Monday, January 12, 2009

This one got through QA:

Hate to be a grammer Nazi, but check out this dialog:

Monday, January 05, 2009

Hundred Pushups iPhone App

The Hundred Pushups iPhone app has been released to the App Store.

Link here

Use the app to gain strength, lose weight and above all reach the goal of 100 push ups in 6 weeks. I can personally vouch for the program as I have done it myself and the iPhone app is the perfect companion.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Macworld Expo Keynote Predictions

Prediction one: This will be the last time I predict what will be announced at Macworld Expo by Apple!

I've been pretty busy with other things, including publishing an app for the iPhone. (Note to self: change the urls for that...) and with the impending arrival of child number two, I haven't been keeping up with the rumours. So this year all of my predictions will be completely off the cuff. So here goes (in no particular order):

1) Update to iLife and iWork - it's been almost a year and a half for iWork and at least a year for iLife so they are due
2) Mac Mini / AppleTV refresh. Both are due for either a cut or a revamp. I can't see too much happening with the ATV as it's pretty much a hobby sideline for Apple. It would be nice to see a Mini upgrade with more ram and CPU bump. It would be great to see a mini with some kind of ATV integration, although again can't see it
3) Refresh to iMac line up. This could just be a CPU and Video bump, but maybe a refinement of the design. Although, IMHO they are spot on as it is. I can guarantee this one because I bought a new iMac about 3 months ago!

I think the above will happen in some shape or form. The next list is things that could happen, but probably won't, or ones I want to happen...

1) iTablet. This would be computing nirvana for me if this happened. I can't see Apple announcing this outside of an Apple run event. The current financial climate might not be the place for this kind of device either
2) Mac App Store: Like the iPhone app store but for Mac Apps. I want this as a (sometimes) indie developer rather than an end user, but it would be awesome for all concerned. The only issue would be the bottom dweller price trend could continue for Mac apps - apps selling for less than they should because some developers put their apps at too low a price
3) Apple to announce an across the board dropping of prices by 20% due to current economic climate.

Well that's it. Will report back with my hit and miss rate.