Foursquare 5.0 Review

On June 20, 2012, in Industry News, iPod Touch, by Andrew Hayward

Checking in to a location within moments of stepping foot through the door has become such a familiar part of the iPhone experience that it’s almost instinctual for many users. For me, though, that Foursquare familiarity turned to disinterest some time…

Genius Bars Could Eventually Provide iCloud Restore for Hardware Replacements

On April 19, 2012, in Industry News, by J.R. Bookwalter

Discovering that your iOS device has to be replaced due to a hardware defect can often be troubling, especially in the case of the iPhone. A new report claims that Apple Store Geniuses may soon provide a solution to getting these users back to normal.9…

Steambirds Survival HD Review

On November 16, 2011, in Industry News, by Andrew Hayward

As in the original Steambirds for iPad, Steambirds Survival HD puts you in command of a small squad of cartoonish fighter planes – but instead of active movements and firepower, you’ll simply draw their paths, equip them with power-ups, and hope like…

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Developers split over Mac App Store license swaps

On February 12, 2011, in Industry News, by David Chartier

A handful of Mac developers with newer apps have taken it upon themselves to swap users’ existing licenses for Mac App Store equivalents. Macworld spoke to developers on both sides of this fence.

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Firefox 3.6 Out Like a Shot

On January 21, 2010, in Industry News, by J Keirn-Swanson

Maybe it’s spurned on by the latest news about Opera’s speed
enhancements in Java or maybe it’s just part of the general browser
wars, but Mozilla’s come out with Firefox 3.6 today and word on the
street is this baby is fast.

What else is new?

Probably one change we’ve wanted to see is one-click theme swaps. These
new theme types, Personas, allow users to preview new themes in a
gallery, then click on it once and have the new theme applied. Of
course, you have to install the Personas add-on and restart Firefox to
make it work, but once you’re there, you’re gold. Now if they could
just find a way to install and change add-ons without that annoying
restart issue.


They’ve also added a right click option for when you’re viewing videos
to take them to full-screen mode easily and added some protections
against out of date plug-ins. The notifications of these dated plug-ins
will show up as a little bar across the top of your browser.

But according to Lifehacker, who’ve been testing since the alpha
builds, the upgrade from 3.5.7 to 3.6 is deceptively low key.
Apparently in page load time and in start-up time, the newest Firefox
has cut their figures substantially, now ranking just a smidge slower
than Google’s Chrome stable release browser. (Chrome’s development
version still continues to rank fastest in testing.)

For more development minded updates and changes, check out the release notes for more details.

So what are you still reading this for? Go and get your new Firefox now.

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