Monday, September 28, 2009

Everything is nearly right in the world again...

(good news for us Tablet Mac believers)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wednesday is the Monday I meant to have on Tuesday

The new site is up. Fixing the help file, then it's all live!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Just window dressings?


The new website and new videos are taking awhile to get online. The new version of Conjure (4.1) is done, I'm just not going to release it until I finish the website and the new videos. There's a lot of new stuff in 4.1, and there's a lot that just makes more sense if you can see it in use.

Since I've slacked off during the launch of Conjure too many times in the past, I want to see if I can get it right this time. If I launch it now, Tuesday at 5:20PM, it will be picked up by exactly none of the major Mac news sites.

It's like cleaning a headlight on your car. Once you clean it, the rest of your hood looks dirty by comparison. So you clean the hood. Pretty soon you end up having to wash the whole car! Well, that's how fixing the Conjure website is. I have a new site, new look, and it's fantastic. So now I need to redo some of the videos to match. Then I need to fix my help files to redirect to the new videos as well, because they're coming out looking really good.

So Wednesday will be the Monday I meant to have today.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Find Out


Over the weekend, I'm putting the finishing touches on 4.1. This feature is really close to being done now. What does it mean? Well, email me and I'll put you on the beta list for the weekend!

You'll need a MacBook or MacBook Pro, or a Mac with a USB or Firewire webcam.

(and remember: 4.1 is a free upgrade for all 4.0 users!)


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

When is a private API okay to use?

So far, I've been hesitant to even touch the private APIs for Mac OS X. But another Mac developer pointed out that as of today, I have a ton of outstanding (developer related) Mac OS X bugs that Apple hasn't fixed, some dating back to 2005. So the likelihood that Apple is about to *change* some of these super-awesome under the hood APIs, when there are still things broken that haven't been addressed since 2005, is slim to none.

So Conjure 4.1 will probably use some private APIs. If Apple changes them, I will gladly release a fixed version after that.