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Use IE7? 'Yup, thats a taxin'.

Mike Karpouzes
, Web Developer

One Australian online retailer is now taxing their users who browse with IE7. Considered the 'world's first tax on internet explorer 7' the team at Kogan.com found that their developers were spending far too much time trying to iron out bugs with the website in IE7. Customers are given the choice to download a new versions IE or a different browser, to avoid paying the tax.

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Student Banned from Documenting and Blogging Her School Lunches

Mike Karpouzes
, Web Developer

Do you Remember your school lunches? Back in New York my lunches were bad, warmed canned veggies, pizza with a type of editable cardboard for crust, topped a dab of red 'sauce' and a sheet of cheese that you could remove as one whole piece, all washed down with a mini-carton of chocolate milk.( which I could not drink since I was allergic to it - 'sorry youngin juice cost way more than milk' ) In retrospect the lunches only cost like 25¢ so it was a deal Well one primary school sudent documented all her wonderful school lunches in a blog called NeverSeconds

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Young Males Losing Place as Most Important Tech Demographic

Mike Karpouzes
, Web Developer

Young males between the ages of 18-35 have long been the biggest demographic of tech users, but now women are poised to overtake them. According to research - in western countries, women use the internet 17 percent more then their male counterparts and are the biggest users on social networking sites. The tech tools of choice for this upcoming demographic? Mobile phone usage is higher among women and they have the majority of ownership in all internet enabled devices such as readers, healthcare devices and GPS.

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Say goodbye Aero Glass

Mike Karpouzes
, Web Developer

In Windows 8 we will say goodbye to the aero glass windows style, that was has been with us since Vista. The aero glass gave windows users a rich and colorful interface but was was notorious for eating up computer resources in Windows Vista. For Windows 8, Microsoft is envisioning a world with more mobile computers and the new interface will focus on flat graphics and saving resources and battery life.

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Facebook App Center

Mike Karpouzes
, Web Developer

Just recently Facebook announced that it will soon release a new App Center and is currently recruiting developers to submit info about their apps for review. Each app in the new center will feature its own unique detail page that can reviewed before considering the app.

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Chrome Overtakes Firefox

John Mulvey
, Client Advocate

New data shows that Google's Chrome browser is quickly gaining users, and has now passed Firefox for 2nd place in Worldwide browser usage. The most used browser is still Microsoft's Explorer, but its share of users has been dropping steadily for three years. Now Mozilla's open-source Firefox browser also appears to be losing market share to Chrome.

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