Tou.tv Hits the App Store →
Radio-Canada’s programming has been available for viewing later on Tou.tv for a while now, but it was Flash-based, so iOS users couldn’t watch that content. Not anymore. This normally wouldn’t be a big deal to write about, but a surprisingly high number of reviews mention how lame it is AirPlay support isn’t built into the app so they can watch it on their Apple TV. I...
westbaer: btw, I can totally see Sakurina asking in the Q&A: “Your UI sucks. I mean seriously.”
Sakurina: wearing DF shirt
Sakurina: “yeah um your button is 4 pixels too tall, what’s up with that”
Sakurina: “sir, you know this is the performance talk”
Rahmen Emanuel →
Pretty much speaks for itself really.
So there’s a Camera Connection Kit for the iPad, right? Did app developers assume no one bought that thing? Here’s a free app idea. I’d make it but I’ve got enough on my plate right now: Step 1: Select. Let me select a bunch of photos I want to upload by tapping their thumbnails. Ideally, let me pinch the thumbnails to quickly glance at a bigger version. Step 2: Tag. Use...
Taptivate: "Friends' Home Makeover" →
I tried using Friends exclusively instead of using both a Twitter client (Weet, both designed by the amazing Marcelo Marfil) and the Facebook app back when it originally came out. The idea behind the app was pretty great, but there were a few issues with its execution: It’s pretty sluggish whenever it communicates with Twitter and Facebook, which given the purpose of the app, is...
WEAR IT NOW FOR THE FUTURE →
I long for the day when the HTML5 logo dethrones Che Guevara as that iconic thing everyone sees on shirts all the time, but can’t explain what it is or what it means. And yes, I bought one.
It turns out that on the Internet, people use Flash. Part of being open means...– Vic Gundotra at Google I/O 2010. I guess he didn’t get the memo that people use H.264 on the Web too. Whoops. So much for “openness”.
Earlier, I was working on a canvas-based shoot ‘em up for smartphone browsers (Android and iOS) with my pal Shannon. There was something off though. My iPhone was easily drawing things three times slower than my MacBook Air was, and I had no idea why. I went through the code and did some silly optimizations here and there, but I didn’t really notice an improvement, so I decided to log...
Exclusive: Apple will remove home button on next... →
I hope this isn’t true. At the Apple Store opening at Place Ste-Foy back in November, I saw a bunch of people playing with the new iPod nanos and have absolutely no idea how to get back to the previous screen. (Swipe to the right, duh!) It’s pretty frustrating to pick up a a really cool device, use it for a while, and then be completely baffled as how to go back. That’s the...
Dagens orden →
I’m learning Swedish. Part of the issue with learning a new language is breaking free from the phrasebook examples and being able to write your own sentences and express your own ideas. And you know what they say: practice makes perfect. This blog is essentially that practice. I want to put up a few sentences each day, get some feedback from some Swedish-speaking friends of mine, and improve...
Everyone was so worried about who was going to want to see this movie. I...– Natalie Portman on Black Swan.
First Thoughts on the Mac App Store
My grandparents are going to love the Mac App Store. My grandparents have had a Mac in their house since 1998, a little after Mac OS 8.1 came out. They do a lot on their computer: write email, video chat with family, edit photos, scan in old photos from slides and negatives, play games, visit Facebook, you name it. But one of the things they don’t do so well at is finding software. Whenever my...
I ran into Minako at the mall the other day.
I don’t go to the mall very often. My mall visits tend to be very short, rarely topping fifteen minutes in length. I’ll walk rapidly from one end of the mall to the other, dodging people as if they’re cones in an indoor slalom track, until I reach the closest store selling the item I had planned on purchasing. Rarely do I ever stop midway to glance at the displays; most stores...