Stop the presses! Juicy "evidence" of Google's evil side turns out to be much ado about nothing.
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 is removing native support for Apple's favorite video format in their popular Chrome browser. They say they're doing us all a favor to support openness, but what's the real reason?
Google is releasing two of the products it acquired from Instantiations into open source under the care of the Eclipse Foundation.
Shorter return periods, content filtering, and more promotional graphics are on the way for Android users and developers. Unfortunately we're still stuck with the 325-character description limit.
The long awaited Gingerbread release is out with lots of cool features for users and developers, but for tablet computers, this isn't the droid you're looking for.
Think Lisp is a dead language? Not according to Gábor Melis, the winner of the PlanetWars Google AI challenge. His bot bocsimacko dominated a field of over 4600 contestants, but was one of only 33 programmed in Lisp.
The 2010 Google AI challenge is a programming contest designed to help push the limits of artificial intelligence and game theory. Seasoned computer industry professionals are competing but the leader board is currently dominated by university students.
Google allows buyers and sellers of Android apps to hail from more countries, but the number still falls far short of the total number of countries in the world.
Previous installments have been all about the features. But how much is this thing going to cost? In one sense, Apple has made the answer easy.
Apple just relaxed all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps. Get all the juicy details here including a complete before and after comparison of the developer agreement.
The perfect tablet should be wide enough to view typical web pages in landscape mode, but not so wide that it looks weird when turned on its side. Here's how to pick the right compromise.
What's on your tablet? For the perfect Android tablet, you need the real Android Market.
What would you build into *your* perfect Android tablet? Find out my choices (and argue with them) in this continuing series.
Developer Max Lifshin says that whistle blowers have unfairly classified his Android application Tap Snake as a Trojan and deprived him of income by getting it banned from the Android Market.
Whether it's a tablet, netbook, or cell phone, a battery powered device is useless if the battery runs out. That's why the most important feature of the perfect Android tablet will be a long-lasting battery. Or two.
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