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Scott Orchard is a designer and web developer living in Orange County, California, who specializes in Wordpress or Shopify-based e-commerce projects. I’m available for hire.
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Category: Computers

Multi-Safari

I previously wrote about Tredosoft’s Multiple IE, which is great for testing my web development in legacy versions of Internet Explorer. Today I came across Multi-Safari and just installed Safari 2.0.4, which is the latest non-beta version of Safari on most Mac’s running Tiger. I’ve been running the Safari 3 Beta for quite sometime and I don’t want to have to uninstall it everytime I need to check compatibility in Safari 2 for projects. This will save me a lot of time and allow me to continue running the Safari 3 Beta, check it out if you have a chance, Multi-Safari. (via cameronmoll.com)

Pixelmator

Pixelmator looks like a possible Photoshop competitor with a pretty slick UI and is based on Apple’s Core Image technology. It’s supposed to take advantage of GPU-powered image editing, so your video card can handles some of the processing and frees up your CPU for other tasks. It doesn’t look like it will be available until late July 2006, but with a $59 price tag, it could be hard to pass up. We’ll have to see how it compares to Photoshop CS3, though it looks they share many comparable features. (via Daring Fireball)

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft Surface looks pretty amazing, not only the technoology, but their site as well has a great interactive feel. I’d be impressed seeing a multi-touch display like this in restaurants or other areas as demonstrated in the videos, but I doubt this would be inexpensive. I’d expect to see something like this in some high-end or expensive places.

This isn’t the first time I’m seen something like this, the demos from Jeff Han blew me away last year and earlier this year everyone saw the iPhone demos as well. I don’t think the question is which company will perfect this first, I think the question is how much will new technologies like this impact our lives? Twenty years from now we could all be taking this for granted.