A new version of Firefox has landed today with a big change for Web developers who prefer the browser, while a large handful of HTML5 gets a green light for browser support from Mozilla.Firefox 16 ( download for Windows | Mac | Linux | Android) makes far fewer sweeping changes than the previous update to Firefox. A number of HTML5 code has been "unprefixed," which means that Mozilla has decided it has matured enough to run in the browser without causing instability. The newly unshackled HTML5 includes CSS3 Animations, Transforms, Transitions, Image Values, Values and Units, and IndexedDB. Two Web APIs … Read more
Some iPhone 5 users are seeing lines in front of their eyes, at least when they key in their passwords.
Users chiming in on MacForums and on Apple's Discussion Forums say that lines of static appear across their keyboard as they type. But the problem seems to occur only when they enter their passwords at the App Store or iTunes store.
A YouTube video posted by one user clearly shows the static lines hopping across the screen.
Some posters believe the problem made be software related, especially since Apple changed the look and layout of the App Store and … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- iPhone 5: Say hello to scuffgate?
- Hacker: I've ported Google Maps to iOS 6.
- Subterranean park in Manhattan to stay sunny with fiber-optic skylights (Low Line).
- Leica cameras for some reason favored by celebrities.
Hush. Be quiet or you'll startle them. We are observing the annual migration of the Apple fanboys. Magnificent herds gather in patient lines, awaiting the arrival of their newest pack member, the iPhone 5.
It's Friday, but, more importantly, it's iPhone 5 release day. You might be in line, reading news about all the people in line, or back from waiting in line (you lucky dog) with your shiny new smartphone.
I've done my time in an Apple line before, way back when the iPad 2 came out. In my day, we had to wait 5,000 hours in the freezing cold with no shoes, climb Mount Everest to reach the Apple Store at the top, walk back home uphill, and sacrifice a goat to the Verizon gods to get the 3G turned on.… Read more
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Across the country and overseas, small groups of potential iPhone 5 buyers have begun to form lines outside of Apple Stores.
Employees at Apple Stores in Chicago; Palo Alto, Calif.; and Southlake, Texas; confirmed that people began waiting outside their stores starting today. People are also waiting for the iPhone 5 to go on sale in Sydney, Australia. According to MobilePhoneFinder.com.au, which helps users compare cell phone plans, one of the company's employees is first in line in Sydney. The company said that because of the time zones, its employee will be the first Apple customer in … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Apple lines are party time...for a night or two.
- Google Maps shows how we spent our summer vacations.
- Missouri University correlates social-media success to self-esteem.
Apple isn't the only one cashing in on the iPhone 5.
Not only are marketers trying to piggyback on the media interest that the iPhone 5 is generating but some people are advertising their services as surrogate line sitters as well.
They offer to pinch-hit for people who really want the phone but who really don't want to wait in line.