Web Version of Apple Music Leaves Beta

https://music.apple.com/ is now live. Which is great news for people who subscribe but use a Windows machine at work or have a PC they’d like to listen to music on.

I took a look at the source code and noticed that Apple Music is built using Ember.js, which is an interesting choice of framework. I also noticed that they have links to an Apple CDN for their own iconic San Francisco fonts. So if you’re looking to use Apple fonts in a web app, you can snag the URLs there.

Perfect, SwiftyGPIO and Unique Uses for Swift

I’ve been spending a lot of time working with Swift lately. I’ll be teaching another class in January and likely others in coming months as well. As a result I’ve been putting a lot of effort into learning as much as I can in my spare time. To keep things interesting, I’ve been researching alternative uses for Swift beyond iOS and macOS.

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The Vikings-Saints game was so crazy, Apple Watches told fans they might be having heart issues

The New Orleans Saints played the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday to determine which team would make it to the NFC Conference Finals. The Saints were down 17-0 at the end of the first half but they rallied together to take the lead 24-23 in the last few seconds of the 4th Quarter. With time for one play left, Vikings running back Stefon Diggs was able to beat the New Orleans defence and secure a win for Minnesota.

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Childhood Game Design Memories

While lying in bed sick today, I saw a clip of the old Disney Gummi Bears cartoon (1985 – 1991) on Reddit. This was one of my favourite shows when I was around age 10 – 13. There wasn?t really much medieval style fantasy on TV at the time and being obsessed with wizards and warriors, this had to do. I started searching around for more related nostalgia and a flood of childhood memories came back to me. Embarrassingly, at one point I had attempted to write my own Gummi Bears rpg, so this reminded me of all my horrible attempts at game design back then. Allow me to take a walk down memory lane…

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As Apple offers $200k for iPhone vulnerabilities, Black Hat firm offers $500k

I saw some comments when Apple first announced their bounties that they were on the low side. Now someone has gone and blown their offer out of the water. However Apple is offering to double each paid bounty if the money was to be given to a charity.

As Apple offers $200k for iPhone vulnerabilities, Black Hat firm offers $500k

New 12? Macbook Popularity Results in a 30% Increase in Laptop Shipments

“TrendForce attributed the 30.3% sequential increase to the release of?new 12-inch MacBook models?in April.”

While I’d never give up my 15″ MBP, I think the 12″ Macbook is the sweet spot for a super portable laptop. I had an 11″ and it was too small, 13″ a little too big. I can type on the 12″ Macbook while riding the subway and not have my elbows in anyone’s face. However I’m kicking myself for not buying the space grey model. It’s a great form factor and it’s?sales figures show that.