Tag: Apple

Why does the Apple App Store keep rejecting this demo from Portland startup Torch?

Everyone knows that Apple can be a little stringent when it comes to approving applications and content for the App Store. So it’s no surprise that Portland startup Torch has had to make a couple of attempts to get some content approved. But the reason they’re getting rejected? That’s what’s interesting.

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Apple of Apple's eye: Panic wins an Apple Design Award for Coda 2

There are a number of amazing companies in Portland that keep an incredibly low profile. Perhaps none more so than Panic, which has been quietly developing amazing Apple OS X and iOS apps with a incredibly talented crew of folks for years. But every once in a while, they get some of that richly deserved recognition. Read More

Some folks set off fireworks on July 4th. Apple releases a bunch of exploding iPhone apps, instead. Including PDX Bus.

If you use PDX Bus on your iPhone and you updated it via the App Store on July 3 or yesterday while you were waiting for festivities to start, you might want to go ahead and try to update it again. Read More

Soon, they may call Portland “the big Apple”: New Apple store plans make PDX home to the largest retail space

Now, it’s no secret that Apple has done a heck of a job of dominating the world of tech. Last I checked, they were worth more than Portland. Oh wait. I mean, Poland. Or something. Read More

“Siri, install Air Dictate 2.” “I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

One of the most nebulous areas in all of mobile application development has to be the Apple App Store approval process. And yet again, that weirdness is hitting a little too close to home.

Portland-based Avatron—makers of awesome mobile apps like Air Sharing and Air Display—have been challenged to get their latest app, Air Dictate, into the App Store. Read More

ActiveTrak’s Ken Westin chats with KGW about unencrypted Apple iPhone tracking logs

Unless you’ve been under a rock—and without your iPhone—for the past few days, you’ve no doubt heard about the now infamous Apple iPhone tracking logs that are held on your phone and your computer, unencrypted.

Sure. You check into Foursquare, Gowalla, and Facebook Places. And you visit sites on the Web. And you turn on GPS to use maps. And you make calls that bounce off of specific cell towers. But little did you know, your location was also being logged by your phone. Read More

In Portland, people are primarily positive about the Apple iPad

I asked some folks from the Portland startup community—who also happen to be proud new iPad owners—to give me their first impressions on this magical new way of computing.

One of the biggest tech stories in Portland—or anywhere for that matter—this week has been the launch of the Apple iPad, a new “magical” device that—when announced—was purported to change the way we compute, work, and play.

But now that the iPad is actually in owners’ hands, how are people feeling about it? I asked some folks from the Portland startup community—who also happen to be proud new iPad owners—to give me their first impressions on this magical new way of computing. Read More

Blogging, open source, and now mobile: Small Society Apple iPad app furthers Portland’s love affair with WordPress

Well, now you can. Because Portland-based Small Society teamed with Automattic—the WordPress folks—to build an Apple iPad app for WordPress.

You may have heard that Apple is releasing a new piece of hardware on Saturday, April 3. No it’s true. It’s a little tablet thingamajig. Like a big iPhone. And people around here seem pretty excited about it. Because Portland loves technology.

Know what else Portland loves? Blogging. And when it comes to blogging, there’s one blog platform that Portland loves more than any other: WordPress. Which got me to thinking, what if you could combine that love of blogging with the love of this shiny new Apple iPad tablet? And how about throwing in some open source just for good measure? Read More

memePDX 030: #pdxboom, Kickball, TechStars Seattle, Apple iPad, JooJoo, New iPhones, and Android Froyo

This week on memePDX, Cami Kaos and I discuss #pdxboom, Kickball for Foursquare, TechStars Seattle, Apple iPad’s pending release, and some new mobile handsets on the horizon.

Happy April Fool’s Day and happy Thursday! It’s time for another memePDX which has its own sort of foolishness—every week.

This week on memePDX, Cami Kaos and I discuss #pdxboom, Kickball for Foursquare, TechStars Seattle, Apple iPad’s pending release, and some new mobile handsets on the horizon. Read More

memePDX 022: All Apple iPad, all of the time

So rather than pretend we were paying attention to other stuff, we decided to just focus memePDX into an all Apple iPad episode.

Hey there, Portland tech types! It’s another Thursday, and that means it’s time for another episode of memePDX.

Now, I’m sure there was probably some other tech news that happened this week. But, let’s be honest. We were a little wrapped up in the whole Apple announcement thing. Obsessed some might call it. So rather than pretend we were paying attention to other stuff—except my cool Portland Sucks tshirt and tagalus hitting 10,000 definitions—we decided to just focus on the one thing that had so captured our imagination. So without further ado, let’s get to the all Apple iPad episode. Read More

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