You know, despite all the modern Smartphones, and my new Treo 750v, I still
always have a hankering to go back to my Palm Treo 650. The ease of use is
still just fantastic compared to just about anything I've ever used...the
apps are great, really functional. Yes, it has its problems, its not WiFi,
the camera is..well its dodgy as we know..it has no real JVM support although
I appreciate you can get a JVM on it, but it takes so much effort and space,
the end result is still not worth it...and then there are the applications
that won't run that you come to rely on, such as Google Maps. Wait, did I
say Google Maps..now just hang on there, there *is* a Google Maps client
for the Palm..and it really rocks !
The applications is everything you expect, very responsive, and the UI with
the translucent buttons is even kinda sexy - great job ! I think a retro
Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet!
It seems that Google have done it again, having brought Google local to the
mobile phone with a fairly sophisticated Midlet that also has Ajax support.
It is amazing what is in 38K of Midlet, and it is good to see Google pushing
the envelope on mobile like this. As per my comments previously on this
page, there already exists MGMaps which provides a J2ME interface to Google
Maps but it is not as slick as this. Check this out from Google here.
posted Saturday, 12 November 2005 4:30 PM EST
Jim Liddle's Blog
Now everyone knows about VOIP, and everyone knows about Skype. Skype is
pretty useful if you are doing Skype to Skype calls or even Skype to phone
calls from your desk. Currently however mobile Skype just does not cut
it... It doesn’t work over GPRS, barely over 3G (if you can get a
consistent decent signal) and Wi Fi hot spots are not always easy to find and
still tend to be not free and quite expensive.
What is needed is something simple and easy to use. What is needed is
something like Jajah.
Jajah was founded by Daniel Mattes and Roman Scharf. It is ... (more)
The Year in Review
It has been some year in the world of Cloud and Cloud Storage in particular.
We witnessed the demise of Nirvanix, as well as the revelations of Edward
Snowdon outlining the surveillance of the PRISM surveillance program and
the alleged collusion with major US Service providers.
Amidst all of this the behemoth that is Amazon continued to move forwards
apace and continuing to add new services and reduce pricing.
There has been space in the market for new vendors such as Dump Truck, which
launched almost exactly 1 year ago, and Copy, both of which predominantly
The recent PRISM Data snooping controversies have heightened almost every
companies awareness of the potential vulnerabilities of data stored
off-premise in the Cloud. Many Cloud Storage companies talk about encrypting
data ‘at rest' but the real issue is that the storage companies control the
encryption rather than the company whose data is stored controlling the
Ask yourself these questions?
Are you comfortable not controlling your own file encryption? Do you have
sensitive data you wish to store in the cloud that you do not want to have
your file sharing vendor ... (more)