Hot Off the Press from MAX 2010 →
BBC News - Fibre optic cables' data capacity may... →
Technology may stretch the capacity of the fibre optic cables used to carry data sooner than has long been thought, according to a report in Science. The capacity limit has until recently been in the preparation of the light signals that pass through the cables. But the report reviews recent laboratory results showing data rates that are more than half the ultimate limit of fibre optic cables....
7 Fantastic Free Social Media Tools for Teachers... →
1. EDU 2.0 2. SymbalooEDU 3. Collaborize Classroom 4. Edublogs 5. Kidsblog 6. Edmodo 7. TeacherTube and SchoolTube and YouTube Methinks: Brilliant!
Apple's Lion: A marriage of iOS and OS X (via... →
The Mac is still important to Apple FaceTime gets ready for its close-up The new MacBook Airs Enter the Lion The Mac App Store Mission Control iLife ‘11: Evolutionary, not revolutionary Methinks: Too bad many of these features will not ship until next year. But it certainly gives us a view on how to plan. I actually really want a Air now!
Guide for Apple App Store submissions (via @adobe) →
1. General submission steps 2. Getting your app ready 3. Distribution certificates 4. Images and icons 5. Submitting the app to iTunes Connect 6. Where to go from here Methinks: Step by step list on creating and submitting to iTunes store for iOS custom apps. Nice
Apple Announces Mac OS X Lion, Mac App Store (via... →
Apple Brings 300,000 Apps to the Mac Desktop Mac users think that the Mac OS can’t be improved, but Steve Jobs is going to try anyway. Today he announced Mac OS X Lion, which will include features first seen on the iOS-based iPod and iPhone. Most notably, Macs will now be able to run the 300,000-plus apps in the App Store. That seems like a game changer to me. Read Chloe’s story for...
5 reasons Android will beat the iPhone (via... →
One phone can’t rule them all In smartphones open beats closed Faster turnaround wins Apple has no room for error One word: Google Methinks: Apple certainly has a win big - lose big culture. But the recent turnaround allowing cross-compilation of code to produce iOS apps is huge for Apple. Adobe just released the Packager for iPhone extension for Flash CS5. This opens huge numbers of...
Optimizing content for Apple iOS devices (via... →
“Optimizing code is an important step in the development of just about any application. When it comes to devices such as the Apple iPhone, optimization is even more critical.” Methinks: I am so glad Apple came to its senses and is allowing cross-compilation tools like Flex/AIR. There articles provide critical steps to making this a reality.
DITA comes of age (via KMWorld.com) →
Methinks: More evidence that DITA is making inroads into the building of the Semantic Web
Collaborative DITA: “an itch worth scratching”... →
“Final preparations are going into the contribution version of the DITA content collaboration project that I’ve been discussing. My goal is to complete the preparations in the next week or two, and then get the package onto a viable Open Source repository and set up the project materials, and open the project for business!*” Methinks: I met Don last week at the IDEAlliance XML 2010...
Six Direct Marketing Trends Likely To Go... →
1. QR Code Explosion 2. Icky Picky Mai 3. Direct Marketing and Social Media Integration Cross media is all over the marketing Net, but strategic integration of social media into direct mail, email, pURLs, and telemarketing is less common. In fact,this study reports that 88% of social media spend is to solidify customer loyalty. But that is now and this is when. Jeffrey Stewart talked about the...
Adobe Cold Fusion: 8 Reasons Why It Is Still... →
FoodSHIELD ZapMyTV Tag: cmd MSC Cruises Patrizia Pepe Auburn University BePacked.com Wrecking Ball Media Methinks: While not our primary development platform, we still use CF a lot. It is especially useful for unusual requirements and quick prototyping. It has considerable plug-ins for integration - always has. We used it since version 1.5 when Allaire was still in Minneapolis. I...
See me build and publish an AIR for Android... →
Methinks: Thank you Lee Brimelow for your demo!
Developing for iOS using Flash (via @adobe) →
“On September 9, Apple announced that it had lifted restrictions on its third-party developer guidelines. This means that you can now create applications for iOS using the Adobe Flash Platform*. You heard right: We’re really excited to bring this new capability to Flash designers and developers—the ability to build standalone content for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad using the...
W3C Says HTML5 Isn’t Ready for the Web (via... →
“HTML5, which was hatched by the non-W3C Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group in 2004, should be fully approved within two or three years. Until then, officials say Flash and Silverlight are still going to remain approved and viable web technologies.” Methinks: On one hand this is disappointing. On there other hand… are you listening Apple?
They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.– Ronald Reagan
The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple...– Warren Buffett
Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.– Albert Einstein
The ultimate goal of a more effective and efficient life is to provide you with...– Michael LeBoeuf
Barbarism is the absence of standards to which appeal can be made.– Jose Ortega Y Gasset
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.– Mark Twain
The way to build a complex system that works is to build it from very simple...– Kevin Kelly
Blog Series: Using XML to Create Once -...
Structured Content — The Future of Cross-Media Content Distribution I am trying something a little different this week. On Thursday I will be presetting at the IDEAlliance XML 2010; eMedia Revolution conference. The presentation is a view of our current work at Trekk on Cross-Media tools, techniques and projects. I’d like to share the highlights of this content via a series of blog posts. ...
Winning is the most important thing in my life, after breathing. Breathing...– George Steinbrenner
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.– Vince Lombardi
Google Fires Back at Oracle over Android Lawsuit... →
Slideshow> Picking the Perfect Tablet: 10... →
1. A Big Display 2. A Viable Operating System 3. Tablet Applications 4. The Right Price 5. A Clear Value Proposition 6. Two Cameras 8. 3G Connectivity by Default 9. Flash Support 10. A Reliable Name Methinks: Good list! I agree with most of them. It’s shows were the iPad is vulnerable. I don’t think that #8 is a must IF my iPhone or Andriod had tethering/MyFi...
There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we...– Henry Ford