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!”


Boy Genius Report

The Loop



Apple Insider

Mac Daily News


Business Insider





German: http://www.heise.de/mac-and-i/liveticker

Posted in Apple, Programming, Technology | Tagged | 1 Comment

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 where the Objective-C ecosystem is severely lacking.  I found iPhone SDK Examples to be a helpful resource.

Posted in Apple, Programming | Leave a comment

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 commit a crime.

via Terrorist ‘pre-crime’ detector field tested in United States : Nature News.

Posted in General | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in General | Tagged | Leave a comment

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.

Posted in Apple, Business, Technology | Leave a comment

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 of people making over $200,000. It’s a lot.

via Fun With Charts: Making the Rich Look Poor | Mother Jones.

Posted in General | Leave a comment

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 “Crimson.” What exactly “Crimson” is, we don’t know, but it was filed under “computer game software for use on mobile and cellular phones.”

via Halo Developer Bungie Registers Mobile Software Patent | Mac|Life.

Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

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 penchant for grand roll-outs.   The interaction required between all these different groups to make a killer social/internet platform isn’t possible given how tightly controlled new products are within Apple.  In fact, I’ve been told stories by Apple acquaintances of mine that the first time all the different product groups working on the same project will actually see the completed project is when it’s actually being announcement to the public at something like a Macworld.

In iOS 4, the company tried to capitalize on that popularity by launching Game Center, a social networking service for iOS games—but, like the company’s Ping social service, it’s largely been met with a collective shrug of indifference by users.Macworld Apple needs to press play on Game Center | Games | iOS Central.

Posted in Apple, Technology | Leave a comment

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 did with personal computers at the same stage in development, said Nikolay Grebennikov, chief technology officer for Kaspersky. The company identified 70 different types of malware in March, up from two categories in September.Google’s Android phones face more attacks via apps.

Posted in Apple, Technology | Leave a comment

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 — have now died in the two wars that followed 9/11 than did in the original attacks, along with more than 100,000 Iraqis and Afghans.

And there’s the extraordinary financial toll… The actual 9/11 attacks produced insured losses of about $40 billion and delivered a temporary blow to the economy… Harvard scholar Linda Bilmes and Nobel-Prize winning Columbia University economist Joseph Stiglitz now estimate that the two post-9/11 wars will end up costing taxpayers somewhere between $4 trillion and $6 trillion. That includes not only money already appropriated for the military campaigns $1.3 trillion at last count, but also the immense cost of long-term health care for returning soldiers, and such things as interest payments on all the extra borrowed money and the increased volatility of oil prices since the invasion of Iraq.

via Reassessing The Cost Of The Post-9/11 Era, Post Bin Laden.

Posted in General, Politics | Tagged | Leave a comment