Archive for the 'iPhone' Category

The FBI in full Honecker mode

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

Consider this: Obama: cryptographers who don’t believe in magic ponies are “fetishists,” “absolutists” …and even worse, this: Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism Let’s consider this for a bit. In particular the “going dark” idea. The idea that cryptography makes the governments of […]

Darn neat stocks feature on iPhone

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Just read this in a forum post (Swedish, sorry ’bout that), and simply had to tell you. In the Stocks app that comes with the iPhone, you can add in a number of other things than the most obvious, like this: Add the exchange as a suffix. For example TLSN.ST results in the share price […]

3.3.1 with a twist

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

The by now famous paragraph 3.3.1 in the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement for iPhone OS 4.0 says that “Applications that link to Documented APIs through an intermediary translation or compatibility layer or tool are prohibited”. Which, of course, ruins the day for Adobe and Flash CS5. The idea was to have Flash scripts run […]

iPad: the lowest common denominator

Monday, March 29th, 2010

After watching

So much knowledge in such a small box

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

I was doing the rounds at a nursing home out in the sticks the other day, and came to an old (all of them were old) woman with a urinary catheter and bag. Her problem, or rather her worry, was that the bag turned violet from the urine sometimes, but only the last week. The […]

App store or Dashcode?

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Over the last week or so, I’ve spent a lot of time with the WDC 2009 sessions, and Dashcode, at least in its upcoming 3.0 version, seems to be amazingly capable. The results are almost indistinguishable from SDK apps (for want of a better label). And, they don’t go through the app store. And, they […]

Anything but games are illegal?

Friday, August 21st, 2009

I’m having this most surrealistic dialog with a very agreeable iTunes support person, about invoicing. The thing is I bought a few apps from the iTunes app store, among which Omni Focus for the iPhone, but the invoice (or “receipt”) I got from Apple doesn’t mention sales tax at all. Just the net amount in […]

Damn, I’m so proud of myself

Friday, August 21st, 2009

This morning I started developing for the iPhone (it arrived two days ago, what took me so long?). After watching a load of presentations from WWDC 2009 (you have to pay for that, but boy is it worth it), I got really curious about Dashcode. This environment lets you develop web applications and it looked […]