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HTML5 is a markup language that is now at the heart of the development process of most websites and web applications. Here's a HTML5 cheat sheet that will certainly come in handy for beginners as well as seasoned veterans.

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Hover was originally included as a bonus game on the CD-ROM version of Windows 95. Microsoft has recreated it as an updated online game to demonstrate the capabilities of Internet Explorer 11 — but that game also includes a hidden Easter Egg that recreates the Windows 95 version.

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Which mobile platforms do Aussie developers favour? A survey of 221 Australian developers by Embarcadero Technologies suggests iOS is retaining its edge despite the rapid growth of Android. Plus: one factor causing HTML5 development to stall.

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HTML5 is often touted as the best alternative to developing platform-specific apps, but options for selling HTML5-based apps are somewhat thin on the ground. Amazon is looking to change that by adding the option for developers to sell HTML5 apps via its app store.

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Dear Lifehacker, I'm now so reliant on my mobile devices that I only rarely use my laptop. It is far more convenient to use the phone or tablet to look up something. But one challenge I've encountered is viewing TV show episodes on an Android device. The problem is that they virtually all use Flash. Is there an elegant solution that would work for all channels without installing channel-specific applications? Thanks, Eager Viewer

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Google's latest 'Chrome experiment' is Cube Slam, a two-player online game which incorporates video chat. As well as being a massive potential distraction, it's also a neat demonstration of the WebRTC standard being used for real-time communication in an HTML5 environment.

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The web becomes more and more capable each day, finding ways to replace what you do on your desktop. In the very near future you'll talk to your web apps, enjoy complex animation without the drain of Flash, and maybe even plug in your guitar. These features and more already exist, and they're coming to the broad internet this year.

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Internet Explorer remains a widely-used browser, but testing for compatibility can be a pain if you're on a non-Windows machine or prefer to stay inside another browser. The recently-launched modern.IE site helps test sites for IE compatibility, letting you enter any site address and receive suggestions on how to ensure it renders in IE.

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Virgin Australia shifted its back-end systems over the weekend, migrating from Navitaire to Sabre in a shift that was always expected to cause disruption to customers. As expected, the process has experienced the occasional glitch and lots of elements of the site aren't working right now. Those bugs will surely get ironed out over time, but there's one element that seems messy for Virgin's longer-term strategy — the new online check-in system defaults to using Flash.