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The Dawning of the Age of the Smartphone

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

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The San Jose Mercury News’ Chris O’Brien wrote a compelling column announcing that, “The era of the PC’s dominance is officially over. We have crossed over into the age of mobile computing.”  While I am in complete agreement with the conclusion, I differ regarding the indicator that he has selected.

The Tablet? Not for Me!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

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I’m sure that the soon to be announced Apple tablet is a wonderful piece of engineering.  It’s just not something that I have the slightest interest in.  Here’s why…

Android+multi-hdw vs. iPhone

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

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This fellow has an interesting approach to thinking about the question of iPhone’s long-term dominance.

Mission NOT Accomplished

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

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Apparently, the iPhone launch in China generated only 5K new customers for China Unicom.  Ouch.

Upgrades from Lite Version are #1 Driver of iPhone App Purchases

Friday, August 28th, 2009

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The July metrics report from AdMob includes some really interesting bits.  Even if you don’t completely trust their methodology, you should at least take a look at their results.

Look Ma, No Stencil Buffer

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

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Shows an example of using OpenGL depth culling and transparency to achieve a stencil effect in the absence of a stencil buffer on the iPhone.

Magic Pixie Dust in the iPhone?

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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As it has so often in the past, Apple appears to have established a new reality for computing devices.

Getting Started

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

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We’re just getting started with iPhone application development. Paul shares some experiences and resources that he’s found over the first two weeks.