A look at Google Maps API version 3

May 29, 2009
Google Maps V3 Offers Easier, Faster API
Webmonkey
Scott Gilbertson provides details about the next version of Google’s Maps API solution.

“The new Google Maps API v3 promises a simpler, faster set of tools and has been optimized for the small screen with the iPhone’s Mobile Safari and Google Chrome making the list of supported browsers. Your mashups should also work on Android’s browser with only a few small issues. Chrome and Mobile Safari have been added to the list of supported browsers. While your mashups should work on Android-based phones with the most recent update, Google does caution that there may be some issues during this Labs testing phase.”

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Dell stays vivacious with Studio 14z, gets going at $649
Engadget
Darren Murph writes about Dell’s expansion to its Studio notebook line.

“Designed for hipster students and those at the top of the computing bell curve, this perfectly average portable offers up Core 2 Duo CPU options, 720 / 900p screen resolutions, integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, HDMI / DisplayPort outputs, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, dual headphone jacks, up to 500GB of HDD space, a 34mm ExpressCard slot, six-cell battery (an optional eight-cell will last over six hours), WiFi, optional Bluetooth and even an external Blu-ray drive.”

Retooling your IT security plans
IT World Canada
Rafael Ruffolo writes what’s needed to execute incident management practices.

“An incident management capability is the ability to provide management of computer security events and incidents. It implies end-to-end management for controlling or directing how security events and incidents should be handled. This involves defining a process to follow with supporting policies and procedures in place, assigning roles and responsibilities, having appropriate equipment, infrastructure, tools, and supporting materials ready, and having qualified staff identified and trained to perform the work in a consistent, high-quality, and repeatable way.”

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