Apple’s Growing Divide Between Users and Programmers

Posted Fri, Aug. 24th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

The incredibly open nature of the Apple II for development, down to the inclusion of schematics in every box, encouraged a generation of users who were also programmers. By contrast, today we have the walled garden of iPhone OS, where Apple judges all. Between these polar positions is the Macintosh. How have Apple – and Apple users – evolved over the years? Has using computers become more or less creative? What tradeoffs have we made between accessibility and empowerment? How do the Apple II and its users measure up in modern times? Panelists: Ivan Drucker (IvanExpert), Martin Haye (California Digital Library), Mike Maginnis (The Computist Project). Moderator: Ken Gagne (Juiced.GS).

Recorded on 7/22/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) Creative Commons license.

iPhone 4.0 and iPad

Posted Fri, Aug. 10th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

In April, Apple released the iPad, a tablet computer compatible with the iPhone’s App Store. In June, the iPhone and iPod Touch received the iOS 4 firmware upgrade. Rob Walch of the Today in iOS (formerly Today in iPhone) podcast, brings us both these devices with tips, tricks, and critiques of Apple’s new mobile hardware and software. The slides Rob used are available for download at kansasfest.org/downloads/

Recorded on 7/21/2010 by Ken Gagne and made available under a ,Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Is that a IIgs in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

Posted Mon, Jun. 25th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

The Free Tools Association (FTA) released ActiveGS, a free IIgs emulator for IOS devices now available in the iTunes App Store. 2011 is the year when the Apple IIgs has gone mobile and this is a chance to see it in action, courtesy Geoff Weiss and Tony Diaz.

Recorded on July 22, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Today in iOS (2011)

Posted Mon, Jun. 4th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

Rob Walch of the Today in iOS podcast joins us for a look at tips, tricks, and the latest in Apple’s iOS and related hardware in 2011.

Recorded July 20, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Is that a IIgs in your pocket or are you happy to see me?

Posted Mon, May. 28th 2012 in Echoes of KFest (video)

The Free Tools Association (FTA) released ActiveGS, a free IIgs emulator for IOS devices now available in the iTunes App Store. 2011 is the year when the Apple IIgs has gone mobile and this is a chance to see it in action, courtesy Geoff Weiss and Tony Diaz.

Recorded on July 22, 2011, by Ken Gagne and made available under a Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) Creative Commons license.

Apple’s Growing Divide Between Users and Programmers

Posted Sun, Oct. 31st 2010 in Echoes of KFest

The incredibly open nature of the Apple II for development, down to the inclusion of schematics in every box, encouraged a generation of users who were also program mers. By contrast, today we have the walled garden of iPhone OS, where Apple judges all. Between these polar positions is the Macintosh. How have Apple ? and Apple users ? evolved over the years? Has using computers become more or less creative? What tradeoffs have we made between accessibility and empowerment? How do the Apple II and its users measure up in modern times? Panelists: Ivan Drucker (IvanExpert), Martin Haye (California Digital Library), Mike Maginnis (The Computist Project). Moderator: Ken Gagne (Juiced.GS).

Recorded Thursday, July 22, 2010, by Ken Gagne.

A video of this session is also available.

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What?s New For iPad Programmers

Posted Thu, Jul. 22nd 2010 in

Eric Shepherd will present an overview of how programming the iPad differs from iPhone programming, with some tips on how to update existing apps for the iPad, as well as covering some of the key differences between the platforms that affect application design decisions.

iPhone 4.0 and iPad

Posted Wed, Jul. 21st 2010 in

The Latest and Greatest from Apple – Rob Walch of Today in iOS podcast

In April, Apple released the iPad, a tablet computer compatible with the iPhone?s App Store. In June, the iPhone and iPod Touch received the iOS 4 firmware upgrade. Rob Walch of the Today in iOS (formerly Today in iPhone) podcast, brings us both these devices with tips, tricks, and critiques of Apple?s new mobile hardware and software.