Bruce Stewart

Bruce Stewart received a degree in computer science from Sonoma State University, but started working in telecommunications while still an undergraduate. After working on several large PBX installations, Bruce went on to manage the telecom departments for two universities. Now focused on editorial endeavors, Bruce is a freelance technology writer and editor and an active parent of two young boys. Bruce was the editor of O'Reilly's Emerging Telephony and MacDevCenter.com sites.

PhoneGap basics: What it is and what it can do for mobile developers

PhoneGap basics: What it is and what it can do for mobile developers

Joe Bowser on using PhoneGap to develop across mobile platforms.

Joe Bowser, the developer of the Android version of PhoneGap, on the pros and cons of developing with the PhoneGap cross-platform application framework.

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Wearing Android on your sleeve

Wearing Android on your sleeve

Ted Ladd on "micro experiences" and wearable computers.

WIMM Labs believes that wearable technology and at-a-glance moments — things like looking at a thermometer and checking the clock — can create powerful combinations.

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Getting physical with Android, NFC and the ADK

Getting physical with Android, NFC and the ADK

Android meets Arduino as the ADK and NFC allow new physical interfaces.

Brian Jepson and Tyler Moskowite discuss Near Field Communication, the Open Android Development Kit, and the role Android can play in hardware hacking.

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Is your Android app getting enough sleep?

Is your Android app getting enough sleep?

Frank Maker on Android power consumption and app etiquette.

Researcher Frank Maker discusses Android power consumption best practices and the risks of hogging mobile resources.

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Mobile metrics: Like the web, but a lot harder

Mobile metrics: Like the web, but a lot harder

Flurry's Sean Byrnes on the challenges of mobile analytics.

Flurry's Sean Byrnes talks about the intricacies of mobile analytics, the metrics app developers care about most, and the problems that stem from Android fragmentation.

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What did Microsoft get for $8.5 billion?

What did Microsoft get for $8.5 billion?

Microsoft shelled out a lot of cash for Skype. Here's what they'll get in return.

Why would Microsoft pay so much for a company that doesn't have vastly superior technology or great financials? Here's five reasons.

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Mobile carriers crack down on tethering

Mobile carriers crack down on tethering

Want to tether? Prepare to pay more or find an unauthorized alternative.

The days of unlimited tethering are drawing to a close as carriers look to monetize, and manage, data access.

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3 big challenges in location development

3 big challenges in location development

Darian Shirazi on location's trickiest issues and how an open places database could work.

With the goal of indexing the entire web by location, Fwix founder Darian Shirazi has had to dig in deep to location-based development issues. In this interview, Shirazi discusses challenges he sees in location and how Fwix is addressing them.

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Open, closed, then “open,” but not really

Open, closed, then “open,” but not really

A look at Symbian's on-again, off-again history with open source.

Symbian, once Nokia's flagship smartphone OS, has had a rocky road recently. It looks like its on-again/off-again open source saga is finally coming to a closed ending.

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Open, closed, then "open," but not really

Open, closed, then "open," but not really

A look at Symbian's on-again, off-again history with open source.

Symbian, once Nokia's flagship smartphone OS, has had a rocky road recently. It looks like its on-again/off-again open source saga is finally coming to a closed ending.

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