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A burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team
Steve Jobs: AirPlay Video Streaming Coming to Safari and Third-Party Apps in 2011 >> Mac Rumors
Wait, isn't Apple meant to not comment on unreleased products and features?
Why the Kindle Is Losing Me >> Techcrunch
Sarah Lacy is going off the Kindle, specifically its lack of page numbers: "The logic seems to be that because the Kindle allows you to change the font size, you can't have page numbers because there are a different number of words on your Kindle pages. I guess some brainiac didn't think there'd be any reason to add a feature that correlates those "locations" to the actual page numbers. Newsflash Amazon: You can't force the academic world to change pages to locations in footnotes and assignments. You want that market? You have to design for it."
When is a Leak not a Leak? Using Heapshot Analysis to Find Undesirable Memory Growth >> Bill Bumgarner
Anyone can play this if they have a Mac: it finds memory leaks that other apps won't, and you can target any app with it. Find where all that missing memory is.
What's the Windows equivalent?
Forget Net Neutrality, Comcast Might Break the Web >> Gigaom
Suggesting that Level 3 has had pressure put on it to pay for video to pass onto Comcast's network. Though others now suggest it was not such a 'neutral' contract.
iPad 2 camera supplier selected, remains mum >> Unofficial Apple Weblog
"Digitimes is reporting that a supplier for the lens module (optics and CCD sensor) for the iPad 2 has been selected by Apple. Largan Precision, the Taiwanese supplier for the 5-megapixel lens module used in the iPhone 4, filed documents with the Taiwan Stock Exchange noting that the company has been selected as the sole lens module supplier for the iPad 2 with shipments beginning in the first quarter of 2011."
Global Dependency Explorer >> Cephea (requires Safari or Chrome)
Glorious HTML5-reliant display of world trade flows. Requires Google Chrome, Safari or other WebKit-based browser. (No Firefox or Internet Explorer.)
Microsoft Sees Revenue Opportunity in Phone Patents | Ina Fried | Mobilized | AllThingsD
"At a dinner with reporters on Monday night, Microsoft top lawyer Brad Smith said that the company also sees a chance to make money from its vast pool of smartphone-related patents. He wouldn't quantify the revenue opportunity, but conceded it doesn't expect to be able to get as much per phone as it does when someone uses its software." About $20 per phone presently goes on patents, and most of that goes to Qualcomm. But in smartphones, Microsoft and Apple hold a lot of the IP. But it may take "several years" to work through the patent issues. Our diagram may need a few updates in the meantime..
Flock's Newest Social Browser Launches, Finally Supports Mac >> Gigaom
"The new browser makes it easy to integrate five different social networks in side the browser, the latest being LinkedIn. The company had initially launched a Chromium-based social web browser (version 3.0) in June 2010 exclusively for Windows Platform. The new version of the social browser now supports Apple's Macintosh OS." Er, like the old one did, you mean? Still, a better feel than Rockmeit. Oh, you'd forgotten that already?
Simple London Underground performance status >> placr
Quick glance-and-go visual showing how well (or badly) Underground lines in London are running. Is there an equivalent for other cities in the UK, or anywhere else?
Tube Performance Dashboard >>placr
For when you need to know if your London Underground train is running, or isn't. Neat. Why not set it to open every morning before you go to work?
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