Author: Aaron Zollo

Silverlight, Right Goods at the Right Time?

  For Those of you who are not aware, but have been watching the olympics online. This has all been made possible by Silverlight. Silverlight is an application from Microsoft which is basically a competitor to Adobe’s Flash. The main debut for Silverlight is the Olympics. At NBCOlympics.com the site and video is all done using Silverlight. So far it seems to be a solid platform with a seamless interface. I have used it on ie7, safari and Mozilla Firefox with no hiccups whatsoever.

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An American Hero Passes

  Although not tech related I regard this to be of importance in the history of our world.  One of the first four men to liberate Buchenwald concentration camp, James Hoyt  had his funeral Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Oxford, with about 100 people in attendance.  James Hoyt was one of the first to observe the horrors of the German concentration camps.  He experienced this at the young age of 19 as part of the Army’s 6th armored division.  Never should we forget what he and his colleagues did.

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Update for Leopard This September?

As the usual Apple press event time draws near, speculation about what new Apple has to offer heats up. Much is being said about possible macbook refreshes and ipods.  Nothing has been said about OSX Snow Leopard.  Apple has a...

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The Newest Version of a Browser You May Have Never Used

You probably are familiar with the common web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari.  You may or may not have heard of Camino.  The Mac only browser is based on the Mozilla engine, but tries to differentiate itself with simplicity and style.  In using Camino you will find that the pages appear as quickly as they do with Firefox 3.  The most recent update of Camino 1.6.3 came out on August 7th and boasts many new improvements and features.  They include toolbar search improvements, Applescript support, tabbed browsing improvements and it maintains its use of open source.  Check it out for yourself.

 

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