The Breakroom

We’re proud to announce the immediate availability of a book that has literally been years in the making: Making Sense of Color Management. As I outlined previously in Looking at the Future, there are significant changes with today’s display technology. The goal of this book is to help you navigate this new environment whether you’re […]

xScope 4.3

November 29, 2016

We’re pleased to announce the availability of xScope 4.3 in the Mac App Store and as a direct download from the xScope website. The main focus of this release was compatibility with macOS Sierra. It took us awhile to figure out why Guides and Frames always appeared at launch, but thankfully they no longer do […]

Stuck on Stickers

September 1, 2016

You’ve heard of Emoji and use them every day, right? Even an old fuddy-duddy like me has swapped out :-) for 😀. Something just as big is about to happen on iOS and they’re called “stickers.” When Apple touts them in the first sentence of the press release, it’s a pretty good sign of things […]

Introducing Exify

June 20, 2016

For the past year or so, I’ve had an app on my iPhone that no one else has. It has helped me become a better iPhone photographer by letting me check composition and exposure. It also remembers when and where I took a picture. It lets me grab colors out of an image and even […]

BitCam

June 9, 2016

With WWDC just around the corner, we thought it would be a great time to release an app that takes advantage of all the latest technology in your pocket. Announcing BitCam – the world’s most advanced camera for your mini pocket computer. Years in the making, this is just a hint at what’s to come […]

Looking at the Future

April 21, 2016

At the last Apple Event, a seemingly simple thing was announced: a True Tone display on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. This device also uses a new LCD panel and sports “a color standard big enough for Hollywood.” As with most things released by Apple, there is an amazing amount of underlying technology that makes this […]

The New Favicon

November 4, 2015

The recent release of Safari 9.0 brought a great new feature: pinned tabs. These tabs are locked to the lefthand side of your tab bar and stay in place, even when you open a new window or relaunch the browser. The default behavior is to display the first letter of the site’s name on a […]

A Clicker for your Ticker

October 13, 2015

It’s well documented that I love my Apple Watch and use it daily to keep track of my activity. While the built-in apps do a fantastic job of keeping track of your health, I wanted something different. One of the things I noticed early on was how a simple number like “Longest Move Streak” could […]

A New Life for iPulse

October 7, 2015

With Apple’s announcement of System Integrity Protection in El Capitan, I feared that end had come for our beloved iPulse app. This app for tracking system status was originally released in 2002 for use with Mac OS X 10.3. It was also my first Cocoa app and taught me a lot about how to do […]

xScope on the Big Screen

September 15, 2015

As every iPhone developer knows, you don’t really understand an app’s design until you see it on the device. We’ve all been fooled by text or controls that looked just fine on your Mac’s simulator, but elicited “What the heck were we thinking?” when run on the phone. With the release of tvOS, there’s going […]