Web browsers have been growing up over the past few years. Now that Internet Explorer 6’s hold on the web has been broken, browsers have been implementing a variety of cool new features that websites are taking advantage of today.
This article focuses on new web technologies that you can use on actual web pages today. Sure, some of you have no doubt heard of many of these, but the majority of people haven’t heard of all of them.
Apple has informed developers that it will begin officially rejecting newly submitted and updated applications that access the iOS device UDID. Apple says that this new policy will begin on May 1st. With iOS 6, Apple began offering developers a new Advertising Identifier system that replicates the use of UDIDs for developers. Apple recommends that developers move over to this new system.
With the Samsung Galaxy S4 presumably coming soon, many are excited about the possibility of running a more stock Android-based experience, like CyanogenMod, on the hardware. It looks like that's going to be a slower transition than many were hoping, as the current Samsung CM maintainers have said that they have no plans to support the device.
Adobe today patched Flash Player, the fifth time this year it's updated the vulnerability-plagued software.
Unlike two of the three updates last month, however, today's was part of Adobe's regularly-scheduled patch cadence.
It was with some fascination that I happened across Ian Langworth's "VIM after 11 years" post last week. As a vi/vim user for more than 20 years, I wasn't expecting to learn much. But to my surprise, Langworth revealed many features and tweaks I never would've sought out on my own because -- well, why would I? My vim reflexes have been built up like calluses over decades, long before many of these features and plug-ins were a glimmer in anyone's eye.