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September 30, 2013
I’ve had a day or two to play with my new iPhone 5s, and the fingerprint scanner is one of the nicer things about it. I like the added security of being able to unlock it with my fingerprint, because …
September 18, 2013
As a bewildered Dorothy says in the movie The Wizard of Oz, “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.” When you open your iOS 6 project in Xcode 5 and run it in the iOS 7 simulator, you’ll know instantly …
September 16, 2013
As I mentioned last week, the new Touch ID feature of the iPhone 5S is (at least for the moment) only usable by Apple created software. What this means is that a developer can’t take advantage of the feature to …
March 19, 2013
Most publishers create ebooks in all formats figuring it doesn’t matter whether mobi is more important than EPUB or if the content is read on an iPad more frequently than on a mobile phone. That approach means these publishers have …
March 4, 2013
A book may no longer be a physical object, but its ordinary definition remains straightforward as a “written composition that is intended for publication”. Traditional or digital, we feel confident in our ability to recognise a book. We barely remember …
February 6, 2013
Knowledge cannot progress unless it is aware of its past: a knowledge-seeker must reference the works of previous generations. Literary scholars return to manuscripts, musicians to partitions, artists to museums… The continued availability of reference works underpins our entire research …
January 10, 2013
Here are a few stories that caught my attention in the commerce space this week. NFC-enabled Cashwrap case equips iPhone with Isis At the 2013 International CES this week, Incipio and AT&T announced the launch of Cashwrap, an NFC-enabled iPhone …
January 3, 2013
Happy new year! Here are a few stories that caught my attention in the commerce space recently. Apple NFC rumors revived We’ve no sooner outfitted our shiny new iPhone 5s with cases and fancy accessories than rumors of the iPhone …
November 1, 2012
Here are a few stories that caught my attention in the commerce space this week. Vodafone partners up to launch a new mobile wallet platform Yet another mobile wallet is gearing up to hit the market in 2013. Vodafone announced …
September 20, 2012
Here are a few stories from the commerce space that caught my attention this week: Mom and pops sidelined by big data? Gary Hawkins at the Harvard Business Review took a look this week at marketing and research in the …By Alasdair Allan
September 6, 2012
Over the weekend the hacker group Antisec released one million UDID records that they claim to have obtained from an FBI laptop using a Java vulnerability. In reply the FBI stated: The FBI is aware of published reports alleging that …
July 19, 2012
Jon Manning (@desplesda) and Paris Buttfield-Addison (@parisba) are co-founders of Secret Lab and authors of the forthcoming Learning Cocoa with Objective-C, 3rd Edition Key points from the full video (below) interview include: Embrace Objective-C’s verbosity [Discussed at the 0:30 mark] Just …By Sarah Sorensen
April 25, 2012
When Apple released its earnings this week, they announced they sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter. Since introducing the iPad in 2010, they have sold 67 million devices. When you stop to think about it, those numbers are just mind boggling and begs the questions are we really using all this computing power to our best advantage?
March 29, 2012
Mobile wallets are in their infancy, yet pundits are already handicapping future showdowns. Also, in-app purchases show increasing promise as mobile revenue streams. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)By Mac Slocum
February 3, 2012
This week on O'Reilly: Edd Dumbill examined the components and functions of the Hadoop ecosystem, Pete Warden gave a big thumbs-up to unstructured data, and Jonathan Alexander looked at how a Moneyball approach could help software teams.
February 2, 2012
When will Apple bring mobile commerce to the iOS masses? Also, PayPal studies consumer behavior at the cash register and Square collects for candidates. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)By Nat Torkington
January 26, 2012
Every Day, More iPhones Sold Than Babies Born -- Malthusian explosion of iPhones predicted once there's an iPhone-to-3D-printer dongle. (via Luke Wroblewski) No Safe Harbour -- a collection of political essays, texts, and discussions that help explain and educate about Pirate Party positions. Available for purchase or free download, natch. (via BoingBoing) Patagonia Roadtests New Sustainability Legal Status --...By Mark Sigal
October 24, 2011
Spurred on by a Googler's rant against his own company and Apple's release of a new phone, a new OS and a new cloud infrastructure, Mark Sigal wonders what the "post-pc" revolution really looks like.By James Turner
October 21, 2011
This week, we ask if Apple's Siri has more than novelty value, and decide it does. Open Office needs you (or at least your money) to stay afloat, and Google bends to developer pressure and finally adds SQL support to its cloud computing platform.By Nat Torkington
October 21, 2011
What Mozilla is Up To (Luke Wroblewski) -- notes from a talk that Brendan Eich gave at Web 2.0 Summit. The new browser war is between the Web and new walled gardens of native networked apps. Interesting to see the effort Mozilla's putting into native-alike Web apps. YouTube Insult Generator (Adrian Holovaty) -- mines YouTube for insults of a...
October 14, 2011
Well, iOS5 is out, and that means that Head First iPhone and iPad Development officially needs some tweaking to work with the latest tools! First, a quick overview of the new features in iOS 5. For the OS itself, the...
September 29, 2011
Square's COO questions the value proposition of NFC. Also, early reaction to Amazon's Fire tablet, and interesting — and obvious — stats about mobile broadband use.
September 28, 2011
While you'll likely interact with your smartphone tomorrow in much the same way you interacted with it today, it's quite possible that your smartphone will interact with the world in a very different way. The next mobile war has already begun.By James Turner
September 1, 2011
The TouchPad's $99 price point proves enticing for consumers and — oddly — HP itself, James Gosling leaves Google, and a possible iPhone 5 leak bears a distinct resemblance to the iPhone 4 leak.By Andy Oram
August 26, 2011
In the great Second Coming, when Jobs returned to Apple 1996, he drove the adoption of the open source BSD as Apple's new operating system. This enabled some of the Mac's most popular features.
August 25, 2011
Placecast offers merchants a geofence to corral customers. Also, UK researcher YouGov says iPhone users are more willing to buy with their phones, and telecoms bury Androids with crapware.By Mark Sigal
August 25, 2011
Apple, under Steve Jobs, has always had an unrelenting zeal to bring the consumer — and humanity — back to the center of the ring. Here, Mark Sigal argues that it's this pursuit of humanity that may actually be Jobs' greatest innovation.
July 21, 2011
In the latest ePayments Week: 10 iPhone passcodes make up 15% of all those in use. Also, Google In-App spreads its wings beyond the Chrome store, Isis signs deals with major credit cards, and execs expect mCommerce to be mainstream in 4 years.
June 30, 2011
Google launches Google+, saying "It's your data" and giving users better control over sharing. Yahoo spins out its Hadoop division into a separate company. And a self-published author creates a book out of his iPhone tracking maps.
June 30, 2011
Head First iPhone and iPad Development is shipping as we speak, which is very exciting! Updating Head First iPhone was a daunting task this time around, there have been lots of developments with iOS development since we printed the first...
June 30, 2011
Google launches Google+, saying "It's your data" and giving users better control over sharing. Yahoo spins out its Hadoop division into a separate company. And a self-published author creates a book out of his iPhone tracking maps.By James Turner
May 12, 2011
Oracle casts another piece of Sun from their portfolio, Apple and Google defend themselves from big-brother accusations made by, um, Big Brother, and it turns out you probably have a pretty sweet job, after all.By Nat Torkington
May 10, 2011
ODB to iPhone Converter -- hardware to connect to your car's onboard computer and display it on an iPhone app. (via Imran Ali) Multitasking Brains (Wired) -- interesting pair of studies: old brains have trouble recovering from distractions; hardcore multitaskers have trouble focusing. (via Stormy Peters) Social Privacy -- Danah Boyd draft paper on teens' attitudes to online privacy....By Nat Torkington
May 9, 2011
UDID DeAnonymization -- a developer exposed an API that connected UDID to other information such as Facebook ID. The API has been closed, but it remains true that your iPhone has a primary key and darn near every app developer has a database linking your UDID to other details about you. Apple requires this to not be public, but...
April 27, 2011
Apple announces fixes and sheds more light on location data. Plus, a look at some of the reporting and potential applications that have popped up.
April 24, 2011
The iPhone tracking story led to a host of related investigations. Here's a look at some of the latest developments.
April 22, 2011
The iPhone tracking story published here a few days ago struck an unexpected nerve. Here's a selection of the most interesting immediate reactions.By Alasdair Allan
April 20, 2011
Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan have discovered that iPhones and 3G iPads running iOS 4 are regularly recording the location of devices into a hidden file.
April 13, 2011
A survey of Chinese phone owners conducted through the Sina micro-blog service finds that iPhones are a prized possession, while Android interest is tepid and things aren't looking good for Nokia.
April 5, 2011
A note from James: This strip marks the last one for which I'll be doing the script. The demands of my day job and many writing projects doesn't leave me enough time to come up with an appropriate amount...By James Turner
March 16, 2011
In the latest Developer Week in Review: the iPhone fell to attackers, Twitter shunned their developers, and the Internet proved not to be as robust as one might hope.By Paul Browne
March 8, 2011
I always remember a scene from Saving Private Ryan, in the lull between the action on the beaches and the finale, where US Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) needs to communicate with some German soldiers. Despite not speaking of word of...
February 15, 2011
Preston Gralla, author of "Droid 2: The Missing Manual" and "Droid X: The Missing Manual," discusses the disconnect between consumer concerns (does it work?) and tech world worries (is Android too fragmented?).By Mark Sigal
February 3, 2011
Is Google's recent war of words with Microsoft a case of calling a thief out by name, or a matter of pot calling kettle black?By James Turner
February 2, 2011
Snowed in, we look at new mobile SDKs, old Microsoft employees, and really old video about the Internet.By James Turner
January 24, 2011
Not sure why everyone's so excited about this. CDMA carriers lose one of the big advantages of the iPhone, the talk and browse together feature.By James Turner
January 12, 2011
This week, Unix was for sale, then it wasn't, then it was again. AT&T announced the most poorly kept secret in the history of secrets. And the tablet was all the rage at CES.By Nat Torkington
January 12, 2011
Zork and Tic-Tac-Toe on a LiveScribe Pen (YouTube) -- this guy totally ported the Z-Machine so he can play Zork on his pen. My favourite bit is the comment from Infocom founder Scott Cutler: As the implementer who wrote the first Z-machine for the TRS-80 some 30 years ago and one of the founders of Infocom, I was thrilled...By Matthew David
December 21, 2010
Apple releases it's first HTML5 enabled RIA tool, iAd Producer.By Matthew David
December 9, 2010
Earlier in the week I reported that my first iOS app built with jQuery Mobile had been accepted into the iTunes App Store. Today, I am giving you the code I used to build the app.
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