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Mac Power Users #19: 1Password

February 7, 2010 at 7:29PM

In this episode Katie and David talk about one of their favorite programs, 1Password. This application does more than just auto-fill passwords. The hosts talk about all of the features of version 3 and how they use the application to stay safe and organized. Links of Interest: 1Password Website 1Password Intro Video 1Password Pro App.

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


The Conversation #2: Don't Twiddle the Knobs

February 5, 2010 at 11:59AM

Today my guests are Dave Nanian, Adam Keys, Christina Warren, Mike Davidson, and Merlin Mann.

We discuss Flash, HTML5, and the future of the web, Gowalla, Daringfireballwithcomments - was it legal? was it wrong? was it funny? the newsvine acquisition and NOT selling out or giving up the indy spirit, how to not dupe your readers, technology and kids, comments and giving up control, and how creating an identity on the internet can be both good and evil.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin with special guests Christina Warren, Merlin Mann, Dave Nanian, and Mike Davidson.


The Dev Show #2: iPad Edition

February 4, 2010 at 5:06PM

In this episode, Dan and Jason bring you the latest news and have developers weigh in on the recently announced iPad.

Show Notes

Developers Weigh In

Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside and Coder.IO
"Migrating iPhone apps to the iPad has been made dead easy, thankfully, so even if the iPad takes a while to become a popular, much loved device, it doesn’t even matter. I think, though, that the iPad will be HUGE in certain niches and there are lots of things that you can build that just wouldn’t work on the iPhone or typical computer form factor. I’m also excited about the webapp opportunities. Forget native apps for a minute – the browser on the iPad is so fast that HTML5 webapps are bound to take off – at last!"


JP Toto at Vice Clown
"I’m excited to see that the iPad has binary compatibility with the iPhone which guarantees that current MonoTouch applications will work out of the box on iPad. At least, according to the team. As a C# developer I’m pretty reliant on the MonoTouch team to maintain their tools with every new Apple product or SDK change. My only qualm with the iPad device itself is that I wish it had multi-tasking support. I could see myself sitting on my couch, reading a book or newspaper, and wanting to have a Twitter application and Pandora running in the background. Hopefully with future revs and software updates we’ll see support added for multi-tasking!"


Al Buchala at Mega Yummo!
The iPad may not be the best device for healthcare. Doctors like to dictate and write and shy away from on-screen keyboards. Mobility is always a big one, the smaller the better. Devices that can fit in your pocket are preferred by doctors. Multitasking is also a must, since doctors are always performing several tasks in their daily routine.

The advantage of the iPad is the screen size, weight and the active internet connection. In my opinion, the iPad was not designed to compete with smart devices (PDAs) and mobile phones. It is a more of a multimedia device that allows the users to browse the internet, read e-books, watch videos, and play movies along with many other possibilities.


Corey Johnson of Probably Interactive
From a developer’s perspective I’m torn because I like the potential of the expanded screen space, but I also worry about having to support a growing number of screen resolutions.

It is also more of a recreational device; so unlike the iPhone, which you carry around with you all the time, you will probably stash the iPad next to your couch. This will make it more difficult to sell gaming/entertainment/utility apps. I doubt people will be so bored they will buy iPad apps instead of watching TV or playing XBox/Playstation/Wii/TurboGrafx-16.


Mike Girouard of Love Mike G
Personally, I think the pad is cool, but it's not for me and certainly not for development. My iPhone is nice enough and I simply don't need a bigger one. It's feature set is too basic and media options are pretty weak too (4x3 screen, adapters galore, etc). Bashing aside, it could be an interesting portable gaming device.


Gaston Mendez of XPander Communications
"We do have plans to support mobile devices, both in web interfaces and native applications. In the case of Apple mobile devices, developing applications specifically for the iPad would be a natural extension of our iPhone app plan."


Erika Greco of Domo Design
"Everything we create is always 1024 safe anyway, unless the client specifically requests otherwise so we’ll just continue to build them as usual. The iPad will not change web design standards. As much as Apple wishes it is a “game changer” like the iPhone, it is not."

Hosted by Jason Seifer & Dan Benjamin.


Puromac #166: Puromac 166: Fede se enoja con Apple, mas iPad, Flash y Google

February 4, 2010 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 14 minutes

Puromac 166: Fede se enoja con Apple, mas iPad, Flash y Google

Hosted by Federico Hatoum & Flavio Guinsburg.


The Ruby Show #106: Making Up Words

February 3, 2010 at 7:31PM

In this episode, Dan and Jason have fun making up words and also report on the latest with MacRuby, Rails 3, and more.

Red Dirt Ruby Conf Red Dirt Ruby Conf is a unique two-day conference that provides focused, up-to-date content and related training in four of the most important areas of active development in Ruby. Oklahoma City, May 6-7th, 2010.


Sponsored by New Relic
The Ruby Show is brought to you this week by NewRelic. NewRelic provides RPM which is a plugin for rails that allows you to monitor and quickly diagnose problems with your Rails application in real time. Check them out at NewRelic.com.

Show Notes


EE Podcast #10: Behind the Scenes at Playgrounder

February 3, 2010 at 10:55AM

We're back! Due to schedule conflicts and the holidays, the EE Podcast is back with another episode packed full of EE goodies.

In this episode, Dan and Ryan talk about Playgrounder.com, a site Dan built, covering all of the latest and greatest toys and gear for kids. We cover the add-ons he used and a couple of tricks to make the site work without heavy customization.

  • "Playgrounder":http://playgrounder.com
  • "FF Checkbox":http://brandon-kelly.com/fieldframe/docs/ff-checkbox
  • "Age Range page":http://playgrounder.com/age/2-4
  • "Sneaky Uses for for Everything Thing":http://playgrounder.com/stuff/learning/books/sneaky-uses-for-everyday-things (sample entry for categories in URLs)
  • Hack the URL and get redirected to a category page: "http://playgrounder.com/stuff/learning/books":http://playgrounder.com/stuff/learning/books

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Hosted by Lea Alcantara & Ryan Irelan.


The Changelog #12: Gordon is such a Showoff

February 3, 2010 at 8:00AM

Adam and Wynn continued chatting with John Nunemaker about some recent featured projects including Gordon, Showoff, jQuery Lint, JSpec, congomongo and more.

Hosted by Adam Stacoviak & Jerod Santo.


The Pipeline OLD #1: Jeffrey Zeldman

February 1, 2010 at 11:44AM

Dan Benjamin interviews Jeffrey Zeldman, designer, founder of ALA. They discuss the evolution of the internet, the web, web standards, Happy Cog, A List Apart, An Event Apart, and something new: A Book Apart.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.


Mac Power Users #18: Managing The Onslaught

January 30, 2010 at 7:42AM

The daily barage of links, feeds, and e-mail sites can become overwhelming. In this episode, David and Katie talk about managing the the daily flood of data using RSS, Instapaper, and other solutions. Links of Interest NetNewsWire NewsFire Fever Google Reader Instapaper LongReads iPhone Newsreaders of Note MobileRSS ByLine NetNewsWire This episode was sponsored by:.

Hosted by David Sparks & Katie Floyd.


The Conversation #1: Heritage iPad

January 29, 2010 at 7:50PM

In the premier episode of The Conversation, Dan is joined by Craig Hockenberry, Christina Warren, Dan Moren, David Nanian, Ryan Schwartz, Ryan Irelan, to discuss the iPad, Heritage Dr. Pepper, and much more.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin with special guests Christina Warren & Dan Moren.