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.
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.
This is pretty impressive. One guy doing it all, no instruments.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.