Weekly Roundup: Goto Fail

If you haven't updated to iOS 7.0.6 and OS X 10.9.2 on all of your devices, drop everything and do it now.

Last week saw the release of iOS 6.1.6 and 7.0.6, which fix an incredibly simple and scary bug. The best writeup of it that I've seen so far comes from Adam Langley, a Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google, who notes the presence of an aptly named, and horrifically unnecessary goto fa...

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Control of the Week: SimpleFormatLanguage

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Weekly Roundup: "For Apple to win, Microsoft has to lose"

On August 6, 1997, Steve Jobs took the stage at MacWorld Expo to announce that "[we] have to let go of this notion that for Apple to win, Microsoft has to lose." He went on to introduce a smiling Bill Gates via satellite telecast in an absurd, ostensibly unintentional recreation of the famous 1984 ad.

As it works out, Steve was absolutely right. In May 2010, Apple's market cap passed Microsoft's. And then, for the first time ever,

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Control of the Week: PopulateKit

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Weekly Roundup: Facebook and Microsoft Take Bold Steps Forward

Last week, Facebook launched a new app, Paper, that acts kind of like a Flipboard for your Facebook feed. It's a gorgeous app, but ran into some issues both in terms of trademark issues and usability problems. Still, I think it's a bold step forward, and...

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Control of the Week: DoImagePickerController

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Weekly Roundup: The New Nexus of Google Hardware

Hi everyone - There's been a lot of talk this past week about future hardware, on both Apple and Google's parts. Mac Rumors, for what it's worth, posted an article about a rumored new app, Healthbook, coming to iOS 8 that will feature very tight integration with the rumored iWatch. It would seem entirely sensible to tie a forthcoming new product line launch to existing blockbuster product lines, meaning that a Fall release of the iWatch was always likely, but rumors of tight integration into n...

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Control of the Week: RMScannerView

RMScannerView

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