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Apple CarPlay lets your car display a familiar, iOS-like interface. So too with Android Auto and its Google Now-ish display. But your new car has a built-in set of similar features that are ergonomically and technologically integrated. Should you plug your smartphone into the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto USB port and connect it to your car’s infotainment system, or just car-mount your smartphone, plug it into a charger and use it separately? I recently picked up my new car, which features a very high-tech, dual-screen multimedia interface. I was forced to purchase the top-of-the-line “navigation system” in order to get the factory-installed sound system I wanted. (I’ll save my comments about that bitter pill for another column.) So, against my will, I am now the proud driver of a 2017 automobile with every bell and whistle the automaker sells. Aside from some incre... (more)

As Times Square Ball Drops, EarthCam's There Live

New Year 2010 on Ulitzer On December 31, EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the world's favorite webcam network and industry leader in webcam technology, webcast its 14th annual New Year's Eve Times Square interactive celebration live from New York City and locations around the world. EarthCam brought the world's largest party in Times Square directly to visitors live in real time via its interactive New Year's website and without commercial interruption. The evening's events were also accessible through mobile devices, including the iPhone. In this year'sNew Year 2010 event (http://n... (more)

2015 – The Year of the Open Source Explosion By @JnanDash | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Open source software – software freely shared with the world at large – is an old idea, dating back to the 1980s when Richard Stillman started preaching the gospel calling it free software. Then Linus Torvalds started working on Linux in the early 1990s. Today, Linux runs our lives. The Android operating system that runs so many Google phones is based on Linux. When you open a phone app like Twitter or Facebook and pull down all those tweets and status updates, you’re tapping into massive computer data centers filled with hundreds of Linux machines. Linux is the foundation of the... (more)

The New Dimension of Identity

Instant messaging gives us the ability to rapidly communicate to (and annoy) your friends and co-workers, but it also lets people know if you are on-line, or your “presence”.  Who you are and whether or not you are on-line important elements of your identity. But, since we life in the physical world, our location is important as well. For people who travel a lot, or people whose business is not fixed in one location, the question "Where are you?" can take on added significance. There are a spate of new tools and web sites that can help the mobile professional answer this questio... (more)

ComponentOne to Present at SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York

Todd Schick, Director of Technology and Business Development at ComponentOne, will deliver the presentation " Creating Native-Looking Applications for the iPhone with ASP.NET" at SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit 2009 East (co-located with AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo) in New York City this coming June 22, 2009. For ASP.NET developers, creating Web applications which exploit and conform to the advanced interface design of the iPhone requires familiarity with new standards and technologies. This session baselines the challenges and the exciting potential of iPhone Web programm... (more)

iPhone 3G S Announced at WWDC 09

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 enha... (more)