Weekend tech reading: Apple registers iSlate.com under dummy corporation?

By on December 26, 2009, 12:30 PM
Apple registers iSlate.com under dummy corporation? After we broke the news yesterday that Apple had acquired iSlate.com, other pieces to the puzzle seemed to fall into place. MacRumors

Possible Apple tablet multi-touch tactile keyboard detailed Apple's forthcoming tablet could employ a dynamic surface that gives users tactile feedback when typing in order to identify individual keys, according to a new patent application revealed this week. AppleInsider

Is Internet Explorer doomed? Almost two years to the week after announced it would end support for Netscape's pioneering Netscape Navigator browser, which Microsoft destroyed when it created its rival Internet Explorer (IE), new data suggests that IE is still losing market share, primarily to the open-source Firefox browser. The Motley Fool

The 10 best new Firefox add-ons of 2009 This past year felt like a rebuilding year for Firefox add-ons, with two new frameworks implemented to help guide the future of extensions. Personas gave Firefox on-the-fly theme-switching, and users can expect it to be part of the stable version of Firefox 3.6 when that gets released. CNET

Nook fails to communicate, download purchased ebooks You didn't think the whole Nook saga was over, did you? After just succeeding in delivering devices to expectant pre-orderers in time for Christmas, Barnes and Noble is today cleaning up yet another mess courtesy of its ill-prepared content servers. Engadget

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