- Microsoft unveils new IE9 Developer Preview and Test Drive site
Microsoft is continuing to push on itsÂ Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) project, hoping to continue early momentum that has brought some new sheen to the venerable brand.
The company is releasing a new Developer Preview, the 6th for IE9, and a new Test Drive website to allow the masses to interact with the underlying technology of the browser without committing to using it.
- New in Google Maps for Android: Updated reviews, search filters, and Latitude real-time updating
Google has announcedÂ a new set of features for Google Maps for Android, allowing smartphone users to search for Place reviews, change specific filters on search results and update their Latitude locations in real-time.
- Twitter Debuts Official App for Windows Phone
Twitter has just announced an official mobile app for Windows Phone. The application is available immediately for all Windows Phone 7 devices.
Twitter alsoÂ says this app is particularly fast and brings users â??all of the features that youâ??d expect from Twitter.â?
- Electrostatic feedback: how future touchscreens might shock us
Toshiba and Senseng have developed a prototype of an electrostatic variant of vibrotactile feedback for touchscreens â?? in other words, theyâ??ve developed a way for users of smartphones, tablets and other touchscreens to get tactile feedback from their devices using static.
- Flickr Now Lets You Sign Up With Your Google Account
FlickrÂ announced today thatÂ GoogleÂ would be its first partner in its introduction ofÂ OpenID for new account signups. Starting today, anyone can sign up for a newÂ FlickrÂ account using their Google account.
- Adobe Demos Flash-to-HTML5 Conversion Tool
When we talked to Adobeâ??s Paul Gubbay about howÂ the company sees Flash and HTML5, he made it clear that Adobe is very interested in supporting both platforms.
At Adobeâ??s MAX conference the other night, that message was made manifest with a live demonstration of aÂ Flash to HTML5 conversion tool, which is currently in the works. The tool is incredibly impressive in that it can convert full Flash animation into HTML5 on the fly.