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Use Appcelerator Titanium to build mobile apps for iPhone & Android and desktop apps for Windows, Mac OS X & Linux from Web technologies

Use Appcelerator Titanium to build mobile apps for iPhone & Android and desktop apps for Windows, Mac OS X & Linux from Web technologies

Not having a Mac capable of doing software development has seriously hindered my ability to attempt to create legitimate iPhone applications. Titanium makes some big claims and I am tempted to give it a go to see what all the fuss is about.

If it delivers on its promise, being able to build an application that can be used on iPhone, iPad and Android would be pretty great, especially for a sans-Mac programmer.

I am a tad skeptical as to whether or not software like this would actually be useful for anything terribly complicated. But in those cases, I imagine it would make more sense to actually work at the native software level anyway.

UPDATE

Unfortunately, after digging for the FAQ I discovered that this still requires having access to the Apple SDK so this does not actually help anyone build an application on Windows or Linux. This is really too bad.

Daring Fireball: This Apple-HTC Patent Thing

This Apple-HTC Patent Thing

Apple has the clearly superior product and is winning handily in the marketplace. Whatever benefit in the market Apple hopes to achieve by this suit to me seems likely to be worth far less than the loss of good will and prestige Apple will suffer if they vigorously pursue this case (let alone if they initiate more such suits).

An interesting dissection of the recent patent filings against HTC by Apple.

"Dear FaceBook Friends, I’m De-Friending Most of You [It's Not You, It's Me]"

Dear FaceBook Friends, I’m De-Friending Most of You [It's Not You, It's Me]

Dear Facebook Friends,

I’ve been wondering when and how to do this for a while now but the time has come for me to bite the bullet and clean up what I’m doing on Facebook.

For 99% of you – this means that I’m about to de-friend you from my personal account on Facebook.

This is something I was considering awhile back but didn't actually get around to actually doing.

Tags: digital life

Kevin Rose's 10 Tips for Entrepreneurs - ReadWriteStart

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Kevin Rose, Digg's founder, spoke this week at Webstock in Wellington, New Zealand and covered 10 amazing tips for entrepreneurs. They were truly insightful - and obviously came straight from the heart and soul of someone who worked a day job and built his dream after hours. This is our take of what he had to say.

1: Just Build It: You don't need anyone's approval and in fact, you probably won't get it, so don't even try.

Interesting list, but I really like the first point: Just Build It.

Amazon S3 now supports Object Versioning

One of the things I like about services like Dropbox is its ability to transparently keep track of multiple versions of a file. With S3 supporting versioning natively, it seems like S3 buckets could pretty easily become an effective version aware backup solution.

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