Last week Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spoke at a “Fireside Chat” with AWS (Amazon Web Services) chief Werner Vogels. It was an excellent and inspirational performance from Bezos.
If there was a common theme, it was his belief in the merit of low margins, which of necessity keep a business efficient. Low margins
…continue reading The disruption of pay as you go hardware – and I do not mean leasing
If that name sounds familiar,
…continue reading Telerik Icenium: new desktop and cloud IDE for mobile development
Rumours are flying that Microsoft will announce an own-brand Windows RT tablet on Monday.
No comment on the truth of these, but it would be a smart move.
Here are three reasons.
First, the OEM foistware problem. This has got a little better in recent years, but not enough to compete with Apple and
…continue reading Three reasons why Microsoft should make its own Windows RT (ARM) Tablet
Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt addressed the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in confident mood, boasting of the strong growth in Android adoption and saying that the world would need to increase its population in order to sustain current rates of growth.
His keynote was in three parts. He kicked off with a
…continue reading Google’s Eric Schmidt looks forward to an Android in every pocket
It is almost one year since Nokia’s dramatic announcement that it would transition its smartphone range to Windows Phone. Today the company released its results for the fourth quarter and for the full year 2011, the first since the release of the the Lumia range of Windows Phone devices. How it is doing?
…continue reading Nokia results: hope for Windows Phone?
Asus has responded to demands for an unlocked bootloader for its its latest Transformer Prime tablet.
It turns out that DRM is the culprit – at least, that is what Asus says on its Facebook page:
Regarding the bootloader, the reason we chose to lock it is due to content providers’ requirement for DRM
…continue reading Asus Transformer Prime update: Google video rental or unlocked bootloader, you choose
The new Asus Transformer Prime TF201 Android tablet is winning praise for its performance and flexibility. It is driven by NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor and can be equipped with a keyboard and dock that extends battery life and makes the device more like a laptop.
All good; but techie users are upset that the
…continue reading Users petition Asus over locked bootloader in Asus Transformer Prime
Patent blogger Florian Mueller quotes a statement filed by Oracle in its legal dispute with Google over its use of the Java language in Android:
Android’s growth in the mobile device market has been exponential, steadily diminishing Java’s share. For instance, Amazon’s newly-released Kindle Fire tablet is based on Android, while prior versions of the
…continue reading Android: good or bad for Java? Oracle claims harm but I am sceptical
Want to know why Apple is suing Samsung over Android, or why Microsoft is re-imagining Windows as a touch-friendly mobile OS? Look no further than Gartner’s latest report on European and worldwide sales in the third quarter of 2011.
First, this release shows PC sales in Western Europe, not helped by HP’s dithering over what
…continue reading PCs down, Android up: astonishing figures from Gartner show shift to mobile
Adobe announced six touch apps for Android and Apple iPad tablets yesterday at its MAX conference in Los Angeles. These hook into cloud services offered by the Creative Cloud, also just announced.
My favourite among the new apps is Adobe Debut. The problem this addresses: you want to show your client the work you have
…continue reading Adobe Debut: my favourite of the new touch apps, cloud-side rendering