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Prime hopes to make a splash with iOS-based electronic health records

Prime hopes to make a splash with iOS-based electronic health records

Prime is an ambitious iOS developer that wants to carve out a segment of the enormous Electronic Health Records (EHR) market for itself by catering to patients who carry iOS devices. To find out a bit more about their motivation and their plans for the future, we sat down with them at WWDC. They'...
Strange Flavour offers sneak preview of new iOS games

Strange Flavour offers sneak preview of new iOS games

Aaron Fothergill is a veteran Mac game programmer who turned his attention to iOS as soon as Apple let him. The result is some of the biggest hits published by legendary game maker Freeverse, which has since been acquired by Ngmoco (which itself was acquired by Japanese publisher DeNA)....
Kelly Guimont talks App Camp for Girls and how to get things done

Kelly Guimont talks App Camp for Girls and how to get things done

In between her speaking schedule at AltWWDC, Kelly Guimont, new co-host of the Angry Mac Bastards podcast, offered her perspective on why App Camp for Girls is important.

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Apple updates WWDC 2013 app, eliminates all your streaming video woes

Apple has updated their WWDC 2013 app to fix some bugs that prevented registered developers from logging in and watching the session videos. Since that's the primary value of the app now, it's an important update. So, if you've been stuck watching Apple engineers presenting on your web browser, grab the update and get them back on your iPhone and iPad now.

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A glimpse at Apple's new Bug Reporter [Update: It's back!]

Over the weekend, Apple’s Bug Reporter website saw a short-lived facelift. Developers were treated to a visually overhauled website on Saturday, but seems to have been reverted to its old, archaic predecessor sometime Sunday. If you missed it, you weren't alone. Here's what seems to have happened...

Update: The redesign has reappeared. If you're a developer and you've checked it out, let us know what you think!

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OS X Mavericks preview: iCloud Keychain promises relief from password hell

You need secure login credentials to be able to engage in e-commerce and other online activities, but keeping passwords straight can stump even the most advanced computer user. At best, you forget and need to reset your password every time you visit an infrequently-accessed site. At worst, you end up using an insecure password that opens you up to identity theft and other modern problems. Apple's fix for this problem is new in OS X Mavericks, and it's called iCloud Keychain.

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OS X Mavericks preview: Calendar

While OS X Mavericks' look and feel won't change quite as radically as iOS 7's when it debuts this fall, there are some welcome changes for users who aren't fond of skeuomorphic design elements. Calendar is getting a nice facelift in Mavericks and some new functionality too. We got a bit of a preview during the WWDC 2013 keynote, and now we've got a bit more info to share with you.

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Prime hopes to make a splash with iOS-based electronic health records

Prime is an ambitious iOS developer that wants to carve out a segment of the enormous Electronic Health Records (EHR) market for itself by catering to patients who carry iOS devices. To find out a bit more about their motivation and their plans for the future, we sat down with them at WWDC. They're three smart guys who have left full-time jobs with other employers to follow their dream of starting a business that could fundamentally change the way people manage their own health records.

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Strange Flavour offers sneak preview of new iOS games

Aaron Fothergill is a veteran Mac game programmer who turned his attention to iOS as soon as Apple let him. The result is some of the biggest hits published by legendary game maker Freeverse, which has since been acquired by Ngmoco (which itself was acquired by Japanese publisher DeNA). Fothergill's company Strange Flavour treks on, however, now as developer and publisher of its own unique content on iOS. It has a fun slot car racing game called Slotz Racer which just got a major overhaul, and is working on new games including Apple Dash - which features parallax moving backgrounds similar to iOS 7 - and Any Landing, a fun game that involves crashing airplanes. He recently gave us a sneak peek at WWDC.

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Kelly Guimont talks App Camp for Girls and how to get things done

In between her speaking schedule at AltWWDC, Kelly Guimont, new co-host of the Angry Mac Bastards podcast, offered her perspective on why App Camp for Girls is important.

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Inside AltWWDC with Judy Chen and Rob Elkin

Some of the most interesting things to come out of WWDC last week didn't actually happen at WWDC, but at the nearby SFSU dowtown campus, where altWWDC happened. To find out more, I spoke to two of the show's coordinators: Judy Chen and Rob Elkin.

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WWDC: Tipbit CEO explains the "smart mobile inbox"

Tipbit is billed as the "world's first smart inbox for people on the go." The software, currently in development for iOS, helps you get to know the people you meet and connect with using their social media footprint. CEO Gordon Mangione sat down with me at WWDC to explain what makes Tipbit different.

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Inside App Camp for Girls with lead developer Natalie Osten

Live from WWDC, I interviewed Natalie Osten, lead developer of App Camp for Girls, a new effort to get school-age girls interested in programming as a potential career choice. App Camp for Girls will kick off in Portland, OR this summer. The non-profit is raising funds on Indiegogo, and has blown past its initial goal of $50,000. Find out why App Camp for Girls is important what inspired Natalie Osten to get involved.

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Watch the WWDC 2013 Keynote on YouTube

Apple has just made the WWDC 2013 keynote available on their YouTube channel. So, whether you've yet to see it, or you just want an easy way to watch it again (and again), hit the play link above and enjoy all the OS X Mavericks, new MacBook Air, new Mac Pro, iWork for iCloud, and iOS 7 action.

Bring your own popcorn.

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Game controller support in iOS 7 is a step in the right direction

Introducing iOS 7 at WWDC last week, Apple's Craig Federighi mentioned MFi game controller support in passing. Apple's announcement has long-term ramifications for iOS 7 as viable gaming platform.

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Apple's signature, its meaning, and its promise

This was Tim Cook's WWDC, not only headlined by a risky, heavily skeuomorphic, deeply gamified iOS 7, but wrapped in messaging that elaborated on their core beliefs, and re-affirmed a promise to the people who use their products. From the opening video to the closing words, Apple repeated that message, and a few things came to mind as I watched the video and the event:

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Justin Williams talks Pit Pass, Elements, and more - WWDC 2013

Justin Williams of Second Gear Software talks about Pit Pass, his clever developer concept for Passbook, and Elements, his text editor. Live from WWDC 2013!

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The new Mac Pro: purpose-built for performance

The most frequently repeated joke at WWDC about the new Mac Pro is that it looks like a trashcan or a cigarette tray. There's nothing trashy about it: it looks more like a jet turbine - an example of form following function so evident throughout Jony Ive's design catalog.

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ADN's Dalton Caldwell talks micro-blogging, mixing, and being the platform

Live from WWDC 2013 I sat down with Dalton Caldwell and got a State of the App.net -- everything from the current and varied crop of micro-blogging clients to the new messaging apps and photo mashups to what ADN could do better and where they're headed in the future. It's refreshing to see a social platform that's happy to be the platform and not need to own every bit of interface and idea in the space.

It's a hefty 10 minutes, so grab a refreshing beverage, hit play, and enjoy.

More: [App.net[(http://alpha.app.net)

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Tripping with Andrew Stone at AltWWDC

Andrew Stone has seen a lot of changes in the Apple ecosystem - changes he talked about as a featured speaker at AltWWDC, the event that's happening concurrently with WWDC and is only a few blocks away.

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iWork for iCloud beta now live for registered Apple developers

First announced on Monday in the WWDC 2013 keynote, the iWork for iCloud beta is now live for registered developers to preview. Essentially, this is Apple's answer to Google Drive's online document editing tools, and promises almost the same experience as the desktop versions of the iWork apps.

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WWDC 2013 session videos now available for viewing

If you're an Apple developer but weren't able to attend WWDC 2013 in San Francisco, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the sessions taking place.

Apple has begun posting the over 100 session videos to their developer portal for your viewing pleasure. In addition to the sessions being posted online, if you've downloaded the WWDC 2013 app, you'll find the videos posted there as well with full support for AirPlay. 

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How OS X Mavericks will save you power and boost performance

OS X Mavericks is the first OS X build to be named for something other than a big cat (Apple has run out of feline names, so they're switching to place names). it takes its name from a popular big wave surfing spot in northern California, not too far away from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. And indeed, Mac users will be catching some big waves when Mavericks makes its way into the Mac App Store this fall.

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