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Big Data Trends

Google investing in a new biotechnology company named Calico, some analysts speculate it is aiming to harness its big data processing capabilities to support discoveries. Is big data the next big thing which techies need to follow?

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Faster Android Development on the Mac

Debugging on Android can be a pain at times – some of these can be attributed to the architecture of its developer tools. If you find the emulator’s startup time to be too slow for you, there may be a configuration option that you’ve overlooked and can make the emulator a lot fster.

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News Anchor for Mac OS X 2.4.6 Beta 3

Apparently enabling garbage collection in News Anchor 2.4.6 Beta 1 did more harm than good. Thus I’m releasing News Anchor 2.4.6 Beta 3 that fixes the issue.

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News Anchor 2.4.6 Beta 1 is available

News Anchor 2.4.6 Beta 1 is out and fixes a compatibility issue with a future version of Mac OS X.

It may be well likely that Will Shipley has some influence in designing the Gatekeeper feature that will be a part of OS X "Mountain Lion" .

Mac OS X “Mountain Lion” will be more secure than ever

It may be well likely that Will Shipley has some influence in designing the Gatekeeper feature that will be a part of OS X “Mountain Lion” .

Resonate Development Update #2

Resonate Development Update #2

In this  second series of Resonate Development Update, you’ll see how Resonate can be used to show a Twitter stream in an overhead projection – to an LCD Projector or Television Set (with the appropriate cable). The use case was inspired by Monica Rankin’s Twitter Experiment where she used Twitter to aid class discussion. It […]

Take a sneak peek of our (Basil Salad) new Twitter client is progressing. You'll see the very rough implementation of tweet aggregation using word clouds.

Resonate Development Update #1

Take a sneak peek of our (Basil Salad) new Twitter client is progressing. You’ll see the very rough implementation of tweet aggregation using word clouds.

Working on a word cloud engine

Working on a word cloud engine

I’m starting work on a Twitter client with word clouds as its primary feature. My plan is to build the components separately as individual apps to get feedback and iterate from there. Some people in StartupGuild sounds interested in the concept and it looks like a guy in Quora wants word clouds in his Twitter […]

The iPad doesn't need an Indonesian manual!

The iPad doesn’t need an Indonesian manual!

Two guys were arrested in Indonesia and sentenced to prison for selling a few iPads. The reason? Because the iPad doesn’t have an Indonesian-language manual. This is among the things that makes me embarrassed of my own country. It’s even more retarded than the case where the TSA caused a MacBook Air owner to miss […]

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Lion "Production" Day One: Xcode snafu

The last (hopefully) last step of my migration to Lion was installing the latest public release of Xcode. Again I hit some snags. On first (and subsequent) launches, Xcode crashes with some undefined references to the iPhone SDK private plugin. The issue was finally resolved by re-installing iTunes 10.5 beta. It was Xcode 4.1.1 and […]

Finally bit the Lion bullet

Finally bit the Lion bullet

I finally installed Mac OS X Lion on my main drive today. A wee bit earlier than my original plan of installing Lion only after iCloud comes out. The reason is that I’m starting a new project and I’d better make use of the latest tools and APIs that are available to me. It wasn’t […]

News Anchor 2.4.1 beta is out

News Anchor users can download News Anchor 2.4.1 beta from my dropbox folder – as long as it’s there. As usual, Mac App Store customers will need to run the current live version so that it will create the necessary license file. This version is primarily bug fixes and performance enhancements. The Growl notifications are […]

News Anchor 2.4 beta

News Anchor 2.4 beta

News Anchor 2.4 beta is out.. if you feel like you like being in the bleeding edge, you can download it from my DropBox folder (as long as its there). Changes from the last version: Performance improvements. Specifically the GUI should still be responsive even when you’re refreshing a lot of feeds. Growl support. Finally […]

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Chrome is a hog, switching back to Safari

Google’s Chrome may be the fastest browser to date, but it does so by making everything else runs slower. Why? It’s such a memory hog, eating up almost twice the memory as Safari for the same web pages. If you also run other applications on the Mac, I suggest you use Safari instead of Chrome. […]

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