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The postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions. Blog entries before 2010 are in my Archived Blog.

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Daily links for 09/30/2011

New NFC Spec Makes It Easier To Swap Contacts, Save Data To Phones | TechCrunch “Mobile users with NFC-enabled devices will no longer need a special application in order to exchange contact details or other types of data between their phones thanks to a new NFC specification which has just…

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Daily links for 09/25/2011

Is Junk Food Really Cheaper? – NYTimes.com “THE “fact” that junk food is cheaper than real food has become a reflexive part of how we explain why so many Americans are overweight, particularly those with lower incomes. I frequently read confident statements like, “when a bag of chips is cheaper…

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Daily links for 09/23/2011

Microsoft confirms that UEFI ‘secure boot’ might lock out Linux and older versions of Windows from new PCs | ZDNet “A few days ago, Red Hat developer Matthew Garrett raised the possibility that Linux (not to mention earlier versions of Windows) could be locked out of new PCs due to…

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Daily links for 09/22/2011

2nd UPDATE: Samsung To Open Bada To External Developers – WSJ.com “Samsung “is planning to make Bada software an open source platform next year,” a person familiar with the situation said, adding the South Korean company has no plans to buy a software company.” tags: samsung mobile Open Source Posted…

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Daily links for 09/19/2011

Online ID Verification Plan Carries Risks – NYTimes.com “Industry experts expect that each authentication technology would rely on at least two different ID confirmation methods. Those might include embedding an encryption chip in people’s phones, issuing smart cards or using one-time passwords or biometric identifiers like fingerprints to confirm substantial…

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 1)

I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion about how people build applications for mobile devices. While there are literally hundreds of thousands of apps out there for Apple, Android, Blackberry and other smartphones, I can’t help but think the majority of these are one-off efforts. In this series in…

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Daily links for 09/17/2011

Open sourcing the post-Irene Vermont flood relief effort “Two weeks ago, in the wake of tropical storm Irene’s devastating flooding in Vermont’s Mad River Valley, local residents organized a MRV Flood Relief initiative. What began as a self-organized volunteer effort to match needs and help offered in our communities, using…

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Daily links for 09/14/2011

Google Watch – Android Vs. iPhone – There’s Room for More Than Apple, Google in Mobile “The firm’s prediction is that by 2015 more U.S. Internet users will access the Internet through mobile devices than through PCs or other wireline devices.” tags: iPhone google android mobile EclipseCon Europe celebrates tenth…

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Daily links for 09/09/2011

Kaplan brings professional development to the mobile – ComputerworldUK.com “After downloading the Kaplan Mobile application users log-in with their Kaplan account and are shown relevant course materials available for download. Kaplan customers are able to sync their accounts with up to two mobile devices. Currently, the application allows students to access…

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