Monthly Archives: December 2011

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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 12/29/2011

STLtoday – Associated Press – News “After the hauling of hundreds of thousands of tons of rock and tens of thousands of man-hours on heavy equipment, Vermont is ready to celebrate the completion of a Herculean task and the biggest … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/23/2011

Best iPhone Apps of 2011 – NYTimes.com “For iPhone owners, 2011 brought a flood of new apps, but in many cases they struggled to outshine last year’s best. So rather than present a top 10 list that includes names from … Continue reading

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10 predictions for enterprise mobile for 2012

Yes, it’s that time of year of for predictions for what we might see in the next twelve months. Being in the IT business and in a company like IBM, I’m somewhat hamstrung in what I can say regarding the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/21/2011

Mobile devices: Five predictions for 2012 | Mobile – CNET News “Just as 2011 saw the rise in dominance of Android, Apple basically opening fire on every Android device through lawsuits, and a flood of tablets and 4G devices, 2012 … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/20/2011

Open Letter to the Open Document Format Ecosystem : The Apache Software Foundation Blog “Only the Apache Software Foundation can make releases of software that bear our trademarks. The Apache OpenOffice (Incubating) project has tentatively identified the first quarter of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/17/2011

Explaining the API Revolution to your CEO – Forbes “One of the most striking findings was how often API programs were started in secret, nurtured by the true believers in a clandestine way, slipped into production, and then brought to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/16/2011

Android Will Lose the Tablet Race: 10 Reasons Why – Mobile and Wireless – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “The tablet market hasn’t been too friendly to Google’s Android operating system. Over the last year, consumers have been increasingly turning … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/14/2011

SMS flaw reportedly found in Windows Phone 7.5 | Security – CNET News “A malicious SMS sent to a Windows Phone 7.5 device will force it to reboot and lock down the messaging hub (see video below). WinRumors said tests … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/13/2011

Amazon’s Trojan Horse: Don’t Underestimate The Kindle Fire | TechCrunch “But there’s another narrative that says this is a secret success. Analysts estimate that Amazon will sell 5 million of the devices this quarter, a little under half the iPads … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/10/2011

HP: WebOS, Enyo app framework goes open source | ZDNet “Company officials told ZDNet that open sourcing WebOS was the best move after the company reviewed the various possibilities for the mobile operating system. There are two reads on the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/08/2011

How to Conserve Battery Life on Your iPhone ~ LockerGnome “It’s well-known that, with the release of iOS 5, battery life has been less than exemplary. I’ve been slammed with it, too, and am feeling the repercussions when I’m only … Continue reading

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Killing WordPress page scam

I hate spam and I don’t think very highly of those who help create it. On my blog I have comments on entries locked after 3 days because 1) I think that’s enough time for people to respond, and 2) … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/07/2011

Win 8 app store revealed: more money for devs, beta in late February “In San Francisco today, Microsoft started talking up the Windows Store, the online marketplace for Metro-style Windows 8 applications. With Apple‘s Mac App Store and iTunes Store … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/06/2011

Motorola Xoom 2 review — Engadget “So what now? Well, Motorola has recast its Xoom: it’s made it faster, slimmer and lighter. They’ve beefed up the disappointing screen found on the original, it’s now a Gorilla Glass-coated IPS screen that promises … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/05/2011

Customer-Created Design: Virtual reality and realtime design enables seniors to design their own community spaces | ARCH Virtual “There’s a fantastic snippet in this video, about 2 minutes and 58 seconds in, that does a great job of capturing the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/03/2011

IBM Systems Magazine – The iPad Meets the Mainframe “Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets deliver great graphics capability and processing to their users. Such devices enable access to applications that was previously unthinkable on mobile equipment, with terminal emulation … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/02/2011

Developer Segmentation: Tell Me What You Think. Or How the Web “Killed” the Professional Developer – James Governor’s Monkchips “I have been giving a fair bit of thought lately to app developer segmentation. Considering how much money is poured into … Continue reading

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