October 28, 2015
Sunrise Apps Dead :(

The Sunrise team blogged today that work on their apps was going to stop. There really wasn’t ever any doubt when they were acquired by Microsoft.

Now here comes the sad news. As the entire team is completely focused on the Outlook for iOS and Android apps, we won’t be updating the Sunrise apps anymore. We won’t lie, it’s tough for us to leave behind the apps we’ve been working on so passionately for the past years.

Sadly, any blog post that starts with “we’re excited to announce” and says “we’re not going anywhere”, you know the next blog post (in this case a couple down the road, but under a year later) would be how they’re sunsetting the app and working full time on the acquiring company’s work.

From what I’ve heard, Outlook for iOS is a great app and the Sunrise team did amazing work on it. Still, sad.

Posted by Arcterex at 11:45 AM
October 23, 2015
Astronomers Unveil a 46-Gigapixel Photo of the Milky Way That Took 5 Years to Make

Astronomers Unveil a 46-Gigapixel Photo of the Milky Way That Took 5 Years to Make

Last year, NASA released a 20-gigapixel photo of the Milky Way that was made up of over 2 million infrared photos. Back in January, NASA published a 1.5-gigapixel photo of the Andromeda Galaxy. If you thought those were big photos, get this: German astronomers have created the largest astronomical photo ever made: a ridiculously big 46-gigapixel photo of the Milky Way that took 5 years to make.

Uhmm….. wow.

Posted by Arcterex at 02:37 PM
October 15, 2015
Content blockers In iOS 9 Compared

A study about content blockers for iOS 9.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:40 AM
October 12, 2015
Aurous - Popcorn Time For Music

Aurous - Free Music, Whenever, Wherever. I’m just going to leave this here.

Posted by Arcterex at 01:52 PM
October 09, 2015
LastPass Joins the LogMeIn

LastPass Joins the LogMeIn Family

It’s a big day here at LastPass. We’re thrilled to announce that we’re joining LogMeIn. As one of the world’s leading SaaS companies, we can’t imagine a better team to align with our values and product-driven mission. With their experience in growing successful brands like join.me, we’re excited to join LogMeIn in delivering the next generation of identity and access management for individuals, teams and companies, with LastPass at the forefront.

I’ll reserve judgement, but you know that blog post announcements about acquisitions starting with “we’re thrilled to announce” are generally bad news for everyone but the founders of the company.

LastPass is the free password manager I recommend to everyone who asks about one, lets hope that they continue as they have been doing.

Posted by Arcterex at 04:04 PM
iOS Podcast Player Overcast 2 Released

This morning Marco released Overcast 2, a huge internal revamp of Overcase, his podcast player for the iPhone. Streaming, new options, recommendations, and best of all it’s all completely free, moving from the ‘free with in app purchase’ model it was before. Marco’s moving to a patronage model where you can become a supporter for $1/month, but it’s completely optional. He feels that he’d rather everyone using the best version of his app, which is a good way to think of it.

Well done sir, you’ve made my favorite podcast player that much better.

Posted by Arcterex at 10:47 AM
October 06, 2015
Soap Studio Tumbler TVC and Demo - YouTube

Who hasn’t wanted to drive the Batman’s Tumbler? Well now you can… check out this video:

Posted by Arcterex at 09:28 AM