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Conferences: CommunicAsia2012, EnterpriseIT2012 and BroadcastAsia2012 are in Singapore

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

These three major trade shows are in Singapore from 19 to 22 June 2012 (Tuesday to Friday). CommunicAsia2012 and EnterpriseIT2012 are at the Marina Bay Sands while BroadcastAsia2012 is over at Suntec Singapore.

Ignore the cute Vidyo thumbdrive. It’s just there to fill up white space.

Ignore the cute Vidyo thumbdrive. It’s just there to fill up white space.

Shows are open daily from 10:30 am to 6pm, except on the last day, which will end earlier at 4 pm.

CommunicAsia is Asia’s largest integrated ICT platform, where key executives from the industry congregate to network, create business opportunities, and shape industry trends.

You can use the other side of the pass to put your smartphone - but don’t blame me if it slips out and crashes to the floor!

You can use the other side of the pass to put your smartphone - but don’t blame me if it slips out and crashes to the floor!

EnterpriseIT will showcase international IT systems providers and companies offering enterprise solutions ranging from cloud computing, data centre services, security and M2M, software to mobility solutions and video conferencing.

BroadcastAsia is Asia’s most recognised and comprehensive one-stop digital multimedia and entertainment technology event.

If you’re driving to Marina Bay Sands, you can purchase a special S$6 parking-exit ticket (one-use only) that will allow you to park for the entire day.

Flash your conference pass at the conference concierge at Level 1 to purchase the parking ticket.

Conference: BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Registration is open for the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour taking place in 23 cities and 19 countries. Registration is FREE.

Registration is open for the full-day BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour events.

Registration is open for the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour events.

The BlackBerry Jam World Tour begins on 19 June 2012 and will comprise a series of one-day events dedicated to providing the developer community with insights on the BlackBerry 10 platform.

Dates & Venues for the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour.Experts will be present to share tips and tricks and other information with developers to help them create apps for BlackBerry 10.

From 2-12 July, the Tour will stop at six cities in the Asia Pacific: Bangalore, Delhi, Beijing, Singapore, Jakarta and Sydney.

The full list and dates of the venue can be found here.

Ten registrants will also have the opportunity to pitch their apps to fellow attendees in “Lightning Pitches”.

The winner will be voted by attendees and announced during the closing reception.

Qualified developers who attend the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour will be provided with a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device, a prototype device created specially for developers to help them prepare for the launch of BlackBerry 10.

Research In Motion (RIM) will determine which applicant qualify for the Dev Alpha device based on applicant information. For a start, those who have already received a device before will not be able to receive another.

Numbers from Apple’s WWDC 2012

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

As usual, Apple has revealed a slew of statistics to illustrate how it is leading the field. Here are some of the more interesting numbers from WWDC 2012.

Apple and WWDC 2012 in numbers

Apple and WWDC 2012 in numbers

There are now  650,000 apps in the App Store, out of which 225,000 are specific to the iPad.

In its four years of existence, 30 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple’s App Store, with US$5 billion for all app sales.

There are 400 million iTunes accounts with credit card. 140 million iMessage users send > 1 billion messages a day.

There are 365 million iOS devices out there, with 80% of these on the current latest iOS 5.

Apple contrast this with the Android’s profile, where slightly less than three-quarters of Android devices are still on Android 2.3.

To date, 26 million copies of Lion OS have been sold. Overall, there are 66 million Mac users.

First Apple WWDC 2012 without Steve Jobs

Monday, June 11th, 2012

A year ago, Steve Jobs made his last appearance at an Apple WWDC. This year, Tim Cook helms his first WWDC as Apple’s CEO.

Apple's WWDC 2012 is from 11-15 June in San Francisco.

Apple's WWDC 2012 is from 11-15 June in San Francisco.

The annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year is being held from June 11 – 15 at San Francisco’s Moscone West. Tickets were sold out in a mere two hours when it went on sale in April.

Here’s a quick roundup of some of the revelations from the opening keynote presentation on first of the 5-day conference.

MacBooks / OS X Mountain Lion

Refreshed MacBook Air & Next-generation MacBook Pro ships today.
In comes Ivy Bridge processor and USB 3.0, out goes Ethernet and FireWire 800 ports, MacBook Air becomes thinner and lighter, MacBook Pro gets 60% faster graphics performance.
Retina display in MacBooks: 220ppi with 2880 x 1800 resolution.
Highest-resolution notebook display in the world.
Retina Display support: Final Cut Pro, Aperture and Diablo3 now supports 220ppi display.
AutoCad and Photoshop support in the works.
iPad-style Dictation is introduced to Mountain Lion for Macs.
Speak directly into native Apple software, Microsoft Word and Facebook.
AirPort Express available now.
Pocket WiFi router supports simultaneous dual-band.
New OS X feature: Power Nap.
Mac updates emails, notifications and photos, and backs itself up while charging.
OS X Mountain Lion available on Macs in July.
Free upgrade for new Mac purchases between now and arrival of the new OS.

iOS 6

iOS 6 unveiled Beta today, full release in the fall.
More than 200 improvements: launch apps with enhanced Siri, and it comes to iPads, FaceTime over cellular data.
Supported: iPhone 3GS and up, 2nd gen iPads and up, 4th gen iPod touch.
Enhanced Siri launches apps and comes to new iPads and eventually into cars.
Siri to get into the car with Eyes Free: demo: Toggle Siri on by tapping a button the steering wheel.
iOS 6 to get Do Not Disturb feature from Mountain Lion.
Select which push notifications to mute and which to stay on.
iOS 6 integrates more tightly with Facebook, Twitter and App Store.
Share directly from core apps like Maps, Photos and Safari.
Safari offers unified search across the web, browser history and bookmarks.
Following in Chrome’s footsteps.
iCloud Tabs syncs Safari web-browsing across all devices.
Simultaneously see all the tabs open on any device.“IOS 6 will include Apple’s own mobile mapping software to compete with software from Google. TomTom will supply Apple with map data and related content.” – statement from TomTom.
Enhanced Safari features.
Multitouch to help navigate tabs, upload images directly, Offline Reading List.
Passbook provides one-stop purchase of tickets and boarding passes.
No more paper QR-codes and tickets.
Apple replaces Google Maps with own Maps app.
Maps comes with Yelp integration and turn-by-turn navigation, and 3D.

All That Matters in May

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Music, Digital and Gaming entertainment are All That Matters from 22 – 26 May this year. The annual global conference is dedicated to the business of digital and live entertainment will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.

All That Matters will be at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore from 22-26 May 2012.

All That Matters will be at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore from 22-26 May 2012.

Music Matters is into its seventh installment while Digital Matters is back following its successful inauguration last year.

This year sees the premiere of Gaming Matters which will help companies gamify their products to attract a larger customer base.

Jasper Donat - President, Digital and Music Matters; CEO, Branded Ltd.

Jasper Donat - President, Digital and Music Matters; CEO, Branded Ltd.

The 5-day event will culminate with Music Matters Live – a live music festival held at Clarke Quay, which will be streamed live for the first time to a global audience via YouTube, an Official Broadcast Partner.

More than 50 bands from Singapore and around the world will rock the city during Music Matters Live.

Another highlight of the conference is Troy Carter, famed manager for Lady Gaga. Carter will be one of line-up of speakers at Music Matters.

Music Matters will also play host to thousands of global entertainment digerati and music A-listers, showcasing the global online entertainment and music industry, with a focus on the Asian region.

Digital Matters will address the critical issues of content monetarisation and production in the digital age.

Michael Roche - Executive Director, Singapore GP, at the Media Roundtable for All That Matters.

Michael Roche - Executive Director, Singapore GP, at the Media Roundtable for All That Matters.

It will cover a range of topical and informative panels that includes: how to create social media success; opportunities for the entertainment industry to diversify into gaming; financing options for the entertainment industry; developments in mobiles; monetising Over The Top; connected devices; innovations in digital advertising and more.

Digital Matters will also see the introduction of the Adobe Digital Publishing Matters Workshop, which will provide insights on the changes to the publishing industry as it undergoes a digital transformation.

The workshop promises to show participant how leading publishing houses are paving the road towards monetising online content.

As Adobe Creative Suite 6 would have been launched by then, I would expect the the workshop to also provide an opportunity for attendees to view the suite close-up.