Digging Into Apple’s Fusion Drive Details

4:11 PM, Oct. 23rd, 2012 · · Blogs

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Dave Hamilton had the chance to go in-depth with Apple on Fusion Drive and came up with some interesting information and conclusions. He likes it, and you can read here to find out why.

Fixing an iTunes Authentication Infinite Loop

4:56 PM, Oct. 15th, 2012 · · Blogs

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Recently, the iTunes app on our family server got out of whack and cast me into an infinite loop, requesting endless authentication before my iDevices could sync. It was turned out to be an interesting problem that not even Apple tech support could solve.

iOS 6: A Two Map App System, Same as it Ever Was

11:13 AM, Sep. 25th, 2012 · · Blogs

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Dave Hamilton takes a moment and works through the Apple vs. Google maps iOS 6 developments, offering some perspective on where we've come from with it and where we're going. As with iOS 5 and earlier, iOS 6 still requires users to have one built-in and one third-party maps app. But will that change in the future? Dave offers his thoughts.

The Lamest Apple Software

12:30 PM, Sep. 7th, 2012 · · Blogs

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The Apple TV is a joy to use. It’s easy to navigate to content with just a few clicks. However, one of the test functions is infuriating and is about the lamest thing Apple has ever done.

In Search of New Website Tools to Replace iWeb, Part II

1:30 PM, Jun. 14th, 2012 · · Blogs

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Apple is terminating the MobileMe web hosting service as of June 30, 2012. That means that users who hosted their website at web.me.com will have to find a new service provider for their site. Also, because Apple has abandoned support for iWeb, a new website development tool is needed.  This is Part II of that exploration and describes a new extraction tool in Sandvox 2.6 for your old website just announced by Karelia.

Pitch Perfect for Developers is a Perfect Pitch

6:15 PM, May. 23rd, 2012 · · Blogs

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Many smaller developers without access to a professional public relations agency, don’t always know how to approach a blogger/reviewer.  For that matter, some PR agencies are also somewhat mystified about how bloggers work. This new e-book by Erica Sadun and Steve Sande lays it all out: How to pitch your product to a publication.

My First Encounter With Steve Jobs

2:20 PM, Jul. 13th, 2011 · · Blogs

It was Friday, May 16th, 1997, and I was at my 5th WWDC. Steve Jobs had returned to Apple thanks to Apple’s purchase of NeXT, but he was only an adviser to CEO Gil Amelio. In a closing keynote, Mr. Jobs took some questions, and this author, an aerospace engineer at the time, had one ready.