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Apple iPhone 7: Are You F#$king Kidding Me? Let me get right to the point. The new iPhone 7 is a fantastic, awesome, incredible, spectacular iteration of the iPhone 6. Great processor (a quad-core, 64-bit A10 Fusion), outstanding rear-facing camera (12 MP), a new wireless chip (W1) to facilitate Bluetooth connectivity, iOS 10, a pressure-sensitive home button, and taptic feedback. Oh, yeah, there’s one more thing … There’s no headphone jack. Calm down, fanpeople – I’m going to make my case. It would have been fine to replace the 3.5 mm jack with an additional lightning port. If the iPhone 7 had two lightning ports, you would be able to do all of the following: Listen to Music While Charging Your iPhone Talk with Wired Headphones While Charging Your iPhone Use a Payment Dongle While Charging Your iPhone Do Anything Other than Charge Your iPhone While Charging Your i... (more)

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto: Sanity Check | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API

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-... (more)

Where Are RIA Technologies Headed in 2008?

I am always being told off by i-technologists for quoting Picasso as having said that computers are useless. But I still love his reasoning? "Because they can only give you answers." Picasso, like AJAXWorld Magazine, liked questions. So we thought we would share with you what some of the world's leading rich Internet application pioneers are thinking may be the next questions that we need to see answered. From that readers can themselves infer where AJAX is headed. What are the top questions to ask next about AJAX? Eric Miraglia of Yahoo! 1.  (From March'08) How do I calculate the R... (more)

Ubuntu Phone Coming to the Developing World

By MollyJust Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, revealed his plan to release a version of Ubuntu software for smartphones. Shuttleworth aims to target developing countries and believes Ubuntu will have an easy transition into these markets due to the software’s brand recognition in these countries. Ubuntu’s potential in markets like China and India is difficult to discern. While Mr. Shuttleworth’s claim that 30% of Chinese PC’s are shipped with the Ubuntu software is factually accurate, the Ubuntu software on these computers is often quickly replaced by pirated copies o... (more)

UBS Analyst on iPhone Future: New Version Before Spring?

"Apple may push iPhone technology into other products, including Macs" - that is just one of a welter of widely-quoted predictions made recently by Ben Reitzes, an analyst for UBS Investment Research. Now he additionally claims: "Our contacts in the supply chain point toward a new iPhone model to be released by March." [Italics added.] 5 weeks ago Reitzes hit the news when USB adjusted what it calls its "12-month price target" to $182 (from $175). In his latest research note, Reitzes has raised that to $220...in the wake of Apple's announcement earlier this week that it sold 1.12... (more)

Book Review: Learning Mobile App Development

As an individual I can decide which platform I would like to target with my shiny new application, but when working for a company we have to target both industry leaders at the same time. Although I like a good challenge, I am really glad the mobile world now only consists of iOS and Android. When I first started looking at building consumer applications, Blackberry was still in the picture. My enterprise mobile experience consists of all Microsoft technologies, but that was in a different lifetime using Windows CE, Pocket PC, and Windows Mobile. This book is a great book for look... (more)