Archive for the 'iPhone' Category

Fixing PNGs

Friday, June 1st, 2012

One of my hobbies is poking around in the application bundles of software that I did not write. The extent of my curiosity ranges from aiming to find the identify of an uncredited developer, to disassembling and examining the technical approaches that were taken in the code. But usually I just like to take a […]

Zoom Anywhere

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

I’ve been in and out of Apple’s iPhone simulator for the past two years, and for the entire time, I’ve been frustrated by what I assumed was an inherent limitation: pinching and zooming and only works in the middle of the screen: Today I was so supremely frustrated by this that I played around with […]

Flexing His Power

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Brent Simmons makes the case for power of software as a more admirable quality than flexibility: It may go against the grain a little bit, but I’ll say it: I’m incredibly excited for the future of Mac software. I don’t expect we’ll make software that looks and feels like iOS apps (we shouldn’t), but I […]

Pain Is A Gift

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Fans of Apple’s iPhone and iPad platforms should be thrilled by the exciting news coming out of Google last week. At the company’s I/O conference they announced Android 2.2, or “Froyo,” a significant update to their mobile phone OS. The open platform powers many of the iPhone’s most viable competitors, including the Verizon Droid, and […]