Aaron Brethorst | September 14, 2013 | Comments
The iPhone event has come and gone, and now we have a number of fascinating new developments to endlessly conjecture about. What I'm still most curious about, for example, is why Apple decided to make the new A7 chip 64-bit. It's not like the iPhone 5S (s?) has more than 4GB RAM, right? We will eventually have mobile phones that need to address more than 4GB, but why take that plunge now before it's necessary?
Unless, of course, it is necessary in the next 12 months. Like, f...
An open source alternative to MapKit.
Happy iPhone week! It's expected that Apple will be announcing the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on the 10th, along with either the iOS 7 GM or a date for its release. I'm excited to see the hardware Apple will be releasing, but I'm even more excited to see what you all have been working on for iOS 7. I'm sure it's going to be awesome.
Hello, and welcome to another weekly roundup! On Saturday, I published the site's 1,500th component. It's been about two-and-a-half years since the site went live and I published the very first component on January 4, 2011, and I never once imagined that Cocoa Controls would become as big as it has. I remember that, about six months after I started the site, I confided in a friend that I was concerned I would soon run out of content to publish, but obviously this never happened. Instead, the C...
I've noticed a trend of late where more developers are building and open-sourcing not just controls but entire apps. I think this is fantastic, and was delighted to see Ink build and open-source a collection of apps this past week.
ThatInbox "is simple, elegant, and free new way to do your email on an iPad." - This app shows off how to use the MailCore library to build a full-fledged mail client.
Hello, and welcome to our weekly roundup! Undoubtedly, the biggest news this past week is that, after 13 years as CEO, Steve Ballmer will be stepping down for the top spot at Microsoft in the next 12 months. Although revenue at Microsoft has quadrupled under Steve, the stock price has declined 40% from January 2000 - August 2013. To be fair, though, that includes external events like the dot-com bubble bursting. If, instead, you look at the period from January 2002 - August 2013, the stock has...