PeakBerry

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For some unknown reason to me, northern countries once were *THE* leaders in communication equipment. NOKIA is Finnish, Ericsson is Swedish, Nortel and RIM are Canadians. Why is this? Maybe the long winters experienced on these latitudes force people to think to communicate better, since most of them are hibernating like the polar bears 🙂…

Fragmentation BS

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Ever since Android started to get traction is has been tagged with one significant drawback: fragmentation. Indeed, fragmentation on the platform is a challenge. However what surprises me about the whole theme is how it is reported as a drag to the platform and as if it has never existed on computing before and because…

Google’s current mistakes

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Once upon a time there was an small company named Google. This company was gaining public’s awareness. They were concentrated on search, as so, one of their first forays on desktop (i.e. Windows) was a little product called ‘Google Desktop’, with the only mission of indexing the files on people’s computer in order to make…

How to host FireFox app on Windows Azure

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As have mentioned before, among our providers, we use Windows Azure. Within it, there’s the option to host a free web site, which we find it perfectly to host a Firefox OS hosted web app (considering our current traffic). However, given that Azure is based on IIS (you can also have LAMP, but that’s under…

Windows 8 uphill challenges

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Once, a wonderful teacher I had taught me “Engineering is about making sacrifices, you loss something to gain another one”. That has stick to me ever since. Personally, I think Windows 8 is suffering from that. Microsoft doesn’t want to scarify much of it in order to keep it compelling to the established based, which…

The philosophy behind Google Glass

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A lot has been written about Google Glass, so we’ll try not to repeat it here. Let’s start from what we know: It’s an Android device It has great potential for many things It remains to be seen if it will be socially validated, due to -possible- privacy issues Google as a company has several…

Welcome Windows 8 readers!

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We’ve just released Mollejuo’s AR views, which is our Windows 8 App reader for our blog. In this way people with Windows 8 tablets & computers have an improved experience of reading this wonderful blog 🙂 Enjoy!    

Post-pc era confirmed

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Some years ago, Steve Jobs proclaimed the post-pc era. While the PC (including Macs) were not dead, that trend seemed certain. One way to certify this trend in technology is when advances comes first within certain types of technologies, in this case, advances are coming live first on mobile than on PCs. The same way…

Terra Icons for Windows Phone

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Continuing our changes and expansion, we’ve just published our first Windows Phone app, its called Terra Icons. As with the Icons apps, its purpose is to help guide people looking for the landmarks of a city. And while we continue in our quest against maps, for the time being this one is map based. I’m…

Wikitude, our new partners

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As we have mentioned before, our Icon apps are evolving. Thus in this process we need to enhance our AR experience, to do so we’ve partnered with Wikitude, which we think offer the best AR experience related with geolocation, which is where the Icon Apps thrive! Why Wikitude? Well … A more straightforward API It’s…