Get Function Keys By Default with Parallels and a MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Having purchased a 15 inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar recently, I’ve been having a good time seeing how that Touch Bar can be used. With applications that know about the Touch Bar, it is an interesting UI approach. But with many macOS applications not having full Touch Bar support, I’ll reserve full judgment until…

Apple Launches CareKit, a Platform for Building Healthcare Apps

Apple held its ‘Loop You In’ town hall in Cupertino today, and amid the often-inane product announcements (Apple Watch now comes with nylon bands!) was a tidbit developers may find interesting. The company is launching a new platform for building healthcare apps, called CareKit. The open-source platform, available in April,  will allow developers to take…

Apple Design 2015

After a series of inexplicable design choices, Apple goes “All-in” with the charger design for their new electric car! Photo courtesy of Jonathan Atkinson (@twsjonathan).

Apple Makes Swift Open Source – But Not For The App Store

It’s not too often that we hear about open source projects from Apple, but today they have announced that they are open sourcing the Swift programming language.  The version released today will work on Linux Ubuntu as well as OSX.  Will this eventually mean Swift for Windows or Android? Apple will still be leading the…

Fixing MacBook Pro Windows 10 In Place Upgrade Issues

On my production machine, my Apple MacBook Pro, I did an in place upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I ran into a couple of bumps and got them figured out so I thought I’d post this for others seeing the same problems. That way when combined with the power of Greyskull (AKA internet…

Android Wear Update Looks to Upstage Apple Watch

Google has released an update to their Android Wear software with features such as Gestures and Wifi support intended to differentiate their watches from Apple’s Watch. Google has released an update to Android Wear to provide some exciting new features to existing wearables.  New features include an open Watch Face API, wrist gesture support, Wifi support…
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