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As I started to read this book my plan was to skim through the first 6 chapters and then really dig in starting with chapter 7 App Design. I figured with a year of iOS programming under my belt the first few chapters would just be regurgitating a bunch of stuff I already knew. To some...
This week, we’ve been putting both the iPad 4 and the Microsoft Surface tablet through their paces. In our testing, we’re happy to say that both tablets are very solid HTML5 platforms. Internet Explorer 10 on the Surface has a broad, well-implemented HTML5 feature set that mostly meets...
DigiTimes Research figures worldwide tablet shipments will hit 210 million units next year, up 38.3%, pushing past notebooks for the first time. Branded units should account for 140 million units. It expects Google to become the second-largest tablet vendor after Apple with its Nex...
First thing Monday morning Apple said that it sold three million iPad minis and fourth-generation iPads in the three days since Friday when the widgets went on sale. The number is double the 1.5 million sold in the last three-day weekend in March when the third-generation iPad ca...
Google’s officially out of stock of 16-gigabyte Nexus 7 tablets. And, according to sources speaking to The Guardian’s Charles Arthur, it’s because the company “seriously underestimated” demand for the seven-inch device. “The Guardian understands that...
A British judge ruled Wednesday that Apple must run ads in U.K. newspapers saying that Samsung Electronics didn’t copy designs for its iPad – the jurisprudential equivalent of ordering a pupil to write “I will not engage in spurious patent battles” on the blackboard 10,000 times. ...
OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of Web Applications for iPad, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically ...

The CTOvision Mobile Application is now available in the Apple iTunes application store. The application focuses on content we create for technologists, but it also contains a curated list of coming events we believe are of high interest plus curated lists of the videos we want to b...

Deron Williams, NBA point guard and savior of ironic sport liking, just inked a new contract to stay with the Brooklyn Nets. Well, inked is the wrong word as Williams actually signed his 5 year $98 million contract on an iPad. With his finger.
When iPad was launched did you imagine that it would be more successful compared to iPhone? I did not. I could not think of that killer application which is required for a new and innovative device to succeed. (Will iPad Succeed?) Neither did organizations like Forrester. After being...

The video on the next page is just funny, no matter who you are. The clip takes video from the Apple iPad launch event and then lets you see this week’s Microsoft Surface launch in that light. The result: something really funny. Even my Microsoft friends should be laughing at ...

As you may have noticed, a number of media sources are writing about the overall progression of iOS device sales and of the iPad in particular. The latter’s sales have developed to the point where their presence in businesses is becoming indispensable (see Looking into Enterprise iOS b...
The Justice Department is fixing to sue Apple, Macmillan and maybe Penguin for antitrust maybe as soon as Wednesday by all reports. The iPad-centered charges are supposed to be collusion and fixing the price of that newfangled invention, e-books. The DOJ essentially destroyed M...
Apple’s new iPad was named the best tablet computer in a ranking by Consumer Reports, two weeks after the magazine said the device runs “significantly hotter” than previous models. The new iPad’s high-resolution screen provides the best detail and color accuracy of all tablets Consumer...
OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of Web Applications for iPad, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in ...
Let’s get started, I’m not in love w/ the new naming system for the iPad. “New” should never be in any products name, let alone a real piece of technology (will the next one be New New? or New and Improved iPad?). Ridiculous.
We know everything about the new iPad but the name. After Wednesday’s hour-plus-long launch event in San Francisco, Apple CEO Tim Cookies and team unveiled details about the company’s new tablet, simply calling it the “new iPad” throughout.
This title may be an obvious statement to us all, but a lot of applications and therefore application developers on the Apple App Store seems to have lost sight of that fact. I believe that over 90% of these applications have the potential to be awesome on the best tablet device around...
I am already an avid believer of Mobility and Tablet computing in the Enterprise, so this week I decided to think about what could be achieved within Education. For the rest of my thoughts I will use my Converged Mobile Device of choice … the iPad. There is already a student web page o...
OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Development of Web Applications for iPad, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in...
Apple can’t call the iPad the iPad in China. A trademark infringement suit Apple filed after its application for ownership of two Chinese trademarks – iPad and IPAD – was thrown out of court. The Chinese trademark office said a local contract manufacturer called Proview Technology ...
The Daily, a made-for-the-iPad start-up national news service that kicked off in February, claims it’s heard from anonymous sources that Microsoft is adapting Office to the iPad. The blog puts the price at around $10, because that’s what Apple charges for its own iWork Pages, Numbers...
DigiTimes says it’s heard from its redoubtable downstream sources that Apple has scratched the notion of iPad 3 being available this year maybe because Samsung and LG can’t get decent yields on a 2,048x1,536 9.7-inch “retina display” panel and Sharp’s are too expensive. On top of whi...
There has been a great deal of press surrounding Apple’s launch of iCloud and the impact of this new service on consumer markets. Very little attention, however, has been given to the impact that this new cloud computing service will have on enterprise IT. If recent history is any indi...
Reports of an Android tablet coming from Amazon this fall have graduated from DigiTimes to the Wall Street Journal, which heard that Amazon would put out a nine-inch camera-less iPad rival before October. Apparently Amazon has outsourced both the widget’s design and manufacturing to ...
iPad 3 rumors are back saying that the dingus will launch in September, six months early, to scare off would-be rivals. This time the Chinese-language Economic Times of Taiwan claims the device will have a screen resolution of 2560x1920, five to six times better than the iPad 2, and 3D...
OpenXava is a tool for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. Since v4.2 OpenXava also produces iPad Web applications that behaves and looks like iPad native applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple...
A Chinese court has convicted three local guys who stole iPad 2’s blueprints to make counterfeits. The two guys who stole the plans worked for Foxconn, Apple’s contract manufacturer. They sold them to a third guy for about $31,000 who built and sold knockoffs way before the genuine a...
It’s not going to surprise anyone that Apple’s fiscal Q2 numbers were light on iPads given its obvious inability to meet demand, but what may surprise Google and its many Android followers was the surge in iPhone sales to 18.65 million units, a 113% jump in growth year-over-year, signi...
Brazil, for all its bubbling BRIC status a notoriously hard place to do business with – harder still to repatriate money from – is anticipating that Apple’s iPad maker Foxconn will move there and start churning out the widgets by the end of the year. This according to what the countr...
Apple and its iPad are supposed to dominate the tablet market into 2015 when, according to Gartner’s crystal ball, its market share is supposed to drop from 69% this year and 64% next year to a mere 49%. Google’s Android is projected to garner 24% in 2012 and 39% in 2015, leaving 22% f...
Despite nail-biting concern over possible component shortages because of the Japanese tragedy – lately about whether it’ll have a steady supply of batteries – Apple’s web site started forecasting iPad 2 deliveries in another two-three weeks on Monday, better than the three-four week...
Acer CEO and president Gianfranco Lanci has quit after an apparently profound disagreement with his board. The world’s sometimes number two PC merchant warned Friday that its PC sales in Europe and the US were down 10% sequentially in the unfinished first quarter and that Q2 was like...
With the ever-increasing popularity and acceptance of tablets, ebook readers, etc., it is little surprise that the traditional form of paper books and it's ecosystem is coming under immense pressure to survive and remain profitable. How long will the paper book and related industries, ...
Despite the fact that iPad 2 is in hysterically short supply in the United States – and apparently likely to remain so for at least the next month or so – and despite the fact that events in Japan have raised doubts about iPad’s component supply line – Apple put out one of its rare pre...
Here we are on the eve before of what will definitely be the next iPad Gold Rush... the iPad2. I expect to see this in the media, in various ways. Already I have been spotting articles of some dedicated folks staking claim, to the first place in line, at some Apple Stores and I expect ...
I have been using Apple's iPad since it was launched and am totally hooked on using it whilst out on the road in a personal & business basis. So yesterday we had the announcement of Apple's iPad2 and I was glued, like most of the internet, to the live feeds etc. Firstly, I have to say ...
Mobile applications and the Mobile Web are now part of our lifestyle, it is a fact. 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 ev...
The design cornerstone of the Sybase's MEAP the Sybase Unwired Platform is the Mobile Business Object (MBO). The MBO encapsulates the business process logic and data into a reusable unit that can be accessed from a variety of clients. The development can take two approaches, firstly t...
The latest tablet figures claim that shipments doubled sequentially in Q4 to 9.4 million units, up 120% from 4.4 million units in Q3, and that iPad – which owned 96% of the market in Q3 – suffered a 21% share loss to Android – up 2,000% – complements of Samsung purportedly getting o...