Weekly Tech Roundup – September 2, 2011

Weekly Tech Roundup

This week’s Tech Roundup includes Android 2.3.3 arriving on VZW Droid 2 smartphones, browser market projections, and workflow tips.

Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: September 2011 – I forgot to put this in the Small Business Roundup earlier so here it is. There are a few really good ones this month.

Streamline Your Design Workflow – Some really interesting tips for streamlining your workflow. These ideas can be applied to other disciplines, not just design.

Microsoft’s IE will drop under 50% share by mid-2012 – Very interesting projections on the future of the browser market. We’ve been seeing IE’s share shrink for many years so this isn’t really a surprise. Chrome overtaking Firefox for number two is more so.

Verizon starts Droid 2 upgrade to Gingerbread – New Android upgrade for Droid 2 users like me. I got my upgrade this afternoon and I have to say I find the interface updates appealing. The changes I’ve noticed so far, other than the interface, is the ability to remove individual notifications instead of either going to each application or clearing them all (big yay! there); rearranging of some icons; profiles for Home, Work, and Weekend (if this was there before, I missed it); and a different menu where you can get to “Manage Apps” directly. If you click through to the VZW site you’ll get to a PDF of new features. Looks like other Droids got this update a few months ago, so please share your experience if you’ve had it for a while.

Review Of Cross-Browser Testing Tools – As always from Smashing Magazine, a very thorough review, this time on cross-browser testing. Don’t miss the quick comparison chart at the end!

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