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eZ Systems announced they will professionally support eZ Publish running on Mac OS X Server v10.5 Leopard. In addition, eZ demonstrated eZ Flow (running on Mac OSX), a new extension for eZ Publish designed for media companies who need to build complex page layouts and pre-plan publication schedules to ensure a constant flow of rich content. Among other features, eZ Flow supports delivery of content to Apple iPhones. The combination of eZ and Apple technologies is a natural fit for the media and publishing industries, which value the stability, security and usability of the Mac OS X platform. With support for the Mac OS X Server (which recently attained UNIX 03 certification), eZ Publish enhances the platform by providing an Open Source Enterprise Content Management System that enables organizations to create powerful, feature-rich websites, intranets and extranets.... (more)

How to Create On-Demand Enterprise Applications for the iPhone

The arrival of the iPhone has heralded a new era for Internet-enabled devices; however, the device wasn't designed with the enterprise user in mind. To be successful, enterprise apps need to be optimized for the user experience and fit business requirements. In this session, Dave Carroll will demonstrate how developers using a modern Model-View-Controller (MVC) development approach provided by the Force.com platform can shape the presentation of data to a specific context and use standard web development technologies—including HTML, and AJAX—to create on-demand enterprise appli... (more)

Amazon Releases Kindle for iPhone

Amazon has Released Kindle for iPhone - a free download that requires an iPhone or iPod Touch with the iPhone/iPod Touch 2.1 software update installed. Kindle for iPhone lets you buy Kindle e-books on your computer, then transfer them to your iPhone or iPod touch over WiFi. It's a free download via a new Kindle for iPhone page in Apple's iTunes App Store. From a starting-point of just over 500 when it launched in July, Apple's App Store already has about 15,000 applications available and downloads have surpassed 500 million. So it's with a great sense of excitement that SYS-CON... (more)

How to Build the Coolest iPhone AJAX Application in 24 Hours

Apple’s official announcement that AJAX is the iPhone’s SDK of choice reinforced Laszlo Systems’ vision, having already built its OpenLaszlo RIA development platform to inherently support AJAX. This session will discuss how OpenLaszlo is architected to work with iPhone today, and will provide insight into how Laszlo gurus, Ben Shine and Bret Simister, created an animated news game from scratch in only 24 hours. Named one of the “8 coolest iPhone apps” by Wired Magazine, “NewsMatch” exemplifies the power of the OpenLaszlo platform and it... (more)

iPhone: Is Unlocking Legal or Illegal?

The Apple iPhone, which has already come under intense criticism for failing to allow third-party programs and for its incompatibility with the Flash and Java platforms, has a new challange to overcome in the form of a class-action lawsuit filed against it by a California resident claiming Apple is in violation of California antitrust laws by limiting iPhone to AT&T's network only. Timothy Smith's suit claims that, thanks to a provision in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) allowing any user to ask carrier-subsidized phones to be unlocked 90 days after purchase, unlockin... (more)