Archive for the ‘Computers’ Category

MacApp or Mac App?

Based on the success of the App store for iPhone/iPad, Apple announced that it would create a “Mac App” store. That name “Mac App” has been rattling around in my head for the last several days and today it hit me: “MacApp” was the name of an Apple branded OOP development tool/process on the Mac […]


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Updated Mini

As interesting (and inevitable) as the rebranding of “iPhone OS” to “iOS” was not to mention the introduction of the iPhone 4, more interesting to me was the quiet refresh of the Mac Mini line. I’ve owned a “mini” ever since they came out. They are great products and fit nicely into life – mine is […]


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Nice to be Back From the Dead

As a long time Apple developer (sure, call me a fan-boy I don’t care) it has not always been easy or fashionable to be associated with them. After Apple’s near death experience in the 90’s it is now quite pleasant to see the success they are having with the iPod/iPhone/iPad lineup. Watching the entrenched camps squirm is […]


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iPad as a Kitchen Device

Saw this first via Epicurious. It’s worth reposting since the idea is really sweet. I have an Mac mini in my kitchen for most of the reasons that are shown in the iPad kitchen video – music, recipes, news, etc. Yet another reason to get one (as if I needed any more)


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iPhone OS 4

Some good stuff on the iPhone 4 OS development front. Multitasking was probably the biggest announcement – take that ‘droid.. JK. Rather than just do multitasking as a one size fits all model, there are number of background API flavors that attempt to address the different background needs of different types of apps – telephony, […]


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Breaking Keys

While it has been simmering below the surface since Apple introduced the “virtual” keyboard on the iPhone, the debate over having a physical vs virtual keyboard is getting almost as intense as the Mac vs. PC wars. The new Palm Pre only adds to the discussion. Two blogs that I read quite often, John Gruber […]


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And some time later…

I’ll give Richard Sprague from Microsoft credit for guts on this one. He predicted in this post and a later one that Apple wouldn’t come close to making their iPhone goal when Apple launched the device. He invited users to come back later and check in. Evidently he has a few followers since a lot […]


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Got to be the worst

In addition to being a developer full time, I also manage a remote office for the company I work for. It’s been open two years now and other than a few start-up issues, running the office has been a minor part of my day. Until Monday… Over that weekend, 08/17/2008, the building that houses our […]


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.. and then again

I’ve been extremely happy with the result of my anti-spam practice, but it would seem that I’m not the only one experiencing low spam totals at the moment. Perhaps the conflict between Georiga and Russia is turning the “bot-nets” to other uses..


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What’d Ya Expect?

As a computer user for more than 25 years I’ve come to expect that software and hardware have bugs. It’s just a fact. Nothing is perfect and imperfection is why there are updates and upgrades – it’s what makes the computer business go round and round. I’m an Apple fan, but I don’t think they […]


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