Microsoft developing next mobile OS

Microsoft is developing a new mobile OS code-named "Crossbow". The OS will incorporate features such as instant messaging on public and private networks. Furthermore it will have strong links with Office 2007 and Exchange 12, Microsoft's pending new office application suite and e-mail server. Crossbow will be the successor to Windows Mobile 5.0, released in May 2005.


Mozilla users urged to upgrade

Users have been urged to upgrade to the latest versions of Mozilla's software to protect themselves from a series of critical security holes.

XP and Vista to get new media player
Microsoft plans to improve its music player in Windows XP and Windows Vista with new features and better integration with portable devices..
Searching the web by using images instead of keywords

Xie, a researcher for the Web Search and Mining group within Microsoft Research Asia, is working on technology called Photo2Search, which is designed to provide information on the go for users of camera phones.

“As the old saying goes,” Xie says, “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

"Atlas" Control Toolkit Released

The "Atlas" Control Toolkit is a collection of samples and components that help developers to build and consume rich client-side Atlas controls and extenders. The toolkit provides both ready to go samples and a powerful SDK to simplify the creation and re-use of your own custom controls and extenders.

Google Page Creator
Google comes up with a new service that enable you to creat simple web site in a less than a minute as if you are creating a word document.
New Flash player and update on handling active content

Adobe has released a new Flash Player and a workaround for interactive Flash movies that are affected because of the most recent Eolas patch that Microsoft was forced to implement in the latest version of Internet Explorer.

F-Shaped Pattern For Reading Web Content
Eyetracking visualizations show that users often read Web pages in an F-shaped pattern: two horizontal stripes followed by a vertical stripe.
Firefox passes Acid2-test
Firefox can be added to the list of browsers that have passed the famous Acid2-test. Among these browsers are Safari, iCab, Konqueror and Opera.
Microsoft releases 10 patches for IE including the Eolas-patch
Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer browser has released several patches to improve security.
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