From embedded sensors to high-frequency stock trading to everyday mobile Web applications, the race is on for technologists to build the most efficient systems for quickly streaming large sets of data from one device to another. Sometimes the language that data is communicated in can come with high costs in terms of efficiency. Today the Web's most venerable standards body, the Word Wide Web Consortium (W3C), announced official support for a new standardized data format for super-efficient transmission of data.Continue
Google Docs Viewer, the handy online document viewer that enables you to view Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and PDF files online without having to download them to your machine, now supports 12 new popular file formats. The list of supported file types now includes:Continue
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It's a gradual move that we see people make to the cloud. It may seem slow at times but it is happening. What moves it along are the incremental changes to applications that make the services just a little bit easier to use.
Here are three news items from this week that demonstrate how this shift is occurring. These news items have a common thread. All represent how Web operating systems (OS) flatten document formats for universal use and collaboration. Continue
Not all websites are created equal. Some are more important for your business than others and today I want to showcase some websites that I believe are must reads for every freelancer.
I originally had plans on breaking the list down into categories (ie: designers, copywriters, etc) but I didn’t want to fluff the list up with blogs that I didn’t feel were essential for your freelance career, so instead, this blog post is going to cover 15 RSS feeds I’d recommend every freelancer subscribe to.Continue
GDocsOpen is a software program for Windows that makes it easy to edit and sync local documents directly to Google Documents. I found its small size and simple installation appealing, but it can’t be used without an active internet connection, which limits its usefulness.Continue
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