Archive for June, 2012

New Podcasts app

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Apple has released a new Podcasts app for iOS. The app has two interesting design twists on the genre. The first is that the metaphor for browsing for podcasts is an old style radio dial. Check it out: And the other is the media player screen, where, in keeping with the old school radio technology […]


Thursday, June 21st, 2012

A few weeks ago I blogged about a crash in MealPlan that was found only after I managed to talk a user through sending me a crash log. And in another post I mentioned my frustration at seeing reviews by users saying my app is crashing, when I had no reports from users and no […]


Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

I’ve been trying to figure out what to say about this thing and it’s hard to know where to start. It looks great. The promise of a tablet that’s really a full desktop computer that can run desktop apps as well as touch apps sounds pretty good, and the hardware looks slick. Nicely designed. I […]

TV Companion Apps

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

I’ve been thinking about what one might do with apps on a TV set. It’s actually quite an interesting field when you think about it. Here are some things that an Apple TV set could do. One of the reasons a lot of people pay for TV service is for the daily shows, like Dr […]

Cleaning Up a WordPress Hack With an iPad

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

I received an email today from someone saying “hey, check your website, it looks like you’ve got a virus”. I’m not sure how this happens. I use strong passwords, change them regularly, and try to keep my WordPress installation up to date, and yet every now and then, my site gets hacked. I was at […]