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Apple relaxing SDK license agreement: MonoTouch (and Flash?) officially allowed

Do you remember when in April Apple changed the SDK license agreement in order to ban applications not natively written with Apple tools (like MonoTouch and Flash)? The (old) clause was: 3.3.1 — Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine, and only code written in C, C++, and Objective-C may compile and directly link against the Documented APIs (e.g., Applications that...

Is Apple doing a favor to HTML5?

As everyone know, with the latest release of the iPhone OS, Apple made all applications not developed natively with the Apple stack (XCode, Objective-C) “illegal”. This change created a big turmoil in all developer communities because that means that no translators/converters/adapters can be used to develop native iPhone app. While probably this had the goal to ban only the new iPhone Packager included in Adobe CS5 (which would have allowed Flash developer to develop a Flash application and automatically make it an iPhone app), it might probably effect also on many other libraries, like MonoTouch (even if this is...

All Apple WWDC 09 keynote in 1 minute

For those who were not able to follow live the keynote and have not found two hours of spare time to watch the recorded stream of the WWDC, here you can fine a video that recaps in a little more than 1 minute all the important news announced during the Apple WWDC 2009 keynote. Enjoy: WWDC 09 in 1 minute   Technorati Tags: apple,wwdc,iphone

iPhone OS 3.0: now with Push and copy&paste

With excitement I followed the live text-cast of the iPhone OS 3.0 Preview event. My favorite highlights are: Native access to Google Maps API and turn by turn directions Push Notifications (but no background apps) Copy&Paste Landscape mode in Mail MMS Web form auto-fill and password manager They started with a good pace, showing the new feature for the devs, and then they slowed the pace, showing some amazing apps that were not possible before OS 3.0, like...

It’s MacWorld day

UPDATE: The big news were: New iLife ‘09, with new iPhone with Facial Recognition, support for Flickr and Geo-Tagging New iWork ‘09, with possibility to share docs online on iwork.com New Aluminum MacBook Pro 17” (starting from 2800 USD, a bit too much in my opinion) DRM-Free songs on iTunes, and new pricing schema .69c for all songs, 1.29$ for the latest hits Today is the day of the usual MacWorld keynote: it will be without Steve Jobs, suffering from some health problems. As usual...

What to do if Mighty Mouse stops scrolling

Unlike all other mice that have a small wheel spinning around an axis, Apple's Mighty Mouse has a scrollball that transmits the rotation via friction: so when the ball gets dirty or when particles get into the internal hardware, the mouse doesn't scroll any more. The solution is just: clean it! Seems like a pretty common problem, and Apple published a KB article that explains how to clean the mouse, emphasizing on how to clean the scrollball: How to clean your Mighty Mouse. They also published a quicktime movie that shows you how to properly do it. And if cleaning with a cloth is...

iPhone to come to a shop near you... with Vodafone

In Italy everybody was excited to hear that TIM (the mobile company of the once telecommunication monopolist Telecom Italia) would be selling the new 3G iPhone starting from this summer. But today Vodafone made an unexpected announcement: Vodafone today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to sell the iPhone in ten of its markets around the globe. Later this year, Vodafone customers in Australia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Greece, Italy, India, Portugal, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey will be able to purchase the iPhone for use on the Vodafone network. ...

18 (almost) free applications on my Mac

A bit more than 2 weeks passed since my post with some considerations on the Mac applications available and I had a bit more time experimenting and reading some advices from other and I think I almost decided my toolbox of must-have applications, so here I'm sharing my list of apps Read More...

Buy 11 cool Mac apps for just $49

If you are like me and you followed the live coverage of the MacWorld 08 keynote you might have already seen it, but if you missed the live announcement of the MacBook Air, there is a nice offer going on at MacHeist: they are selling a bundle of 11 Mac apps, priced $368,75, for just $49. Among the many apps, I want to highlight the one I'm interested in: 1password. a password storage app integrated with all the browsers available on the Mac CoverSutra: a iTunes controller AppZapper: uninstaller for the Mac....

Cinema Display + MacBook = coolest desk ever

This is how I spent the evening: unboxing the boxes, cleaning up the mess on my desk, connecting all cables and looking for a good position for the display and the MacBook. I also took some pictures of the whole unboxing process: you can have a look at the pics on my flickr account: MacBook unpacking set. Technorati tags: Apple, MacBook, Cinema Display, desk

MacBook unpacking: -1

Yesterday evening, after work, I went to the Apple store in Milano to buy the 20" Cinema Display, the USB keyboard and the wireless mouse, and today, just before going to work, the TNT delivery man gave me the MacBook I ordered almost 2 weeks ago.   This evening will be unpacking and setup time!!! Technorati tags: Apple, MacBook, Cinema Display

Finally I did it

Today, taking advantage of the International version of the Black Friday, I finally ordered a MacBook. I went for the mid version, which is the 13", 2.2Ghz SantaRosa-based Core 2 Duo, 120GB HDD and 2GB of RAM. So now I'm officially joining the ranks of the cool people developing .NET apps on a Mac. Now the difficult decision is: Parallels or VMWare Fusion? JD went for Fusion, Damien Guard for Parallels, Andrew Butel is using Parallels. Hammett did some testing compiling Castle on Bootcamp, Parallels and Fusion, and the winner was Fusion, which was even faster then Bootcamp. I...

MacBook with Santa Rosa and GMA X3100

There were rumors back in the beginning of October said that Apple was going to update the MacBook around the beginning of November. And as usual, this promptly happened, and the first of November Apple quietly unveiled the new specs of the MacBook: same price, but new processor 2.2Ghz based on Santa Rosa and the GMA X3100 graphic card. All the other specs remain unchanged. Now it's really time to buy my new laptop. Technorati tags: MacBook, Apple

Leopard to be released on October 26th

Pardon my excitement, but finally my wait for the my next laptop is going to be over soon: the usual sources of Apple rumors say that probably Mac OS X 10.5 codename Leopard is going to be announced on October 26th. Funny to notice that at the moment Leopard is the 2nd most sold software on Amazon, and it's still in pre-sale. Technorati tags: Leopard, OS X, MacBook, Apple

New Nike + iPod interface

Yesterday Steve Jobs announced the new version of the iPods (new colors for the Shuffle, 3G Nano "fatty", iPod "classic", iPod Touch). There are a lot of posts about this, so I'm not going to increase the echo chamber effect. Just want to focus on one think that is very important to me: the Nike+ sport kit. Steve Jobs itself announced during the keynote that the new iPod Nano is compatible with the current version of the Nike+ Sport Kit, and the product page on Apple site reflects this, and provides some images of the new Nike+ UI (Thanks to...

New iPods on the way

There has been a lot of speculation in the last month after some mock-ups and UI video of the new iPods leaked. Today many sources reported that Apple will be holding an event on September 5th to present some innovations to their digital music players lineup. The invitation features a cover flow style front with the foremost album cover containing a silhouette iTunes dance holding an iPod (and the other album cover being Beatles' albums). Speculations say that Apple is going to announce OS X based iPods, probably an iPod Nano 3G with a new form factor (here a mock-up),...

MacBook Pro vs CodingHorror-Hanselman rig

In the last 2 months Scott Hanselman and Jeff Atwood built the "ultimate developer rig". Probably you all are also readers of Scott's and Jeff's blog so I'm not going to repeat all the specs (here is the last Scott's post with a recap of all the steps of the decision and building process). Basically the CodingHorror-Hanselman PC is a Intel QuadCore 2.4Ghz (overclocked to 3Ghz), 4GB of RAM, GeForce 8800 with 768MB of RAM. And the cost for such a PC, monitors (3 of them), keyboard and mouse excluded, is US$ 1903. I don't know how much the same...

What is a Mac doing in a Die Hard movie?

Today I just stumbled upon a trailer of the 4th episode of the Die Hard saga (Live Free or Die Hard) and it seemed to me that one of the actor was the guy that personifies the Mac in the Get a Mac Apple's campaign. A quick search on Google and I...

Apple announces... Safari for Windows

Among the other announcements at the WWDC (and a new slightly different graphics for their site), the most unexpected one was about the release of the new version of Safari for Windows: claimed to render HTML 2 times faster than any other browser, for sure will make life easier for web developer that have to test their work on Safari (even if probably now web developer are already running on OS X). Here are some screenshots: Installing Safari  Safari icon on Windows  Safari about window:running over my CCNET Monitor gadget...

Running with an iPod

Everybody is speaking about the 100 millionth iPod sold, so no point repeating the same thing again and again. I decided to keep my Apple/iPod posts to less than one per week. So, for this week, I want to talk about the best (in my opinion) iPod accessory: the Nike+ running kit. It is made up by and accelerometer/transmitter that sits in (or on) your shoes, and a receiver that fits into the iPod dock connector, processes the data received from the sensor, and drives the iPod display showing the current speed, distance and other useful information about your current...