Sunday, February 10, 2013

Objective-C

I now have much greater respect for Apple and iOS developers… Objective-C is some crazy stuff.  Finally have a functional iOS app though, thanks to Lynda.com.

Note about my project: I’m creating a new remote control interface for my indigo server.  Coming along well so far.  I’ll share screenshots once I have some available.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Apple coming to an Enterprise 2.0 near you?

Remember when Tim Cook took the job at apple and we all wondered if that means that Apple will start to pay attention to enterprise consumers?  For the record, Steve Jobs told a bunch of Government and Enterprise friends of mine that “Apple doesn’t care about business”.  See the article from tech crunch.

(Source: TechCrunch)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Future of TV buying decision is in the firmware!

Such great looking TV’s are coming out.  I am surprised it is taking so long for us to see 4k capable TVs, why would we want a 75” TV that can only do 1080p?  That’s an argument for another day.

The major concern I would have in buying a new TV is the firmware.  I bought a 46” Samsung in 2009 or so (if I remember correctly) and my firmware hasn’t been updated since.  The apps are terrible, I only use it for Hulu because it’s not supported on my AppleTV.

There will be a convergence of smart living-room technologies.  iOS is clearly positioned to be that game-changer, but don’t rule out Android.  I don’t see how a company like Samsung can grow a organic ecosystem of internet enabled TV-apps, especially those that are compatible with our home computer networks.  I hope Apple will lease their iOS to other hardware providers, but I highly doubt it.  Until this resolves itself, I will not be buying a new TV and waiting to see how the TV firmware economy plays out.

(Source: Engadget)