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The iPhone OS 3.0 software update is now available for download. If you’re wondering about the benefits of updating, check out Darrell’s WWD post “Apple iPhone OS 3.0: A Web Working Perspective.” As Darrell’s an Apple Developer Program member, he had a chance to play the with the […] Read more »

TweetDeck, the multi-column Twitter desktop client that we’ve covered previously, yesterday released a free iPhone app. I’ve been playing with the app today, and I have to say that I’m impressed: It’s a very nicely designed, easy-to-use client that makes Twittering while on the road a […] Read more »

Many of the web apps that we cover here on WebWorkerDaily wouldn’t have made it off the ground without the scalability and flexibility offered by cloud computing. It’s one of the main reasons that we’ve seen an explosion in the number and variety of web apps […] Read more »

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Since last week, browser maker Opera has been teasing us with a placeholder site promising the launch of something that would “reinvent the web,” but while I was expecting them to announce that Opera 10 was out of beta already, I was wrong. Opera has instead lifted […] Read more »

Here are some interesting posts from around the ‘Net to catch up with over the weekend: Chris Messina: “Facebook usernames and the battle over your digital identity“ Dave Fleet: “Five Levels Of Social Media Responses“ Bella Buzz Blog: “Social Media and ‘The Flight Attendant Effect’” TIME: […] Read more »

Just in case you missed any of them, here are the five most popular posts on WebWorkerDaily this week: 5 Healthy Energy Snacks to Get You Through the Mid-Afternoon Slump Feeling drained and hungry in the afternoon? Don’t reach for that sugary snack — here are […] Read more »

CubeSpace, a coworking space and community based in Portland, Ore., that we’ve featured previously (see Dawn’s interview with co-owner Eva Schweber) has announced that it is to shut its doors this Friday, June 12, following negotiations with US Bank, its landlord. It is a great shame […] Read more »

It can be hard to set up an ergonomic working environment when you’re on the road, which can lead to poor posture and back pain. A good way to improve posture is to work standing up. (It can also aid concentration, too.) However, while traveling it […] Read more »

The much-anticipated new smartphone from Palm, the Pre, went on sale this weekend. As you might expect, Keven C. Tofel and James Kendrick over at our sister blog, jkOnTheRun, both got up early on Saturday in order to snag units, and James has posted his thoughts […] Read more »

Our sister blog, TheAppleBlog, has live coverage of the WWDC 2009 keynote. The exciting rumor is that Apple will be announcing a new version of the iPhone. The keynote itself is scheduled for 10 a.m. PDT, but TheAppleBlog’s coverage is starting now. Read more »

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Here are some interesting posts from around the ‘Net to catch up with over the weekend: Ririan Project: “10 Golden Lessons From Steve Jobs” trendwatching.com: “Foreverism” ZDNet: “Nine worst social media fails of 2009… thus far” All Biz Answers: “Social CRM. Say what?” Seth Godin’s Blog: […] Read more »

Just in case you missed any of them, here are the five most popular posts on WebWorkerDaily this week: Achieve Your Goals by Putting Them Online Darrell explains hot to motivate yourself by sharing youyr goals with others online. 10 Golden Rules of Social Media Aliza […] Read more »

Google yesterday made “developer channel releases” (alpha versions) of my current favorite browser, Chrome, available for Mac and Linux. Beware — these releases are not suitable for day-to-day browsing, as they are likely to be unstable and lacking features. The Chromium blog even posts the warning, […] Read more »

UPDATED: I am no longer looking for new writers.   I’m looking to add to the great team of writers that we have here at WebWorkerDaily. If you think you have what it takes to write for WWD, I’d love to hear from you. I’m looking […] Read more »

Where do you turn if you want to set up a video conference with your team at the drop of a hat? Tinychat is a simple, no-download, no-login chatroom that includes audio/video support and desktop sharing. Getting started is simple — just browse the Tinychat web […] Read more »

Browser development from the major vendors continues apace. Yesterday saw the release of the Opera 10 beta. This new version of Opera is interesting for a few reasons, not least of which is a brand-new (and much improved) interface designed by the talented Jon Hicks. Opera […] Read more »

Web working enables the digital nomad/neo-bedouin lifestyle — working from a different location every week and enjoying new cultures and experiences. As this mode of working is still fairly new, it’s hard to get a picture of the typical digital nomad: who they are, what they […] Read more »

PBworks (formerly PBwiki) today introduced PBworks Project Edition, a modified version of the collaborative wiki software that incorporates some project management features. Simple project management functionality, like workflow management, task assignment and milestones, is built right into the tool, so there’s no need to use a […] Read more »

If you need to collaborate on a document with someone, you can simply email a Word document back and forth, but that can get messy as it’s hard to keep track of the various versions of the document moving around. Or you could use an online […] Read more »

FileShareHQ, the file-sharing and sending app for creative professionals that I covered last month, has begun offering paid plans with more storage space. Accounts range from $5/month for 2 GB of space with five users to $49/month for 100 GB of space with 100 users. The […] Read more »

This weekend saw the launch of Perch, an easy-to-use lightweight CMS put together by British web development agency edgeofmyseat.com. Perch is perfect for those situations where you would like to be able to set up a web site with some editable content regions for a client, […] Read more »

Just in case you missed any of them, here are the five most popular posts on WebWorkerDaily this week: 7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Home Office Celine outlines seven simple steps you can take to make your home office a more pleasant working environment. 10 […] Read more »

The trouble with not working a 9-to-5 office job is that often you work more, sometimes much more, than your cube-dwelling counterparts. The risk you run with an always-connected, always-working lifestyle, of course, is of getting burned out. And once that happens, not only will you […] Read more »

As companies have seen the massive adoption of social technologies by consumers and are looking at ways to leverage such tools in the corporate environment, many new and existing vendors are trying to establish themselves in, and capitalize on, the young and growing enterprise social software […] Read more »

Cloud file storage app Box.net (previously covered on WWD)  today announced some nifty new features that should prove useful, particularly if you’re a freelancer working with remote clients: Tasks, Global Folders and Custom Branding. Tasks lets you assign tasks around files, which should be handy if […] Read more »

Just in case you missed any of them, here are the five most popular posts on WebWorkerDaily this week: Why People Don’t Follow Back on Twitter Although we’d like everyone to return the favor when we click that “Follow” button on Twitter, it doesn’t always happen. […] Read more »

I’m currently staying at an upmarket European hotel. Internet is free, but only if you have an Ethernet cable and can plug in. If you want Wi-Fi, the cost is a hefty 17 euros ($24) per 24 hours. Fortunately, I read James Kendrick’s “What’s In Your […] Read more »

The browser wars are heating up once more. Google yesterday released a new version of Chrome and announced that the browser was out of beta (quite a rapid development, given that Gmail still sports the “beta” tag some five years after it was first unveiled). The […] Read more »

Passpack, similar to many other password managers, offers a convenient and secure place to keep all of your passwords in one location, and can automatically log you into web sites, which can be very handy when you use lots of different apps and services. One thing […] Read more »

One of the annoying things about a lot of the web apps we cover is that as the size of your team or number of clients changes, you have to keep upgrading or downgrading your plan. So it’s refreshing to see that Cashboard, an invoicing and […] Read more »

Wouldn’t it be great if Microsoft Office had the collaborative and cloud storage functionality of Google Docs? Well, now it does, using a free add-in called OffiSync that launched into public beta today. Offisync adds a toolbar to Office that allows you to use Google Docs […] Read more »

While there are many live collaboration tools out there, I haven’t seen any that are quite as simple as Show Document. It’s a free Flash-based web app that provides a robust,  no-hassle way to get near-instant feedback or collaboration on a document, with no signup or […] Read more »

What do changing your socks, wearing bright colors, flirting and sniffing citrus have in common? Answer: they’re all simple steps you can take to boost your daily energy. Productivity and organization blog Zen Habits has posted a great list of 55 ways to boost your energy […] Read more »

KnowledgeWebb is a new site that provides hands-on training, self-directed courses, ongoing webinars, and more for people working in media and communications. It has courses covering a range of topics like Twitter marketing, Facebook Connect, and getting started with Flash, and also has a collection of […] Read more »

WebNotes, the online annotation and research tool, yesterday launched WebNotes Pro. This new premium product adds PDF annotation capabilities (check out the demo) and multicolor highlighting to the basic free app that Scott liked when he reviewed it in beta. Thanks to the good folks at […] Read more »

It’s time to stop blaming your Wi-Fi connection problems on “congestion.”  Research by UK wireless regulator Ofcom reveals that after eliminating non-wireless issues, like device configuration errors and Internet connection problems, the root cause of most people’s Wi-Fi connection woes is interference. This interference comes from […] Read more »

As the number of sites we all use grows, our personal profile information is increasingly scattered across the web. If you make a connection with people on one site, it’s often hard to quickly find out if they use any of the other sites you use, […] Read more »

Wolfram Alpha, the  “computational knowledge engine” that hopes to complement traditional search engines, debuted over the weekend. Watching Stephen Wolfram demo the service in a screencast last week excited the geek in me: A search engine that can do calculus? Try the app yourself, and you’ll […] Read more »

Verizon will start selling the MiFi 2200, a nifty, credit card-sized 3G router this Sunday, May 17th. It’s definitely worth checking out, especially if you use more than one device on the go. The MiFi is a pocketable, battery-powered combined 3G modem and Wi-Fi router that […] Read more »

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