Ed Burnette

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.

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Why software patents are a joke, literally

Why software patents are a joke, literally

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.

published August 16, 2010 by

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Oracle rebrands Java, breaks Eclipse

Oracle rebrands Java, breaks Eclipse

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.

published July 27, 2010 by

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Apple blinks, Android diversifies

Apple blinks, Android diversifies

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.

published July 14, 2010 by

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CNET retracts article on Android app privacy threat

CNET retracts article on Android app privacy threat

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.

published June 23, 2010 by

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Google I/O 2010 opens tomorrow

Google I/O 2010 opens tomorrow

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.

published May 17, 2010 by

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Droid Incredible takes top Android phone spot, for now

Droid Incredible takes top Android phone spot, for now

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.

published April 28, 2010 by

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