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Archive for September, 2014

Unlocked the iPhones

That was easy. I unlocked the three iPhones we have in our family just like that. I filed a request (at Customer Device Unlock- Request). I waited at least 24 hours (though I probably didn't need to). I backed up and restored each phone. Just like that, unlocked. P.S. The iPhone 4S will be going […]

8 Water Tricks

Each are relatively easily explained. The coolest ones, though, are the the ones with water at the freezing point… And it's easier to get water at that point than you may think: it stays 32° until it all turns to ice. I did notice too how the "screen/toothpicks" one, the top of the jar is […]

Watch Charlie Rose Online - Tim Cook

iPhone 6 and Watch Miscellany

Details on Apple Pay revealed: 'safer' system, Apple gets 0.15 percent - Takeaway? It's pretty safe. I look forward to using Apple Pay. AT&T To Get iPhone 6-Friendly WiFi Calling In 2015 - Cool. I get reasonable signal inside already, but I know some people who could use better service in their homes or offices. […]

Ordering an iPhone 6

I first tried reloading the URL a few times throughout yesterday evening. After all, Apple said they'd go on sale at midnight, and midnight occurs east of here at about 7pm. Unsuccessfully, I stayed up until about 12:20pm, thinking that maybe - just maybe - Apple would start selling things when the east coast […]

Apple Perspective Video

I don't like it. You're selling products, people. You're not really making the world a better place for war-torn countries, starving infants, cancer patients, etc. Let's not get so full of ourselves that we make stupid videos like this. Seriously, yuck. This is not how Apple got to where they were. This is not "Think […]

Margins Matter

Let's talk about margins. Book margins, mind you… Now's as good a time as any to point out that Lowest Score Wins – Shoot Lower Scores on the Golf Course NOW has one-inch margins set throughout, and is printed on 70# paper with 12pt covers.

Common App Rejections

Common App Rejections - App Store - Apple Developer I like the "Top 10 reasons for app rejections during the 7‑day period ending August 28, 2014." section. 2% - Guideline 2.9: Apps that are "beta", "demo", "trial", or "test" versions will be rejected Duh.

Apple’s Live Stream Failure

Inside Apple’s Live Event Stream Failure, And Why It Happened: It Wasn’t A Capacity Issue Unlike the last live stream Apple did, this time around Apple decided to add some JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) code to the page which added an interactive element on the bottom showing tweets about the event. As a result, […]

Summary of Apple Announcements

iPhone 6: Will buy immediately (wife gets my 5S, child gets her 5). Might even get Space Grey (white). Buying outright, contract-free. Watch: Would have bought instantly at $99. Would have considered buying it at $199. $349 is probably the best pricing they could offer, so… it would have been impossible to get one on […]

One-Handed Mode on iPhone 6?

Laugh It Up, Fuzzball Brian X. Chen: To deal with concerns that a bigger phone will make typing with one hand difficult (the current iPhone has a four-inch screen), some changes to the design of the iPhones’ user interface will allow people to type or use apps with just one hand; there will be a […]

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Apple’s Media Mastery

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media by 9to5Mac is a long but interesting piece on Apple's mastery of the media.

The Keyboards are Coming…

The keyboards are coming… I've only recently begun using TextExpander. But, I've been using keyboard expanders for a long, long time now. Heck, my use pre-dates Mac OS X. So, TextExpander is coming to iOS 8 via a keyboard. The keyboards are coming…

If you saw Jennifer Lawrence naked recently, it may be because of a simple security hole that Apple has since fixed: This could be the iCloud flaw that led to celebrity photos being leaked (Update: Apple is investigating). Update: never mind. Update 2: Nik Cubrilovic - New Web Order » Notes on the Celebrity Data […]