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“Hide Your Desktop” app and video

May 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Of course the biggest thing for us on the devdaily.com website lately has been the release of our “Hide Your Desktop (Hyde)” app for Mac OS X systems. It’s a great app, and at 99 cents, it’s a heck of a great price.

Along with the Hyde app, we created a fun “Hide Your Desktop” video on YouTube. It’s a fun way of demonstrating how Hyde works. Many thanks to Adam for the idea to set this all to some fun music.

Flash, LSOs, and security

May 7, 2010 Leave a comment

One thing we’ve been digging into lately is the issue of browser security, and specifically the concern about “Flash cookies”, and Flash LSO objects, which appear to be a form of cross-browser cookies. Here’s a link to a Firefox tool named BetterPrivacy, which discusses the Flash LSO problem.

Microsoft business strategy, innovation, and turf wars

February 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Confessions of a Microsoft employee: Microsoft was dysfunctional, and hurt by poor strategies and turf battles. As someone looking on at Microsoft from a distance, here’s my favorite quote from this story:

“The company as a whole seemed more and more focused on chasing competitors into any business where they might someday present a threat — which to me always felt like ego on the part of SteveB [CEO Steve Ballmer]”

That statement sums up my feelings about their approach to business.

Alexander Consulting, in Louisville, KY

January 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Just getting into this whole ‘work’ thing again today, and as we were working on blog posts about Mac HTML editors, we realized the alexanderky.com website was created with iWeb. So, while we’re in that neighborhood, if you’re interested in Java, Ruby, PHP, Unix, and Linux consulting in Louisville, Kentucky, check out that website.

(Yes, that was a shameless plug.)

TechCrunch Nexus One review

January 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Phew, hopefully I’ll be finished reading all these Nexus One reviews soon. Here’s the latest Nexus One review, from TechCrunch.

I have to say, the universal opinion is that this is a very good phone, and a worthy iPhone competitor. And just think, Google’s Eric Schmidt was on Apple’s board the whole time all these plans were being developed.

O’Reilly’s take on Google’s Nexus One

January 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Here’s a nice review of Google’s Nexus One from Tim O’Reilly. While I’m in the neighborhood, here’s another Nexus One review from Walt Mossberg of All Things D.

I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing one yet, but this device sounds like a great iPhone competitor. Surprisingly though, the monthly price seems a little higher than the initial iPhone deal with Apple and AT&T.

Winer’s “Twitter as coral reef”

January 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Here’s a link to a great article by Dave Winer about “Twitter as a coral reef“. You might think that sounds like a bad thing, but as Mr. Winer describes, it’s a very high compliment. It’s a great story about RSS, Twitter, and APIs in the new world.