iOS5 was announced today. In this article we run down the top 10 features of iOS5 and see how original and innovative they are compared to Apple's main competition: Android.
Who said computers have to be all work and no play? Software developer and author Ed Burnette shares his unique view of industry trends, technologies, and personalities.
Ed Burnette has been hooked on computers ever since he laid eyes on a TRS-80 in the local Radio Shack. Since graduating from NC State University he has programmed everything from serial device drivers and debuggers to web servers. After a delightful break working on commercial video games, Ed reluctantly returned to business software. He currently develops enterprise software for Android phones and tablets.In his copious spare time, Ed writes and speaks about all kinds of technology and software. His most recent books include the Eclipse IDE Pocket Guide from O'Reilly and Hello, Android: Introducing Google's Mobile Development Platform from the Pragmatic Programmers.
Google pulls the rug out from under web service API developers, nixes Google Translate and 17 others
Saying they can no longer afford to maintain the service, Google will shut down its hugely popular Google Translate API. This API made a whole generation of creative mashups and mobile applications possible.
What's in your old leather wallet? Nothing, if Google and its partners have their way. With a wave of your NFC-enabled Android phone you can pay in a flash, and lose that deck of loyalty cards too.
Another day, another security scare. Should you be worried about this one? Find out out the truth here.
The Market is improving but don't expect an increase in the refund window beyond 15 minutes any time soon. Google claims developers and users like the status quo. We put that to the test in two polls.
The second day of Google I/O 2011 started with a bang - a keynote on Chrome chock full of announcements and freebies.
It's Tuesday afternoon at the first day of Google I/O 2011, which means it's time for one of my favorite sessions, the fireside chat. There were a lot of topics covered so please head on over the live notes for all the gory details.
The new Android Open Accessories API will allow Android apps to communcate with real world devices such as keyboards, mice (including scroll wheel and hover), game controllers, robots, and more. A demo from Android 3.
The annual Google developer's conference starts today in San Francisco: Google I/O 2011. Moscone West is jam packed and I'm there live with Larry Dignan and Sam Diaz to bring you the best coverage available.
With Honeycomb, Google could have a Vista-like situation on its hands. Microsoft's salvation was Windows 7, and Google's is IceCream.
Using Kinect-like image based motion capture technology, Google Motion gets your whole body into the act. Lean, stomp, and point your way to improved productivity and physical fitness.
Whether it's free as in beer or as in speech, apps with free software licenses are not welcome on the Windows Phone 7 marketplace.
Facing the grim prospect of a smartphone market controlled by Apple and Google, Nokia and Microsoft form a desperate alliance to make Windows Phone relevant again.
Today, .NET Reflector goes from being a free program to a paid program. Not only that, but all current versions will stop working unless you buy a license.
The new Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) release is designed from the ground up for tablets, but that doesn't mean it will leave smartphones and other devices behind.