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Monday, June 11, 2012

WWDC 2012 Live Coverage Today at 10am Pacific

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 09:10 AM

Interested in finding out what is happening at WWDC? Well, you can catch all the updates at several live blogs, some of which are:



9to5 Mac


ARS Technica

So, before it all begins, what are your thoughts on what will be revealed?

Tags: wwdc, 2012, liveblog

Friday, June 1, 2012

WWDC Schedules and App Released

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 04:00 AM

"The few, the proud, the folks who are going to WWDC now have an idea of what sessions they can attend at this year's Apple Developer's Conference."

You can pickup the schedule here, and then head over to the App Store and get the official app here. Just make sure you are attending WWDC 2012 or the app won't work, since it requires an Apple ID and an attendee password. They keynote will be at 10:00 am on Monday June 11, and I'm sure will be streamed by several sites that day.

Tags: , app, schedule, wwdc, ios

Monday, April 30, 2012

No Tickets for WWDC? Try The Indie Dev Lab Conference

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Articles & Resources" @ 08:48 AM

"Following the frustration of many developers who could not register on time for the WWDC 2012 (all tickets sold within two hours), a parallel WWDC for iOS and Mac OS X developers have been launched under the name: Indie Developer Lab."

Taking place during the same time as WWDC 2012, the IndieDevLab conference will also offer you the chance to connect with other developers. You can find out more at the IndieDevLab site.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Nominations Open for Apple Design Awards

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 01:00 AM

"Every year Apple recognizes those iOS and OS X developers whose work is a step above the competition with its Apple Design Awards. Nominations for these outstanding apps start in the spring and the winners are announced at WWDC. This year will be no different."

If you are a developer, or have a developer ID, you can log in at the Apple Developers site and nominate your choice for the 2012 Apple Design Award. Easy enough, the hard part will be getting a ticket to the conference!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Chance for WWDC 2012 Tickets

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 AM

"Even though tickets are already sold out for Apple's 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference, there's still a chance for 150 student developers to get into the event thanks to the company's scholarship program."

So if you are at least 13 years old, and meet the requirements outline on Apple's site, you might win some tickets. Deadline is May 2, 2012.

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

"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, June 14, 2011

WWDC Survey from Piper Jaffray and the Results Are Interesting to Say the Least

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

"A new survey of attendees at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference found that nearly half of iOS developers attending the conference support Android, while just 7 percent write applications for the Mac."

Interesting survey to say the least, done by Piper Jaffray at the WWDC last week and released Monday. 45 developers were polled about a variety of topics. One interesting tidbit, while 47% of them also write for the Android platform, they prefer the monetization and ease of development via the Apple way versus how Google handles it. This comes on the heels of another survey that shows of all developers, 67% write for Android while 59% write for iOS. Both are up over last years survey by roughly 10%. That is a lot of growth, and while Android is outpacing iOS, they also found that iOS users are more likely to purchase apps.

Granted, these are developers that all develop for iOS, but 51% of them also said that they saw greater potential for growth from iOS than Android. If you were to ask the 47% who write for Android however, 66% of them say Android has the higher potential. These are all just opinions of course, but educated ones from people that have been in the application business so you can't just write off what they say. I think the biggest point of all of this is that only 7% actually are writing for Mac. What do you think that is saying for the Mac platform?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

WWDC Apple Design Winners Announced

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 09:00 PM

"Another year, another Worldwide Developers Conference, and another set of incredible Apple Design Award winners."

According to the award site located here, the awards "recognize outstanding achievement and excellence in iPhone, iPad, and Mac app design." For example, for Grades 2, it was developed by a student at North Carolina at Charlotte. The student, Jeremy Olson, is a self taught iOS developer and did all of the design/development of the app. You can head to the Apple site and read about this one and the others, and see just why they were deserving of the 2011 Apple Design award. The site is well designed and by clicking on each app you can read a little background about it. Nice to know who is behind each of these apps.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

iCloud, What Does it Mean?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 11:42 AM

"So the 2011 WWDC keynote finished a mere hour or two ago, and there's a great deal to talk about! Not least the launch of the wonderfully exciting, dare I say revolutionary, iCloud."

This is a brief but solid run through of the iCloud portion of yesterday's WWDC keynote. Some of the highlights for me were the syncing across multiple devices, the iTunes backup and sync and, oh yes, the fact that it is free. Of course the "one more thing" moment we all wait for was the iTunes Match, where you can store up to 20,000 songs for a mere $24.95 USD per year. Compared to the same number of songs on it would cost you $200.00 per year. That is a bargain, and it even matches songs you didn't purchase through iTunes. Some of the questions I have though, are regarding MobileMe and storage prices. You get 5GB free, but what if you need more? I would imagine it would be competitively priced, or at least I hope so. MobileMe ends on June 30th, 2012, so if you haven't extended your subscription and it's due, you are one of the lucky ones. For me, I renewed mine in March so it sounds like I won't get any kind of refund, or at least I haven't found any information on that. Oh well, that is how it goes I guess. What about you? What are your thoughts on yesterdays keynote? And if you haven't seen it, Apple has uploaded it so you can watch it here.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Live Blogging Locations for WWDC This Morning

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 01:00 AM

"Tomorrow morning, Steve Jobs and his team will announce iOS 5 and iCloud. And your favorite iOS news resource - AppAdvice, of course! - will be covering the event live, over at"

So this morning at 10:00 am, you can watch WWDC as it unfolds via several sites. One of course, is at App Advice. Here are some other ones:

If you don't like any of these choices, just do a search for WWDC 2011 Live Blogging and you will get plenty of options. You can also follow @MacRumorsLive and @cocoacoding on Twitter for updates. Plenty of options, and I for one am excited to see just what is unveiled!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

iOS App to Help You Navigate WWDC 2011

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 04:00 PM

"Apple has released an iOS app regarding next week's Worldwide Developer Conference and released the official schedule."

You have to be registered as a developer with Apple to get the app [link], but why wouldn't you be anyway if you planned on attending? You can also find out more about WWDC 2011, such as the schedule, on the developer page here.

Tags: developer, help, wwdc, 2011, ios

Friday, June 3, 2011

What Do You Think Will Happen at WWDC?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:51 PM

"Apple made the bold move of pre-announcing its WWDC offerings this week, perhaps to curb anticipation over the lack of hardware, or maybe to ensure they bowl everyone over with an unexpected move."

This coming Monday will be WWDC and Steve Jobs will take the stage. Since this is an Apple event, of course the predictions are running rampant, with sites like Gizmodo and Cult of Mac posting their prediction lists, while other sites such as The Mac Observer posting editorials saying "brace yourself" for some big changes. I personally think it's a no brainer that iCloud will be discussed, and iOS 5 and Lion most certainly. But what about hardware? This one has me stumped as now there is talk about a revamp for Time Capsule. What are your thoughts on what might happen on Monday?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WWDC With Steve and the Gang

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 03:00 AM

"Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m."

According to Apple's press release, Steve Jobs will indeed be there at the WWDC 2011, to be held on June 6th 2011. Lots of speculation about what will be presented, from iCloud info to Lion and hardware. What doesn't appear to be in the rumor mill is a new iPhone, with rumors in place that it won't be announced until later in the Fall. What are your thoughts as to what they will present here?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WWDC 2012? Good Luck Getting a Ticket!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:30 AM

"Still trying to gather enough money to attend this year's WWDC event in June? Don't bother, since the event is already sold out, ten hours after tickets went on sale."

Even though announced only a few days ago, the ever popular WWDC has once again sold out. Of course, some people are trying to sell their extra tickets for a premium on eBay, but other than that, I don't know how you would get a ticket to this event. And I'm not sure if Apple is going to stop the eBay stuff from happening but if they don't, I would think they would run into problems in the future from ticket scalpers. But getting back to WWDC, they don't expect an iPhone 5 announcement, which will be odd given that it has happened every year since the first iPhone came out, but they do expect a summary of iOS 5 and OS X Lion features. I don't know, I'm still thinking iPhone 5, what are your thoughts?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Normal Cycle of Things

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 12:00 PM

"If you're attending the World Wide Developer Confrence today, you might well notice a few devlopers sporting swollen heads and ear-to-ear grins. Such a sight can only mean one thing: The Apple Design Awards 2010 winners have been announced."

The awards focused on iOS this year, instead of OS X, which led to the email from Jobs to one developer that said "no hidden meaning here, it's just the normal cycle of things." And with that, they did focus on iOS and announced winners in various categories. The winners this year are:

  • Financial Times by Financial Times
  • Doodle Jump from Lima
  • SkyBrushes for iPhone by Steve Sprang
  • TabToolkit from Agile Partners
  • Articles for iPhone by Sophiestication
  • Flight Control HD from Firemint
  • Twenty Minute Meals from Zolmo
  • Star Walk for iPad from Vito Technology
  • Real Racing for iPhone from Firemint
  • Pinball HD from Gameprom

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Apple Posts Video of WWDC 2010

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

"Apple posted a video of the 2010 World Wide Developers Conference keynote presentation late on Monday. CEO Steve Jobs used the event to introduce iPhone 4 along with the rebranding of iPhone OS 4 as iOS 4."

The video is posted here at Apple, so you can watch in either QuickTime or MPEG-4 formats. No chair kicking but I hear there were some Wi-Fi problems.

Tags: video, keynote, 2010, wwdc

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Going to WWDC 2010? Don't Forget Your App!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:10 AM

"Apple has launched a new iPhone app that's intended to make finding sessions and navigating the San Francisco streets that much easier during WWDC 2010."

It isn't obtained through normal channels however, as you have to go to and login with the account used to purchased the WWDC ticket. With the app you can mark sessions as favorites, view schedules and events as well as find locations of interest in San Francisco. WWDC starts tomorrow and runs through the 11th.

Tags: software, iphone, wwdc

Friday, June 4, 2010

So How Do I Follow The News at WWDC 2010? Don't Go to Gizmodo

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 01:00 PM

Well, I'll tell you! Just as in years prior, there are several sites that are offering live blogging from the event, which starts on Monday June 7th at 10am Pacific Time, so here are a few:

One notable exception to the usual live bloggers is Gizmodo. It appears the whole iPhone 4G coverage issue that is still ongoing has done one thing for their relationship with Apple, and that is to sever it. According to Gizmodo, they haven't received any answer to their request for passes. They will still offer coverage via other sites apparently but won't be live blogging.

What Do You Think Will Happen at WWDC?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:38 PM

"Apple is putting up its flags and bunting for its annual developers garden party (without a garden) WWDC 2010 at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco next week.Images are already spreading widely across the Internet as avid snappers grab pictures of the signs going up."

It's that time of year again, with Apple holding their annual developers conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Monday. Lots of rumors swirling around about this conference too. There is the well reported Verizon getting an iPhone rumor, as well as updates to iPhone OS 4.0. But how about the rumor of upcoming Mac Mini refresh, with some credence to it due to shortages? Or the MacBook Pro updates? Did you hear the one about Sprint getting the iPhone? Anyway, lots of stuff out there, what do you think will be announced at WWDC 2010?

Monday, May 10, 2010

2010 WWDC Sold Out

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

"If you were planning on attending WWDC 2010 but have yet to buy your ticket, I hope you don't take disappointment too hard. Despite an April 28 announcement-just six weeks before the conference-Apple's WWDC has sold out for the third year in a row."

It only took them 8 days to sell out this year, the 3rd year in a row it has happened. Wonder when they are going to get the attention of scalpers?

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