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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.

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…

World Wide Mush

Monday, January 11th, 2010

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Or, doing everything for free might not be the highest calling.

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.

The Wild World of App Dev Outsourcing

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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It seems that you just can’t trust anybody these days.  Some players in the service world appear to be in a race to the bottom, and they aren’t above stretching their credentials a bit on the way down.

Fast Company: Chinese iPhone Looks Poised to Fail

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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Shame on me.  I didn’t realize that China Unicom would be setting up an independent app store that apparently doesn’t include current apps…

iPhone Dev – The Competition

Friday, October 30th, 2009

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The professional software engineers out there that have been wondering about developing iPhone Apps might want to consider the competitive environment.

iPhone – All About the Cool

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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According to a recent survey by Retrevo, iPhone owners assess themselves as more “cool” than do Blackberry owners.  Rating categories included these seemingly shallow criteria:  Extrovert, Jock, Intellectual and Media Buff.  iPhone owners ranked themselves as higher across the board.  After dealing with the “community” for most of this year, I’m sure that they think that.

Exit Strategies?

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

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At the end of the last millennium, we yammered a lot about the “greater fool” theory.  Is it happening again?

After the Gold Rush, Reality Strikes Back

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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OK, so maybe this whole iPhone app development boondoggle was a REALLY bad idea, at least for independent devs.  Newsweek has a not so encouraging article on the business potential for us.  Read this before you decide to jump in.