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How to Implement Smart App Banners on a website

How to Implement Smart App Banners on a website. Could be nice for reviews of iOS apps, you get a nice download link for the app on your page.

Making iPhone/iPad apps

Some day I shall get round to this, this crash course in Objective-C for iOS6 is a nice starting point, and there’s more beginner guides linked at the bottom of the article.

WWDC 2012 Keynote

Hmm, it’s a mixed bag this year. There’s plenty of new awesomeness, just not for me.

MacBook Pro with Retina display
Bloody fast, bloody awesome, bloody brilliant screen and alas, bloody expensive.

iOS6
I’m surprised to see the 3GS is still supported, but weird the iPad 1 isn’t seeing as it’s quite a bit faster than the 3GS. Siri is finally coming to the iPad (yay!), but only the new iPad, not the iPad2 (boo!).
Nice mail improvement to finally be able to insert video and photo in the mail as you type instead of having to compose a mail from the albums app.
Safari iCloud tabs so you can pick up where you left things on your Mac. And an offline reading list for reading on the go is a welcome addition for those of us with crappy carriers (hello t-mobile, I’m looking at you).
No new notifications, no new look, several new apps but none I care about too much at this point.

Mountain Lion
It’s coming next month, it’ll be available for only $19.99 and I’m shit out of luck as my iMac is too old (late 2006 model) to upgrade to it for some reason which I can’t quite understand. So no Airplay Mirroring for me. :/

Mac Pro
Even though it wasn’t in the keynote the Mac Pro line finally got updated with a nice speed boost and quite a price slash. Quite a price slash in Apple terms that is, still way out of my league.

Watch the keynote.

Tron: Legacy, the iOS game

“Thank you for playing. The servers supporting Light Cycle Multiplayer are no longer in service. This update removes the multiplayer option and optimizes the single player experience. We apologize for the inconvenience. The fight for the ultimate GRID Game champion continues. Good luck program.”

Oh the irony, thank you Disney for ditching all support for this game and turning it from multi player online into single player offline. And that for a game about a virtual world on a server that’s cut off from the web (until the very end of the film anyway).

Some nice synchronicity going on there.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.