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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Don't Lose Out on Your 2012 WWDC Tickets!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/arti...=rss_everything

"Developers Anthony Herron and Aaron Wardle have launched a service that many Mac and iOS developers will welcome, WWDCAlerts, a service that will send you an SMS text message letting you know when tickets for Apple's World Wide Developer Conference go on sale."

You can sign up for the alerts here, and it might be a good idea to do so if you are planning on attending since last years WWDC sold out in hours. Either that or stay glued to your computer as the date approaches June this year.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BBEdit Update Brings Many Enhancements

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/161...l#lsrc.rss_main

"There are few independent Mac apps that have the pedigree of Bare Bones Software's BBEdit."

If nothing else, they have the best trademarked tagline: "It Doesn't Suck." This program has been around about 20 years so it really is amazing to have so many enhancements to something this established. You can see the list here, and find more info about the program at the Bare Bones Software site.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Textbooks and the iPad

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:00 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/19/m...ner=rss&emc=rss

"The most complicated form in print media is the textbook," Josh Koppel of ScrollMotion explained to me. 'You have a 1,000-page math text with 10,000 more pages of homework assignments. You've got the graphic side, the text side, notation, assessment, remediation. And we need to make this all live well digitally without being subtractive.'"

I've been pretty vocal in the past about loving the idea and cost savings of having text books available on a device, be it a laptop or tablet or iPad, so I'm pretty happy about this consortium of publishers that is getting together to produce products for the iPad. The consortium is using a company called ScrollMotion to get it done, and from the story line it appears due to the limitations of the device, they won't be coming anytime soon to the Kindle. Despite it being great for reading, it has too many limitations for it to be a viable solution for the consortium, namely the "pedagogic reading" that is required in higher learning institutions. This is basically the type of reading required when you are actually studying a topic and not reading for enjoyment. Interesting article and I hope they are a success, but I also hope that they don't think they can continue to charge the exorbitant prices for textbooks that they have charged in the past. That would truly be a travesty!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Some Interesting Features of 4.2 iOS

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:30 PM

http://www.tipb.com/2010/09/16/netf...ne,+iPad,+iPod)

"Netflix streaming from iPad or iPhone to your TV via iOS 4.2 AirPlay? That's what Mark Gurman is showing off."

A welcome addition, and while at first glance you might be thinking what is the big deal? Isn't the Apple TV supposed to have Netflix on it? Yes, but this proves you can stream from your iOS device, so what is to prevent you from streaming Hulu Plus or any other service you have an app for to your TV? That is the real benefit. They have also added a feature allowing you to set individual text message sounds for users. I'm going to get some use out of that feature as well since my work pages come to my iPhone and I've been wanting to be able to differentiate them for some time now from my regular text messages. Have you read about any of the updates to iOS that you are going to find extremely useful?


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Self Destructing Messages? Yea, There's an App for That...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/03/...that-tigertext/

"Anyone familiar with Mission: Impossible has heard the famous lines, "this message will self destruct in 5 seconds." Now there's an app equivalent with TigerText."

While the app itself is free, there are costs involved, at least for sending since receiving messages is always free. After your first free 100 messages that you have 15 days to use, it costs $1.49 USD per month for 250 messages or $2.49 USD per month for unlimited. Someone like Tiger Woods (coincidence in the naming of this app per the developers..yea right) definitely could have used this and probably would have opted for the unlimited plan.


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