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WordPress.com Goes Mac Retina; Launches Jetpack 1.6 with Retina Support for Self-hosted Blogs

WordPress logo on Mac RetinaWordPress logo on Mac Retina

Apple introduced a new Retina Macbook Pro back in June–basically Apple took the clarity of the retina screen and brought it to full 15″ laptop.

The one disadvantage is that many apps, and most websites, don’t have high-resolution equivalents of all their graphics to take advantage of …

WordPress 3.4 “Green” Is Out of the Door! with ‘Theme Customization, Custom Headers, Twitter Embeds, and Image Captions’ Plus Hundred Other Improvements

WordPress 3.4 Green Improvements Include 'theme customization, custom headers, Twitter embeds, and image captions'WordPress 3.4 Green Improvements Include 'theme customization, custom headers, Twitter embeds, and image captions'

WordPress 3.4 dubbed “Green” to honor the guitarist Grant Green is now available, and includes significant improvements to theme customization, custom headers, Twitter embeds, and image captions.

Matt Mullenweg on the dev blog notes, there are hundreds of under-the-hood improvements in this release, “notably in the XML-RPC, themes, and …

Facebook for WordPress Plugin Brings Social Publishing Features as Widgets to 16.6% of the Web

WordPress “powers 16.6 percent of the web,” and attracts “more than 600 million unique visitors each month.” In order to help WordPress publishers easily integrate Facebook features into their blog(s), the company today rolled out a new “Facebook for WordPress” plugin, making it simple for anyone to make their WordPress site more social – “no …

Windows Azure Storage ‘Signed URLs, Expanded Blob Copy’ Improved Manageability; Solr and LucidWorks Enterprise Search for Azure

At Tech Ed NA 2012, Microsoft’s Jai Haridas presented multiple improvements to Windows Azure Storage include: price reductions, new manageability features, and new service features for Windows Azure Blobs, Tables, and Queues.

“We’ve released a new version of the REST API, “2012-02-12″. We’ve updated the Java Storage Client library …

Windows Azure Services to Deliver “Hybrid Cloud”, Announces New Tools, Language Support, and SDKs

New Windows Azure Portal and Command Line ToolsNew Windows Azure Portal and Command Line Tools

Scott Guthrie during, “Meet Windows Azure” event today in San Francisco, announced new services and updates for Windows Azure that will be available in preview starting today, June 7th.

“These new services will simplify building applications that span cloud and on-premises servers and give customers greater flexibility in how …

WordPress Turns Nine Years Old; WordPress 3.4 Release Candidate 1 Now Available!

Happy 9th Birthday WordPress: 3.4 RC1 A GiftHappy 9th Birthday WordPress: 3.4 RC1 A Gift

WordPress the popular open source CMS / blogging software on May 27th turned nine yearl old. On May 27, 2003, Matt Mullenweg, founder of the Automattic announced the first release of WordPress for download.

The first release was announced accompaying following features:

  • Texturize — …

WordPress.org Plugin Directory Redesigned, Now Lists Over 19,000 Plugins

The plugin repository of WordPress.org, which now houses over 19,000 WordPress plugins has today received a much deserved overhaul. First thing, each plugin now has its own support fourm, now when you visit the plugin directory, you’ll notice that threads about a plugin are pulled directly into a “support” tab on the plugin page, posted …

Google’s Matt Cutts Talks Penguin Update, Ways to Recover and Negative SEO

Google Penguin Search Algorithm UpdateGoogle Penguin Search Algorithm Update

Google last month launched “Penguin Update,” a new spam-fighting algorithm targeting websited engaged in keyword stuffing, and link schemes.

The goal of any algorithm update is to improve search results. So how’s Penguin been for Google? “It’s been a success from our standpoint,” Matt Cutts, …

WordPress 3.3.2 Security Update Fixes Cross-site Scripting & Other Vul’s; WordPress 3.4 Beta 3 Released

WordPress 3.3.2, a security update for all previous versions avilable today addresses the following exploits including five other bugs were also fixed:

Three external libraries included in WordPress received security updates:

  • Plupload (version 1.5.4), which WordPress uses for uploading media.
  • SWFUpload, which WordPress previously used for uploading media, …

REST API for WordPress.com, Windows 8 WordPress.com App Now Available; Will Available in “near future” to Jetpack

Automattic announced a new REST Application Programming Interface (API) for WordPress.com that lets developers explore, interact, and create great new content. The company said in the “near future” WordPress.org users will get the API through its Jetpack-plugin.

“The API gives developers access to posts and comments, as well as the ability to Follow, …

WordPress 3.4 Beta 1 Released, Finall Version in May – Has 98 Versions Since .70 May 2003 Release

WordPress has been around since May 2003 and has grown leap and bound — since its first release version .70 on May 27, 2003, the open source content management software has “98 version releases of WordPress to date,” and more than 100 books published on WordPress since 2006.

According …

Google+ Hangouts API Out of Preview; Introdcing Flatten CSS Imports; New Features Added to OAuth 2.0 Playground; Go 1 Open Source Programming Language Released

To help web designers, Google announced “mod_pagespeed,” which now supports the new “flatten_css_imports” feature, which automatically optimized the same web page by flattening the imported CSS files into their parent — thus eliminating the use of @import, which costs an additional HTTP request, serial round-trip between browser and server, since the browser does not …

VideoPress Now Support Video Posting from iPhone & iPad; Duotone WordPress Theme Now Video Friendly

WordPress: VideoPress let you post videos from iPhone or iPad; Duotone theme now VideoPress friendlyWordPress: VideoPress let you post videos from iPhone or iPad; Duotone theme now VideoPress friendlyAutomattic, the company behind WordPress has just updated “VideoPress,” which allows you to upload and embed your own videos on your blog, now lets you comfortably handles videos from iPhones and iPads.

“You can shoot vertically or horizontally, and we’ll take care of rotating it for you so that your video …

Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud Roadmap for 2012 – Persistent VM Support for Linux on Windows Azure Coming this Spring!

Microsoft quitely shared some details about the 2012 roadmaps for its Windows Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings. In a January 3, blog post MJF writes that Microsoft is using “Start, Build, Manage” to describe for customers and partners its path to the cloud.

Windows Azure Cloud Raodmap of 2012Windows Azure Cloud Raodmap of 2012

Here are a few of …

WordPress 3.3 “Sonny” Released; WordPress Hits 65 Million Downloads Since 3.0 Release

WordPress 3.3 SonyWordPress 3.3 SonyWordPress 3.3 released today, is named as “Sonny” in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt. This third major iteration added significant improvements around the new user experience, navigation, uploading, and imports.

In an announcement post Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic revealed that “WordPress has over 65 million downloads since …