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Do not dis the very people that will build and create the community for your product to survive. Can you imagine a Java landscape without its yearly flagship conference JavaOne? Unthinkable, but you can be rest assured that it will be a wonderful benchmark to which to measure Sun's com...
Pocket Cocktails, a new iPhone application, offers a fun twist to the traditional cocktail hour. Pocket Cocktails uses large, high resolution pictures, unlike other such applications which are mostly text based, and includes a "shaker" feature that selects cocktails at random. This ran...
The iPhone is a great example of cloud computing – or more accurately Software plus Service. I’ve said this at a few recent conferences and it always gets a raised eyebrow when I put an iPhone in my presentation but it gets the message across. The combination of Internet connected devi...
EMG Technology LLC, reportedly a one-man show, is suing Apple and its iPhone for patent infringement in the so-called pro-plaintiff "Rocket Docket" in Texas. Its founder holds five U.S. patents for navigating the web from a mobile device and IPTV. The patent it's waving under Apple’s n...
The reason why ex-IBM executive Mark Papermaster can’t work for Apple is because Apple and IBM compete in microprocessors for iPod and iPhones. That’s what the judge deciding where Papermaster can work – in view of his non-compete – said in his 28-page opinion explaining why IBM was ab...
Adobe and ARM are gonna put Flash Player 10 and AIR, the stuff of web video and rich Internet apps, on ARM widgets by the second half of next year. They mean phones, set-tops, MIDs, TVs, car mojo and personal media devices, which have so far only had access to Flash Lite, not the best ...
Paystar, the unauthorized Florida "cloner" with dreams of breaking Apple's lock on its hardware, has had its horns broken by a California federal court, which threw out its antitrust counterclaim against Apple's EULA. Back in the summer, Apple charged Paystar with copyright and tradema...
Mark Papermaster, the ex-VP of blade development at IBM and the guy that IBM stopped from going to Apple to run its iPod and IPhone development on the strength of the non-compete he signed, has sued his former master looking for a declaratory judgment in his favor.
Lightstreamer is a software product for delivering real-time textual data to any kind of application through the Internet. Banks and online-gaming companies typically use it to dispatch live updates to their Web pages or Flex applications, supporting high numbers of parallel connection...
Well it appears that non-compete agreements may carry a bit more weight in New York than they do in California – at least to a judge right down the block from IBM headquarters. Steve Jobs’ pick to run Apple’s iPod and iPhone development has been told by a New York federal court that he...
Yesterday, VMware announced that they were buying Trango. Trango makes virtualization solutions for the mobile phone or other embedded devices. Now why would VMware do this? Well, if you were at VMworld then you heard all about VMware View. Basically it's the thought that once you put ...
VMware has announced plans to bring virtualization and its many proven benefits to mobile phones through the new VMware Mobile Virtualization Platform (MVP). Built on innovative technology acquired from Trango Virtual Processors in October 2008, VMware MVP will help handset vendors red...
When the economy takes a hit, so do cell phone sales. Last quarter, mobile phone sales in the U.S. dropped 15 percent to 32 million units, according to market research firm NPD Group. But in hard times, the strongest brands also take share. And that is exactly what Apple did. The 6.9 m...
Mark Papermaster, the ex-IBM heavyweight that IBM is suing to stop him from working at Apple, has been named senior VP of devices hardware engineering running Apple’s iPhone and iPod development. He replaces Tony Fadell, pretty much the father of the ARM-based iPod and iPhone, who now ...
The iPhone's accelerometers can provide access to a variety of information about where an iPhone exists in space. By measuring gravity, you can easily discover an iPhone's precise orientation. By measuring movement, you can see how an iPhone is being guided through space. Further, you ...
IBM has sued one of its top executives, a guy who knows all its secrets, to stop him from going to work for Apple and sharing those secrets with Steve Jobs. It has asked a New York federal court to enforce the non-compete signed by 26-year IBM veteran Mark Papermaster, the guy IBM call...
Venice Consulting Group (VCG), a leading software development and consulting firm, created the iPhone game "Photo Hunter" for bric | entertainment which has placed in the top 50 of all paid applications on the iTunes App Store. The accomplishment comes only three days after its ini...
AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo launched today, the first day of the 6th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, a new iPhone Conference Scheduler program, in San Jose, California. The iPhone application has been developed by Chris Laffra of IBM, and it will also serve the delegates...
In the 2-day iPhone Developer Summit, delegates will hear from industry experts about the impact the iPhone is having on delivery of rich content to mobile users. Technical sessions will explore a world of web development opportunities on the iPhone including building applications usin...
The iPhone has brought the unification of the Desktop and Mobile Web, but there are still a number of challenges in bringing AJAX applications to mobile devices, including reduced bandwidth, increased latency, reduced screen size, and limited battery life. This session provides an over...
The arrival of the iPhone has heralded a new era for Internet-enabled devices; however, the device wasn't designed with the enterprise user in mind. To be successful, enterprise apps need to be optimized for the user experience and fit business requirements. In this session, Dave Carro...
The iPhone is a fun little gadget and great for staying connected, but did you realize that it has incredible potential as a productivity tool? That's right, the iPhone has the power to supercharge everything from your e-mail to your parking space. Read on to see how it can be done.
Apple has introduced a number of extensions to the JavaScript programming language to assist iPhone Web developers. Including new fast lookup functions, native SVG graphics processing, CSS effects, database storage and full screen mode. These new functions will transform the way Web an...
The arrival of the iPhone has heralded a new era for Internet-enabled devices; however, the device wasn't designed with the enterprise user in mind. To be successful, enterprise apps need to be optimized for the user experience and fit business requirements. In this session, Dave Carro...
I am currently of the mindset that Android should be considered a wait and see technology. The iPhone SDK sports the best mobile application deployment and purchasing channel on the market, but can be problematic for enterprises and apps requiring high levels of security. Also, there i...
Rest assured that I'll be commenting further on this subject, but I wanted to post letting people know that the floodgates are about to open. I'm guessing iPhone bloggers are going to start posting massive amounts of code samples in the coming days. Good times for all... It's just a sh...
There are two distinct ways to develop applications for Apple's iPhone, the top tech gadget of the year. Programmers can choose to create optimized web applications using web languages, or to write native programs using the iPhone SDK. Rather than seeing this as an either-or propositio...
Now iPhone users can run MokaFive LivePC virtual machines off their iPhone! iPhone Sentinel makes the iPhone appear as a disk drive on the user's computer, allowing them to install any software they want on it. It also includes the features of USB Sentinel.
Yahoo! announced the preview availability of Yahoo! oneConnect, the new social address book that brings together a user's circle of friends, their lives, and all the ways they communicate into one seamless, easy-to-use application. Yahoo! oneConnect is now available in the Apple iPhone...
Orientation-Specific Content is exactly what it sounds like: based on the orientation of a user's device, the content on the screen changes accordingly. You can detect the orientation via JavaScript in iPhone's Safari browser and allow your content to react to it in one way or another....
I am a fan of my iPhone. I am still using my "old" first generation iPhone and am thrilled that I am now able to run custom applications on the device without having to Jailbreak it first. This is good stuff. I did notice something today that concerns me though. It's about the use of a...
I love Open Source. It's a great way to develop software. But it has its weaknesses. One of the main weaknesses is consistency. Take a look at these Android apps. When you look at these applications for the Google-backed smartphone OS, what you'll see is a complete lack of consistency ...
An NDA is something that you volunteer for, it is willful act, you must choose to agree to the terms of the NDA. No one is forcing you to do it, there are no guns pointed at your head. If you do not like or agree with the terms of the NDA, then do not sign it. However, if you do choose...
HyperOffice is now available by download from Apple's new App Store, putting the business collaboration suite within easy reach of any iPhone user. HyperOffice transforms the iPhone into a tool for mobile business. Users connect to secure corporate email, contacts, calendars, tasks and...
It seems that Apple has another winner on their hands with the new Apple iPhone 3G. There are now millions of people connected to the Internet every minute of every day using this device. The fast adoption has created a tremendous opportunity for software vendors and companies to take ...


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