Mozilla, Apple, Adobe join forces to deliver richer Internet
Several of the leading players in Internet software have joined forces to develop a new browser plug-in technology designed to enable website designers to create 'richer browsing experiences'.
The Mozilla Foundation, Adobe, Apple, Macromedia, Opera and Sun Microsystems will extend the Netscape Plugin Application Program Interface, making it more open and scriptable, to allow greater interactivity with plug-in technologies such as Flash, Shockwave, QuickTime and Java.
The Mozilla Foundation explains: 'For example, a user shopping for clothing on a website that takes advantage of the new plugin capabilities could mix and match different styles and colors for shirts and pants using an interactive Flash movie, and pricing and other information in an associated Web page would be updated as a result. ...more
Sony beams in new Cli
Sony's new Cli? T415 handheld will boast an application that allows you to use the PDA as a remote controller for your TV, DVD and VCR players.
The Cli? Remote Commander application allows users to control most currently-available home entertainment systems from up to 5m via infrared, with preset programs for many.
Expected to retail for around $300, the T415 uses Palm OS 4. ...more
Pinnacle takes WiFi to the SoundBridge
Pinnacle Systems has launched a WiFi music device that hooks up to a stereo and accesses music stored on a PC or Mac and Internet radio.
The SoundBridge HomeMusic network music player costs ?99.99 inc VAT and uses Roku software to sync up with iTunes and other music libraries on your computer via a WiFi connection. ...more
ATI combines fast video with TV tuner in new graphics cards
One for those who like to watch TV on their PC. ATI has expanded its range of All-In-Wonder video graphics cards.
The three new cards from the Canadian graphics company are: the All-In-Wonder 9600XT, 9600 and 9200 (based, as their numbers indicate, on the equivalent Radeon graphics processors). ...more
Microsoft updates Office 2004 for the Mac
Microsoft has released a minor update for Office 2004.
The update provides improvements across the entire suite in addition to changes to individual applications.
Problems with the display of PICT images in all applications have been fixed, as has the importing of mono scans from Xerox scanners and all-in-ones. ...more