On Community

On Community

When I was a socially awkward teen, one of my main hobbies was playing around on computers. I didn’t just want to run programs or play games, I wanted to understand everything about them – how they’re built, what each part of the hardware does, how...

Marco Arment to podcasting community: Big Money is coming

Marco Arment, writing on his site marco.org: This time, I’m not too worried about Pocket Casts and Castro. Well, a little — that instinct never fully leaves a person. But even after Pocket Casts ships their silence skipper and volume booster shortly on iOS and Castro...
Phil Schiller confirms USB-C was an Apple Invention

Phil Schiller confirms USB-C was an Apple Invention

Back in March, John Gruber mentioned on his podcast The Talk Show that he heard the USB-C port Apple announced they were using for their new MacBooks was an invention of Apple that was given to the standard bodies for USB. Gruber also said that the politics were such...
Pragmatic podcast digs deep into technology

Pragmatic podcast digs deep into technology

On the recommendation of Marco Arment, the co-host of one of my favourite tech podcasts, I have subscribed to a new podcast called Pragmatic. The show is hosted by John Chidgey, an Australian electrical and  hardware engineer who previously worked for Nortel Networks...

How to get Google Maps back on iOS 6 Right Now

A lot of folks are upset with Apple’s new Maps application in iOS 6. This change comes as the Cupertino company makes an aggressive move away from Google, who has recently become more of a competitor than an ally. So far, Apple’s native maps app data is...