A 21 post collection

Never too old to computer

 •  Filed under Computers, Progamming, Mobile, Ios, App Development

What an inspiring story from Yi Shu Ng on Mashable about an 81 year old woman making an iOS app.

Masako Wakamiya is making the news for an app she created to show people the correct way to place their traditional doll displays ahead of Hinamatsuri, or Girl's Day, in Japan.

Wakamiya is a former banker who clocked 43 years of service at a major Japanese bank, and only learned how to use computers when she was 60.

I love the sense of tradition meeting the digital in both her life and the app. And also the obvious thought that you're never too old to computer.

Overcast's app-design fashion

 •  Filed under Ios, Apps, Design, Podcast

Marco Arment's post on Overcast 3's new design is a fascinating read. My favorite line from the piece:

App-design fashion doesn’t stand still

I was also surprised to learn that so few people know how to delete podcast episodes. One of the biggest selling points of Overcast, for me, is how easy it is to scan and delete episodes. I agree, though, that the new version makes this better.

Overcast is the best podcast app on iOS, hands down. Get it if you don't already use it. And this post is a great behind-the-scenes read on the design of the latest version.

Via Daring Fireball.

Apple's iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

 •  Filed under Apple, Tech, Ios, Networking, Tcp, Ios7, Multipath Tcp

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

Great intro to multipath TCP, if you’re unfamiliar with it or why it matters.