The Breakroom

Darkness This Way Comes

September 24, 2018

Time flies when you’re having fun. Today marks the tenth anniversary of the App Store. Of course there are a lot of people celebrating this event besides the factory workers. I was honored to be a part of the Appstories podcast where James Thomson and I chat with John Voorhees and Federico Vittici about those […]

Favicons. Finally.

June 7, 2018

If you’re one of those people that got excited by Safari screenshots in macOS Mojave sporting favicons in tabs, we’ve got some good news: you can have them right now in the Safari Technology Preview. And you don’t even have to pronounce it fav-ah-con. But there’s more to the new feature than you might think. […]

Updates Galore!

April 23, 2018

For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been giving all of our apps some attention. Rather than flood this blog with a bunch of posts about the updates, here’s a quick recap: xScope 4.3.1 — Added a couple of frequently requested features and made sure that everything works great on macOS High Sierra. iPulse 3.0.3 […]

Apps of a Feather

April 6, 2018

If you use a third-party app, such as our own Twitterrific, upcoming changes at Twitter will significantly affect how you use the service. An API that all apps use to receive a continuous stream of updates for push notifications and timeline refresh is going away. Twitter has not yet provided third-party developers with a replacement. […]

Whether you’re a developer who’s working on mobile apps, or just someone enjoying the millions of apps available for your phone, today is a very special day. It’s the ten year anniversary of the original iPhone SDK. I don’t think it’s an understatement to say that this release changed a lot of people’s lives. I […]

Our handy app for iPhone photographers has been updated for Apple’s new iPhone X and HEIC/DNG file formats. Exify 1.2 also provides full compatibility with iOS 11 and contains a host of improvements that makes examining your shots quicker and easier than ever. To learn more about Exify, check out the product website. The site […]

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 […]