Dictation in ML disables MacBook’s fans to hear better.

A nice new feature many MacBook users have noticed in Mountain Lion when using Dictation is that the MacBook’s fan briefly turns off in order to hear the user more clearly.

This is the beauty of having control of all the aspects of a product.

Steve Jobs - The Lost Interview

My little film about Steve Jobs has finally made it to iTunes as a $3.99 rental, but you wouldn’t know it. Deeming the film “too controversial,” Apple has it on the site but they aren’t promoting it and won’t. The topic is “too sensitive” you see. It isn’t even listed in the iTunes new releases. You have to search for it. But it’s there.

Sneaking around at Apple

When an Apple programmer’s project got canceled, he didn’t despair. He just kept sneaking into the office until the program was finished.

This is how great makers work.

iOS-insights from popular apps and developers

Speakers included people behind Doodle Jump, AirSharing, Elements, iA Writer, Camera+, Tweetie, Hook Champ, Tapatalk, Planefinder, Calvetica, Pano, Flipboard, Trainyard and more.  The apps created by the attendees were equally awesome.  The format was nicely anecdotal and I definitely learnt a lot.  I’ve summarised some of my takeaways into 56 nice digestible little chunks below.

Some very good tips and tricks all iOS-developers should read.

My Best Friend, Salt.

While, back then, the evidence merely failed to demonstrate that salt was harmful, the evidence from studies published over the past two years actually suggests that restricting how much salt we eat can increase our likelihood of dying prematurely

I love salt, and i'm always being told to eat less salt. I'll show them. Gonna outlive their asses.

Douglas Crockford: The JSON Saga

Yahoo! JavaScript architect Douglas Crockford tells the story of how JSON was discovered and how it became a major standard for describing data.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away.