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Entries from March 2009

Time to Become an iPhone Developer

by Matthew Smith · March 19th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Just in case you missed it, Apple announced the latest OS for the iPhone (and iTouch), version 3.0, on Tuesday. It includes a ton of new features, mostly in the programming department (though copy and paste will be a welcome addition, as will the new MMS feature … no more viewmymessage.com texts!). The OS will [...]

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Chrome Experiments

by Matthew Smith · March 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’ve really been enjoying Google Chrome, the web browser created by Google which features the “blazingly fast” V8 JavaScript engine. To show off the features of the JS engine, they’ve created a site called Chrome Experiments (via Google Blog). There’s some really cool stuff there (check out the Browser Ball demo), but I think my [...]

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Stupid Computer Security Ideas

by Matthew Smith · March 17th, 2009 · No Comments

An oldie but a goodie, Marcus Ranum’s “Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security” are a great read. I think my favorite is #2, “Enumerating Badness.”

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Thoughts on Google Latitude

by Matthew Smith · March 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Google Latitude is both extraordinarily useful and superbly useless.
Let me explain myself. First, I must mention that I consider myself quite the technology aficionado (no surprise to many of you) and I attempt to stay abreast of the latest “web2.0″ trends. I try new web services often and usually abandon them quickly. When exploring a [...]

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