Rounded Rectangles: Nothing Clear (Or Cheap) About the Path from iOS to Mac

On January 30, 2013, in Industry News, by Michael Simon

Perhaps we’ve all been a little too spoiled by iOS.Our iPhones are filled with gorgeous, hand-crafted apps that give us years of refinements and upgrades for less than the cost of a latte. We expect every interface to be refined and elegant without giv…

The unlikely persistence of AppleScript

On December 12, 2012, in Industry News, by Macworld

First, a little history:

Apple acquired NeXT at the end of 1996, with the plan of using that company’s OpenStep operating system as the foundation for the future of Mac OS. The first plan for that OS was called Rhapsody, and the basic idea was…

Mac Developers Can Now Submit Mountain Lion-Ready Apps

On July 10, 2012, in Industry News, by J.R. Bookwalter

Right on the heels of pushing out the presumably final gold master of OS X Mountain Lion prior to its release this month, Apple has begun notifying Mac developers that it’s time to start submitting apps ready for the next big cat.Although we still don’…

App Store Binary Corruption Plagues iOS, Mac Developers, Users

On July 5, 2012, in Industry News, by J.R. Bookwalter

Holidays such as the 4th of July are boom times for developers — folks have a day off and are more likely to tap “Buy Now” than on a regular work day. But imagine how frustrated you might be if that new purchase crashed immediately upon launch — and …

Apple Expands App Stores to 32 New Countries

On June 22, 2012, in Industry News, by J.R. Bookwalter

Mentioned briefly during the WWDC 2012 keynote, Apple has notified iOS and Mac developers that their work can now be sold in 32 new countries around the world. Jeez, we didn’t even know Mauritania was a real place!Apple has issued an email to iOS and M…

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