Category: Apple

  • post process – from camera to iPhone to Mac

    One of the awesome features of the Sony A7R II is WiFi - I can connect my iPhone to the camera and download images right away. So I actually have two different Post workflows. I download some photos right after taking them onto my iPhone and process them in Photoshop Express for iOS. It's actually an amazingly powerful app. Lightroom for iOS has great features but is still way too laggy to be part of my normal workflow. The vast majority I download later on my old Mac Pro and process in Lightroom. I have two older Apple Cinema displays and a Cintiq 24HD, I color calibrate all of them with a Spyder from DataColor.

    One of the awesome features of the Sony A7R II is WiFi – I can connect my iPhone to the camera and download images right away. So I actually have two different Post workflows.

  • Podcasts I’m currently listening to

    Jay Thrash (@jaythrash) is interviewed on the NSBrief podcast by Saul Mora (@casademora) during 360iDev

    I previously posted a couple of times what podcasts I was listening to.  Back then, I was driving up and down the East coast every weekend between Maryland and Atlanta, so I had a lot of time to listen.  Now, my commute time is much less, thankfully.  That also means I spend less time listening […]

  • Apple TV – Material Design

    Apple TV - material design

    I got my AppleTV a couple days ago, but had zero time to do anything with it.  Last night I finally just unboxed it b/c I couldn’t wait anymore, but I still haven’t even plugged it in. My HD TV set only has three HDMI ports, so I dug around in our TV cabinet last […]

  • Swift 2 Unit Testing & UI Testing Resources

    Starting to write unit tests in Swift 2 / Xcode 7 so thought I would keep a list of resources and share.  Plan to keep this post updated as I find more.  Feel free to ping additional resources in the comments!   Talk by Jorge Oritz  Real World Mocking in Swift (April 2016) brief overview […]

  • my best shot

    wonder

    The day I got my DSLR, many years ago, I took a bunch of test shots having no clue what I was doing.  One of those shots I have always considered my best photo, ever, even though it was totally random and lucky.  As of yesterday, that shot has been replaced as my favorite shot […]

  • Google Analytics & Swift

    students of knowledge working on Apple hardware

    I’m working on an iOS app written entirely in Swift that uses the Google Analytics library.  At Google I/O 2015 they announced full support for Swift and even CocoaPods (which doesn’t actually work if any of your other libraries use_frameworks! – but they are working on that and it’s not a trivial fix).  The initial intro […]

  • iOS rapid #photog workflow

    rule of thirds

    I don’t always lug my DSLR around with me, but I almost always have my old iPhone 4S on hand.  I’ve often commented at how amazed I am by the image quality from such an antiquated mobile device.  Recently a friend was asking how I got my images to come out so great from the iPhone, […]

  • WWDC 2015 Session Notes: WebKit

    WWDC 2015

    Some quick notes on the WWDC 2015 session,  What’s New in Web Development in Webkit and Safari

  • core data & cloud services for iOS in Swift

    As an iOS / Swift mentor for Thinkful.com, every week I give my students a list of resources as a follow up to our mentoring session.  This week’s resources cover details of dealing with data loaded from the Internet, storing data locally (core data and alternatives to core data), and cloud services.  Finally we wrap up […]

  • this week’s iOS related resources

    tools of the trade

    This week’s resources relate to putting together your UI in Interface Builder – Auto Layout, Adaptive Layout, Size Classes, Dynamic Text, and mastering the Interface Builder IDE.  Additionally, we touched on architectural design patterns (MVC, MVVM, etc.).  Finally, most of my students are starting to struggle with networking via the AFNetworking library, and using Objective-C […]