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Google Is Ready to Change the Channel

I've said for years that as developers you need to get out of the rut of thinking about applications in the context of a computer screen at specific resolutions. I've also warned about thinking that smaller is the only direction that resolutions were changing.

Developers Plus Community Equals Give Camps

As the holidays approach, charities tend to become more front and center. Even without the holidays, developers around the world are stepping up and donating time and services in a very unique manner. The concept of a GiveCamp has taken root and is growing.

Do You Have a Slate or Tablet?

Normally blogs give out information. Today's entry asks for feedback. I'd be interested in having comments posted on slates devices. If you've bought a slate, I'd be interested in hearing what you bought and what you think of it.

Mobile Development and $10 Million Dollars (USD)

The smartphone battle is heating up. With Nokia tossing ten million dollars into the battle in an effort to pull attention back to Nokia smartphones in North America. While the applications are to target people in North America, anyone from around the world seems able to participate.

Microsoft Live Spaces Bites The Dust

Is it an admission of defeat? I received an email from a friend that started with this question. He went on to comment on the irony of the changes being made by Microsoft in regard to their support of blogging software. He indicated how unbelievable the report from TechCrunch was on the topic of Microsoft dropping Live Spaces and shifting their blogs -- and nearly 30 million users -- to WordPress. What is ironic about this move is not just that Microsoft is shifting away from its own blogging software, but that Microsoft is moving to WordPress, an Open Source product that uses things like PHP and MySQL. Of course, the comments on the TechCrunch article are what make for interesting reading. The first comment by rbanffy sums it up nicely: "Windows Live Spaces running of GPL'ed Wordpress, on top of GPL'ed Linux, storing data on GPL'ed MySQL."

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