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P2P music sites closing doors in legal fallout

The popular file-sharing site ceased operating and the New York office of another,, appeared to be closed, in the continuing legal fallout among underworld peer-to-peer music services, industry sources and users said on Wednesday.

September 23, 2005 Author: Frank Beverdam

Google plans wireless service

According to Reuters, Google, the online search leader, confirmed on Tuesday it has begun a limited test of a free wireless Internet service, called Google WiFi.

September 22, 2005 Author: Frank Beverdam

Macromedia Flash Remoting for Flash 8 ActionScript 2.0

Macromedia has updated their Flash Remoting components.

Developing Rich Internet Applications using Macromedia Flash and Macromedia Flash Remoting MX requires the addition of the Flash Remoting Components. The Flash Remoting Components extend the Macromedia Flash authoring environment, adding the ActionScript APIs needed to invoke remote services using Flash Remoting MX. Authoring tool extensions—such as the NetConnection Debugger, which enables developers to watch and trace events across both the client and server—are also included in the Flash Remoting Components, in addition to powerful recordset handling and databinding capabilities for handling dynamic data from relational databases. Flash Remoting Components are available for Flash Professional 8, Flash Basic 8 and prior Flash versions.

September 21, 2005 Author: Frank Beverdam

What Sparkle really is

Ars Technica has got a great article on what Sparkle really is about. Here is a short piece of the article;

If anybody still thinks that Sparkle is a "Flash Killer", they must not have seen the same demo. Sparkle is so much more than a Flash competitor.

September 20, 2005 Author: Frank Beverdam

Get the free Web Accessibility Toolbar

The Web Accessibility Toolbar has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility. It consists of a range of functions that:

        • identify components of a web page
        • facilitate the use of 3rd party online applications
        • simulate user experiences
        • provide links to references and additional resources.
September 20, 2005 Author: Frank Beverdam