Tag Archives: Dashboard

More Widgets, This Time from Google

By | February 9, 2006

This whole widget thing seems to be taking off. Opera has released a preview version with widgets built in, and now Google have offered something. The new beta of the Google Desktop includes what aren’t being called widgets but should be, as described by Mihai Ionescu, one of the engineers behind the Desktop :  As a Sidebar user,… Read More »

Opera Gets Widgetized

By | February 6, 2006

The Opera browser continues to impress, even as it becomes less and less relevant in the face of the mighty Firefox. This week Opera’s preview puts widgets on stage according to CNET : Opera Software on Tuesday plans to release a second preview version of Opera 9, the next version of its namesake Web browser. For the first… Read More »

Yahoo! Follows Loose Wire Advice, Buys Konfabulator

By | July 26, 2005

You probably knew this, but the Blessing of Loose Wire strikes again: Yahoo! buys Konfabulator, a widget manufacturer I wrote about in a recent column: Yahoo! has bought Konfabulator, the software that brought widgets to the Mac and latterly to Windows. Apple has since developed its own widget environment, Dashboard, and integrated it into the latest version of… Read More »

More On Klips

By | June 10, 2005

In today’s Asian Wall Street Journal and in WSJ.com (subscription only, I’m afraid) I talk about widgets as an alternative, or addition, to RSS. The two widgets, or dashboards, I look at are Klips, just into version 3, and Konfabulator (I know the latest Mac OS has a dashboard, but I don’t have access to a Mac right… Read More »

The Buzztracker Widget

By | June 8, 2005

Craig Mod of the excellent buzztracker news/map visualizer tells me of a new tool he’s created for Mac Tiger users: the buzztracker widget: The buzztracker widget allows you to add live buzztracker images and data to your desktop using Apple OS X 10.4’s Dashboard. The widget features hooks into buzztracker.org, allowing you to instantly access the day’s top… Read More »