Apple Spatial Audio

People are sleeping on Apple Spatial Audio. The mistake is thinking that audio channel technology such as 5.1, 7.1 surround sound can be separated from the audio delivery hardware technology. Olivia Tambini has a recent piece focused on audio technology products including Sony 360 Reality Audio and Dolby Atmos. As Olivia mentions, a company like… Continue reading Apple Spatial Audio

Fix for Terminating App Due to Uncaught Exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException'

I’ve been experimenting with a multiview iPhone / iOS app with a tab-based navigation and came across an error and solution for “unrecognized selector sent to instance.” In one of the tab’s views I had a standard button with a Touch Up Inside event that I had connected to a buttonClicked method in the view’s… Continue reading Fix for Terminating App Due to Uncaught Exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException'

Rock Show Concert Posters 2.0: Now on iPhone and iPod Touch

I’m pumped to announce availability of Rock Show 2.0.  This is the first version of Rock Show that works on the iPad and both the iPhone and iPod Touch.  A lot of fixes and tweaks are in this version of the application, along with some new posters as well! Two articles are up about the… Continue reading Rock Show Concert Posters 2.0: Now on iPhone and iPod Touch

Creating Compelling App Descriptions for iTunes and the iOS App Stores

When you submit an iOS application for review, you’ve got to make sure your ad copy is tight.  The app description may be the last thing holding back a tap to buy your app. Apple doesn’t give much guidance on this important chunk of text. “Write your Application Description with a focus on what makes… Continue reading Creating Compelling App Descriptions for iTunes and the iOS App Stores

iTunes App Store Hacks Result of Apple ID Password Policy

The subject matter of my previous blog post is now front page news, and Apple has now responded.  Time for a  follow-up with some additional thoughts.  This entry questions the Password Policy for Apple ID and asks whether it may be responsible for past and future attempts to manipulate app ranking in the App store.… Continue reading iTunes App Store Hacks Result of Apple ID Password Policy

iTunes Accounts Hacked, App Rankings in Books Category Gamed

I was tipped off that a widespread effort is underway to game the Books category of iOS apps in the iTunes App store.  It appears that a coordinated effort is underway to use iTunes accounts to purchase specific apps to drive them up in rankings. This of course affects those who have unauthorized charges to… Continue reading iTunes Accounts Hacked, App Rankings in Books Category Gamed

Course Files for Stanford CS 193P iPhone / iOS App Development Winter 2010

Stanford was kind enough to release all of its CS 193P iPhone / iOS Application Development course under Creative Commons.  The lecture videos [iTunes link] are available for free download through iTunes U. When I went in search for the course files, I found them all individually linked on the course downloads page.  Since I don’t want… Continue reading Course Files for Stanford CS 193P iPhone / iOS App Development Winter 2010

Rock Show, an App for the Apple iPad

My software company, Neutrinos, has been hard at work on an application for the Apple iPad called Rock Show.  Rock Show is an interactive art gallery for concert posters that lets you view, share and buy original limited edition artwork. We’re very excited about the potential of the iPad and hope that this application does… Continue reading Rock Show, an App for the Apple iPad

3 Underutilized Technologies You Should Adopt Today

There are common technologies and services in existence today that continue to be rebuffed by far more people than they should.  This group of people probably have and use Facebook, own or regularly use an iPod and can send and receive email attachments with ease.  These are ‘normal’ people who would typically be considered to… Continue reading 3 Underutilized Technologies You Should Adopt Today

Protecting the Cash Cow: Why the iPad Does Not Have Multitasking Ability

The internet is abuzz with what the iPad is missing, but for each statement there is a very specific and reasoned answer.  I’ve been happy to see Daring Fireball give background on the reason Flash is not and should never be built into Apple’s Touch platform.  With that properly explained, let’s look at why the… Continue reading Protecting the Cash Cow: Why the iPad Does Not Have Multitasking Ability