Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It's been almost a year and a half since my last post. Should I take this project back up? Perhaps I could incorporate it into what I now do at work?

It's a big commitment if I'm going to do it right. Curating worthwhile content to share, producing interesting video tutorials and well written articles takes time. I'm seriously thinking about it. I'll decide by this weekend.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Siri Kills at WWDC Opening

I just caught the Opening Monologue from WWDC. It's pretty funny. Apple is so great at marketing. Marketing alone will get you started but you won't go anywhere if that's all you have. Combine great marketing with the kind of tireless innovation and level of quality they've become known for (e.g. the cooling fan in the redesigned MacBook Pro at 3:20 in on the video) and you get $574.80/share (incidentally, Google is at $564.87).

Well done again, Apple!

Monday, June 11, 2012

WWDC Did Not Disappoint - Major Apple Developments Announced

Holy smokes, did Apple make some really exciting announcements. Even though there wasn't an Apple TV set in the mix, there was a lot to talk about.

Dave Peterson gives a great run down of all the hardware and software announcement over at Not least among them were some really incredible developments in the OS announcements. My two favorites were 1) dictation and AirPlay coming to OS X and 2) non-WiFi FaceTime and turn-by-turn directions coming to iOS.

There were so many new features announced, you should really check out Dave's review right now!

Apple Rumors: Apple TV and Other Juicy WWDC News

Well, it's that day of the year where I sit eagerly hunched over my computer screen feverishly refreshing blog feeds to hear from those seated in Moscone West about Apple's latest strategies to get me to happily give them my hard earned money. Every year, in spite of my acute awareness that this strongly resembles the kind of addiction people traditionally seek help in conquering, I find that I have no desire to resist my compulsion to get my Apple fix. So here I am again.

Here are a few of the things I hope to hear about:

Mac OS X (10.8) Mountain Lion - There will be several significant new features introduced to the system that I have grown to love in my iOS devices. Some of my most anticipated are Reminders, Notification Center, and AirPlay Mirroring (love this feature on iOS!!!).

Apple TV - Ben Parr writes a great post about the potential and strategy behind possible developments with the Apple TV.

iOS 6 - My iPad and iPhone have just about become my primary computing devices. They are consistently my first screens. It stands to reason that this news will be highly anticipated out of the conference.

There are several other areas that we might learn about in Apple's ecosystem. PC World does a great job of summarizing the lay of the land here. Check it out if you also need a rumor fix before the actual news starts to roll in.

I have a meeting scheduled at 10 a.m. EST today... exactly the time the Keynote begins! If you happen to be reading this and will be in that meeting too, be assured that my constant distraction with my iPad screen is just me responding to an emergency email from a client that will prevent our entire project from being jeopardized. Honestly, that's what I'm doing. ;)

Apple Store Gets An Update Today!

Hmmm... I wonder what new things they're posting on the Apple Store for me to buy!?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Google Docs Has Forms!

Wow! How did I not know about this already? This will incredibly simplify the task of collecting data on the web. Try my sample form below: