24 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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PlayBook

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 12 months ago.
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…yes, if you're going solely by BlackBerry's disastrous experience with the Playbook, then yes. However, with Apple and Samsung tying up the supply chains, Apple selling the iPad mini at lower-than-usual margins and Amazon selling Kindle devices at a loss , a new entrant in the tablet market would either have to have a killer price or killer features. BlackBerry are prepared to deliver neither.

"In five years, I see BlackBerry to be the absolute leader in …

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By miraculous1 of mir.aculo.us over 1 year ago.
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…wrong—all Android phones and tablets, the Amazon Kindle Fire, the Playbook, and Windows Phones have high-density screens. On the enterprisey side of things, Microsoft announced that Windows 8 will have full support for high-density desktop computers and laptops.

Let's put this in context: mobile internet usage has doubled last year, and right now about 20% of all web traffic in the US is from mobile devices. This means Retina screens will soon become the norm .

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On 80beans over 1 year ago.
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…devices in a safe when not in use, so don't bother stopping by for some late night shopping ;-)

Care to share?

We would love more devices for the public good! If you have usable devices gathering dust, do donate. The upcoming section on our website dedicated to the test lab will include your name and a link. We would love an iPad 1 or 2 running on iOS 4 and an iPhone 3GS. So far we have been promised a BlackBerry Playbook and an iPhone 3G, which is awesome.

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By Joey of Global Nerdy almost 2 years ago.
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IE on Windows Phone 7 and the Playbook's browsers did poorly. IE for WP7 ran at one-third the speed of Safari on iOS. BlackBerry's browser was by far the slowest, running at one-quarter the speed.

PhoneGap slows things down. " PhoneGap unfortunately appears on the whole to be unsuitable for publishing HTML5 games."

Apple's still on top of mobile computing. For the first quarter of 2012, Apple shipped 13.6 million iPads and garnered a market …

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By Thomas Fuchs of mir.aculo.us over 2 years ago.
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Here's a little fun diversion, snowflakes animated with Zepto.js! Works on WebKit-based browsers ( Safari/ Chrome, iPhones, iPads, Android phone, webOS-based phones, PlayBook etc.), and Firefox, thanks to the new Firefox support in Zepto 0.8. http://zeptojs.com/let-it-snow/ P.S. Also announcing School of JavaScript, a new site of learning all things JavaScript, with training courses by Amy Hoy and [...]

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Playbook tablet. This Is My Next had this to say about the Playbook in their review:

But the PlayBook isn't hitting home runs just yet. The OS is still buggy and somewhat touchy. Third-party apps are a desert right now, if not in number, then certainly in quality. The lack of native email and calendar support hurts. The worst part, however, is that I can't think of a single reason to recommend this tablet over the iPad 2, or for that matter... the Xoom. And that's …

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On carpeaqua by Justin Williams almost 3 years ago.
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Playbook tablet. This Is My Next had this to say about the Playbook in their review:

But the PlayBook isn't hitting home runs just yet. The OS is still buggy and somewhat touchy. Third-party apps are a desert right now, if not in number, then certainly in quality. The lack of native email and calendar support hurts. The worst part, however, is that I can't think of a single reason to recommend this tablet over the iPad 2, or for that matter, the Xoom. And that's …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy almost 3 years ago.
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…who make gorgeous book-like protective cases for tablets such as the iPad 2, iPad, Playbook and Kindle. Ferriss also acts as an advisor to Shopify.

Shopify have been profitable on their own, but they're also ambitious. That's why they secured $ 7 million in Series A funding from Bessemer Venture Partners , FirstMark Capital and Felicis Ventures in December. Their plan for the "seven large"? To invest it in product development, …

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…for web app development

Coming this summer: classic Blackberry Java apps via an application layer

Coming this summer: Android via an application layer

Coming sometime in the future. No really we promise: native C/ C++ support

Only a Linux distribution can rival the Playbook in the number of toolkits and SDKs it ships with. I can't imagine how anyone is going to enjoy using this thing.

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