Evil Apple trying to ruin competition with ridiculous patents

Apple is trying to destroy Android. It is wrong. There are too many patent battles going on right now and if it is left to the courts Apple will be a monopoly. Even more so than they already are in the mobile marketplace.

If Apple really wishes to be the king of the hill, then why not spend some of their huge stockpile of money on R&D instead of lawyers?

Here is a detailed breakdown of the lawsuits currently going on between HTC and Apple, and why Apple is trying to kill their competitors in the wrong way…

Yesterday’s news that courts had ruled against HTC in favor of Apple was a tidy little victory for Apple. But HTC is just an initial skirmish in a much larger fight. The real war is against Android, and if Apple wins that, we’ll all lose.

The iPhone was like nothing that came before. And Apple should be able to protect its innovations and intellectual property. But the Cupertino Crew doesn’t just want to do that; it wants to kill Android. It wants Google’s mobile OS to go away. No settlements. No licenses. Dead. Jobs said as much, very explicitly.

via If Apple Wins We All Lose.


Some of the Best GTD Apps for Android Phones 2011

I am waiting for the day I can switch over to Android. But until that day comes(Decemeber 2012 to be precise), I will get my kicks from looking at all the great apps in the Marketplace!

What better category of apps to follow than GTD(Getting Things Done) for Android?

Here is an article of some of the best GTD Android Apps currently out there I thought you might like!

There are many different GTD apps that are available for Android phones. All cell phone plans and phones make downloading apps easy to do for your android phone.

Android phones are typically able to access an Android Market in order to download the apps. How do you decide which task master is right for you?

The following five GTD apps are all good, but each one has its own special features.

via Some of the Best GTD Apps for Android Phones.

GTDAgenda Split Tasks/Lists/Projects into 3 New Apps

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For those that follow my blog, you may know I use the Getting Things Done system by David Allen to try and organize my personal and business life. There are many different companies that are attempting to get it right by melding on online web interface with mobile access. I received an email recently from the developer of GTDagenda with some upcoming news. Here is what they have in the works!

We are expanding our product line with 3 new products: YouProjects, YouTasks and YouChecks. We’d like to have the best personal-productivity-suite on the web, and we think this move fits perfectly with our goal.

All three new products work on the same infrastructure as Gtdagenda, but they are simpler and targeted for SPECIFIC needs.

YouProjects is Project management with collaboration and email integration.

YouTasks is To-dos/Tasks manager.

YouChecks ia manager for your Routines, or things that must be done regularly.

A quick comparison on all our products can be seen on this page:

I have looked at all 3 apps and I like the concept! Many people aren’t looking for a full GTD solution, or care to implement that system. But there are tons of people looking for a useful ticklist, or want to keep track of various projects. I like youtasks. Making lists is fun, and youtasks is a simple way to keep track of various lists. I wonder if GTDagenda will be making iPhone apps for each of these, or if the mobile interface will be it?

I have commented on GTDagenda in the past. I notice that they have been putting some development effort into an iPhone and Android app. The iPhone app is $3.99, and looks really nice! One complaint I have is that their web interface needs a major update! For existing users, I suppose you are used to it, but if GTDAgenda wants to attract new users, they need some freshing up…GTDagenda charges for their service and has many price points for various needs. I signed up for their free account however I needed more contexts and projects, so I didn’t upgrade.

Great job though on coming up with a full suite of products for various needs!

What GTD solution do you use? If you are a GTDagenda user, are these new solutions useful for you? Do you see yourself using them to simplify the online interface?