Weekly Roundup: iPhone 6 Release Date

Aaron Brethorst | July 27, 2014

If the releases of the iPhone 5 and 5s are any indication, it seems almost certain that Apple will release the iPhone 6 on September 19, 2014. The device (devices?) will be announced at a media event on September 9. We'll likely see another two betas between now and the GM build of iOS 8.

How are your iOS 8 plans coming along? With only about 8 weeks to go, there isn't a ton of time left to get cracking on iOS 8-specific features for the launch window!

Best,
Aaron


Control of the Week: MotionBlur

Aaron Brethorst | July 27, 2014

MotionBlur

MotionBlur

Weekly Roundup: iBeacon and Passbook

Aaron Brethorst | July 20, 2014

In a quick update from last week, Microsoft announced the most sweeping layoffs they've ever done, with a total impact of over 18,000 jobs, plus an unknown number of contractors. Of course, in classic Microsoft fashion, they announced 2/3s of the layoffs last week, with the other 6,000 looming over the heads of remaining employees like a Damoclean sword. If Microsoft's senior management thinks this will ...


Control of the Week: ISHPermissionKit

Aaron Brethorst | July 20, 2014

ISHPermissionKit

ISHPermissionKit

Weekly Roundup: Blue Badges

Aaron Brethorst | July 13, 2014

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I know that Cocoa Controls is supposed to be all about iOS and OS X software development, and I was actually all set to talk about how Apple's iBeacon technology is going to be their big sleeper hit technology of 2014 and 2015, but that...


Control of the Week: TLYShyNavBar

Aaron Brethorst | July 13, 2014

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Weekly Roundup: 10,000 Lakes

Aaron Brethorst | July 07, 2014

Apologies for the lack of content this past week. I spent most of it back in Minnesota and Wisconsin visiting family. For those of you outside the United States, Minnesota and Wisconsin are located in the north central part of the country. Minnesota is probably best known as being the Land of 10,000 Lakes (really there are 11,842 larger than 40,000 square meters) the home of Prince, the musician, and the place where Spam is made. Wisconsin is the birthplace of Dungeons & Dragons, the large...


Control of the Week: CXCardView

Aaron Brethorst | July 07, 2014

CXCardView

CXCardView

Weekly Roundup: A Dubious Vitamin

Aaron Brethorst | June 28, 2014

Change can be incredibly difficult to sell to your users. They have their set ways of using your product, with months or years of experience guiding them towards accomplishing tasks. When you pull the rug out from under them by making your software look and behave differently, you upset their expectations, reset their muscle memory, and face an uphill battle to convince them of the greater utility of what you have created.

Take the Office 2007 Ribbon fiasco, for instance. Personally,...


Control of the Week: SCLAlertView-Swift

Aaron Brethorst | June 28, 2014

SCLAlertView-Swift

SCLAlertView-Swift