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Control of the Week: CRToast

by Aaron Brethorst | March 01, 2014

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CRToast

Weekly Roundup: Goto Fail

by Aaron Brethorst | February 22, 2014

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...


Control of the Week: SimpleFormatLanguage

by Aaron Brethorst | February 22, 2014

SimpleFormatLanguage

SimpleFormatLanguage

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

by Aaron Brethorst | February 15, 2014

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,


Control of the Week: PopulateKit

by Aaron Brethorst | February 15, 2014

PopulateKit

PopulateKit

Weekly Roundup: Facebook and Microsoft Take Bold Steps Forward

by Aaron Brethorst | February 08, 2014

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...


Control of the Week: DoImagePickerController

by Aaron Brethorst | February 08, 2014

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Weekly Roundup: The New Nexus of Google Hardware

by Aaron Brethorst | February 01, 2014

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

by Aaron Brethorst | February 01, 2014

RMScannerView

RMScannerView

Weekly Roundup: the Mac at 30

by Aaron Brethorst | January 25, 2014

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...