Neil McAllisterInfoWorld

Why Users Don't Trust Mobile Apps

Apple's iPhone privacy woes point to serious issues mobile developers can't afford to ignore.

Flash on Android: Look but Don't Touch

The sweeping deficiencies of Flash Player 10.2 for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets can't all be chalked up to its 'beta' status.

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Websites for Smartphones and Tablets

Your website might be gorgeous, but is it really cross-platform? Don't be so sure

Open Office Dilemma: vs. LibreOffice

Dueling open source alternatives to Microsoft Office match word processors, spreadsheets, and much more; which one should you choose?

Chrome OS vs. Android 3.0: Which will Survive?

Analysis: Android 3.0 is blossoming into something more closely resembling a general-purpose computing platform -- including many features the Chrome OS may never have.

How RIM Could Make Android Apps Run on the PlayBook

Rumors suggest RIM will adopt Google's Dalvik JVM, but a lot more work would be needed to pull off this strategy. The Wal-Mart of Android Apps?

Developers who think the Amazon Appstore will be a welcome alternative to the Android Market should read the fine print

Last Year's Predictions: How'd We Do?

Analysis: Hits and misses in software development in 2010 included action involving the Web, Java, mobile, and more.

Software Development Predictions: 2011

Developers struggle to cope with a Java market dominated by Oracle, smartphone platforms duke it out, and the specter of legislation looms

Time to Put the Brakes on Java?

The Java SE 7 and 8 specifications have the green light, but commercial pressures threaten to derail what should be a community effort

Who Killed Sony SNAP?

Sony flirted with brilliance when it announced an open source platform for consumer electronics. So why did it pull the project days later?