July 1st, 2011

full steam ahead

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Flying from San Francisco to London



We had a nice view of downtown San Francisco taking off on Sunday - just a few fluffy clouds shading the last of the Pride revellers - and we were in a hold over London for a while before we landed, so I got some nice shots. The Sacramento delta looked very full - not as many fractals as usual in the marshes - and while the snow on the Sierras near Tahoe is definitely melting at last, there's still a lot of it (and the more northerly route we flew back from Detroit had much, much deeper snowpack: there's a lot of water up there waiting to come down).

In case the embedding above doesn't work, this is a slideshow of the snaps I took on the flight home; fast forward across the Atlantic. Serve with champagne, baby lobster salad, chicken in smoked bacon with flageolet beans, cheese and a big mug of earl grey in a comfy recliner for the full effect...
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IE 10: it's gone a little quiet

The IE10 announcements have been a little understated, compared to IE9; I think that's partly because IE9 was a major step forward and IE10 is more incremental, IE9 had to make more of an impression - but I also think IE10 is powering so much of Windows 8 that until Microsoft is talking about Win8 it's hard to say much about IE10.

So I've not had so much to write about yet, but I am keen to see the beta...

What IE10 means for Microsoft and Windows 8 http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/what-ie10-tells-us-about-windows-8-942732
Hands on with IE10 platform preview 1 http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/hands-on-ie10-review-platform-preview--942710
IE10 platform preview 2 http://www.techradar.com/news/internet/web/what-s-new-in-internet-explorer-10-platform-preview-2-973065
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Hands on: Android 3.1

The Android 3.1 update for the Google IO Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a good way to see what Google intends with Honeycomb. As this has neither the Google Experience nor a third-party skin, what you get is as close to stock Android as we're likely to see, which means that the updates aren't obscured by different interfaces on top. And what you get in the Honeycomb 3.1 update is more about stability than features...

read the rest at TechRadar