Hey all, I am happy to announce that View Docs Online is finally available to all of you: try it out and let me know your feedback!
View Docs Online is a website that allows users to view many different documents online in a very simple way.
To view a document in your computer, you just need to visit View Docs Online homepage, click on “Browse…” to choose the document and then click on “View Document”. That’s it!
If you just want to try it out, you can use the “URL” tab: an existing url is prefilled and hence you just need to click on “View Document”. Feel free to enter a different url if you want to view another document that is on the net.
If you like View Docs Online, don’t forget to spread the word about it in blogs, forums, etc.
- Bookmarks, including tags
- Smart URL bar ("awesome bar")
- Tabbed browsing with thumbnail images
- Integrated Web search - built into the URL bar
- Easy access to multiple search engines
- Zoom in and out
- Click on a phone number to initiate a call
If you are still curios, you can see a video of Fennec.
At the moment, TV Manager can be installed only registering to the Mozilla Addons site: this is due to the fact that Mozilla editors didn't review it and make it public. I encourage you to write a review about TV Manageron the Mozilla site: more reviews an extension gets, more likely it becomes public.
TV Manager has been also certified 100% clean by Softpedia. It is definitely worth to give it a try!
The Mozilla talks I've attended were extremely well done and it was exciting to meet a lot of Mozilla geeks and to meet for the first time people that I knew only thanks to their nickname.
I had the occasion to meet Massimiliano Mirra (author of SamePlace Instant Messenger), Giacomo Magnini and Gabriele Tittonel (Mozilla Italia), Ben Bucksch (independent developer), David Vismans (part of the TomTom crew), Tristan Nitot (President of Mozilla Europe), etc.
We also had the opportunity to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mozilla: they organized a party where we had dinner and we played bowling until late in the night. It was a good way to socialize and speak about Mozilla development and other interesting ideas.
All in all, I'm very happy to have been there and to have met all these geeks.
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It's really cool and easy to use: you just need to go to maps.google.com, search for one of these cities and click on the "Street View" button. With Street View users can virtually walk the streets of a city, check out a restaurant before arriving, and even zoom in on bus stops and street signs to make travel plans: see here an example.
To use Street View, the user just need a browser that support Ajax and the latest version of Flash plug-in: according to Adobe more than 80% of the users meet these requirements.
Also Microsoft in the past worked on something similar but without much success, look at its preview.
Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled his new product: Microsoft Surface. What is it? In his website Microsoft defines Surface as "Microsoft’s first surface computer that provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural hand gestures, touch and physical objects. Surface computing breaks down traditional barriers between people and technology, changing the way people interact with all kinds of everyday information — from photos to maps to menus."
Personally, I think the result achieved by Microsoft is quite impressive: a part from the multi-touch interface (already seen on the Apple iPhone), I really liked the interactivity that this product brings to you. You can plant a Bluetooth or WiFi-capable device on the table and it will be recognized instantly by Surface: then you can drag data from a device to another, see information about the device itself, etc. (see the video below).
Searching in the web, I've found a directory for web site design and web designers that could be useful for that purpose. The overall layout of a site has a huge impact on usability and on who will come back to your site in the future, so web page design ranging from site-wide to individual page content is an aspect worthy of major focus. Many resources are available online when it comes to making up a site but if you do decide that you would rather hire someone else for your web site design, then read some reviews before you sink money into a firm with a bad reputation.
If you know some other firms worth to be mentioned, write them in your comment.
As reported on Dell website, they decided to give the chance to have a computer with Linux already installed, in response to customer feedback collected at www.ideastorm.com, a Web site set up to solicit customer suggestions. Over 100,000 people participated in surveys about the systems and what kind of Linux to install in the machines, Dell said in a statement.
The prices of the PCs with Ubuntu already installed are competitive but not so cheap as somebody could have expected: the laptop starts at $599, while the two desktops, the Dimension E520 and XPS 410n, start from $599 and $849 each, respectively. A comparable XPS 410 with Windows Vista Premium costs $899.
In any case, this is for sure a victory for the Linux supporters: now it's the customer that chooses which OS to install!