Tag Archives: iPhone

What I’m Reading on 03/10/2014

Apple releases iOS 7.1 for iPhone, iPad with bug fixes, new features | ZDNet “The latest version for iPhones and iPads landed on Monday, with new features, user interface tweaks, and a number of bug fixes that aims to appease … 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 09/24/2013

Apple updates iMacs: Haswell, PCIe SSD, and 802.11ac | Ars Technica “Just a day after announcing its iPhone launch numbers, Apple is updating its iMac lineup. Last year’s all new iMac was an impressive performer and quite the looker, and … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 09/23/2013

iOS 7 Battery Life Draining Too Fast? It’s Easy to Fix “Some users are finding that updating to iOS 7 seems to have reduced the battery life of their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Battery issues are often reported … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 09/01/2013

These Two Ancient Roman Techs Could Disrupt Modern Industry – Forbes “The cup, as Merali notes, was actually a mystery for centuries. That’s because it appears green when lit from one angle, but red when lit from a different angle. … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/11/2013

I Flirt and Tweet. Follow Me at #Socialbot. – NYTimes.com “Socialbots are tapping into an ever-expanding universe of social media. Last year, the number of Twitter accounts topped 500 million. Some researchers estimate that only 35 percent of the average … 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 09/17/2012

Apple – iPhone 5 Preorders Top 2 Million in 24 Hours – NYTimes.com “Orders for the iPhone 5 topped 2 million in the first 24 hours after Apple started taking them at 12 midnight Pacific time on Friday. That’s more … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/13/2012

Apple Introduces a New iPhone, With a Larger Screen and More Powerful Chip – NYTimes.com “This is the first time Apple has altered the dimensions of the iPhone’s display, which has measured 3.5 inches diagonally since the original iPhone was … 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 06/07/2012

Websphereusergroup.org “Keeping pace with the mobility market is daunting, and maintaining apps that need to work on various devices in this ever-changing market is like chasing a carrot around a dog track. How can you keep up? IBM’s acquisition of … 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 03/15/2012

The New iPad Is Much the Same, Only Better – NYTimes.com “The biggest new feature is what Apple calls the Retina display: like the one on the iPhone 4S, it’s a very, very sharp screen. It’s four times as sharp … 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 01/25/2012

Mark Shuttleworth » Blog Archive » Introducing the HUD. Say hello to the future of the menu. “The desktop remains central to our everyday work and play, despite all the excitement around tablets, TV’s and phones. So it’s exciting for … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/24/2012

iPhone 4S wooing lots of Android, BlackBerry users | Apple – CNET News “Specifically, 50 percent of the rival phone jumpers polled by CIRP upgraded from a Blackberry, 39 percent from an Android phone, and 10 percent from a Palm … 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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Mobile BYOD is not unbounded

BYOD, or “bring your own device,” is an important topic in today’s discussion of mobile in the enterprise. Employees buy their own smartphones or tablets, love them, then bring them to work and want to use them to access company … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/05/2012

Apple launching iPhone 4S in China, 21 other countries on Jan. 13 — Apple News, Tips and Reviews “The iPhone 4S will then be available in 90 countries in total, making it Apple’s “fastest iPhone rollout ever,” according to Apple … 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 12/08/2011

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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Daily links for 11/30/2011

12 Things to Do After You’ve Written a New Blog Post | Content Marketing Post “You’ve just finished writing a great new blog post. You’re excited that you’ve shared your ideas and expertise with the world. But what should you … 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 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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Daily links for 10/15/2011

Why Banks Must Support All Mobile Platforms and Why HTML5 Matters – American Banker Article “The challenge of developing and maintaining mobile banking applications that will run on an iPhone, an Android phone, a BlackBerry or a Windows phone, as … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/13/2011

Apple iOS 5 review: Modest, but definitely worthwhile | iPhone Atlas – CNET Reviews “Though iOS 5 is not as drastic of an upgrade as we saw with iOS 4 in June 2010, it does offer some much-needed and exciting … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/10/2011

Ubuntu 11.10 will support arm processors to take on red hat – The Inquirer “LINUX VENDOR Canonical has said that Ubuntu 11.10 will be the first to support both x86 and ARM architectures. Canonical’s popular Ubuntu Linux distribution will get its … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/05/2011

Adobe: We Love Flash and HTML5 Equally – Application Development – News & Reviews – eWeek.com “Adobe has also extended existing tools like Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash Professional to bring the next generation of Web standards to designers and developers … 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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Daily links for 08/24/2011

Idevnews | Evans Data Finds Three-Fourths of Enterprises Focus on Mobile Apps “Mobile app development is taking off in all directions, according to Evans Data Corp.’s Mobile Development Survey released this month. The survey found nearly three-fourths of enterprise devs … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/18/2011

In U.S. Smartphone Market, Android is Top Operating System, Apple is Top Manufacturer | Nielsen Wire “However, because Apple is the only company manufacturing smartphones with the iOS operating system, it is clearly the top smartphone manufacturer in the United … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/03/2011

Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android Seen Beating BlackBerry, Windows Phone in Enterprise – Ina Fried – Mobile – AllThingsD “While there’s no question that the iPhone and Android are killing it on the consumer side, a new survey finds that … Continue reading

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Stats for browsers and operating systems accessing sutor.com

It’s been a while since I last put up some stats about what browsers and operating systems access my website at sutor.com. Traditionally, Firefox did well, followed by Internet Explorer, and then Chrome. The last two are now reversed. Since … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/22/2011

White iPhone debacle shows why Apple is winning | TechRepublic “The lesson here is not that companies should always wait until their products are absolutely perfect before they release them. If that were the case, very few products would ever … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/20/2011

When WiFi doesn’t work: a guide to home networking alternatives “If you live an old home or building, you already know the limits of WiFi. Despite the improved range of 802.11n coupled with improved throughput at greater distances‚ WiFi doesn’t … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/28/2011

Review: The best Linux book available | TechRepublic “A thick, heavy book with the equally weighty title A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming may be the single most important Linux book you ever buy.” tags: linux … Continue reading

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2011 Road Trip: From home to Pigeon Forge, TN

This last week was my son Will’s Spring Break from school, so he and I took a 1750+ mile (2800+ km) road trip from our home in upstate New York, USA, down south to Tennessee. Over several blog entries I’ll … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/18/2011

How To: Founding an Open Source Software Center at a University | opensource.com “Raising open source awareness in any organization is a very important, and sometimes difficult, task. Particularly important is open source awareness among college students. These are the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/08/2011

Open Source and Mobile Devices OpenLogic Scan Shows Open Source License Violations for iPhone and Android “OpenLogic, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise open source software support, scanning and governance solutions, today announced the results of a scan and license … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/03/2011

Things You Can Buy for 99 Cents Get Used to 99-Cent iPhone Apps, Says Angry Birds Maker | GameLife | Wired.com “99 cents is the inevitable price for best-selling iPhone apps, says the creator of Angry Birds. “If you look at … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/01/2011

GPL and the Apple App Store [vlc-devel] FSF position on GPLv2 & current App Store terms “There have been changes to the terms since our original blog post on the topic. I confirmed that the changes did not affect the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/27/2011

Sources: iPad 2 lands in thinner body with spec bump and cameras, SD slot and higher resolution display are out — Engadget “So what will we see on March 2nd? We’re hearing it’s most likely a thinner, spec-bumped variation of … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/12/2011

Five keys to the iPhone vs. Droid fight “The cell phone market has been undergoing massive changes over the past few years as Apple‘s iPhone and Google‘s Android platform are each competing to become the future of mobile devices. The winner … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/27/2011

Google has forked Android | ZDNet “I like Honeycomb’s new features. They sound great. I just object to Google to turning Android into two separate but unequal platforms Sure, the hardware was never going to be the same, but did … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/17/2011

EU funds open source language Scala – The H Open Source: News and Features “A functional, object-oriented programming language based on Java and .NET, Scala includes some constructs for parallelisation from the outset. A paper by Odersky states that the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 01/11/2011

At last, iPhone comes to Verizon | Circuit Breaker – CNET News “At a press conference in New York City today, Verizon said it will soon begin selling Apple‘s iPhone. The device will be available on its network starting in early … Continue reading

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End of year update on math software for the iPad

As we reach the end of 2010 and so the end of the first calendar year for Apple‘s iPad, I decided to look around one more time at the math software available for that tablet. I’ve previously done this in … Continue reading

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First impressions of iOS 4.2

Yesterday Apple released the latest version of their operating system for iPhones and iPads. iOS 4.2 is not radically new and different for the iPhone, but does bring new functionality to the iPad. The primary thing I’ve been waiting for … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/22/2010

Apple releases iOS 4.2 with free Find My Phone for some “Apple on Monday released the promised update to iOS 4.2 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The update brings a number of long-awaited iOS 4 features to the iPad … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/04/2010

Verizon iPhone Threatens to Disrupt Android, Windows Phone 7, Motorola, HTC Sales – Mobile and Wireless News & Reviews “The Phone has captured a quarter of smartphone market share in the U.S. in three years. But it has seen its … Continue reading

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Daily links for 11/01/2010

Apple Files Lawsuit against Motorola to Defend Multi-Touch – Patently Apple “The inevitable: When Motorola preemptively launched their declaration judgment action against Apple earlier this month, we knew that Apple was likely to launch multiple patent infringement lawsuits against Motorola … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/22/2010

Statement by the ASF Board on recent Java-related events : The Apache Software Foundation Blog “As reported recently in the news and elsewhere, there are two issues currently facing the Foundation that merit a response from the ASF.” tags: apache … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/23/2010

What Not to Wear Seeking Frumpy Female Journalists “Do you know “a Female Journalist who stands out from the crowd and not in a good way!” Meaning she’s unattractive? Why not ambush her with a visit from What Not to … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/14/2010

Second Life should be more iPhone-like, says CEO Philip Rosedale – Computerworld Blogs “The odds of success are against Second Life. In the technology industry, companies almost never get second chances. The best thing a technology company can hope for … Continue reading

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Math apps and the updated iOS Developer Program License Agreement

Apple‘s changes to the iOS Developer Program License Agreement resolve some issues but still contain confusing elements for those who might want to develop sophisticated apps such as those for mathematical computation. As I first discovered this morning in a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/02/2010

How to Install Apps With Ubuntu Software Center – PCWorld Business Center “The latest release of Ubuntu 10.04, code-named Lucid Lynx, has a somewhat revamped user interface. One of the most significant changes is the Software Center, which provides a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/05/2010

IBM, open source community aim to improve Internet accessibility | ZDNet “IBM and groups like the OpenAjax Alliance are launching a few initiatives to make the Internet more accessible to folks with mobility or sensory disabilities. The overarching theme here … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/04/2010

Linux skills more in demand than Unix for the first time – 03 Aug 2010 – Computing “Demand for Linux programming skills has exceeded that for Unix programming skills for the first time ever, according to Richard Nott, director of … Continue reading

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Revisiting math software on the iPad

Now that the iPad has been out for about 3 months and I have had mine for a bit longer than 2 months, I’m going to revisit math software on the iPad. I previously did a couple of blog entries … Continue reading

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Daily links for 07/01/2010

What the hell is going on at Microsoft? | ZDNet “The sudden rise and fall of the Kin is a clear pointer to the fact that Microsoft has no clear mobile strategy. The company is flailing wildly, throwing money about … Continue reading

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Update on my Firefox extensions

It used to be that I tried a new Firefox extension every day. Since the Firefox browser from Mozilla became a standard tool for how I do business and generally access the web, I’ve focused less on trying new things … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/25/2010

Linux as a Catalyst for a Smarter Planet | A Smarter Planet Blog “Editor’s Note: Following is an essay co-authored by Bob Sutor, vice president of open source and Linux for IBM, and Jean Staten Healy, director of cross-IBM Linux … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/24/2010

Linden Lab Announces Management Changes — SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ – “Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life®, announced today that company founder Philip Rosedale has been named interim CEO, and CFO Bob Komin has assumed the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/22/2010

Traveling abroad with a cell phone? Do these things first “It’s the first day of summer, and if you’re planning on exploring the world, you should start thinking about your wireless phone options now. You can get help from two … Continue reading

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A day with iOS 4

Yesterday around 1 PM ET, Apple released their latest operating system for the iPhone, iOS 4. Though I was about to head out to the Red Hat Summit, I decided to go ahead and install the new operating system, thinking … Continue reading

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A month with an iPad

I’ve now had my Apple iPad for a bit more than a month, so I thought I would share some of my thoughts on what I think of it and how my perception of it has changed during that time. … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/04/2010

Ballmer says Windows will shame iPad • The Register “It was a standard Ballmer-and-Microsoft defensive play on the PC’s place in the future of technology, a defense that conflates the idea of the computer with machines that run Windows. And … Continue reading

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Daily links for 05/26/2010

The Wesnothian Ambassador to the App Store, Feature Story from GamePro Game designer Kyle Poole discusses ‘falling in love’ with Vietnam, getting legal threats from Nintendo, and what a huge task it was bringing open-source strategy classic Battle for Wesnoth … Continue reading

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12 days with an iPad

Twelve days ago I got a new iPad with WiFi and 3G and promptly took it on a one week business trip to Europe. Generally, I think it lived up to its hype and is quite elegant. I very much … Continue reading

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Getting started with e-books on the Apple iPad

Can the iPad work for me as a viable device for reading certain kinds of books? What are the characteristics of such books? I sat out the first wave of iPad shipments in order to get an early birthday present … Continue reading

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