What’s up with Apple, patents, and the W3C?

If you read the report from the W3C Patent Advisory Group (PAG) regarding Apple's patent claim against the Widgets 1.0 specification, you will not only see the reasons why the PAG does not think the patent is relevant, but it also reveals some worrying things about the way Apple handled the whole thing. …

Why are widgets important to Opera?

It is clear from some the comments about the new Opera Widgets release that a lot of people don't understand why we are spending time on widgets, and I must admit that I didn't get it at first either. But if we move from narrowly focusing on the desktop, and instead look at the bigger…

Can you trust the cloud?

One of the big advantages of "cloud computing" is that you have access to your data anywhere, and even if your system breaks down, you can still access that data because a professional host is keeping it safe for you. But what happens when that professional host manages to lose all your data? …

PPK: “There is no WebKit on Mobile”

I have previously addressed the misguided wishes for a single standardized mobile browser engine. It all boils down to this: Monoculture on the Web is bad, period. It turns out that even those who work towards a new Web monoculture will have a hard time achieving that. PPK recently tested several browsers based on WebKit,…