Will Corporate America Embrace the iPhone?
Apple is a “change” company. Look at their track record: Mac II, iMac,
iPod and now the iPhone. What has not changed, however, is the view of Apple
a company that delivers only consumer based products. Apple simply is not
perceived as an Enterprise company. Apple is working to change this
perception. It is a slow process but something came along to change the pace:
Enterprise Tools coming to the iPhone
Apple is looking to “wow” the professional market. For this to be
successful, Apple meet certain base criteria. For instance, many enterprises
need support for Microsoft Exchange; there must be strong support for
industry VPN solutions, you have to be able to control who can view and who
can not view content on an iPhone. Any stolen iPhone must have the ability to
be whiped clean by a remote administrator. The la... (more)
Roll Up! Roll Up! Make your guess for the Apple event!!
Yes, it is that time, the night before an Apple event, where we all take a
good guess as what will come tomorrow. What do you think? If you troll
through the rampant speculation (and it is speculation as noone really knows)
then there are some common threads.
So, just to show you I am a gambling man here are my thoughts for tomorrow:
Steve Jobs will present - should I sound like a fanboy and say that this is
all we need? There will be a Beatles announcement - it would be stupid not to
have one New iPod Touch with faster proc... (more)
Last week I wrote about WebKit including WebGL as part of the development
code base. Today, FireFox code base also contains WebGL. WebGL is a
technology that allows you to build 3D environments within the CANVAS
element. How cool is that? Having a working code base is the first step
towards the technology becoming part of the released code. For the record,
WebKit is the foundation for Apple's Safari (both desktop and mobile),
Google's Chrome and Android browsers and the Pam Pre WebOS. Here is a link to
Mozilla Blog that talks about their implementation of WebGL.
It may only be a point release but that doesn't mean that Electric Rain,
makers of the #1 3D modeling software tool for Flash animators hasn't come
out swinging. What you'll find with this new release is a tight focus on the
rendering options in Swift 3D.
Quick Run Down on Swift 3D
First I have to admit I'm partial to Electric Rain's Swift 3D. To me, it has
always been the small product that stood shoulder to shoulder with the likes
of Soft Image, Max and the other big 3D boys. Swift 3D isn't the only Flash
4D design product on the market. It's simple the one outselling its
If you've upgraded to Flash MX 2004 Professional or you purchased the FireFly
Data Connection Kit for Flash MX, then you've probably read a lot about how
easy it is to have Flash pull data into a Flash Movie. The only problem is
that this is not how applications work in the real world.
In the real world there has to be a constant conversation between the client
and the server application. I am going to use e-mail as an example. If you
have a traditional POP3 e-mail client (one you get through your ISP or Web
hosting company) you have to actively connect to it and check if you have ... (more)