A breakdown of all those fancy cloud file storage/sharing/synching options.
Old school interpretations of what Google, youtube and Facebook would look like if they existed in 1997. The painfully slow server speed is a nice touch.
What a waste of time and effort. The world doesn’t need this. Firefox has outlived it’s purpose (getting people to realize IE sucks and try something new, that uses standards) and this only shows how out of touch they’re getting. There isn’t room (or a need) for another OS in the mobile space and I’m sure this Mozilla OS isn’t going to be polished enough to take a significant market share from iOS, Android or even WP7, let alone Blackberry and even WebOS. I think they’d be better off spending time and resources concentrating on either making FIrefox usable and relevant again or if they’re really interested in getting in on a mobile OS work with the open source Android (in a lot of ways it could use the extra help).
I was delighted to finally get an invite for Google+ today (actually 2 within minutes of each other, go figure). I have to say, it’s very slick, clean and if I had more friends on it, a Facebook replacement for sure. Everything there so far has impressed me. I love the idea of circles, I like their photo viewer with nifty photo details and I love how everything works very well and smoothly. I think Facebook is so overwhelming these days with Apps and ads and a billion different types of requests coming at you. I’m hopeful that Google+ will continue to mature in a very “Google” fashion and keep things simple, elegant and useful. So far I’m very happy with it and I even pulled out the ol’ smartphone and played with the Android app. That is also pretty good looking and easy to use. So if you’re on Google+ look me up. If not, would you like an invite?
Charter called me today. At first I thought this was another one of those “we’ll give you a big bundle of stuff that you don’t need and charge you more than you want to pay” type things. I was more than happily surprised when the lady on the phone tells me that I can get the 8mb internet (which i currently have), digital cable (which is a big upgrade from my 20 channels) and a landline phone (which I don’t need or want, but whatevs) all for the price that I currently pay. I was like ok, sign me up. So I’m going to have a landline phone. Seems like a waste of time and energy for them to put in. I mean I don’t even have a phone to use with it. But really, I’m excited to get the digital cable.
The update seems to be slowly seeding out and includes:
- A Reader button (which puts the page’s content into a distraction-free, easy to read format)
- Lots of new HTML5 modules/features like form validation, draggable, EventSource and WebSocket.
I may just switch back to Safari now. I do enjoy Chrome’s extensions but overall, I still liked Safari better. With these new features I’m probably going back.