This week in tweets (08-14-2010)

August 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Windows 7 Tip of the Week: Prevent Windows Update from Automatically Rebooting Your PC

When Windows Update installs certain types of updates, a reboot is required so that certain software components can be updated while they’re not running. Unfortunately, this means that many people…  read more

jQuery Mobile Announced; Palm excited to sponsor the effort

Palm made a huge bet on the web when we decided that our next generation operating system would have a Web runtime at its core. We are constantly investing in the Web and are always looking for great Web developer products, especially anything that focuses on device form factors. When we heard that the jQuery team was putting a lot of effort towards supporting their great library on devices, w…  read more

Internet Explorer 9 Beta launching September 15th, might enter a beauty pageant

Source: Engadget

Once again, the whispers were true. Microsoft has proudly announced on this fine day that September 15th will mark the official launch of the Internet Explorer 9 Beta, but details beyond that are scant. We do know that the Big M will hold a gala in San Francisco to celebrate "The Beauty of the Web," and once it hits the tubes, you’ll need either Vista or Windows 7 to use it (sorry, XP loyalists…  read more

Behind the endless iPad photo book: Fotopedia Heritage

Source: Scobleizer

I love getting an in-depth look at cool new technology, but even better I love getting to know some of the great technologists that have done amazing things in the industry. This video has a little…  read more

Microsoft Research reveals RearType, puts QWERTY back where it belongs

Source: Engadget

We’ve seen a few wacky split keyboards in our day, and even the occasional back-typing peripheral, but Microsoft Research has just congealed the core ideas into a why-didn’t-I-think-of-that device for mobile use. Dubbed RearType, the QWERTY solution literally sticks a three-row keyboard on the back of a tablet PC, allowing users to have the same physical sensation as on laptop or desktop withou…  read more

The story behind the 2010 startup success: Siri (why it’s so important to Apple’s future)

Source: Scobleizer

You know Siri. Back in February I said that if you miss Siri you’ll miss the future of the Web. Apple didn’t miss it. Just a few days after that blog ran Apple bought Siri for somewhere around $200…  read more

Netflix Lands Streaming Deal With Paramount, MGM & Lionsgate

Source: TechCrunch

You’ll soon be able to watch “Dinner for Schmucks” via Netflix instant streaming. The company inked a deal with Epix, a new pay TV channel, for the rights to Paramount, MGM, and Lionsgate movies. The deal cost Netflix $1 billion. That’s quite a bit of money, yes.  read more

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