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Apple telling the press that the state of its CEO's health is a 'private matter' was like waving a red cape in front of a bull. Within hours Fortune and the New York Times were reporting that the 53-year-old cancer survivor probably wasn't dying - as everyone had surmised by his emacia...
4D announced the release of 4D Web 2.0 Pack v11 Release 2. The new version, a combination of two products - 4D AJAX Framework and 4D for Flex - brings a powerful set of tools, plug-ins, and components that allow 4D developers to harness the power of Web 2.0 technologies, and deliver li...
Apple is now the third-largest PC vendor in the US, according to IDC and Gartner's preliminary Q2 data, ousting Acer from the slot. Gartner thinks Mac shipments were up 38% year-over-year in Q2 to give Apple 8.5% of the sputtering US market, up from 6.4% this time last year. IDC figure...
kannuu announced the availability of its iPhone SDK (Software Development Kit.) The kannuu iPhone SDK, provides developers with a rich set of tools to incorporate its indexing and lookup capabilities into high demand mobile OS X web-based and device native applications.
Sybase iAnywhere announced immediate support for the new iPhone 3G model to extend wireless email from Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange email systems. Sybase iAnywhere was early to market in offering iPhone users wireless email access to Lotus Domino with its product release in Q1 20...
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...
BillShrink launched a price comparison site dedicated to the new iPhone 3G , helping consumers decide whether the highly-anticipated device is the right purchase for their individual needs. BillShrink is a new, free online service that helps consumers save money by making continuously ...
Oracle announced the first in a series of free Oracle business applications for the Apple iPhone. Oracle Business Indicators will be available on the Apple App Store beginning July 10th. These new Oracle business applications address how busy executives and managers work today -- requ...
TechInsights will analyze the Apple 3G iPhone, to be released on July 11. TechInsights' divisions, TechOnline, Portelligent, EE Times and Semiconductor Insights, will collaborate to investigate the second-generation handset to provide technical detail about the new iPhone for readers, ...
After much soul-searching but finding no 'compelling reason,' Intel of all people is not going to upgrade its 80,000 PCs to Vista except in a few places; XP is just fine, thank you, according to a piece on a New York Times blog that actually started in the Inquirer. That started people...
Azaleos announced that its OneStop Services support the soon to be released iPhone 3G and provide seamless integration with Microsoft Exchange servers. Azaleos remotely managed services enable organizations to synchronize and centrally control 3G and firmware-upgraded first generation ...
I stood in line at an AT&T store last summer the day the iPhone first became publicly available. I thought the local Apple store would be mobbed. Four hours later the AT&T store was out of phones. With not much hope, I drove to the Apple store. Within 15 minutes I was inside buying two...
Sprint may drop out to do a 4G phone and China Mobile is having trouble translating Android into Chinese. And handset makers' efforts to customize the widgetry for carriers is taking longer than expected; there seems to be some difficulty integrating carrier-branded service into the th...
Apple has a history of carriage trade pricing, and, although such practices cost it the PC market - while imbuing it with a certain cachet - the policy was enshrined in the original iPhone. For the first time Monday Apple sorta kinda changed its tune, so to speak, and started chasing t...
John Gage, Sun employee number 5 and its chief researcher, head of its science office - the guy who coined the Sun tag line 'The Network is the Computer' - a seemingly nonsense slogan Sun used to wish it could shake - has finally left the building after 25 years. He's going to Kleiner ...
Fundamentally, the '3G iPhone' is little different from its forebear it offers nothing that many other devices can not offer, but, boy, is it better at selling itself! However, now that it is to be available at lower cost in so many more countries, the iPhone is playing on a far more l...
Keynotes are often boring, but watching today's keynote from WWDC conference was just great. I do not want to repeat the facts about iPhone 3G. Needless to say that I'll buy a couple of them this summer. I do not want to bore you with the facts about the countless possibilities that op...
So how does this relate to MobileMe? MobileMe is, according to Phil Schiller's keynote, 'Exchange for the rest of us'. What this means is that using MobileMe, you will receive push contacts, push e-mail, and push calendar notifications. This will work with any MobileMe-aware applicatio...
Up to this point, the iPhone has been a device for gadget fanatics and big spenders, while shortcomings like the price and lack of 3G have limited the addressable market considerably. By adding 3G, GPS and enterprise support and lowering the starting price, Apple has just dramatically ...
From Application Virtualization to Xen, a round-up of the virtualization themes & topics being discussed in NYC June 23-24, 2008 by the world-class speaker faculty at the 3rd International Virtualization Conference & Expo being held by SYS-CON Events in The Roosevelt Hotel, in midtown ...
Apple is supposed to unveil its next-generation 3G iPhone Monday, June 9 at its Worldwide Developers Conference. An iPhone Apps Store, peddling Apple-approved third-party applications for a 30% cut of the proceeds, is also expected to debut. The new iPhone reportedly has GPS support.
By 2011 over 16% of worldwide active e-mail mailboxes will be accessed with a wireless push e-mail solution. That, according to recent report by The Radicati Group on the future of the technology made famous by BlackBerry. Right now, mind you, the percentage of worldwide active e-mail ...
Friday morning the local Fox television station in New York City broke the news - Apple was suing New York City. Six out of 100 of their viewers thought Apple had the right to sue the City, but 94 out of 100 viewers are now calling for New Yorkers to drop Apple and its products, includ...
Peer networks are really just logical graphs of computers, or, in many cases, logical graphs of connected applications. The physical topology of the peer network, means of communication, and weighting of the edges are all implementation-specific details that differ from P2P network to ...
Payless Car Rental has launched an iPhone and iPod Touch optimized website. Payless Car Rental is a car rental agency that built a customized version of its website for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The homepage of Payless' iPhone interface also features a 'Call to Book' button that, when...
According to Sean Walsh, President and CEO of Skyway Software, 'Our Skyway Community is thriving and our members are very talented. We truly look forward to their RIAs submittals and Skyway Builder extensions and are excited that all of the contributions will benefit the entire Skyway ...
Apple has finally bought PA Semi, the fab-less low-power PowerPC start-up that supposedly swooned when Apple switched from the PowerPC Intel. What Apple's going to do with it now become fodder for the speculators. The iPhone uses an 32-bit ARM-derived chip that Intel would love to disp...
Apple's taken some heat lately for their decision to push Safari to anybody who runs their Apple Software Update utility. I didn't want Safari, but unless I opt out of it I'll get it. Now Sun and Google are doing the same thing with the Google Toolbar. It isn't enough that they allow y...
You remember back in the early days of video games when there wasn't enough capacity on the carts themselves to support 30 hours of gameplay? What was the solution to keep you playing? They made the games unbelievably freaking difficult. Try playing Kid Icarus now after having played a...
Silverlight 2.0 kicks ass and I can't wait to start dropping more hardcore blog posts regarding it. Scott Guthrie's tutorials are a fantastic place to start. The issue I have, however, is that all of the tutorials assume you have installed Silverlight 2.0 tools for VS 2008. There is a ...
The mouse was the original idea of Doug Engelbart who was the head of the Augmentation Research Center (ARC) at Stanford Research Institute. Engelbart's philosophy is best embodied, in my opinion, in the design of another device that he invented, the five-finger keyboard - with keys li...
Told ya Adobe was gonna reorganize and put its mobile/devices operation in with its platform operation in the name of moving to a single technology platform and runtime for PCs, handsets and consumer devices. Adobe's new CTO Kevin Lynch, the creator of AIR, is basically in charge of th...
Rumor has it that in the next few weeks Adobe is going to 'reorganize' its Mobile and Device business unit where its Jobs-criticized Flash Lite lives and send the engineers to go work with the larger platform effort and Flash proper, which Jobs has also criticized. Presumably, Adobe is...
This was the first time I've included into the list of the RIA players a little known product called Curl. Even though this language was created in MIT, it's mainly used in Japan. I had a chance to spend an hour with Curl folks today, and it seems that this language may be a good fit ...
Zimbra announced the availability of its ZimbraME (Java Mobile Edition) client and source code for businesses. Users of any Java-enabled mobile phone will have access to the industry's most complete collaboration solution. The ZimbraME client provides Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) O...
'The iPhone has shifted power in the US smartphone market away from carriers and mobile software companies, and toward hardware companies like Apple,' said Michael Mace, a principal at Rubicon Consulting, as Rubicon today released a new survey showing that the iPhone is providing big b...
Fast-spreading rich Internet applications require new skills for development of what was known as boring-looking enterprise applications. In the past, development of the user interface was done by software developers to the best of their design abilities. A couple of buttons here, a gr...
I want to thank everyone who showed up to share my enthusiasm for the iPhone as it is, what I believe, the mobile development platform to target. I also want to thank those people who tolerated my evasiveness and lack of detail during the SDK session. As I've said before, just because ...
The F2F meeting of OpenAjax Alliance at NYC on March 21st worked out really well in my oppinion. As a result of the last F2F meeting in October 2007, we formed a new task force called 'Runtime Advocacy Task Force' at OpenAjax. The goal of Runtime Task Force is to collect a 'wish list' ...
During the Q&A period after one of my sessions at the iPhone Developer Summit last Thursday, there was someone there from Microsoft Competetive Intelligence. She asked myself and some other folks who were lingering nearby to describe, in our unbiased opinions, what we thought was wrong...


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