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Archive for June, 2014

A Tale of Two Apples

A tale of two Apples: Apple follows Steve's lead by not following it. Good stuff. To those who thought Apple would wither when Steve Jobs died, well, they forgot what Josh and I and others saw a long, long time ago: Tim Cook's a pretty bright guy, and he'd been soaking in the Apple culture […]

So… When Yosemite hits, I'm going to imagine that Cyndicate may cease to work properly. Or, at the very least, it will stand out like a sore thumb. So… What does everyone use to read their "feeds" these days? I know Google Reader was popular… until they closed it. So… Any suggestions?

WTF? Seriously, Apple? Like "Photos" is going to replace Aperture for the semi-serious to serious photographer. Sorry for the link dump, but I've gotta process this all later. Apple Ending Development on Aperture as Upcoming Photos App for OS X Will Replace iPhoto - Mac Rumors Apple Will Retire Aperture With Arrival of OS X […]

The Next Five Years for Apple

The Next Five Years — carpeaqua by Justin Williams I came into this years WWDC fairly mellow to what would or wouldn’t be announced. There wasn’t any anticipation or excitement the night before. Just a standard amount of curiousity. After the Keynote, I can’t remember being that excited since the announcement of the original iPhone. […]

Apple makes it easy for devs (and others) to screencast iOS apps with OS X Yosemite: Apple has added a handy feature into OS X to easily capture the screen of an iPad or iPhone on the Mac itself. Apple positions the feature as a way to help developers quickly make app previews, which Apple […]

Beware URL Shorteners

Scott Hanselman writes that This URL shortener situation is officially out of control. I saw a URL today on Twitter to an article on It was a custom short URL - but since I was visiting it via Twitter, it was wrapped with Twitter's URL, so I really started at When […]

It's like OpenDoc all over again! 😀 Michael Tsai - iOS 8 and Yosemite Extensions Okay, not really.

Michael Tsai is maintaining a large list of links about the Swift programming language from Apple. Sweet.

Noooooooo!!!!! At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference today the company rolled out a new look for its web browser, Safari. Apple executives didn't point it out, but sharp-eyed observers have noticed one significant change to the interface. The address bar truncates URLs to the domain-name level. I wonder if the URL will "fold out" if you […]

WWDC 2014 Prelude in Hindsight

I always like to look at the predictions or preludes in hindsight: Daring Fireball: WWDC 2014 Prelude. Mac OS X 10.9's icons will need an overhaul to match the rest of the UI. My guess: a unification with the iOS 7 style. Maybe with circles for the outer shape (Apple already uses many circular icons […]

Mario Kart 8

Hail Mario talks about how Mario Kart 8 is, perhaps, one of the best video games ever made. I've told this story countless times already, but, well… I'm just going to link to it. Every day, with rare, rare exception my third year of college, Bill, Cazi, Matt, and I and sometimes Mike or another […]

Casper Mattress

Casper — The Mattress Reimagined may be something to look into when my TempurPedic no longer works. Though, honestly, I wouldn't even consider it without the 100-night free trial. I looooooooove my TempurPedic. P.S. I love that my TempurPedic is adjustable, too. That may be a deal breaker on the Casper.

A long time ago, I made a list of things I'd like to accomplish in my life. Actually that list is right here. One of those things was red last week. Today it's blue.

Goodbye Katie Cotton

Daring Fireball: Kara Swisher on Katie Cotton shines a light on just how well Katie Cotton did her job for Apple. And yet, in the press, she's called names. As is often the case… screw the media, man.

Kontra’s Law

A commercial company’s ability to innovate is inversely proportional to its proclivity to publicly release conceptual products. Hello, Google.