* Posts by Pete 61

6 posts • joined 30 Nov 2012

Giving mobile users the applications they want is child's play

Pete 61

A single language for all platforms does exist.

“If you are developing something for customers to use then in an ideal world you would support all three platforms, but since there is no single language that works on all three you find yourself having to employ either multi-skilled developers (a scarce resource) or more bodies, each of which has more focused skills.”

Not exactly accurate, AppMethod (http://www.appmethod.com) provides a mobile development platform where you design & write in a single language and then compile to multiple platforms.

No affiliation with the product or company but have played with it over the trial period and successfully compiled for iOS and Android. You need to know a different language from what the native compilers use (Object Pascal or C++) and I'm sure cutting edge features lag behind but if you're making an app for all 3 platforms you could do a lot worse.

Ho, ho, HOLY CR*P, ebuyer! Etailer rates staff on returns REJECTED

Pete 61

I stopped buying from eBuyer after they refused to replace a faulty item within the warranty period. Absolute sham of a company, I hope the few pounds they saved by not replacing my item was worth me not spending a few thousand with them.

Wait, that's no moon 21.5-inch monitor, it's an all-in-one LG Chromebase PC

Pete 61

Re: I like it!

Take a look at Chrome Remote Desktop, it's effectively a remote desktop solution that uses Chrome as the server/client. I'm pretty sure it works on chromebooks too.

Pete 61

Re: I have a Chromebook and I love it

Having attended a few meetings at Google and seen them using Chromebooks (well, our host had planned on using it in the meeting until I borrowed it for the entire time I was there) I would say that figuring out how to use one in their day jobs isn't an issue.

As always it's a matter of use case requirements. I'm sure that those who need them have Macbooks, those who don't may as well grab a light, fast booting chromebook.

Microsoft: Here, we'll make it easy for you Gmail lot. Meet our Outlook.com movers

Pete 61

Google still allow custom email domains, they just shut down the free version. Anyone who had the free version is still allowed to use it without cost.

You can sync your google calendar using CalDav: https://support.google.com/calendar/topic/1665163?p=syncdesktop&rd=1

If your mail client of choice doesn't support standard protocols then take it up with them. It's been around officially for 6 years and 10 years as a draft so it's not as if they haven't had time to implement it...

Google's Drive + Gmail: A 10GB Dropbox killer

Pete 61

Re: Meh

It's just as easy in Google Drive, every example you gave is the same in Drive.

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