What Did You Do For Easter? I Dissected Two Laptops

It started Saturday while cleaning out the shed: I found my two old Apple iBooks, dead, but still resting comfortably in their cases. My 12″ iBook suffered a motherboard failure five years earlier, and the iBook G4 14″ lost its mind when the hard drive crashed. At the time it was too expensive to get either repaired as both had gone out of warranty, so they were banished to the shed.

Then it hit me: why couldn’t I use both iBooks to create one, working laptop? Continue reading “What Did You Do For Easter? I Dissected Two Laptops”

So You Want To Make An App For The Apple App Store?

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If this means anything to you:

NSArray *array =
[[NSArray alloc] initWithObjects:@”One”, @”Two”, @”Three”, nil];
NSString *overview =
[[NSString alloc] initWithFormat:@”%@”, @”First three numbers”];

You’re probably an Apple Developer looking at the code for ‘Angry Birds’. If that looks like gibberish, then good news! You can learn to read it and become an Apple App Developer. Continue reading “So You Want To Make An App For The Apple App Store?”

Organize And Track Your Holiday Shipments With Slice

Organize and track your holiday shipping with Slice.

I do most of my Christmas shopping online. I can find exactly what I want, where I want, and generally for how much I want. Shopping online just makes everything easier for me. The thing I don’t like about online shopping is tracking down shipping numbers.

You know what I mean: Where is the email with the tracking number? When is that package supposed to arrive? What email account did I sign up to the company for? Where did I have it shipped? Why can’t I find my receipt? What card did I pay with? AAHHH!

Luckily I found an app that fixes all of that. It’s called ‘Slice’ and it’s free. Continue reading “Organize And Track Your Holiday Shipments With Slice”

Apple Set To Release iOS 5 Tomorrow

Ready for iOS 5 and iCloud?

Every time I check my iPhone today I’m greeted with at least three new app updates. Major apps like Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, and iBooks have seen updates today as Apple prepares to unleash iOS 5 and iCloud on the world.

This is the revolutionary new operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that Steve Jobs demonstrated before his death. Featuring over 200 new features, including the Cloud, this is a major overhaul to the iOS software and the first one that will be current on all cellular carriers (AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint). Continue reading “Apple Set To Release iOS 5 Tomorrow”