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Ian Thain

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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 will be reviewed on the latest beta of iPhone OS 3.0. If your app submission is not compatible with iPhone OS 3.0, it will not be approved." This started developers and companies alike to certify their applications for 3.0. Sybase was one such company that successfully re-certified their iA... (more)

iPhone On Your Terms - Allow Choice; Maintain Control

I want to let you know about an upcoming "iPhone On Your Terms" two-city seminar that is being held in Chicago on March 16, 2010 and New York on March 18, 2010. As you know, the iPhone is penetrating enterprises with users from executives to information workers. If you're in the Chicago or New York area, plan to come hear strategies from Sybase for successfully deploying iPhone with Sybase technologies. Learn how you can empower mobile workers with the devices they want, while keeping the control IT needs. Register Now here Both Management & Security are interdependent and if ... (more)

iPhone Able to Be Adopted by Enterprise Businesses

Following on from my earlier blog "Securing and Delivering Business Data on the iPhone" , today Sybase shipped a new version of iAnywhere Mobile Office for Windows Mobile, Symbian and iPhone users in the enterprise. The new release offers enhanced administrative, network security, deployment features and allows the extension of enterprise-class email and PIM data from Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange mobile devices. In turn this will allow the reduction of the total cost of ownership when extending email and business processes. In particular this is major news for the iPhone'... (more)

Steve Jobs & the New iPhone?

After an announcement a few days ago from Apple, it seems certain now that Steve Jobs will not be giving the keynote at WWDC in San Francisco, rather this position will be filled by  Philip Schiller (pictured), Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, along with a team of Apple executives. The Press Release also said that WWDC will... 'offer in-depth sessions on both iPhone™ OS 3.0, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system,  and Mac OS® X Snow Leopard™, an even more powerful and refined version of the world’s best desktop operating system and the f... (more)

Six Days to SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit

We now have just 6 days until the start of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer Summit in New York's Roosevelt Hotel. During the now two-day event, there will be nine presenters as well as exhibitors such as Sybase. Now for the next two presenters on my list: Combining REST and Context for Killer iPhone Apps - Jason Christensen - Proprietor, jasonc411.com With the advent of the multimodal nature of iPhone, it's possible to be connected anywhere and everywhere. But did you know that it's possible for your iPhone to provide context to RESTFUL web services to create the next generation of kil... (more)