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What I’m Reading on 07/26/2014

‘Firefly’ cast to reunite for online game – CNET “The entire cast of Joss Whedon’s cult sci-fi Western will lend their voices to a new online role-playing game.” tags: bs firefly online game Apple’s BookLamp acquisition aims to beat Amazon … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 07/10/2014

With Microsoft, IBM and Red Hat backing it, Google’s Kubernetes is a peace pipe and Trojan horse — Tech News and Analysis “A handful of technology companies big and small have vowed to support and contribute to Kubernetes, Google’s open … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 07/03/2014

Maxima on Android – Android Apps on Google Play “Maxima, a full featured computer algebra system, now runs on your Android mobile devices. Maxima, and its predecessor Macsyma is one of the most long-established software in the world, back in … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 07/01/2014

iTextEditors – iPhone and iPad text/code editors and writing tools compared “This is a feature comparison of text editors on iOS. The information was compiled by the web community on an open Google spreadsheet. I cannot vouch for its current … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 06/30/2014

Google finally shuts down its first social network, Orkut | VentureBeat | Social | by Harrison Weber “In a blog post, the firm shared today that Orkut will shut down on September 30. Users will not be allowed to create new Orkut … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 06/26/2014

A Guide to Parboiling: Praise and Practice | Whole Foods Market “Back in the day, I used to look at a recipe that called for boiling something destined for the grill and think “What? Why cook it twice? Will there … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 06/20/2014

Jill Lepore: What the Theory of “Disruptive Innovation” Gets Wrong : The New Yorker “Most big ideas have loud critics. Not disruption. Disruptive innovation as the explanation for how change happens has been subject to little serious criticism, partly because … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 06/11/2014

Calling all Macs: Why OS X Yosemite is your iPhone’s new best friend – CNET “If you own an iPhone and a Mac, Apple‘s new system for connecting the two is one of the best new features for OS X … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 06/07/2014

Beyond Android and iOS: The top six mobile operating system alternatives | ZDNet ” There is a world of operating systems beyond Android and iOS. Will any of them lock down third place? Can any of them give Google or … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 05/16/2014

Is This The Beginning Of Cloud Consolidation? Rackspace Looks At Exit Options – Forbes “The news today at Bloomberg  is that Rackspace has hired Morgan Stanley to look at “strategic options” for the future. Rackspace has long been something of … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 05/10/2014

iOS Development iPhone Tutorials | Ray Wenderlich “This site contains a ton of fun written tutorials – so many that they were becoming hard to find! So I put together this little page to help everyone quickly find the tutorial … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/30/2014

Hal Varian and the “New” Predictive Techniques | Business Forecasting “Big Data: New Tricks for Econometrics is, for my money, one of the best discussions of techniques like classification and regression trees, random forests, and penalized  regression (such as lasso, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/25/2014

How Real is Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’? Artificial Intelligence Experts Stephen Wolfram and Google’s Peter Norvig Weigh In – Digits – WSJ “In Spike Jonze’s Oscar-nominated, futuristic film “Her,” computers compose music, carry on seamless conversations with humans, organize emails instantaneously, … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/20/2014

Google Removes Two Chrome Extensions Amid Ad Uproar – Digits – WSJ “Internet message boards were abuzz this weekend over the two extensions — “Add to Feedly” and “Tweet This Page” — each of which had fewer than 100,000 users. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/15/2014

Google Buys Nest for $3.2 Billion in Cash | Wired Business | Wired.com “Today, the web giant announced that it’s spending $3.2 billion to acquire Nest, a successful home hardware tech startup founded by Tony Fadell, one of the fathers … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 01/01/2014

How to Recover a Forgotten Password on a Galaxy Note Tablet Without a Factory Reset | Everyday Life – Global Post “If you have forgotten your Galaxy Note’s password, you can unlock the device without a factory reset, but only … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/19/2013

Why iRobot’s CEO Welcomes Our New Google Robot Overlords “”The autonomous car’s first commercial appearance will not be at your local dealership,” Angle insists. “The obvious low-hanging fruit is package delivery, a $50 billion industry. Why not challenge UPS or … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/11/2013

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought – NYTimes.com “Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 students from around the globe to a free online course on artificial intelligence, starting what was widely viewed as a revolution in higher education, … Continue reading

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My annotated programming language history

I’ve been coding, a.k.a programming, since I was 15 years old. Since then I’ve used many programming languages. Some of them have been for work, some have been for fun. I mean, really, who hasn’t done some programing while on … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/10/2013

Goodbye athlete’s foot: IBM researchers craft nanomedicine to kill fungi where other meds fail | VentureBeat | Health | by Dean Takahashi “IBM researchers and a team in Singapore have taken common plastic and engineered it into a nanomedicine that … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/07/2013

Restaurant on Google Glasser: Man-child stinking up the joint | Technically Incorrect – CNET News “A Seattle restaurant, the latest to ban Google Glass, tells those who insist on wearing the high-tech specs to “just shut up and get out.”” … Continue reading

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Top general tech sites I follow

Today there are many places to get information about tech and IT topics, but I have several go-to sites that I visit most frequently. I’ve given up on RSS and ATOM feeds, and I read many articles that friends and … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 11/28/2013

The GraphML File Format “GraphML is a comprehensive and easy-to-use file format for graphs. It consists of a language core to describe the structural properties of a graph and a flexible extension mechanism to add application-specific data. Its main features … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 11/19/2013

The ASF’s Position on Oracle’s TCK License : The Apache Software Foundation Blog “Thus, ASF can only agree to the TCK license if Oracle will amend it consistent with the 2002 side-letter referred to above — i.e. by removing or … Continue reading

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WordPress and automatic tagging of posts

There are basically four ways of finding things in a WordPress blog: Brute force looking through entries Using the built-in search or a web search tool like Bing or Google Looking at all posts in an assigned category Looking at … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/31/2013

Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing cloud app rivals – Computerworld “Seven years later, complacency has diluted that innovative spirit, and Google Apps now trails competing suites from IBM, Cisco and Microsoft in areas like enterprise social networking (ESN) … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 10/04/2013

UNIX tips: Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits “When you use a system often, you tend to fall into set usage patterns. Sometimes, you do not start the habit of doing things in the best possible way. Sometimes, you even … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 09/11/2013

Research Blog: We are joining the Open edX platform “Today, Google will begin working with edX as a contributor to the open source platform, Open edX. We are taking our learnings from Course Builder and applying them to Open edX … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/06/2013

IBM’s Irv Lustig on Taking CAP Exam – YouTube “IBM‘s Irv Lustig was one of the first INFORMS members to take the new INFORMS CAP (Certified Analytics Professional) exam. In this interview recorded at the 2013 INFORMS Analytics Conference in … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/05/2013

Quantum Machine Learning for Big Data “In a nutshell, Lloyd’s q-app (pronounced “quapp”) encodes Google-like queries with q-bits that enable quantum computers to not only perform real-time searches through even the most gigantic databases, but which also insures their absolute … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/03/2013

IBM, Open Source Robotics Foundation Partner for DARPA’s Cloud-Based Robotics Challenge | ExecutiveBiz “Open Source Robotics Foundation has picked an IBM company, SoftLayer Technologies, to co-host the first cloud-based robotics challenge  for the development of software that allows a simulated … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/12/2013

Google Expands Its Boundaries, Buying Waze for $1 Billion – NYTimes.com “Google announced Tuesday that it had closed its deal to buy Waze, a social mapping start-up that features real-time traffic data provided by users to help drivers find the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/27/2013

MathML Samples | “This page contains sample equations represented by MathML markup. The page has been configured to always use HTML-CSS mode with web fonts to display the equations, which produces uniform layout and typesetting across browsers.” tags: mathml JavaScript … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/24/2013

Monty changes roles, goes big with MariaDB—and gains Wikipedia as a user | Ars Technica “All of this comes as big Web players are taking a hard look at their database investments. The buzz around the “NoSQL” database movement has … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/15/2013

Hey Presto, Opera switches to WebKit | Ars Technica “Norwegian browser developer Opera has announced that it is going to end the use of its own rendering engine, Presto. Over the course of 2013 the company will switch its browser … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Facebook

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding Facebook. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, I asked … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/04/2013

A Martian Dream: Here’s What the Red Planet Would Look Like With Earth-Like Oceans and Life – Atlantic Mobile “What if instead of dust and rocks, our planetary neighbor Mars were a bit more lush? What if it had oceans, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/03/2013

Is Apple Plotting A Route To A Waze Acquisition? Rumours On The Road Point To Yes | TechCrunch “There can be no doubt that one of the hottest startups of the last couple of years has been social sat-nav smartphone … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/05/2012

Google now lets businesses build private Android app stores | Ars Technica “Announced on Tuesday for Google Apps customers, the Google Play Private Channel lets IT shops build their own applications and distribute them to employees on the Google Play … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/02/2012

AT&T offers free cloud storage for iOS and Android | Mobile – CNET News “Is AT&T trying to be like Apple‘s iCloud or Google Drive? It sure looks like it. The company is now offering a free video and photo … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/20/2012

As Microsoft Shifts Its Privacy Rules, an Uproar Is Absent – NYTimes.com “Microsoft instituted a policy on Friday that gives the company broad leeway over how it gathers and uses personal information from consumers of its free, Web-based products like … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/15/2012

Google Aims to Move Ever More Seamlessly Into Daily Life – NYTimes.com “Mr. Singhal is talking about what computer scientists call ubiquitous computing or intelligence augmentation — the idea that computers will no longer be devices we turn on, but … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/20/2012

Apple iOS 6 Leaves Out Google’s Maps – NYTimes.com “On Wednesday, Apple released a software update for the iPhone that, among other changes, replaces the Google maps that have been on the phone since 2007 with Apple’s own maps. The … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/05/2012

The truth about Goobuntu: Google’s in-house desktop Ubuntu Linux | ZDNet “Thomas Bushnell, the tech lead of the group that manages and distributes Linux to Google‘s corporate desktops unveiled Goobuntu from behind Google’s curtain at LinuxCon, the Linux Foundation‘s annual … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/30/2012

No Flash for Android 4.1, no new installs after August 15 | Ars Technica “Adobe announced yesterday that its mobile version of Flash is completely unsupported on Android 4.1, and no new downloads of Flash from the Google Play store … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/18/2012

IBM Worklight user documentation “This Getting Started page contains a series of modules that offer step-by-step guidance on how to use the different parts of the IBM Worklight V5.0 product. The modules on this Getting Started page might include exercises. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/11/2012

Apple Keeps Loyalty of Mobile App Developers – NYTimes.com “Smartphones running Google’s Android operating system outsell iPhones more than two to one. And yet, even as Google’s system has gobbled up market share, Apple has held onto one critical advantage … Continue reading

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Mobile, smarts, an airport, and AI

How the constant presence of a smartphone along with some analytics could have improved one travel experience, albeit with caveats on privacy and centralized personal data storage. Several months ago I was connecting through a large US midwest airport on … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/30/2012

Technology Leaders Support OASIS Standards for Open Data Protocol – MarketWatch “Based on that demand, Citrix Systems Inc., IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., Progress Software, SAP AG and WSO2 are proposing an Open Data Protocol (OData) Technical Committee (TC) in the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/18/2012

Visualized: Android’s device diversity cut up into 3,997 little pieces – Engadget “Some call it diversity, some call it fragmentation. However you slice it, there’s a lot of Android devices out there. OpenSignalMaps has tracked a staggering 3,997 unique phones, … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/12/2012

IBM Innovate 2012: Learn what’s next, now – United States “Innovate 2012 will show you how to harness the power of software-driven innovation to deliver smarter products and improve business outcomes. IBM Rational will share the stage with customers, business … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/10/2012

Facebook Launching App Center to Rock Social Mobile and Web Apps – Application Development – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “The App Center is designed to grow mobile apps that use Facebook, whether users are on iOS, Android or the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/02/2012

IBM Introduces New Foundation For Mobile Computing – MarketWatch “IBM has been steadily investing in the mobile space for more than a decade, both organically and through acquisitions: building a complete portfolio of software and services that delivers enterprise-ready mobility … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/05/2012

IBM CIO Discusses Big Blue’s BYOD Strategy | PCWorld Business Center “IBM CIO Jeanette Horan has plenty of IT projects and systems to worry about, but perhaps one of the most pressing and timely is Big Blue’s ongoing BYOD (bring … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/20/2012

Android and Linux re-merge into one operating system | ZDNet “Android has always been Linux, but for years the Android project went its own way and its code wasn’t merged back into the main Linux tree. Now, much sooner than … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/13/2012

Google programming languages failing to gain traction | Application Development – InfoWorld “In the March index, released over the weekend, Google saw its Go language drop out of the top 50 while Google’s Dart language was ranked 78th. Oracle’s Java … Continue reading

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Stats for browsers and operating systems accessing sutor.com

I haven’t posted the stats for browser and operating system access to this website since last July, but since I’ve been doing a lot of posting lately on mobile topics, I thought it would be useful to check the stats … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/08/2012 – Apple (new) iPad (3) Edition

iPad | TechCrunch “This was surprising because our expectations were set for a new name. But it really shouldn’t be all that surprising. My iMac is not the “iMac 11″. My MacBook Air is not the “MacBook Air 4″. The … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/23/2012

I.B.M. Turns to Big Data Algorithms for Computer Security – NYTimes.com “I.B.M. is now the latest company to attempt to take a more holistic approach to corporate security using “Big Data.” On Wednesday, the company will roll out QRadar, its … Continue reading

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IBM: Going Mobile with two big announcements

Today IBM announced some important enhancements to its Mobile strategy for supporting customers looking to grow and transform their businesses, whether they are B2C, B2B, or B2E. IBM Advances Mobile Capabilities with Acquisition of Worklight From the press release: In … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/20/2012

Red Hat releases third version of its Enterprise Virtualisation platform – Update – The H Open Source: News and Features “As before, the RHEV hypervisor, which is only a few hundred megabytes in size, virtualises using KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) … Continue reading

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Thoughts on mobile management

What does it mean to manage a mobile device, say a smartphone like an Apple iPhone or one with Google‘s Android operating system? At the lowest level, the device level, you might want to establish a policy for length and … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/18/2012

Mobile EBay and PayPal Mobile Payment Forecasts Soars Into Billions “PayPal’s projected numbers look even better at $7 billion, a 75 percent increase over last year. 2011 was still a good year for the online payment company as it surpassed … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/03/2012

Look, touch and feel: How your mobile interface will morph in 2012 “The mobile user interface is set for a range of changes in the next 12-24 months, creating new modes for users to interact with their devices, and with … 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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Getting started with mobile in the enterprise: The IBM Mobile Technology Preview

Over the last 15 years of my career, I’ve seen several ideas or technology trends capture a significant amount of customer, press, and analyst attention. There was Java, XML, web services, SOA, and cloud. In and around all those were … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/11/2011

Google reminds up App Inventor shutting down at end of year, download your projects now | Android Central “Google overnight sent out e-mails reminding users of its expiring App Inventor that it will no longer support the project on Dec. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/04/2011

Will HTML5 replace native apps? It might: here’s how to figure out when | Technology | guardian.co.uk “The debate about using ‘native web’ applications against ‘native applications’ has forgotten about one important element in the process – the user” tags: … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/20/2011

Google confirms Android 4.0 ICS is open source | thinq_ “Google has confirmed that the source code for Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ will be made public, after it refused to release the code for its predecessor ‘Honeycomb.’” tags: android … Continue reading

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Mobile app development: Native vs. hybrid vs. HTML5 (part 2)

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 … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/04/2011

PhoneGap Applies to Apache Software Foundation, Contemplates Name Change “Popular open source mobile development framework “wrapper” PhoneGap has applied for consideration to the Apache Software Foundation and contemplating a name change. In a message in PhoneGap’s Google Groups development page, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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What I did (and didn’t do) on my summer vacation

Now that it’s early September, I suppose I can look back over the last several months and take stock of what happened over the summer season. Technically, summer is not quite over, but in northwest New York where I live … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/31/2011

Java creator quits Google, develops robot comms » telecoms.com – telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion “James Gosling, the creator of the Java programming language, has quit Google after only five months at the firm, and has joined a startup … Continue reading

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