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Requiem for a Mobile Computing Pioneer

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

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I LOVED Palm.  I am so disappointed by their ignominious fate.

Suboptimal User Experience Decisions for Android / Apps

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

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All that I wanted to do was change the default browser app on my Android device.  I never imagined that it would be such an unnatural process.  We all have to do better if Android is going to seriously challenge iOS for mass market acceptance.

You’ll Hold the Whole World in Your Hand

Friday, September 10th, 2010

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ARM is projecting that mobile devices in 2012 will match the computing power of today’s business laptops.

iPad CPU Rumors – #fail?

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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Although I try not to believe anything that I read about pre-launch Apple products, there’s been a fair bit of speculation regarding the device’s processor.  I’ve even, perhaps rashly, quoted some of the details in various discussions.  Was it all just breathless fanboi excitement?

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.

Will Indie Game Devs Be Squeezed Out?

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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Fast Company is reporting that EA is about to launch some major games on the iPhone.  Is this the beginning of the end for indie developers?

“Staff Favorites” Scammed?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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Apparently, the devious folks behind ColorMagic were able to fool the mechanism supporting Staff Favorites on the App Store.  Makes me wonder how the “Favorites” are actually selected.

Apple Yields to Rogue Amoeba

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

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Congratulations to the team at Rogue Amoeba!  They raised enough of a stink that Apple called them, and actually reversed a previously issued rejection.

Automating Rejections

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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It’s about time.  Apparently, they’re finally automating scans of submitted apps for any calls to private API’s.  This (the automation) is a good thing.

Apple Owns the App Store and Makes the Rules

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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I’ve been following the back & forth between @mikeash and @jeff_lamarche over Rogue Amoeba’s decision to bail on iPhone app development.  As with many such things, it’s worth considering the implications for the rest of us.