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GMAIL Mobile« H » General J2ME :: Jim Liddle :: email link Access your GMail messages from your mobile at http://m.gmail.com The Series 60 application lets you use most of your existing Yahoo account features, such as email (which supports push), instant messaging, and uploading photos.  This really is amazing software and I would recommend you download it if you have a series 60 phone. Get it here ... (more)

Google Talk and Google Local Available to BlackBerry Users

Google Talk and Google Local Available to BlackBerry Users BlackBerry Owners can now use both "Google Talk" and "Google Local" for their BlackBerry device. Google Talk for the BlackBerry is a version  of the Instant Messaging application for the BlackBerry and it enables users to send / receive instant text messages with other Google Talk community members. The use of Google Talk requires a Gmail account. Google local is a version of Google local specifically for the BlackBerry that allows BlackBerry users to see maps and satellite images, local business information etc, on their B... (more)

Amazon S3 vs Amazon EBS on the Elastic Cloud

Amazon Elastic Block Storage (Amazon EBS) is a new type of storage designed specifically for Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS allows you to create volumes that can be mounted as devices by EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes behave as if they were raw unformatted external hard drives and can be formatted using a file system such as ext3 (Linux) or NTFS (Windows) and mounted on an EC2 instance; files are accessed through the file system . They have user supplied device names and provide a block device interface. For a 20 GB volume, Amazon estimates an annual failure rate for EBS volu... (more)

Is Amazon EC2 As a Platform Secure?

Amazon Cloud Journal on Ulitzer Following on from my last post, Securing Applications on the Amazon Elastic Cloud, One of the biggest questions I often see asked is “Is Amazon EC2 as a platform secure”? This is like saying is my vanilla network secure?  As you do to your internal network you can take some steps to make the environment as secure as you can, such as: - First read the Amazon Security Whitepaper and the Amazon discussion of Security processes - Ensure the system key is encrypted at start-up - Ensure you plan for load balancing in case an instance goes down. Ensure ... (more)

Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet!

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Google Local For Mobile Using Ajax For Midlet! It seems that Google have done it again, having brought Google local to the mobile phone with a fairly sophisticated Midlet that also has Ajax support. It is amazing what is in 38K of Midlet, and it is good to see Google pushing the envelope on mobile like this. As per my comments previously on this page, there already exists MGMaps which provides a J2ME interface to Google Maps but it is not as slick as this. Check this out  from Google here. posted Saturday, 12 November 2005 4:30 PM EST ... (more)