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Archive for February, 2014

Joined AT&T’s New Family Plan

We just switched to AT&T's $100 (+$15/line) shared 10 GB data + unlimited talk/text plan. It mad sense, when we mapped it all out. We may be buying our iPhones from here on out (though the AT&T Next plan simply has you paying the actual cost of the phone, not an uncharged amount, so it's […]

OS X 10.9.2 arrives to fix SSL vulnerability, Mail problems, and more The SSL thing has been making the rounds lately. It boils down to code that looked like this: if(something) do something; do something else; else ... …instead of… if(something) { do something; do something else; } else ... I've always hated leaving out […]

Design, by Apple

The Loop’s Steve Issue

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Steve Jobs and everything he did in his life, so I wanted to put together an issue of The Loop Magazine dedicated to Steve and his accomplishments. What better day to publish it than on Steve's birthday. The Loop Magazine: Memories of Steve Jobs

Michael Tsai - Blog - iOS Background Fetch My first example of this was when I added Background Fetch to Check the Weather. A weather app's primary function is displaying up-to-the-minute, constantly changing data so in my initial iOS 7 update I experimented with adding highly frequent background updates. The result was far more dramatic […]

Dropping MS Sync makes sense. But going with BlackBerry instead?


Great game: Threes! on the App Store on iTunes. $199 only, too. iPhone and iPad.

Ukraine Burning

I have no clue what's going on in the Ukraine. And now I do.

WhatsApp is Worth $16B?

I hadn't even heard about WhatsApp until today. Virtually everyone I message is on iMessage. Facebook to Buy WhatsApp for $16+ Billion | Re/code

Myth of the Bell Curve

The Myth Of The Bell Curve: Look For The Hyper-Performers

Dear Creation Museum, all science is "historical science." Here's why: The real problem with Ham's argument is that it's so blatantly hypocritical. Historic science is actually fine with him—but only when it gives him an answer that can be crammed into his version of the biblical timeline. In the debate, he happily cited a study […]

Windows 8 a Disaster

According to Paul Thurrott, anyway: This is not open to debate, is not part of some cute imaginary world where everyone's opinion is equally valid or whatever. Windows 8 is a disaster. Period. While some Windows backers took a wait-and-see approach and openly criticized me for being honest about this, I had found out from […]

Michael Sam is Gay

The NYTimes has the piece: N.F.L. Prospect Michael Sam Proudly Says What Teammates Knew: He's Gay. I'm glad to see that we're moving in the right direction. Even as little as five years ago, this would have been a bigger story than it is today. Asked if he was nervous about the step he is […]

Flappy Bird – Wha?

I don't understand how people can waste hours and hours playing a game like this, especially when they're forgoing much deeper, more meaningful experiences around them. Even watching a good movie would be a better use of time.

Three years ago today we released the first version of Analyzr - version 0.9. By the end of next month, we'll introduce our first paid upgrade - version 2.0. It will add, among other things: Vastly improved screen recording Pictures in the Library Live Video recording via iSight, USB, Firewire, or Lightning cameras Export to […]