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Ian Thain

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WOW... There is nobody like Apple to spring a few surprises and yesterdays WWDC 09 Keynote had some interesting announcements. I am not going to go into each in depth as there are enough websites out there that have, blow by blow. See TUAW , Gizmodo , MacWorld , CNet News First thing to say is, that what most folks were right on, was that there would be no Steve Jobs and secondly what most did not expect was that... we got an iPhone announcement! Read on... Snow Leopard announcement - available from September for $29 upgrade Macbook Pro announcements - some new specification enhancements etc iPhone OS 3.0 announcement - available worldwide June 17 and free for iPhone customers, but $9.95 for iPod Touch owners. Developers in the Apple Developer Program can get the near-final version immediately iPhone3G S announcement - available June 19 & later in some countries TUA... (more)

The Economy and Enterprise Mobility?

This is the first in a series of five initial articles, in which I'm going to put my thoughts and findings on the subject of Enteprise Mobility. For this article I've decided to tackle the Economy, which is effecting us all in various degrees, according to your geographic location. Firstly I believe that Mobility as a strategy is bucking the trend of any downturn or slowdown in the economies around the world. Look at any analyst report and you will be able to see that Smartphone/Converged Mobile Device (CMD) handset sales are still on the rise, though not as sharply as over a ye... (more)

Getting Knowledge Through Shared Experiences

PBDJ Blog on Ulitzer Many years ago I was one of the first developers in EMEA to get to grips with a new RAD Client/Server tool called PowerBuilder, just after V1.0. By the way PowerBuilder is now on V11.5 and still going strong. PowerBuilder itself, as well as the client/server windows development paradigm, was a revelation as well as a big learning curve. What made it more manageable, along with a great education program, was that around the globe like minded PowerBuilder newbies were forming user groups, through the help of PowerSoft. I was lucky enough to be one of the early ... (more)

MEDC 2005

You may be asking yourself, what's happening in the Microsoft Windows Mobile space? Well, Reed Shilts (in his trademark Hawaiian and PocketBuilder slogan shirts) and I attended Microsoft's MEDC 2005, Mobile & Embedded Developers Conference, which took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 10-12, 2005, as an exhibitor. The purpose was to evangelize about Sybase UnWired Products along with iAnywhere. This event was a great success for Microsoft, as it was the first time that MEDC had been staged on its own, outside of another event. Last year it was part of VSLive (Visual Studio Live... (more)

Close Encounters of the 3.0 iPhone Kind

On the Apple campus today March 17, Apple hosted a special media event that focused on and introduced the next generation of the iPhone OS... 3.0. It was an invitation-only event that has drawn much interest over the last week, across many blogs and in turn created much speculation of what was going to be announced. If you asked any self respecting iPhone developer, you would get many wish-list items as well as the same from iPhone users, well now the truth is out there! Here are the statistical points from the event... iPhone now in 80 Countries - 13.7M units in 2008 17M altogeth... (more)