WordPress 3.0.1 is now available. So it’s time to update. Just remember to backup first, you might want to check out our blog post about backing up your Cpanel WordPress installation.
Here is an extract from the WordPress Blog about the latest release:
After nearly 11 million downloads of WordPress 3.0 in just 42 days, we’re releasing WordPress 3.0.1. The requisite haiku:
Three dot oh dot one
Bug fixes to make you smile
Update your WordPress
This maintenance release addresses about 50 minor issues. The testing many of you contributed prior to the release of 3.0 helped make it one of the best and most stable releases we’ve had.
More information at the WordPress blog.
Lifehacker have a great round up several times a year with some great free software to use on every platform. This week Lifehacker released their Apps Pack for Linux.
Some of the apps are even Cross platform such as OpenOffice.org Firefox/Chrome, Thunderbird, Skype, VLC, Handbrake and GIMP
Check out the full article at Lifehacker
Over at the AB Technology Blog facebook page, Nathan has posted a link to article on Neowin.net listing some of the issues with the new iPhone 4s.
The biggest issue it seems is by pressing your finger in the right (wrong?) place you can kill the reception to your phone…maybe that is a handy feature for when your having an argument with someone and you want to quickly drop the call?
The second issue seems far more widespread and appears to be a major glitch. Multiple reports suggest that the new iPhone 4 loses reception when you hold it by the antenna band. Several videos have popped up across the net explaining the issue and it appears that if you hold the device, as soon as you connect the left side with the bottom, that’s when reception starts to drop. The issue appears to be widespread with most early adopters able to reproduce the problem.
Hopefully Apple is able to quickly fix this issue.
Have you been an early adopter? Got issues with an new iPhone 4? Then let us know in the comments.
More information on issues on Neowin.net’s Article
Image from Apple’s iPhone Page
It appears that BitTorrent is useful for Legal uses after all (we all knew that didn’t we). It turns out some of the major Social Media sites such as Facebook and Twitter use BitTorrent to roll out code changes to their several thousand servers around the globe…in a matter of minutes.
You can find a list of other companies that use BitTorrent on Wikipedia
[Photo thanks to pleeker]
On Wednesday the Australian reported that Airline Virgin Blue’s new $10 million dollar reservation and ticketing system change over went smoothly. I’m sure that this is not what customers were thinking today when the Airline’s check in system went down due to an IT error. While the downtime was small, it still caused a large back log of checkins and delayed flights.
The Australia – June 16 2010
There is a lot of talk from annoyed customers on twitter at the moment: Twitter Search
The WP Development Blog is reporting that WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” is now a go. I’m looking forward to installing it on a development server soon. More info on the [WordPress Development Blog]
VentraIP is an Australian based web host that look after their own servers and their customers.
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It’s time to rally the troops and help us rescue all of the stranded people who are not happy with their current web hosting providers as we go commando and launch an all-out 48-hour assault against bad service.
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And if that isn’t enough to get them over, how does a MASSIVE 75% off their first invoice (on selected plans) sound?
This offer will be available only between 0:01 AEST Wednesday June 16 through to 23:59 AEST Thursday June 17.
(Extract from [VentraIP Forums ])
More information at the [VentraIP Forums ]
We have personally used VentraIP for a number of our customers and found that they provide a great service, and also have great service when things go funny.
I took the opportunity today to order another account for a new project that I will be working on in the coming months.
Have you got a favourite host? Or have you used VentraIP? Let us know in the comments section.
Our copy of AV’s (the magazine for audiovisual professionals) Issue 11 arrived today in our letter box.
Articles of interest included:
- Eye Opener – The Expo 2010 Shanghai Opening Ceremony.
- Icy Reception – The Icehouse: Melborune’s coolest new venue.
- Microsoft World – A new “Customer Briefing Centre” full of new Microsoft toys.
- Nobo Kapture Digital Flipchart
- & The Audio Coverage Uniformity Standard.
Check out the AV site for some PDF downloads
Also if your interested in AV check out the Integrate Expo site for the trade show in August 2010
Our friends over at Gizmodo have found some speakers that look out of this planet, that also conventilly acts an iPhone/iPod dock (it looks rather hard to squeeze in my iPad there)
Check them out at Gizmodo:
As you may of noticed, by the amount of Buzz in the air, that the iPhone 4 has been released to at the Apple WWDC.
We’re still looking forward to seeing the other new, news form the conference.
More information on the iPhone can be found here: [Apple iPhone]
I’m looking forward to multitasking on the iPad.