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Some iPhone app developers blog about the process of developing their apps. Some even make videos. One development company – Ten23 Software – has gone much further.

The company has created an entire 37 page guide to the development process (below), decisions they made and what they learned during the creation of their PhotoKast app. Their hope is that the document might provide insights for other developers when they start out on iPhone App development projects.

We get hundreds of iPhone apps submitted for review to Mashable (Mashable reviews) every week, but Photokast’s creators are unique in that they spent time to help others faced with the same task. The app itself is fun, too: it serves up photos from your area, asks you to rate them and spreads the most popular pics to more users. – read more

Open Cirrus, the joint collaboration on cloud computing research formed by Yahoo, Intel and HP last year, has added three new international research organizations to join the open source test bed for cloud computing research.

The new research organizations that are joining Open Cirrus, include the Russian Academy of Sciences, South Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and MIMOS, a strategic research and development organization under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation in Malaysia.

Launched in July 2008, Open Cirrus was created by the three tech giants to promote open collaboration among industry, academia and governments by removing the financial and logistical barriers to research in data-intensive, Internet-scale computing. The test bed, which has more than 50 research projects currently underway, simulates a real-life, global, Internet-scale environment and lets researchers test applications and measure the performance of applications and services that are built to run on large-scale cloud systems.

As we wrote last year, the Open Cirrus is a way for Yahoo to get its foot in the cloud computing space and a channel for Intel and HP to further their position as leaders in cloud computing technology. — read more

Earlier today at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco, we convened a group of journalists, partners and customers for a discussion on Google Apps in the enterprise. We’re pleased to report that the “state of the cloud” is strong, and we’ve taken a number of steps to make it stronger.
At the event we discussed the growth of our business, introduced some new customers, and announced a feature that makes switching to Apps even easier. The Clift was a particularly appropriate venue because it’s a member of the Morgans Hotel Group, which is deploying Google Apps to its 1,750 employees. JohnsonDiversey, a global provider of commercial cleaning and hygiene products and solutions, has also gone Google. Choosing Apps helped …read more

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The Fastest iPhone Ever

The first thing you’ll notice about iPhone 3G S is how quickly you can launch applications. Web pages render in a fraction of the time, and you can view email attachments faster. Improved performance and updated 3D graphics deliver an incredible gaming experience, too. In fact, everything you do on iPhone 3G S is up to 2x faster and more responsive than iPhone 3G.

New Features include:

Video – Now you can shoot video, edit it, and share it
3-Megapixel Camera –
Voice Control – Voice Control recognizes the names in your Contacts
Cut, Copy & Paste –  words and photos between applications
Landscape Keyboard
Messages
New Search
Internet Tethering

and more…

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Apple is finally ready to ship it out the door this coming September, for a quite reasonable upgrade fee of $29 for Leopard users (as opposed to the regular $129 for larger refreshes). – Read More

SEATTLE (AP) — When Apple Inc. launched an updated iPhone at its annual gathering of software developers last June, its biggest competitor was the iPhone that Apple had introduced the year before.
That won’t be the case at this year’s conference, which opens Monday. Now the next version of Apple’s touch-screen phone has to outdo a slew of rival gadgets — including one that comes out this weekend — that emulate or improve on some of the iPhone’s best features.

Much is riding on Apple’s ability to appear well ahead of its competitors. Apple’s shares have jumped 73 percent since March — even in the absence of revered CEO Steve Jobs, who is on medical leave — largely because of high expectations for the iPhone. Just two years after entering the fray, Apple enjoys a 19.5 percent share of the smart phone market, according to IDC, and investors are betting on a continued run of success.

“Apple, from a practical standpoint, has consistently tried to stay one to two years ahead of the competition on both the hardware and software levels,” said Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies and longtime Apple analyst. – Read More

CNET.com first look at Google Wave. Take a look to see what all the fuss is about and to get a sense of what the final product will be like: check it out

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Once again, Google has everyone excited. The overwhelming buzz on Google’s Wave is incredible everyone is chattering about the new tsunami (Wave).  Google’s vision is remarkable, not only will it unify different types of online communication (e-mail, instant messaging, SMS) into one paradigm (wave), but they have also ensured that it can run fully distributed and can integrate with most of the things we already have. To understand what that means I urge you not to see Google Wave as a new service, but as a new service layer.

Whereas services like e-mail, instant messaging and social networks always have been built on the premise of a walledgarden business model, Google Wave can become the new communication structure that services can develop upon. It is set up from the start as an open source project with a clear focus on development APIs.

Google has not only spent time and energy making sure Wave can suck content into the platform, it has spent as much time and energy making sure it can get out too! Farewell destination based business models. Farewell walled gardens. If Wave gets adapted, it will put the user in control, and that is exactly what we need to do to break out of our current web 2.0 boundaries. That is what makes this development so remarkable.

Google just did some major plumbing on the web, and honestly, they were probably the only ones that could do this. – Read More

Apple will hold its World Wide Developer Conference event in San Francisco June 8, and speculation has mounted over the past several months that the company will use the venue to unveil the latest version of its mega-successful iPhone. Such a move would dovetail nicely with the company’s modus operandi: Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 3G at the event a year ago, shortly before the device went on sale to an apparently touchscreen-hungry public (Apple sold a whopping 6.9 million iPhone 3Gs in the three months after its release).

Thus, the possibility of a new iPhone unveiling is clear, and there is plenty of circumstantial evidence to support such expectations. Indeed, tech celebrity Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal seemingly confirmed a new iPhone his review yesterday of the Palm Pre: “Whether the Pre is better than the iPhone depends on your personal preferences, though I’d note that the new iPhone to be unveiled next week will have lots of added features that could alter those calculations,” Mossberg wrote.

Nonetheless, the level of noise and buzz is such that it’s worth recapping the rumor and speculation from the past several months that appear to show a new iPhone — Read more