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Apple v Lodsys

That’s good news. “Apple is undisputedly licensed to these patents and the App Makers are protected by that license,” wrote Bruce Sewell, Apple Senior Vice President and General Counsel. via Apple says developers are licensed for Lodsys patents.

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Halo Developer Bungie Registers Mobile Software Patent | Mac|Life

Myth is still my favorite game of all time. Some intriguing news has leaked today from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Bungie, the studio behind the Halo, Myth, and Marathon series has reportedly filed for a trademark for … Continue reading

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Apple Doesn’t Do Social, Macworld Looks At Game Center

One of Apple’s largest weakness is social/internet platforms. See Ping, Game Center, Favorites between AppleTV and iTunes, etc.  I don’t think it’s an issue of engineering talent but rather that social/internet platforms runs counter to Apple’s culture of secrecy and … Continue reading

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Maybe It Is Like Windows vs Mac Again

I doubt people are thinking about this when they say the iOS vs Android battle will be like the Mac vs Windows battle. Applications loaded with malicious software are infiltrating the Google operating system at a faster rate than hackers … Continue reading

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Car Pool Party Goes Live – My First App

I’m very happy to announce that today my first app for the iPhone has gone live on the iTunes app store. From the description: Car Pool Party was created for my fiancée to help her arrange and keep track of … Continue reading

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alloc NSMutableArray and storing objects

Today’s interesting programming tidbit… If assigning an array to another NSMutable Array such as this: self.listData = [self userData]; You don’t need to alloc the listData array first, although i’m guessing it’s probably a good idea. However if you want … Continue reading

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Web 3.0

Web 3.0 will be defined by the next newly minted billionaire. Speculating what that will be before it happens is simply a mental floss exercise.

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Geist: Canadian-backed report says music, movie, and software piracy is a market failure, not a legal one – thestar.com

Trademark and copyright holders frequently characterize piracy as a legal failure, arguing that tougher laws and increased enforcement are needed to stem infringing activity. But a new global study on piracy, backed by Canada’s International Development Research Centre, comes to … Continue reading

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Dell’s desperation shows, says the iPad will fail in the enterprise

“An iPad with a keyboard, a mouse and a case [means] you’ll be at $1500 or $1600; that’s double of what you’re paying,” said Lark. “That’s not feasible.” And that’s how you know Lark is just spreading a bunch of … Continue reading

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Mobile Firefox Skips Flash In Favor Of HTML5

One thing Firefox mobile doesn’t have is support for Flash, even though Android has a big partnership with Adobe to make Flash work on mobile. I spoke with some folks from Mozilla yesterday about this topic. Eventually, Firefox mobile will … Continue reading

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