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January 7, 2015  11:10 AM

Take two ‘medtech’ apps & call me in the morning

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Applications, medical, medicne

Your technology term of the day is "medtech". 1 med.png Obviously not too hard to work out, medtech (possibly...

March 15, 2012  2:49 PM

Community strength blossoms for Raspberry Pi

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications

The Raspberry Pi is almost ready for market and the manufacturers are reportedly taking a healthy number of pre-orders for the ultra-low price single-board computer designed to fuel interest in programming at school level and beyond. Talk on the wires now logically turns to how the machine will...


March 13, 2012  1:47 PM

Analysing mobile privacy on Android, at the application layer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, devices, mobile apps, Security

User privacy and data security concerns have never been higher. This issue is seriously amplified by the spiraling use of smartphones... and the popularity of Android has not come without its pitfalls. New techniques to display ads on mobile devices have begun to proliferate and ads have started...


December 19, 2011  9:26 AM

Windows 8 app store to allow open source apps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, apps, Microsoft, Open source, Windows, Windows 8

In what has been variously described as the result of a "loophole", Microsoft appears to be opening up a channel for open source applications to appear on the Windows 8 app...


October 21, 2011  9:21 AM

Joomla! CMS: from ecommerce portals to the parish church & pancakes

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, CMS, Content Management, Open source

Open source content management system (CMS) Joomla! has recently surpassed the 25 million downloads mark and listed more than 225,000 registered developers at the joomlacode.org website. Described as a CMS suitable for building everything from corporate websites and ecommerce portals to online...


April 17, 2011  11:49 AM

Openoffice.org regains community-based pedigree

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, libreoffice, Open source, OpenOffice, Oracle

In something of a victory for purists devoted to the contribution model of application development, OpenOffice.org has regained its status as a purely community-based open-source project as Oracle drops its commercial version of the productivity suite. After acquiring OpenOffice when Oracle...


March 17, 2011  12:35 PM

Puppy Linux sit! roll over, there now – good dog

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Games, Linux

Linux is evolving. Linux is developing tiers, so that so-called "top tier" Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, Debian, Mandriva and others have been grabbing more of the headlines than some of the lesser known beasts in this Unix-like operating system ecosphere. Of course this is...


November 12, 2010  2:45 PM

Application integration gets an open source lifeblood injection

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application integration, Applications, middleware, Open source

Talend's scope as an open source data management software company just got a little bit wider. The company has acquired Sopera, a provider of open source SOA and middleware platforms. After completing a $34 million financing round, Talend now says that the combined strength of both companies...


October 6, 2010  1:15 PM

LibreOffice enjoys sweet honeymoon downloads

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, contributions, Developer, Open source

The Document Foundation, the organisation behind the newly launched LibreOffice productivity suite has shared its first download numbers this morning by saying that downloads have already exceeded 80,000. The organisation says that developers have already started to contribute to the code,...


August 31, 2010  9:09 AM

OpenOffice 3.3 moves closer to Microsoft Office look & feel

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Applications, Microsoft, office, OpenOffice, PowerPoint, suite

If you've been following the OpenOffice updates programme then you'll know that the beta of the 3.3 version is now with us and the release candidate is expected...


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