Etiquette.io

My latest project I'd like to introduce you to is Etiquette.io. With the upcoming release of the Apple Watch, we're going to be encountering all sorts of new, awkward social encounters. Etiquette.io is my attempt to fight rudeness in future technology. I owe many thanks to the talented…

Marcus Zarra's Core Data Stack

There's an unfortunate but understandable tendency to avoid Core Data in the iOS developer community. Follow the correct patterns though, and Core Data can help you build a reliable, performant data model. And there's no better person to talk about Core Data than Marcus Zarra. Take a look at his…

Travel Hacks

I've been traveling a lot the past year. Like anyone who flies frequently, I've come up up with my own list of gadgets and strategies to make getting places easy and efficient. Maybe they'll help you on your next trip? TSA Pre is absolutely worth it. Get it now, just…

Ten Years

My first success in software came in college, soon after I started writing Mac OS X apps. I was new to Objective-C, and building my knowledge by making small system utilities and accessories. One of these tools, Widget Manager, ended up becoming popular. This was back when 10.4 was…

Doxie Go Scanner

One of my favorite gadget purchases in the last couple years has been buying a Doxie Go document scanner. It's small, portable and battery powered. You turn it on, scan whatever you need to, and connect it in to the computer at a later date to save it permanently. Coming…

CocoaLove Conference

There's a new conference coming this fall I'm excited about. It's called CocoaLove, October 24th-26th in Philadelphia. Like any good event, it has a great lineup of speakers I'm looking forward to meeting. But the focus at CocoaLove isn't technical topics, it's people and community. Technical conferences are fun. It's…