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February 22, 2012  3:34 AM

Integrated data, SIM cards, helicopters & Alice Springs

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Mobile, Real time

There's too much talk in information technology at the moment. I know: hello pot, I'm kettle -- who I am to rant about IT commentary? But hear me out... The automated distribution of so-called "news" relating to tiny point-level platform and application adjustments is everywhere. The real future...

February 17, 2012  4:27 AM

Apple’s Mountain Lion OS X: 100 New Features

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apple, Developer

Apple has released the ninth major release of its OS X operating system to developer preview stage. Continuing the big cat family naming tradition, Mountain Lion will introduce Messages, Notes, Reminders and Game Center to the Mac, as well as Notification Center, Share Sheets, Twitter integration...


February 7, 2012  9:24 AM

BlackBerry DevCon Europe 2012, effortless new user paradigm or same old same old?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BlackBerry, Conferences, Developer, RIM

Research In Motion's (RIM) developer proposition has been brought to a simmering boil this week with the staging of its BlackBerry DevCon Europe conference in Amsterdam. Watching the 'livestream' from the Dutch capital online... RIM appears, arguably, somewhat refreshed this week, sporting a...


January 2, 2012  6:50 AM

Software development in 2012, three-wise predictions?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Agile software development, cloud, Developer, Mobile

After our yuletide festivities and an extensive round of "how was 2011?" analysis, it seems only appropriate to make at least two or three predictions for the year ahead. Inside the software development ecosphere we find a world of shifting data transport channels right now. What we mean by this...


December 9, 2011  5:19 AM

Will our future be shaped by “polyglot” programmers?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
devices, language, Mobile

If you ask a software programmer what language they write in - the answer is sometimes simple and you may get a one word reply i.e. Java, Python, PHP, Visual Basic, C# or C++ etc. More often I find that programmers define themselves as "all of the above" and more. Essentially they have become...


December 5, 2011  5:54 AM

Sound: the next (social media) killer app?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apple, Audio, IOS, Siri

We're all looking for the next killer application. All of us are, all of the time -- everyone wants to know what the next Twitter is going to be and we're all frantically downloading increasingly lightweight (almost disposable) apps in the hope of getting ahead of the curve. But what form will the...


November 23, 2011  5:35 AM

Hacking Apple Siri to broaden speech recognition

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apple, Siri

Apple's natural language speech recognition Siri technology appears to be receiving plenty of interest from the developer community just now. More accurately, the Siri speech user interface is being actively hacked with a view to extending it into third-party applications; something that is not...


October 18, 2011  11:14 AM

¡Ole! Spain drives legality into mobile services with Sybase 365

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
SMS, Spain, Sybase, telco

Mobile-focused software application developers might want to take more than a passing glance at what's going on in Spain just now. Arguably not always known as the technology epicenter of Europe, the northeast region of Catalonia is Spain's high-tech hub, apparently? OK so there's Mobile World...


August 12, 2011  10:18 AM

Apple Programmers Get Step Ladder To iCloud

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Apple, cloud, Developers, ipad

Registered members of the Apple Developer Program can now get early access to the new Apple iCloud service. Early access in this case will mean that users can migrate their existing MobileMe accounts to the as yet...


August 2, 2011  6:54 AM

Take two (PC) tablets and call me in the morning

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Enterprise mobility, Tablets

Developers are (according to some vendors) becoming "enlivened" by the musings of tablet PC makers from Apple to BlackBerry, as they "talk up" the opportunities for business applications development. But, says KeyPoint Technologies, the market may not quite be about to "burgeon" to the degree that...


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