Many words have been written on the subject. However, most people still seem unable to take a good self‐portrait. The following are some concrete tips to alleviate the most common mistakes found in selfies. Whether you need a new photo for a your Facebook/Twitter profile, online dating site, or your résumé; these hints should help you look your best.
Mac OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” introduced a new web browser plug‐in called “Default Browser Helper”. As usual, Apple have not been forthcoming with details about the purpose of its not‐very‐shiny new plug‐in. The only information offered by the plug‐in itself is “Provides information about the default web browser”. It is not clear who the information is provided to (web sites already know it) nor what it is for.
I am no fan of strange new software appearing on my systems (especially plug‐ins and add‐ons). Thus, I did a little investigation of this new Mavericks “feature.”
Yesterday, Microsoft Office for iPad made its worldwide debut. It got a lot of attention from the press despite being less relevant than it would have been three years ago.
I put Word for iPad through a simple document format compatibility test to see how it stacks up against Microsoft’s other offerings. I have already had bad experiences from Office Mobile for Android and iPhone, and were curios to see if the tablet variant performed any better.
|Product||Platform||Open XML (.docx)||Binary Format (.doc)||OpenDocument (.odt)||Plain-text (.txt)||Plain-text (.*)||Rich-text (.rtf)|
|Word Online||Web||supported||compatibility mode||compatibility warnings||none||none||none|
|Word||Windows, WinRT||supported||supported||compatibility warnings||supported||supported||supported|
|OS X||supported||supported||none||supported||some extensions||supported|
|Office Mobile Word||iPhone, iPod||supported||compatibility mode||none||read-only||none||read-only|
|Windows Phone||supported||compatibility mode||infinite loading||supported||none||read-only|
|OneDrive Editor||Web||none||none||none||supported||some extensions||none|
There were a good selection of little known and hardly ever used features in Opera 12—henceforth called “legacy Opera”. These features were dropped when Opera rebooted to target a more mainstream audience nine months ago.
A small core of dedicated users loved having their complete digital lives within the borders of their browser window. That is still the direction all web browsers are moving in. However, little used features such as the feed reader and the chat client were lost. Allowing others whose focus is building good feed reader and chat clients take over these niches.