Debugging threads and UI Update crashes – Yes, its happening to you

Threads and the OS X UI So, its common knowledge that using threads allows your app to do processing in the background. On OS X it is also critical you don’t block the thread, or you’ll slow down the OS and treat your users to the magical beachball..   In order to do this, on … More Debugging threads and UI Update crashes – Yes, its happening to you

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Is Microsoft Edge Browser Failing before it starts in supporting Real Time Communications?

I spent some time out at the Microsoft Ignite conference in May this year (2015) and stopped in at the new Microsoft browser session – Edge Browser overview with Fred Pullen; Sr Product Marketing Manager A drumbeat theme of the session was that the new browser should render the web just as any other browser, that Microsoft had … More Is Microsoft Edge Browser Failing before it starts in supporting Real Time Communications?

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Apple tried to lock out 3rd party players but seems to have changed its spots

MacRumors posted a story that a former iTunes engineer testified in a federal antitrust case against Apple Friday that he worked on a project “intended to block 100% of non-iTunes clients” and “keep out third-party players” that competed with Apple’s iPod. Currently I have an app int he OS X App store that supports exactly … More Apple tried to lock out 3rd party players but seems to have changed its spots

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Got Lync? Being pushed to go O365? Better get used to Skype.

As reported by The Verge, Microsoft has rolled out Skype-powered chat into it’s Word and Powerpoint apps. Clearly, after the announcement that Lync was to become Skype for Work, Skype will be the one that survives the platform merge… The move makes total sense for consumers…. but not so much for Enterprises. So now the … More Got Lync? Being pushed to go O365? Better get used to Skype.

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Will Microsoft Lync (Skype for Work) switch tracks and go to H.264AVC?

Within a year or two, all modern browsers will be able to natively do HD Videoconferencing. No need to download Skype anymore. As I mentioned in the previous blog post, H.264AVC was chosen to be one of two mandated codecs (VP8 is the other) for browsers to support in order to be “WebRTC compliant”. Generally … More Will Microsoft Lync (Skype for Work) switch tracks and go to H.264AVC?

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