July 10th marked the 10thanniversary of the App Store. As someone in tech it’s impossible not to look back and reflect. The App Store has inevitably defined my career these past years, mostly for the better (there’s always the occasional submission review stress, or the change to the iPad side switches functionality). The App Stores greatest accomplishment is creating a … [Read more...] about 10 Years of Apple’s App Store
I developed an app for the Pebble Smart Watch that allows me to remote start my truck from my watch. With all the discussion about smart watches going around, and what you may be able to do with an Apple Watch, I decided it was time to move from idea to reality. This app isn’t just screen mock ups or screen shots from a simulator, it’s actual code that works and it’s on my … [Read more...] about Smart Watch Remote Start for Pebble
Prior to Android Wear I honestly thought that most smart watches weren’t really Smart. There’s a lot of buzz, and hype around Smart Watches and wearable’s. For years I have been unbelievably enticed by the concept of a fully connected device on my wrist. As a kid my concept of a Smart Watch was more akin to a walkie talkie(think Knight Rider), but as an adult those delusions of … [Read more...] about What makes a watch a Smart Watch?
So Apple just announced quite a few new products. While the tech blogs did a great job of covering the event I just wanted to provide a quick summary. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Apple just announced two phones, the 6 and the 6 Plus both of which are larger then the current 5S and 5C. The 6 will feature a 4.7 inch screen at 1334x750 pixels. The 6 Plus will feature a 5.5 inch screen … [Read more...] about The iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch
Before I provide my summary of this weekends cracking of celebrity iCloud accounts let me just say this, go to the Apple ID site (https://appleid.apple.com) and setup up Two-Factor Authentication. What is Two-Factor authentication you ask? Well think of your password as one factor. It’s not bad but isn’t two better then one? So we add another way to identify you are who you … [Read more...] about How to Improve your iCloud Apple ID Security