Flare 2, our Mac app for photographers that was awarded Best of 2014, is currently half price as a part of the Mac App Store’s Amazing Photo + Video promotion.
In addition, the app was recently updated with German and Japanese localizations. The app continues to be a showcase for good design on Yosemite.
We also continue to add new effects using iCloud. I love using Flare Effects on iOS when I post photos to my Instagram account.
For all the latest info about this award-winning app, be sure to check out the Flare Tumblr.
A lot can happen in fifteen years, especially on the web. At the turn of the millennium, many of us were coming to terms with the dynamic nature of a new medium that connected our world. I was honored to be a part of this collection of thoughts and reflections of that time.
I’m a firm believer of moving forward in your work and not relying on past accomplishments. The best way to find the path into the future is to look for clues from where we’ve been. A collection of thoughts from people I admire is priceless.
And before you dismiss this as information that’s only relevant for “web designers”, look at how your apps rely on web infrastructure to do something meaningful. Then think about how difficult it is to build an interface that works well on all screen sizes. These are the same things we struggled with as the web entered adolescence.
Great things are happening to Twitterrific these days. My favorite feature is doing drafts, which can really help out when you need to do tech support on Twitter! The changes to muting/muffling are also welcome additions. We even gave you a new way to shoot yourself in the foot with regular expressions :-)
And contrary to common belief, I didn’t have anything to do with this besides being a beta tester. Sean Heber is heading up the development work these days, so if you love these changes as much as I do, be sure to let him know!
Robert Graham built a tool to analyze the traffic causing the DDoS attack on GitHub. He then used it to prove that the machine is “located on or near the Great Firewall of China”.
One has to wonder when politicians will take these virtual attacks as seriously as physical ones. As Robert points out, this attack is against a key part of the United States’ Internet infrastructure. What would we do if China took out all the Interstate highways leading into California?