This announcement wasn’t a big deal at yesterday’s Apple event, but the support for registered audio streams shared amongst apps in iOS 7 is a huge deal. While it doesn’t look like Audiobus or Jack needs to abandon ship any time soon, the possibilities for multitasking and sharing audio between apps seem promising. More plug-ins, more possibilities . . …. Read more →
If anything, just let this be a warning to never try and install Windows 8 on a dual-drive Mac Mini system. It doesn’t work. Trust me – I have many days of effort to attest to it. I encountered several warnings that it was difficult, but I tried every possible configuration short of voiding the warranty and disconnecting one of… Read more →
The new IMN podcast is available for download – get it here or listen at the site. I’m also jotting down notes in a new blog for the good For Dummies folks, so feel free to enjoy my musings over there as well. There are some other notable blogs over there, like Bob LeVitus’s Dr. Mac blog. The Wiley folks are… Read more →
I forgot to mention that I received my advance copies of Laptops Just The Steps For Dummies the other day, and Amazon has them shipping out as of 10/6, so they may be at local retailers near you as I post this. Who knows. I just write the books and push them out of the nest. In any case, if… Read more →
Not only does David Hasslehoff decide to open his own social networking site, but he commits MySpace suicide at the same time. No word whether he’s going to link it to OpenSocial or not, but we can always dream. Somehow, I don’t think there’s a book in this one. Sorry, Hoff.
The weekend was full of quality overtime spent finishing some writing projects, and it’s probably a good thing that they’re done now. My wife gave me an Xbox 360 for my birthday (wisely withholding games until the weekend was done), and now I can see GTA IV and the Orange Box (my first two selections) eating up the formerly productive… Read more →
Most reasonable people shy away from blogging about their day jobs, and I’m going to go ahead and stick by that rule. Hypothetically speaking, though - if you’ve been busted for illegal filesharing, please at least acknowledge what you’ve been doing and have a well-reasoned and thought-out argument for doing so. I can respect your logical viewpoints on the matter, even if… Read more →
Part of the wonderful challenge of putting together a tech book is that the playing field is always changing – programs update, new versions come out, etcetera. It can be a bit difficult to manage. Now multiply that by the five versions of Vista I have to account for my current project, and all the fun should become clear. I’m… Read more →
If you want to listen to the radio interview I did for http://wsradio.com, check out this link. I tried to sound intelligent.
Trying to cram rehearsals and writing into the same day after the normal grind may be a bit too much. I’m having visions of explaining the basic operations of Vista running through my dreams, and that’s probably not healthy. I’m hearing sections of King Crimson’s “Red” album substituted in for the Fripp-composed Vista sound effects. That’s definitely not healthy. Also,… Read more →