Steve Jobs has just announced the iPad, calling it a "magical device at a breakthrough price". Apple says the iPad runs all applications currently available on the iPhone App Store, plus apps customized for the device. Here are the official specs direct from Apple.
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.
Tired of the rumors? Want facts? Join us here on Wednesday, January 27 to find out about Apple's "latest creation". In the mean time, just for fun I've created a few polls for you. Record your answer now and then come back on the 27th to see how you scored.
One week after releasing the Android Nexus One phone to the public, Google has released the software development kit (SDK) that allows third-party developers to write applications for the phone. Android 2.
When buying a new computer, the conventional advice is to buy the fastest one you could afford. That's what I did when I recently replaced an aging laptop with a desktop screamer sporting an Intel Solid State Drive (SSD). But now I wonder, for those of us developing software for others to use, are we doing our users a disservice by always getting the latest and greatest?
Stay tuned here for live coverage of today's Android press event, being held at Google HQ in Mountain View, California. New announcements: the Nexus One phone from HTC, and a new Google Phone store with several manufacturer and carrier options.
Usually I don't post about rumors but this one seems to have legs so I'll make an exception. On Saturday Google announced on its mobile blog that it was handing out a mysterious new phone to select employees across the globe. That might have been the end of it, except that rumors started flying about whether this was the mythical "Google Phone", whether or not it would be sold to the public, and so on. Here's a roundup of the 10 most believable rumors that I've heard so far.
Join me in a journey down the Dell tech support rabbit hole as I try to find out why the computer I ordered on Thanksgiving won't be ready for Christmas. Apparently I'm not alone.
Every year the Eclipse Foundation hands out awards at its annual EclipseCon conference. Nominations are now open for the next conference, to be held on March 22-25, 2010 in Santa Clara California. The deadline for nominations is January 29, 2010. Good luck!
Intel has announced that Larrabee, the multi-core AMD and NVidia GPU killer, has been canceled. While Larrabee research lives on and we might see it re-emerge in some form in the future, it won't be any time soon.
World of Warcraft is one of those games that never seems to end. And I mean that in a good way. Launched in 2004, the game has captivated (and looted the wallets of) millions of players around the world. But nobody has actually finished it. Until now.
This is big: Epic Games just announced the release of the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), a free edition of the Unreal Engine 3. This is the same technology behind popular PC and console games such as Gears of War, Unreal Tournament, Bioshock, and Medal of Honor. Now anyone can download the PC version of the UDK and immediately try it out without paying a cent.
The blogosphere was all a-twitter yesterday when rumors surfaced that Skype, the popular internet telephony application, would be released as open source "in the nearest future". It turns out that Skype's plans are not so grandiose, and even if they were, questions about who owns the code would prevent it from happening.
In this article I'll answer some frequently asked questions about Android 2.0 from regular users and developers. Just for fun I've tossed in a few questions about the new Motorola DROID phone as well. This is the last of a 3-part series.
Motorola and Verizon officially announced the DROID this morning, surprising many with an earlier than expected release date (November 6) and a lower than expected price ($199 after rebate). Droid is the first phone running version 2.0 of the Linux-based Android operating system (which itself was just announced yesterday).
Android 2.0 ("Eclair") is an evolutionary version of the Android platform. Despite its version number, it's not as big a change as going from 1.1 to 1.5 ("Cupcake"). However, it does bring a number of notable features to the platform. This article samples the goodies that Google sprinkled on top of Eclair just for developers.