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This Week in Google, Episode 50

This Week in Google, Episode 50

Jeff and Leo and I chatted about Droid X, Prince, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and the iPhone 4 in our latest episode of TWiG. Also, listeners are helping send an Android phone into space ! My tip this week: Chrome to Phone , which pushes your open Chrome tabs to your phone with the click of a button, for browsing on the go.

Flash’s Decline on Lifehacker, from 2006 to 2010

Flash’s Decline on Lifehacker, from 2006 to 2010

Just like it isn’t on the iPhone and iPod touch, Adobe’s Flash browser plug-in will not be on the iPad , and there are a whole lot of opinions about that decision. Predictably, Steve’s apostles are smug , Adobe’s pouting , and the rest of us will have to field questions from our relatives about why they keep seeing a blue lego piece . Flash usage has been declining over the years anyway, and a few web publishers have shared numbers to prove the point. 32% of visitors to John Gruber’s Mac blog Daring Fireball , which has a large percentage of visitors from the Flashless-by-default iPhone/iPod touch, did not have Flash enabled. Andy Baio says 16% of Waxy.org visitors don’t have Flash enabled, up from 4% a year ago. This site wasn’t around a year ago, but about 16% of Smarterware visitors don’t have Flash enabled either. Because its readership represents a mixed group of both Mac and Windows users–albeit more tech-savvy ones than your average web surfer–I ran the numbers for Lifehacker , which currently gets about 39 million visits ors a month . As you can see in the chart above, the number of Lifehacker visitors without Flash installed enabled nearly tripled from 2.32% in 2006, to 6.07% in 2009.* My attitude about Flash? Thanks for all the video, but it’s time to go. I welcome HTML5 and the browsers that support it. For an even-handed discussion about the realities of Flash from a current Adobe employee who doesn’t work on Flash but does have lots of experience with standards, check out John Nack’s post, called “Sympathy for the Devil.” * Update: These numbers do not include the majority of iPhone/iPod touch traffic to Lifehacker because a partner manages Lifehacker’s mobile site and as far as I know, we’re not using the Google Analytics tracking tag for the main site on the mobile site

If Twitter Had Been Around in Dr. King’s Day

If Twitter Had Been Around in Dr. King’s Day

His tweets would have looked like this.




The Uncelebrated Engineer

The Uncelebrated Engineer

“We live in an engineered world. Every second of each day is mediated by some product created by a team of engineers. Your clothes are made on machines that are astonishing to watch in action. A humming infrastructure feeds power, water, and data into our homes. No matter what sort of transportation we use, from the bicycle to spaceship, it is the product of an obscure group of engineers. This Christmas season electronics flew off the shelves. How many teenagers ever stop to think about the design efforts poured into that iPod or Wii?” [ Embedded.com via ]

The Decade You Fell in Love with Your DVR

The Decade You Fell in Love with Your DVR

Over on PVRblog today , I got to briefly explain how TiVo changed television for me, alongside some of my favorite web folks. Caterina has my favorite quote: “It’s not hard to find someone to sleep with, it’s hard to find someone you’d WANT to sleep with. It’s not hard to find something to watch, it’s hard to find something GOOD to watch.” Yup, the 2000s were the decade of DVR .

New Stuff Shipping Tomorrow

New Stuff Shipping Tomorrow

Things have been quiet around these parts lately because I’ve been heads-down on a fun project that’s finally ready to see the light of day: tomorrow, that is. Tune into tomorrow’s episode of This Week in Google on live.twit.tv at 2:15pm Pacific/5:15pm Eastern to be the very first to get the scoop. Of course, if you’re off having a grand old time enjoying Halloween tomorrow afternoon, more power to you. I’ll also publish details here right after the show.

Firefox Blocking Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo Extensions

Firefox Blocking Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo Extensions

Got a surprising alert yesterday telling me two of the extensions I had installed on my PC’s copy of Firefox have been blocked because they cause stability or security problems. (Click to enlarge the dialog on the right.) Specifically, the Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant and Windows Presentation Foundation extensions were the problem children that got kicked off the island. (In my defense, I didn’t install these extensions myself–Windows Update did). My first reaction was, “Ugh, of course Microsoft ’s extensions have vulnerabilities!” Turns out that Firefox is blocking extensions with serious bugs from major companies beyond Microsoft, including Apple, Yahoo, and AVG. Here’s the full list of blocked extensions and the bugs that are causing the blockage . (Ironically, the AVG extension is called “SafeSearch.”) In a blog post, Mozilla security chief Mike Shaver says the .NET Framework Assistant has been unblocked , but as of writing it still shows up on the published list . Kudos to Firefox for taking a proactive stance and protecting its users against buggy extensions that could degrade the browsing experience. Did you have a buggy extension installed?

Su Facebook arriva la chat vocale “social”

Su Facebook arriva la chat vocale “social”

Facebook e Twitter sono in procinto di rilasciare una chat vocale interna, tramite la quale i milioni di utenti (più di 300 per Facebook, stando a stime recenti) potranno liberamente parlare “a voce” senza più premere nemmeno un tasto. Per fortuna la chat vocale non è dello stesso creatore di quella testuale, ma è fornita da Post correlati: FaceBook Lite in arrivo … attacco a Twitter? come bloccare la chat di gtalk integrata in gmail? Facebook facile? 4 plugin ci vengono in aiuto

Le password da non usare mai!

Le password da non usare mai!

Interessante elenco delle 500 password peggiori di sempre perché troppo comunemente usate. Vi metto le prime dieci password più comuni (andate a vedere il link se siete interessati alle altre 490) 123456 password 12345678 1234 dragon qwerty 696969 mustang letmein Diciamo che molti utenti non brillano di fantasia! La cosa incredibile è che circa l’11% del campione analizzato usa una di queste 500 password! Se per Post correlati: apache2 come proteggere una cartella con password? Password in sicurezza totale! Avete dimenticato la password di Windows XP ? nessun problema…

Off to Comic-Con; Have Some Links

Off to Comic-Con; Have Some Links

Things have been quiet here this week and will be till Sunday because I’m working at Comic-Con , San Diego’s nerdy popular culture explosion at the downtown convention center. If you’re in San Diego and going to CC, come say hi to me at The Guild booth #4417, where I’ll be helping out selling The Guild DVDs and t-shirts. In the meantime, catch up on stuff I’ve been posting elsewhere. At Lifehacker earlier this month I published How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WEP Password with BackTrack and then the follow-up, WEP Cracking Redux: Beyond the Command Line . Both these articles got a huge response, but don’t worry, I’m not going blackhat: it was all proof-of-concept. Also at Lifehacker: Gmail Tasks Keeps It (Too) Simple . Very exciting news that Google is moving into to-do lists, but they need to take it up a few notches. Inspired by the reader response to the Gmail Tasks piece, over at the Pelotonics blog PeloLife, I posted Simplicity vs.