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Weekly Roundup: Three Stories from Steve

by Aaron Brethorst | October 04, 2014

This past Sunday marked the third anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, which was internally recognized at Apple by an email from Tim Cook, and posted by iClarified:

Team,

Sunday will mark the third anniversary of Steve’s passing. I’m sure that many of you will be thinking of him on that day, as I know I will.

I hope you'...


Control of the Week: INTUAnimationEngine

by Aaron Brethorst | October 04, 2014

INTUAnimationEngine

INTUAnimationEngine

Weekly Roundup: Security

by Aaron Brethorst | September 30, 2014

Hopefully, by now, you've installed Apple's patch for Mavericks that guards against the Shellshock exploit in Bash. At the time I write this, it's still not clear how those of us on Yosemite are supposed to protect ourselves, outside of manually recompiling Bash. Not quite relatedly, I ran across a PDF from Apple last week entitled iOS Security


Control of the Week: SlackTextViewController

by Aaron Brethorst | September 30, 2014

SlackTextViewController

SlackTextViewController

Weekly Roundup: "Small" iPhones and Other Oddities

by Aaron Brethorst | September 22, 2014

Last Friday, I picked up my new "small" iPhone at the Apple Store, and then drove over to a T-Mobile store where I terminated my AT&T service after 7(?) years of being one of their customers. It wasn't any one thing in particular that drove me over the edge with them. Instead it was a multitude of the psychic equivalent of papercuts that pushed me into the arms of refreshingly foul-mouthed CEO John Legere's mobile company instead.

Tethering? Check. Music streaming is ex...


Control of the Week: iOS 8 Sampler

by Aaron Brethorst | September 22, 2014

iOS8 Sampler

iOS8 Sampler

Weekly Roundup: Watches, and Payments, and iPhones, oh my!

by Aaron Brethorst | September 13, 2014

In case you missed it, Apple announced three major new products last Tuesday. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, of course, are selling ridiculously well. The Plus is totally sold out for the next month, and most iPhone 6 variants are shipping in "7-10 business days." So, that's great news. I stayed up until about 3:00AM Pacific time Friday night hitting refresh in Safari every 30 seconds ...


Control of the Week: JYGraphViewController

by Aaron Brethorst | September 13, 2014

JYGraphViewController

JYGraphViewController

Weekly Roundup: Bad Incentives

by Aaron Brethorst | September 07, 2014

The most interesting thing I read online this past week had absolutely nothing to do with Markdown. If you're unaware of the tempest in a teapot currently surrounding that subject, I suggest not changing that at all. Instead, what I found most fascinating this past week, was an in-depth look at how LG managed to screw up their acquisition of webOS.

Back in January,


Control of the Week: JMAnimatedImageView

by Aaron Brethorst | September 07, 2014

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