This fall, mozilla rolled the API into a firefox add-on dubbed Geode, and it's now part of the new Firefox 3.1 beta, released earlier this month.
Like Mozilla's, Opera's API taps into a positioning system from an outfit called Skyhook Wireless. Skyhook's Loki service maps your location using Gps, WiFi signals, or cell phone towers.
9. Mär. 2009, 21:46 von Milkshake8http://cybernetnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/opera-ie-fight.jpg
(AP) -- A single check box deep in the guts of the next version of Windows is giving Microsoft Corp. watchers a peek at how the software maker plans to keep european antitrust regulators from marring a crucial software launch.
windows 7, the successor to the much-maligned Vista, isn't expected to reach consumers until next year, but more than a million people are already testing early versions. A pair of bloggers tinkering with settings stumbled upon one they hadn't seen before: The Ability to "turn off" Microsoft's own Internet Explorer browser.
Microsoft lost a long-running battle with EU AntiTrust Regulators in 2007 over the way it bundled media player software into the Windows operating system. The dust had barely settled when a similar claim was filed, this time over Internet Explorer's place inside Windows. Opera Software ASA, a Norwegian competitor, claimed the practice gives Microsoft's browser an unfair advantage.