A former Sun/Oracle employee admits that developers created patents in a contest to see who could get the goofiest patent through the system. Now Oracle is using patents from the same folks as the basis for its lawsuit against Google.
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.
Oracle is suing Google over patent and copyright infringements relating to its Android mobile operating system, including one patent written by the "father of Java", James Gosling.
Google continued its acquisition spree today by snapping up another one of my favorite companies, Instantiations. The Google Web Toolkit will be the primary beneficiary of this influx of talent.
Two different surveys released this week show the Android platform is gobbling up US and worldwide market share from other smartphone operating systems including Apple's iPhone OS and RIM BlackBerry.
Earlier this month, Oracle released a new version of Java, 1.6.0_21 (6u21). Unfortunately as Eclipse users quickly discovered, it was incompatible with Eclipse and Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP) programs.
Under mounting criticism for antenna issues on its iPhone 4 flagship, Apple is holding a press conference to discuss the problem and possible solutions on Friday. Meanwhile, new Android models continue to chip away at the iPhone's market share.
If you edit a lot of files on Windows, you owe it to yourself to check out the latest version of EmEditor from Emurasoft. A slew of new features, plus the ability to quickly edit files of any size, put EmEditor on top.
On Tuesday, security firm SMobile Systems published a report saying that many Android apps exposed private or sensitive information. The report was misleading and self-serving but that didn't stop many news outlets from running with it without verifying their facts first, including our very own CNET and ZDNet. CNET has since corrected their article and posted an apology.
As expected, Steve Jobs announced the Apple iPhone 4 today at WWDC 2010. Here's a list of the top 8 (I mean, 9) features of the new phone.
At today's WWDC 2010 Apple announced that payments to developers for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad apps have now exceeded $1 billion. Can Android catch up?
Did you know that there are 15 times more virtual farms than real ones? Now you can waste even more of your time with FarmVille on the iPhone.
Attendees of the Google I/O conference expected to hear great things about Android, and on Thursday they were not disappointed.
Now in it's third year, the I/O conference is to Google as WWDC is to Apple. But not everything was sweetness and light for the opening day.
This year the Google I/O conference is expected to draw over 5,000 developers from around the world. I'll be there to cover the latest Android developments, and all things Google.
Verizon customers have an incredible new smartphone choice today as the HTC Droid Incredible finally hit retail stores. The sexy, black and red device sports the fastest processor, the best screen, and the most usable memory of any other Android device currently available.