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2011 WWDC Live Streaming Options

Apple isn’t providing video this year so here’s a collection of publications covering it on their sites.  “F$&k it, we’ll do it live!” Engadget Boy Genius Report The Loop MacRumorsLive ArsTechnica Apple Insider Mac Daily News Wired Business Insider cnet … Continue reading

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Example Objective-C Code for iOS/iPhone/iPad

Learning a new programming language can be difficult and sometimes developer documentation just doesn’t convey the message clearly and you need an example.  Coming from PHP where every function is documented with example code, I feel this is one area … Continue reading

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Terrorist ‘pre-crime’ detector field tested in United States

I can’t think of anything that could possibly go wrong with this. Planning a sojourn in the northeastern United States? You could soon be taking part in a novel security programme that can supposedly ‘sense’ whether you are planning to … Continue reading

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One Man A Capella and Instrument Performances

This is pretty impressive. One guy doing it all, no instruments. Alaa Wardis A Capella Performances Of Arabic Hits Go Viral In Middle East VIDEO.

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Apple v Lodsys

That’s good news. “Apple is undisputedly licensed to these patents and the App Makers are protected by that license,” wrote Bruce Sewell, Apple Senior Vice President and General Counsel. via Apple says developers are licensed for Lodsys patents.

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Making the Rich Look Poor

Interesting. All about the presentation. As a public service, I’ve redrawn the chart for the Journal. On the left is the original. On the right is the chart that shows the actual amount of money earned by the tiny handful … Continue reading

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Halo Developer Bungie Registers Mobile Software Patent | Mac|Life

Myth is still my favorite game of all time. Some intriguing news has leaked today from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Bungie, the studio behind the Halo, Myth, and Marathon series has reportedly filed for a trademark for … Continue reading

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Apple Doesn’t Do Social, Macworld Looks At Game Center

One of Apple’s largest weakness is social/internet platforms. See Ping, Game Center, Favorites between AppleTV and iTunes, etc.  I don’t think it’s an issue of engineering talent but rather that social/internet platforms runs counter to Apple’s culture of secrecy and … Continue reading

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Maybe It Is Like Windows vs Mac Again

I doubt people are thinking about this when they say the iOS vs Android battle will be like the Mac vs Windows battle. Applications loaded with malicious software are infiltrating the Google operating system at a faster rate than hackers … Continue reading

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Reassessing The Cost Of The Post-9/11 Era

I’m not interested in revisiting what happened to get us to this point but I think it’s an important time to look where we are headed. There’s the human toll. More than twice as many Americans — over 6,000 — … Continue reading

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