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Ian Thain

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Mobile applications and the Mobile Web are undeniably now part of our lifestyle. Ask yourself... Could you think of not having your device at hand 24x7? Now, I am not suggesting that folks are addicted to their devices, as addiction suggests 'total dependency, to the detriment of everything else', but the line is getting very blurred for the most of us that interact with mobile systems whilst mobile. Thankfully the majority of mobile users do not go that far and the fact is that the benefits of the Mobile Lifestyle we all enjoy, totally enhance our daily lives. This is not specific to any age range either: young and old alike now have a huge range of services and power at their fingertips. What are we doing now on our Converged Mobile Devices (CMDs) or Smartphones? (I tend to use this term CMD now, as these devices are firstly more mobile complex and powerful compute... (more)

iPhone OS 3.0 Hits the Streets Today

Today June 17, is the day that iPhone OS 3.0 is available to the masses for download and I'm predicting upgrade fever will be the phrase for today and the next few weeks. History... On May 6th 2009, after a few rapid cycles, iPhone OS 3.0 Beta 5 was released for general consumption, still within the iPhone Developer Program and under NDA. Though the big news that accompanied it, was that Apple would no longer be accepting any iPhone or iPod touch applications that were not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0.To quote Apple's email... "Beginning today, all submissions to the App Store ... (more)

The Key to Strategic Mobile Deployments

Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms on Ulitzer Over the last year I have been mentioning my thoughts on Mobile Developments and architectures. This week I have seen a great article by my colleague Willie Jow, published on Wireless Week, where he discusses deploying strategic and mobile platforms etc. In the article Willie provides some recommendations as to what CIOs should consider in a mobile enterprise platform, including managing and securing devices/data. Check out Willie's article here or his Sybase blog here For a recap, currently my thoughts are... Take a Strategic ap... (more)

Countdown to TechWave... TW minus 2

We have some outstanding Sponsors, check them out at http://www.sybase.com/techwave?htab=Sponsors TechWave Tip… Make notes, though presentations will be made available, you may get some golden nuggets of information verbally. You may also wish to ask the presenter face to face questions in the Q&A section, at the end of their presentations. If you are shy, our presenters are happy to take questions after the session if time allows, or via email. ... (more)

Google Adds Editing Capabilities to the Mobile Version of its Spreadsheet Program

I wanted to flag a post on PhoneScoop by Eric Zeman that appeared recently. Eric writes that "Google has added editing capabilities to the mobile version of their spreadsheet program".  These new features will allow users to open the document on their smartphone and make changes that will be reflected when the document is next opened on a desktop computer. I think this is a great example of mobile phones gaining more functionality for the enterprise, and this additional functionality is certainly beneficial in today’s mobile business world. Though now I believe you can't loose si... (more)