I’m now a co-host for the BBC Worldwide’s new indie games podcast, 99 Coins. I really thrilled to be exploring the indie community and excited about this new project. I put up a more thorough post about the effort here, which includes a link to download.
I’m sure I’m not alone in having a frayed Apple MagSafe adapter. I’m glad to see they’re offering free replacements.
This USB adapter for the standard Mac power charger seems like a brilliant travel companion. (via PlugBug Charger - PlugBug Charger - Twelve South)
Plex » Introducing myPlex -
Plex is far and away the best media server/client. I definitely prefer it to Boxee and XBMC, and this new myPlex feature is another amazing addition to an awesome piece of software.
A great rendition of one of the classic Mega Man “Robot Masters” built out of Lego.
The big news today is that ALAC is now open source. “Apple Lossless Audio Codec sources are available under the Apache license,” according to Mac OS Forge, and the project “contains the sources for the ALAC encoder and decoder.”
Great to hear that Apple open-sourced the ALAC codec. Hopefully this means we’ll see the standard adopted in some of the cloud music services.
We wanted to focus our effort on making people feel more amazing, like they’re super-powered. You put on your suit of techno-magical armor and now you can fly and shoot the bad guys. We want our products to make them more empowered. — This was said by Matias Duarte, the head of user experience for Google’s Android about the upcoming “Ice Cream Sandwich” build. I was lucky enough to work with Matias back at Helio. This article is a must-read, and this is my kind of product design metaphor. His involvement with Android is enough to make me consider ditching my iPhone. I am really curious to see where each OS is a year from now. I think it may be a very different mobile landscape.