A day in the life of Danny D'Amours

Google buys Motorola Mobility

Earlier this week Google announced that it was buying Motorola Mobility for $40 per share or $12.5 Billion total. Motorola Mobility which was previously known as the Mobile Devices division of Motorola, is a major Android hardware manufacturer with products including the popular Droid, Xoom and Atrix devices. ┬áMotorola Mobility also builds and sells a […]

August 20th, 2011 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Tech | no comments

A unification of NB IT associations?

Will the New Brunswick Information Technology sector finally have a strong and unified voice to speak for them?

March 31st, 2011 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Business, New Brunswick, Tech | no comments

ESRI ArcGIS for Android

ESRI is to soon release ArcGIS for Android which is an application which allows users to use ArcGIS content directly from their Android device. Users of ArcGIS for Android (which will be available from the Android Market) will be able to display and browse maps, query remote ArcGIS map layers and data, use data from […]

February 12th, 2011 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Java, Mapping, Tech | no comments

Android is taking over the mobile OS market

After 7 months on the market, Samsung announced that it has reached the sales milestone of 10 million Galaxy S Android phones. This might pale in comparison to Apple’s achievement of 14.1 million iPhone sales in its fourth quarter but this remains a remarkable achievement and a definite indication that the Android market has reached […]

January 4th, 2011 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Tech | no comments

Google Maps 5.0 for Android Updates

Google has released Google Maps for Android and has made major modifications to how maps are rendered. This is major update with some really interesting new features. Google is really paying attention to the needs of mobile users and making Google Maps for Android one of the premier apps for their mobile OS. Some of […]

December 17th, 2010 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Android/Mobile, Mapping, Tech | one comment

Chrome 8 beta features

The browser wars are still in full swing with major browser implementers fighting for which company can bring the fastest and most compatible web browsing experience for users. The status of the ongoing battle can be judged by looking at the recent release of Microsoft’s IE9 previews, Firefox 4 beta release and now Google has […]

November 2nd, 2010 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Tech | no comments

Google Earth and SELinux

Having problems getting Google Earth to run under SELinux? Here’s how I got my Google Earth to work without disabling SELinux.

June 23rd, 2010 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Linux, Tech | no comments

Bringing Audio to the Web

Browsing the web can be a quiet experience. Except for the odd Flash based video, web pages are typically quiet and don’t have any sounds associated with them. The new W3C HTML 5 specification introduced a new audio tag which finally allows web pages to play sounds natively without having to resort to plugins such […]

May 18th, 2010 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Tech | no comments

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