Monthly Archives: October 2009

Big day for Android news

Today was full of Android news… Engadget have a good round up of the stories and announcements here

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The Android phones are coming…

All the major device manufacturers and wireless carriers are getting read to release their Google Android based phones, joining T-Mobile which was first to market with the HTC G1 and more recently the HTC MyTouch3G: Sprint launched their HTC Hero … Continue reading

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Windows 7 (Vista SP3) launches tomorrow – October 22

Windows 7 launches tomorrow, October 22. I hadn’t thought about this, but just how exactly does Microsoft work out that this version is version 7? Gizmodo takes a guess at it here, but anyway you look at it, it just … Continue reading

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Everything iDon’t, Droid Does

What an awesome ad – see here. Finally Android is gaining some momentum from the big name players, with Motorola starting the mass media onslaught by pointing out everything that the iPhone does not do, Android does. Motorola’s ‘Droid’ phone … Continue reading

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Setting up Subversion on Ubuntu

See here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Subversion Ading new repositories:

To configure access to to the new project, edit the /home/svn/myproject/conf/svnserve.conf file created by default and uncomment the password-db line. Save the file.Edit the passwd file in the same dir and add a … Continue reading

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Adding groups and users

# sudo addgroup <groupname> To add a new user to a existing group: # sudo adduser <username> groupname

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IntelliJ open sourced – Community Edition available now!

The interesting thing about IntelliJ is that people who have used all 3 major Java IDEs (Eclipse, Netbeans and IntelliJ) all swear by IntelliJ, and yet most Java developers spend all their time using either Eclipse or Netbeans. Hmm. Anything … Continue reading

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Google Chrome browser coming to Mac soon

Google’s chrome browser will be coming to the Mac soon, according to this post on The Register. Early releases may be found out on the web if you go looking.

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Server failure brings doubt to Microsoft’s cloud-based plans

Microsoft has seriously embarrassed themselves and brought huge doubt to the viability of their Office Live incentive from their server failure this week, impacting all Sidekick phone users. Although they are saying that Office Live is built with server redundancy … Continue reading

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Microsoft server failure loses all data for Danger Sidekick phone users

Here’s the harsh reality of what can happen when you rely on data storage ‘in the cloud’. Microsoft recently bough Danger, the company behind the Sidekick phone devices, in a possible move to offering a Microsoft branded similar device at … Continue reading

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