Mac News: Massive Apple patent win could kill off Android completely
Apple on Tuesday was granted 25 patents that encompass almost all user interface elements used by modern smartphones. Everything from e-mail, telephone, camera, video player, camera, search, and most importantly multi-touch (the system of using multiple finger gestures on a touch screen display) have all been granted to the Cupertino-based company.
Read full story => Macworld UK
Technology News: Brussels to unveil EU cloud computing strategy
The European Commission is set to propose next week a strategy on cloud computing aimed at promoting the use of off-site data storage in a bid to cut information technology costs and create new jobs, according to a draft paper seen by EurActiv.
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Programming News: Why Objective-C Metaprogramming Dramatically Improves Your iOS App
For those of you who work with me, you know that I evenly split my time between complaining about how chunky, verbose, and buggy Objective-C can be and evangelizing (better) languages like Haskell, Clojure, and Ruby. Of course, Apple won’t use languages like that on iOS, so I was beginning to accept that building iPhone and iPad apps would never be as fun or as seamless as deploying web apps with Rack or Node.js.
Read full story => Kurt Edelbrock
Standards News: ISO 9001 in the supply chain
Managers responsible for selecting suppliers or responsible for purchasing decisions now have available an attractive hard copy version of the ISO brochure, ISO 9001 in the supply chain, up to now published uniquely as a Web document.
Goods and services are commonly promoted as being produced by suppliers with a quality management system (QMS) certified as conforming to ISO 9001:2008. There are currently more than a million organizations in over 170 countries certified to this standard.
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