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Google Buzz Privacy Update

Google Buzz Privacy Update

Over the weekend, Google announced significant changes to its new social networking service, Buzz. Responding to criticism (including EFF’s), Google moved away from the system in which Buzz automatically sets you up to follow the people you email and chat with most. Instead, Google has adopted an auto-suggest model, in which you are shown the friend list with an option […]

February 16, 2010 · 0 comments · privacy and licensing
Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers

Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers

I. Introduction After several years of false starts, the universe of digital books seems at last poised to expand dramatically. Readers should view this expansion with both excitement and wariness. Excitement because digital books could revolutionize reading, making more books more findable and more accessible to more people in more ways than ever before. Wariness because the various entities that […]

February 16, 2010 · 0 comments · privacy and licensing
Symbian

Symbian

Symbian is an open platform for smartphones overseen by the Symbian Foundation. It formerly existed as a proprietary mobile operating system under the Symbian OS name, which was under the control of Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola and Psion. Nokia was the majority share holder. In 2008, Nokia acquired complete control of the platform and made it available as an open source […]

February 16, 2010 · 0 comments · Mobile & Cloud
Bada

Bada

Bada, Korean for ocean, is a platform for smartphones developed and maintained by Samsung, a multi-faceted, digital technology company. Bada is not open to other handset vendors in the same sense as Android, but it is open for developers to create applications for smartphones powered by Bada. “The bada platform is kernel-configurable so that it can run either on the […]

February 16, 2010 · 0 comments · Mobile & Cloud
Qt 4.6.2 for Maemo 5 released

Qt 4.6.2 for Maemo 5 released

The latest version of Qt for the Maemo platform has been released. See the official announcement page. Note that since Moblin and Maemo have been merged to form a single platform, this could be the last release of Qt for Maemo. Don’t quote me on this, but that’s what I think. Watch the video demo of some of the new […]

February 15, 2010 · 0 comments · Software
MeeGo

MeeGo

MeeGo is a new Linux platform formed from the merger of Intel’s Moblin platform and Nokia’s Maemo platform. The objective is to have a single platform that will be usable on a wide range of devices – “netbooks/entry-level desktops, handheld computing and communications devices, in-vehicle infotainment devices, connected TVs, and media phones.” The platform is scheduled for release by the […]

February 15, 2010 · 0 comments · Mobile & Cloud