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I didn't have Internet access all weekend!

This post is coming in a bit late today since I was without Internet access for the entire weekend! I'm between ISPs right now and, although I timed the cutoff of my first to dovetail with the installation of the second, delays in turning on my DSL service meant that I was Net-less for 3 days.

January 27, 2008 by Christopher Dawson


Mobile browsing may get a boost with SkyFire and Firefox Mobile

One major weakness of the Windows Mobile platform, compared to S60 and the iPhone, is the rather poor Internet Explorer Mobile web browser. There are a few initiatives underway that may significantly improve that experience and if so, then something like the HTC Advantage could actually serve as my primary mobile computer. Upcoming browsers include SkyFire and Firefox Mobile, while there are also some existing options like ThunderHawk and Opera Mobile that may improve your browsing experience too.

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Volantis makes mobile development platform open source

So long as people are replacing their phones every year, you're going to need help connecting them to mobile networks. And even if Volantis gives away its software, there is a lot of money to be made helping folks make those connections.

January 27, 2008 by Dana Blankenhorn


Is the HTC Advantage the Ultimate UMPC?

I wrote up a rather detailed review of the HTC Advantage back in August 2007 and since that time I have continued to discover how powerful of a device the Advantage really is or can be made to be with 3rd party software applications. I have been thinking about picking up an ultra portable device like the Fujitsu U810 or Samsung Q1 Ultra, but then I find articles like Steve Laser's take on the HTC Advantage that inspire me to evaluate whether the Advantage already meets any function that an ultra portable may provide.

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Google celebrates 50 years of LEGO

The Google founders, and employees alike have a fetish for LEGO -- so why not celebrate the 50th year of it? The newest Google Doodle is a Google logo built with virtual LEGO pieces.

January 27, 2008 by Garett Rogers


How Android works: The big picture

Some parts of Android will be familiar, such as the Linux Kernel, OpenGL, and the SQL database. Others may be completely foreign, such as Android's idea of the application life cycle. You'll need a good understanding of these key concepts in order to write well-behaved Android applications. Let's start off by taking a look at the overall system architecture--the key layers and components that make up the Android stack. Excerpted from an upcoming book.

January 27, 2008 by Ed Burnette

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