View Your iPhoto Library From Your iPad [UPDATED]

by Matt Long

Announcing PhotoGrab for iPad! I wrote this little utility app that allows you to browse your iPhoto library shares across your wifi network and download and save either a hi-res version of your photos or a version resized especially for display on iPad. It features multi-download as well as a slideshow mode. Just share your photos from within your iPhoto preferences sharing tab and you will be able to access your photos across the network from your iPad.

I wrote the app because I don’t sync my iPad with the computer where we store all of our photos, but from time to time I like to grab a photo from the iPhoto library without having to sync.

I just submitted a new point release that fixes a few crashers and other bugs to the App Store, but go ahead and take a look at this one and let me know what you think.

Free Promo Codes!

Just for the readers of this site! If you’re interested in the app, send an email to promocodes at cimgf dot com with the subject line PhotoGrab Promo Codes. I will send an email containing a promo code to the first 50 I receive (since the Apple only issues 50 of them per version). Be patient with me as I will be responding manually as I receive the messages. It will be first come, first served. Otherwise, check it out in the App Store. Promo codes are only valid in the US App Store.

Update on Promo Codes

I have received a lot of email requests for promo codes and will be sending them to the first 50 by the end of the day today (06/23/2010). If you do not receive a code by the end of the day, you were not in the first batch. When the next release hits the App Store, I will have another 50 at my disposal and will send those to the next group. Thanks for your interest.


WWDC 2009

by Marcus Zarra

I am happy to confirm that I will be at WWDC this year in San Francisco. I am making this trip a little tighter, time-wise than I have in the past so I will be arriving on Sunday, June 7th and leaving on June 13th.

I normally post my nighttime plans on twitter (@mzarra) so if you are interested in having a chat then that is the best way to track me down. I will also be tweeting which sessions I am going to throughout the day.

I look forward to seeing everyone there, it should be very interesting as always.


WWDC 2008 T-Shirts!

by Marcus Zarra

May 20, 2008
The T-Shirts for delivery at WWDC have been ordered. If there is enough interest I will setup a way to purchase CIMGF T-shirts (non-WWDC) directly from the site. Please contact me at marcus at cimgf dot com if this is of interest to you.

Last year I wore t-shirts for Zarra Studios and got quite a few compliments. These days I am becoming more known for this blog than anything else. Therefore, I am doing different t-shirts this year to celebrate this blog. As a reader of this blog you have an opportunity to purchase one of these shirts. They will only be run for WWDC so they are limited edition! :)

While the design is not complete yet, here is the first public draft of the T-Shirts:


Normal (Male) T-Shirt


V-Neck (Female) T-Shirt

Currently, the plan is to take them with me to WWDC and hand them out to those who have purchased one right after the keynote on Monday. If you are not going to WWDC but would still like to order a T-Shirt, that is also doable but naturally shipping costs will be involved.

The price per shirt will be $20.00 US. If you are interested in purchasing one or more, please contact me at marcus at cimgf dot com and I will work out the details. Right now I am processing orders manually but if they get too crazy then I may set up an actual shopping cart. Quantities are limited so act now! ;-)

Lastly, to follow Justin’s great idea. I am interested in trading T-shirts with other WWDC attendees. If you have a NEW shirt that you would like to trade for a CIMGF shirt, please contact me at marcus at cimgf dot com to plan a swap.

All Orders must be received and paid for by the 19th of May, 2008. Any orders received after that date can be shipped but cannot be delivered to WWDC.

Legal Junk

It is not my intention to make a profit on these t-shirts. I am offering them to readers at the approximate production cost. It is not my intent to mass produce these t-shirts with the goal of making a profit. If the production run comes close to or exceeds 500,000 t-shirts (wouldn’t that be amazing!) then the artwork on the back of the t-shirts may change due to restrictions in the license agreement.


MacBook Air: Thoughts and Issues

by Marcus Zarra

For those of you who only read this blog for coding suggestions and tutorials — please hit next on your feed reader :)

For those who are also interested in our development environments, hardware, etc. then please read on.