WWDC 2017 Wrap Up

Maia Olson Blog, Photos, Public Appearances, Smileworthy

Smile made its way to WWDC again this year, moving with Apple’s change of venue from foggy SF to sunny San Jose. While the location may have been different, the bedecked buildings, faces and coffee shops were all the same. (Coffee shop = lots of). Shout out to the Social Policy coffee shop for over-taking the typical WWDC Hallway track …

PDFpen Tip for the Day: Stamps

Philip Blog, iPhone, PDFpen, PDFpen Tips, Photos

Need to put a big red Draft stamp on a PDF, or a Sign Here arrow? PDFpen comes with stamps for just that purpose. The stamps are a type of imprint you can place on your document that is new to version 7 of PDFpen and PDFpenPro and version 2 of PDFpen for iPad & iPhone. There are three categories …

Smile Goes to Yosemite (The Conference)

Philip Blog, Photos, Podcasts, Public Appearances, Smileworthy

(Or, Way Too Many Smileworthy Things In One Blog Post) Last week Smile was proud to sponsor Yosemite by CocoaConf. Not just an excuse for us to make our own Yosemite desktop art, this intimate get-together featured speakers from the world of development and design, relating valuable learned life experiences. (Need help dealing with burnout? How about tips on programming …

App Camp For Girls!

Philip Blog, Photos, Public Appearances, Smileworthy

This summer, I took a four-month sabbatical from my work at Smile to launch App Camp For Girls, a program that teaches girls ages 12 to 14 how to brainstorm, design, build, and pitch iPhone apps, mentored by women developers. The idea had been percolating for some time. If you've ever attended a developer conference, the lack of women participants …

Greetings from Sydney

Philip Blog, Live, macmania, Photos, Podcasts, Public Appearances

It's Jean here in Sydney, Australia, in advance of joining up with this year's MacMania cruise. It's going to be a great conference, with chief TWiT Leo Laporte, Don McAllister of ScreenCastsOnline, Allison Sheridan of Nosillacast, Sal Soghoian, the Apple Product Manager of AppleScript and Automator fame, among others.  This will be my third MacMania cruise. The first two were …