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The video on the next page is just funny, no matter who you are. The clip takes video from the Apple iPad launch event and then lets you see this week’s Microsoft Surface launch in that light. The result: something really funny. Even my Microsoft friends should be laughing at how this looks, really. Although I hope we all get a good laugh at this, the serious point is that it is hard to build good technology and Microsoft has built something that can change the dynamic, especially if it takes advantage of capabilities provided by enterprise governance systems. So we shouldn’t be too hard on them. Here is a more serious look at what this device is like. Some points: Surface will run Flash. And it will run Microsoft Office. This post by BobGourley was first published at CTOvision.com. ... (more)

United Planet listed in the "Magic Quadrant" for portal software

London, 15 November 2012 - United Planet (www.unitedplanet.com), one of the leading developers of enterprise portal software in Europe, is pleased to announce that it has been included in the "Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals 2012" of the world's leading IT research and advisory company Gartner. The "Magic Quadrant 2012" lists 16 international portal software providers and indicates the current trends and developments on the portal market. Represented in the renowned market overview of international portal providers are two German companies, United Planet and SAP, and global players like Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, Adobe and Red Hat as well as the Open Source software Drupal. "I am very happy to be included in the Magic Quadrant! We believe anyone familiar with Gartner's strict criteria for inclusion knows that this evaluation represents quality recognition", say... (more)

i-Technology 2008 Predictions: Where's RIAs, AJAX, SOA and Virtualization Headed in 2008?

2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will '08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management System"? Or will it be the year of a giga-merger, to beat the mere mega-mergers of 2007? As usual at the end of each year, SYS-CON has been informally polling its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not just on where the industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who, within what kind of time-scale. Enjoy! RIAs versus AJAX . Ruby on Rails . PHP . Facebook Competitors  TIM BRAY Director of Web Technologies, Sun Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary projec... (more)

The Latest Battle of the Titans: Apple vs Google

Over the weekend, this New York Times article described in detail the battle between Apple and Google in the mobile phone market. It makes a good narrative, like reading an interesting saga of a “friend turning foe”. As the first iPhone came out back in 2005, there was Eric Schmidt on stage with Steve Jobs branding their close partnership. The iPhone was to feature Google search and maps as core application components. Then Google decided to enter the market with its Android and then Nexus One announcements. Steve Jobs does not like it. When Google wanted to introduce Google Voice on the iPhone, Apple said no. Eric Schmidt had to leave Apple’s board seat, as he was entering into competition with Apple. Then last week, Apple filed a patent violation lawsuit against HTC, a Taiwanese supplier of touch-screen technology for Google. There is a fundamental difference in a... (more)

First-Day iPad Sales Top 300,000

Apple says it had sold upwards of 300,000 of its newfangled $499-$699 Wi-Fi-only iPads by Saturday midnight, the widget’s first day out, around half what some people thought but on par with the iPhone. The number includes pre-orders and the Wall Street Journal says the stores didn’t sell out. The new iPad owners, reportedly mostly the Apple faithful who already own Macs and iPods, immediately downloaded a million+ applications and some 250,000-odd eBooks (Apple now has a 60,000-strong eBook store called iBooks of course). Financial analysts reckon Apple, which has just set a series of all-time highs on the stock market with even better days forecast, could move about five million of the things by this time next year. iSupply is “conservatively” thinking 7.1 million; Forrester three million. Steve Jobs claims the dingus is a “game changer” with implications for p... (more)

Apple Calls the New iPad...the New iPad

Apple unveiled the new iPad Wednesday calling the third-generation device simply the new iPad, not iPad 3 or iPad HD. The dingus does, however, have that to-die-for high-resolution retina display it was rumored to have. It also has a souped-up A5X chip, and a new five-megapixel iSight camera. The new chip includes quad-core graphics said to be 4x better than a Tegra 3 or 2x better than the performance of the iPad 2. The camera's advanced optics can capture 1080p HD video and includes a new video image stabilization feature that removes the bumps and shakes typically seen when filming with a handheld device. The screen, the same 9.4-inch size as the iPad 2, offers 264 PPI, which means the human eye can't see an isolated pixel. The resolution, as expected, comes in at 2,048 by 1,536, or 3.1 million pixels, a million more than HDTV. Web pages, text, images and video loo... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of August 25, 2013

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Apple has fallen out of the top five smartphone pack in the APEJ (Asia Pacific Excluding Japan) region as a result of the momentum of Chinese vendors, a move IDC suggests could see it lose out on a market that will almost double shipments by 2017.  Read Original Content Sina, China’s equivalent to Twitter, has jumped on the mobile messaging bandwagon after it began promoting its new app WeMeet, known as Weimi in Chinese. Weibo has over 500 million registered users, more tha... (more)

Freescale Promises $199 Touch Screen Tablet

Freescale Semiconductor means to challenge the Intel-based netbook – and apparently exploit any wave created by the widely expected, presumably pricey Apple tablet – with a “second-generation” sub-$200 tablet hybrid it calls a smartbook, sort of a cross between a smartphone and a notebook PC. The thing comes in two pieces: a 7-inch 0.8-ounce 1024x600 touch screen and a separate, optional keyboard, optional because there’s support for a touch screen keyboard. The chipmaker showed off its prototype reference platform Monday ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas, where the widget’s supposed to be demonstrated running both Android and Linux. Qualcomm and Nvidia are also expected to show off so-called smartbooks at CES. Freescale said its 1GHz ARM-based design could turn into retail products by summer. It did not name any potential OEMs. Its prom... (more)

iPad on Ulitzer - How To Jump On the iPad Buzz

iPad on Ulitzer There were two kinds of technology companies issuing press releases today. Goofball ones that were somehow oblivious to Apple's planned announcement, and thought it was just another day and their stuff would get the usual attention. And those who watched the announcement of the iPad and realized there was excitement to leverage, and put together their own announcement. Now just about anyone in digital signage making an announcement that somehow tied in to the iPad would be regarded with giggles, but Nanonation is one of only a few companies in the space that actually have some genuine Apple ties, history and chops, so to speak. In the hours after the celebrated tablet was announced, Nanonation issued a release saying its propellerheads were all over this thing. Software developer Nanonation announced plans to support and develop new customer-facing applica... (more)

Apple and Emotional Discussions Around Adobe Flash Player

The recent announcement of iPad has ignited yet another wave of emotional discussions around the role of Flash Player in the evolution of mankind.  People easily take sides and everyone seems to know what’s right and what’s wrong.  Actually the word ‘’people” is too vague in this context, because vast majority of the population has no idea what Flash Player is, and they don’t have to know!  As long as they go to youtube and it plays videos people are happy and casually say, “Youtube is a great site!”   On the same note, I have no idea how my car operates. Back in my school days, I’ve learned that some stuff burns inside the engine producing another powerful stuff that make the wheels spin.  Do I need to know more? Absolutely not. I lease cars and change them every three years.  Once a year I visit those 10-min oil change shops, and people open up the hood and do s... (more)

Jobs Has a Few Words for Google & Adobe & They Ain’t Pretty: Reports

"We did not enter the search business. [Google] entered the phone business. Make no mistake they want to kill the iPhone. We won't let them...I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing. This don't be evil mantra - It's bullshit." - Steve Jobs at an employee Town Hall the other day according to Wired, MacRummors et al although he may have said "load of crap" not "bullshit"; sources vary. Jobs reportedly means to use "aggressive updates" to stay way out front of the Android phone. Stevie also reportedly called Adobe "lazy." That it could do interesting things but just refuses to and that Apple doesn't support Flash because it's buggy and the chief cause of Mac crashes. Anyway, Flash is going to be superseded by HTML5 for web video and animation, he's quoted as saying. Apple Will Never Allow Flash Player Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch in a blog retor... (more)