Apple’s new subscription system for the App Store will offer developers the ability to automatically bill users periodically for things like magazine and newspaper content, music, and video services.

However not everyone is happy about the terms of the new subscription system; Apple is demanding that companies like Netflix, Amazon and others who are already offering free apps to complement their existing subscription services, start using the new in-app subscription and content purchasing system or face removal from the App Store.

At some point in the near future, Google will update Chrome to remove support for the h.264 codec, which will no longer be available for use in the HTML5 video tag.

Why would they do this, you say? I believe it has everything to do with being “open”, or rather keeping open things completely open, even if it means pushing developers toward Flash.

You know what crapware is, right? All that software that came with your Windows PC, that seems to pop up every so often asking you to buy it, or maybe it slows your machine down, or litters your desktop with ugly icons.

What if Google’s OEM partners preload Chrome OS machines with unwanted software or customizations?

Developers can be very picky when it comes to the tools they use daily. Some use a simple text editor, some want a full graphical environment complete with syntax highlighting, code completion, organized debugger output and file/project management.

When I decided to jump into Android development, it was quite a shock to go from Xcode to Google’s preferred IDE, Eclipse. Luckily, there is also an Android plugin available for Netbeans, and after spending a few hours working with it I can say that developing for Android is now almost as nice as developing for iOS.

Designed by PC Engines in Switzerland, the Alix single board computer is highly power efficient, small, and able to run common operating systems without significant modification thanks to its compatibility with the x86 instruction set.

Facebook has negotiated special access deals with some mobile carriers so that accessing Facebook does not count against your data cap, and cannot incur overage charges.

This could be the first real example to justify network neutrality regulations.

Wild Fox aims to provide support for things like H.264 that Mozilla itself cannot ship in Firefox due to patent issues

In what might end up being a perfect example of Microsoft’s quiet dominance in the web arena, the company is now publicly stating that the forthcoming Internet Explorer 9 will only support h.264 as the codec of choice for HTML5 video.

The recent Microsoft document leak serves as an example for everyone, what companies shouldn’t do if they want to keep information secret, and what you should know about the information service providers collect and store about you.

Google may be preparing to released an unlocked Android smartphone in the near future. Is it going to change the entire mobile phone landscape, or is it just one more in a long line of Android handsets?