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Weekly Roundup: The New Nexus of Google Hardware

Aaron Brethorst | February 01, 2014 | Comments

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...


Control of the Week: RMScannerView

Aaron Brethorst | February 01, 2014 | Comments

RMScannerView

RMScannerView

Weekly Roundup: the Mac at 30

Aaron Brethorst | January 25, 2014 | Comments

Obviously the big news of the past week was the 30th anniversary of the Mac, introduced at an Apple shareholder meeting on January 24, 1984. Apple put together a very unexpected, beautiful retrospective on the Mac, which you can find below. Meanwhile, MacWorld has a brief but interesting look at the Mac at 30 from Phil Schiller, Bud Tribble, and others.

Meanwhile, Nintendo, a company that has regularly been compared to Apple in...


Control of the Week: DLWidgetMenu

Aaron Brethorst | January 25, 2014 | Comments

DLWidgetMenu

DLWidgetMenu

Weekly Roundup: Playing Games

Aaron Brethorst | January 19, 2014 | Comments

Although not directly related to iOS development, one of the most surprising and unfortunate pieces of news I read this past week was that Tobias Frere-Jones, one half of the renowned type foundry Hoefler & Frere-Jones was suing his business partner of 15 years for what he sees as his fair share of half of the company. One big takeaway for all of you folks doing contracting work or considering doing contracting work is that you should always get everything written down and signed....


Controls of the Week: UIImageView_FaceAwareFill and BEMSimpleLineGraph

Aaron Brethorst | January 19, 2014 | Comments

BEMSimpleLineGraph

BEMSimpleLineGraph

App of the Week: Margana

Aaron Brethorst | January 19, 2014 | Comments

Margana

A delightful word game for iOS that takes advantage of no less than...


Weekly Roundup: Seven Years of the iPhone

Aaron Brethorst | January 11, 2014 | Comments

Eight years ago, I watched a TED talk by Jeff Han on his innovative research into multitouch displays. Little did I know at the time that less than a year later, Steve Jobs would walk onto the stage at MacWorld to demonstrate not just a research prototype, but a real product that would be available to consumers just months later[1]. Last week marked the seven year anniversary of Jobs' introduction of the iP...


Weekly Roundup: Welcome to 2014!

Aaron Brethorst | January 06, 2014 | Comments

Hello everyone and happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful, productive 2013, and that your plans for 2014 are taking shape even as I write this. Apple's certainly are, and if an article I link to below from TUAW is to be believed, you'll know first when 9to5 Mac does solid, original reporting about it.

Meanwhile, New Years is always a great time to reflect on the past even as we look ahead to the future. In tha...


Control of the Week: P2MSTextView

Aaron Brethorst | January 06, 2014 | Comments

P2MSTextView

P2MSTextView

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