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Ian Thain

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iPad for Business on Ulitzer TUAW today ran a story that some folks have received emails that their iPad Shipments have left Shenzhen, China via UPS, though delivery will still be on April 3. That is great news and for those folks in North America, who are anxiously awaiting their space age piece of hardware, the excitement must be building... So I thought I would start a countdown to the launch (i)Pad ;-). iPad - T minus 5 days... Assemble the Hardware… complete. Start the journey to the Launch iPad from the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) 5 Reasons to buy … Form Factor UI/Experience Connectivity Available Apps Developer Ecosystem ... (more)

Mobility Is a Very Exciting Place

In the current Economic climate, mobility will take a bigger and higher profile position in the Enterprise. As companies work to streamline processes and in turn costs, mobile applications will step up to the plate to fulfill that need and more. Mobile Applications will give the mobile worker the ability to get the data they need, when they want & where they want, this will give the mobile worker the competitive edge which is a necessity. Let us explore the mobile evolution... So far we have see three stages of mobile computing. #1 Communicate, which can be easily explained by tw... (more)

Close Encounters of the 3.0 iPhone Kind

On the Apple campus today March 17, Apple hosted a special media event that focused on and introduced the next generation of the iPhone OS... 3.0. It was an invitation-only event that has drawn much interest over the last week, across many blogs and in turn created much speculation of what was going to be announced. If you asked any self respecting iPhone developer, you would get many wish-list items as well as the same from iPhone users, well now the truth is out there! Here are the statistical points from the event... iPhone now in 80 Countries - 13.7M units in 2008 17M altogeth... (more)

Stanford iPhone

In one of my last few posts I have given you the Seven Steps to iPhone Development. I mentioned that I’m having great fun watching the free Stanford University iPhone Development Course which are available via iTunesU . Each week, in the 10 week class, there is a number of subjects covered in the tutorials and assignments set, that will build upon each other. OK for those of us that are not on campus, as we have the ability to take our time over each... but would you like to see behind the camera? WIRED has just posted a story here. Let's hope that the guy in the 3rd picture has ... (more)

3-2-1 Go! Apple's Sold-out Worldwide Developers Conference Nears

It is now only 3 days until the most watched and waited for technical event of 2009... Apple's sold-out Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). WWDC 2009 is billed as the premier technical event for developers and IT professionals innovating with Apple platforms and I will not disagree with that. Especially as from June 8 until June 12, there will be 5 days where 5000 attendees will meet with and listen to 1000 Apple engineers. One thing we know for sure is that Steve Jobs will not be there but the rest will be speculation until the many Reporters, Bloggers and Twitter users sta... (more)