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  • Wi-Fi won't kill the office LAN ... yet

    While Wi-Fi has increasingly become the primary choice for office worker connectivity, it may be some time before it replaces wired networks altogether, according to panelists at the Interop conference, held last week in New York.

  • Nokia uniting mobile app dev around Qt

    Nokia is focusing on Qt (pronounced "cute") as the sole application development framework for its Symbian and MeeGo mobile phone platforms for both native and Web application development, the company said Thursday.

  • Microsoft ramps up Windows Phone app store

    Looking to provide the best shopping experience for mobile applications, Microsoft is engaging developers in a phased approach with its upcoming Windows Phone Marketplace relaunch.

  • AutoCAD coming to iPad, iPhone, returning to Mac

    Autodesk is bringing its AutoCAD architecture, design, and engineering software back to the Mac OS after an 18-year absence, the company announced this evening. But the company plans to do more than offer a Mac OS X version of AutoCAD: It says it will release a free version of the software, dubbed AutoCAD WS, for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch that lets users review, edit, and share AutoCAD files on those popular mobile devices.

  • Hands on: Google App Inventor for Android

    Google's new App Inventor for Android comes with an ambitious goal: Allow anyone to create simple apps for their mobile phone. The tool, still in invitation-only beta, offers a graphical drag-and-drop programming interface instead of requiring that apps be written in Java.

  • Google Android market looks to protect apps

    Extending protection against unauthorized use of applications, stewards of the Google-backed Android mobile platform Tuesday unveiled a licensing service for applications in the Android Market.

  • Google increases Apps' mobile IT controls

    Google has increased the controls that Apps administrators have over their end users' iPhone, Nokia and Windows Mobile devices, the company announced on Tuesday.

  • Victorian App My State winners

    An application focused on teaching people how to recycle has taken out the first prize in the Victorian Government’s App My State competition.

  • Apps must disconnect to survive

    If your mobile application can’t work inside a lift, or crashes though train tunnels then you need to back to the drawing board, says one Windows Phone 7 developer.

  • Missing apps on Android Market annoy developers

    Google has fixed a problem that caused some mobile phone applications to disappear from the Android Market, the company said Tuesday. However, not everyone is convinced that Google's action will put an end to what Android developer Konrad Hübner called the "most annoying and ongoing issue we have seen on Android Market."

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