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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)