Episode 86: If They Can’t Make It, Who Am I To Try?

Manton and Daniel talk about WWDC ticket sales, Ambrosia Software’s major layoff, and Google Glass terms of services.

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  • WWDC June 10 – News release from Apple about the dates and ticket-sale strategy for WWDC 2013.
  • WWDC 2013 – Detailed information about the conference from Apple.
  • AltWWDC – Alternative gathering for the week of WWDC, put on by folks from Appsterdam.
  • Ambrosia Software – The stalwart Mac software maker that recently issued mass layoffs.
  • Ambrosia Still Alive – Piece by Jeff Garnet of the Mac Observer about Ambrosia’s prospects.
  • Panic – Another Mac software company that seems to be around for the long haul.
  • Google Glass API – Terms of service for the Google Glass API.
  • App.net Developer Incentive Terms – A contrasting API terms agreement.

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April 24, 2013 at 10:02 am.

Episode 85: A Literally In Your Face Technology

Daniel and Manton talk about Boston, Panic’s Status Board, Google’s Glass UI guidelines, and Google Fiber.

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  • Panic Status Board – New iPad app from Panic for customizable passive data displays.
  • Panic’s examples of plugins – Blog post from Panic highlighting many custom 3rd party panels.
  • Dashcode User Guide – Apple’s documentation for their widget-devleopment IDE.
  • Glass UI guidelines – Google’s user interface guidelines for their glasses-based devices.
  • Google Fiber Austin – Announcement page for Google’s initiative to bring super-high-speed internet to Manton’s home town.
  • AT&T Fiber in Austin – Announcement from AT&T that it plans to build gigabit fiber in Austin, as well.
  • Verizon FiOS – Fiber internet service from Verizon that is decidedly slower than gigabit.

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April 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm.

Episode 84: If You Can’t Say It In 99 Slides

Manton and Daniel discuss CocoaConf Dallas, subscription app pricing, Google’s fork of WebKit, and the Facebook Home debut.

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  • Google Blink – Google’s fork of the WebKit rendering engine.
  • Recapitulating History – WebKit engineer Maciej Stachowiak comments on the Blink fork.
  • Facebook Home – Facebook’s Android-based home screen and mobile apps suite.
  • HTC First – The first Android phone to come bundled with Facebook Home.
  • Motorola Razr – Wikipedia page on the phone collaboration between Apple and Motorola.
  • Home Turf – Matt Drance weighs in on the significance of Facebook Home.
  • Instagram – Facebook-owned social photo-sharing site that is open to younger children than allowed on Facebook proper.

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April 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm.

Episode 83: This Week’s Lofty Goal

Daniel and Manton talk about the upcoming CocoaConf conference, hacking Netflix in the browser and Michael Jurewitz’s blog series on pricing software.

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  • CocoaConf – Mac and iOS conference that Manton is speaking at in Dallas.
  • NSConference – UK-based Mac and iOS conference.
  • Safari Extensions Reference – Apple’s documentation on developing extensions for Safari.
  • Feedly – RSS reading service with iOS, Android and Safari-based clients.
  • Forecast.io – Impressive web-based weather app from the makers of Dark Sky.
  • Tweet Library – Manton’s Twitter reading and archiving app.
  • Power Nap Tips – Advice from Matt Stevens about managing networking behavior in an app when a Mac power-naps.
  • WWDC Videos – Links to Apple’s videos for the past few years of WWDC.
  • First Day – Michael Jurewitz announces by tweet his return to working at Apple.
  • Understanding App Store Pricing – Epic blog series from Michael Jurewitz on pricing software.
  • bbum’s weblog-o-mat – Bill Bumgarner’s blog on various topics technical and otherwise.

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April 4, 2013 at 7:06 am.