Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Scroll2Top Version 1.0

Apple

One of my favourite features in iOS is scrolling to the top of a page by tapping the status bar. This is particularly helpful when browsing lengthy websites in Safari. Unfortunately, the feature hasn’t made its way to the Mac. … Continue reading →

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Delete2Archive for OS X 10.9.3

Apple

Earlier today, Apple released OS X 10.9.3, the third major update to Mavericks. As was done for prior versions of the operating system, I’ve released a new version of Delete2Archive that is compatible with the latest update. Follow the installation … Continue reading →

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Parse updates its pricing model   

Technology

Ilya Sukhar, writing on the Parse Blog: Moving forward, there won’t be different ‘tiers’ of Parse. There’s only one type of Parse account and you can have an unlimited number of apps or games within it. For each of those … Continue reading →

Monday, April 28, 2014

thn.gy – The Things of Interest URL Shortener

Opinion

In this age of Twitter and mobile devices, every character counts. That’s why, starting today, everything published on Things of Interest has a corresponding short URL from http://thn.gy/. For example, the short URL for this post is http://thn.gy/3T. Short URLs … Continue reading →

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How Gmail Happened   

Technology

Harry McCracken, writing for TIME about the development of Gmail, which launched ten years ago today: The first true landmark service to emerge from Google since its search engine debuted in 1998, Gmail didn’t just blow away Hotmail and Yahoo … Continue reading →

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Upgrading Mom’s mobile phone

Technology

Over the weekend, my sister and I bought my Mom an unlocked iPhone 5s from our local Apple Store. It is a significant upgrade from my Mom’s previous phone, a Sanyo SCP-4500 which she’s had for over a decade. Feeling … Continue reading →

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Unveiling the Original iPhone   

Apple

Fred Vogelstein, writing for New York Times Magazine: It’s hard to overstate the gamble Jobs took when he decided to unveil the iPhone back in January 2007. Not only was he introducing a new kind of phone — something Apple … Continue reading →