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It's my pleasure to welcome back Smile as this week's sponsor here at TMO. As those astute readers have already seen in the sidebar, the focus this week is on PDFpen for iPad. As a long time user of PDFpen for Mac, PDFpen for iPad is one of those utilities that I always wished for but, for whatever reason, never quite believed would be possible on a tablet. I was wrong in the best way.
It's my pleasure to welcome Digiarty as this week's sponsor at TMO. The focus for this sponsorship is Digiarty's MacX Video Converter Pro v4.0.0, and you can get it for free this week. Yep, this giveaway is for everyone!
Up until now, iOS has operated under a very inefficent model with regards to apps and network requests. Apple aims to change that with iOS 7's coalesced network updates, allowing multiple apps to synchronize their network requests.
It is my pleasure to again welcome Smile back as this week's sponsor here at TMO. They've been making great software for over a decade now, and I don't suspect they'll stop that any time soon! This week I get to talk about TextExpander, which makes this even better because it's something I use constantly. Read the full post for examples of some of my favorite snippets!
Scott Morrison was teaching high school computer science when he decided he needed a hobby. So he decided to learn Objective-C as a hobby. One thing led to another, and soon he was creating mail plug-ins for OS X 10.3 Jaguar's Mail app.Mr. Morrison quit his job with some trepidation, worried about the isolated life of a developer, and started his software business. He told his story to TMO's Dave Hamilton at WWDC.
AltaMail from Eurosmartz just got an update, and it's a big one. The "alternative iOS email client" market is exploding right now, but thus far I haven't found anything like AltaMail. This is a pro-level mail client for iOS tailor-made for email geeks who need to do more than the built-in Mail.app will let them.
Eight years ago, Dave Teare and his business partner were developing websites with Ruby on Rails. They were working with forms and had to constantly enter user names and passwords. That was tiresome, so they eventually developed a tool that allowed them to enter that data with a click. It was to be a one month project. Eight years later, 1Password is going strong on OS X and iOS. And Windows. And Android.
My sincere thanks go out to Global Delight for sponsoring TMO this this week. Boom, from Global Delight, is a utility for your Mac that solves the problem of low-volume audio. Ever been watching a movie or video on your Mac and been straining to hear out of your Mac's speakers? Boom is your tool.
Looking at Apple's new iOS it seems they haven't even decided for themselves what things should look like. Too much more delay here is bad for third-party developers and, therefore, bad for us. See what Dave Hamilton found.
Last night Dave Hamilton attended the NeXTEVNT fundraiser for San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum and found some interesting artifacts, amongst them Steve Job's NeXTCUBE from his desk at Pixar.