Victor Agreda Jr

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Victor's introduction to technology was the Apple ][ his dad bought in late 1978. Since then he's used Amiga's, Commodore's, Tandy's, even a PC and a Mac or two. Victor's background includes 3d animation and filmmaking, a bit of web development and programming. He taught multimedia and game design for 5 years at a technical college. His favorite artifact: a cassette tape with Applesoft BASIC on it, copyright 1979, by Microsoft.

Victor Agreda Jr's Latest Posts

Due 2 makes timers, reminders easy and now includes IAP (Updated)

Many of us here at TUAW were big fans of Due when it arrived on the App Store. It featured a no-nonsense design that allowed you to set timers and timed reminders quickly and intuitively, plus a few niceties like a logbook for previous timed events in case you wanted to use one again. The origin...

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The magical disappearing MacBook Air

Apple's ultra-thin MacBook Air already owns the "sleek and sexy" high end of the market, but it could theoretically be so much thinner... if not for those pesky USB, Thunderbolt and MagSafe ports. That may be why the laptop hardware rumor du jour has sparked so much attention. Logically speak...

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A guy walks into an Apple Store with an Apple Watch

In this hypothetical situation, what do you think happens? Recently I was having a discussion with a person I know in Apple Retail and the question of support for the Apple Watch came up. It just so happens that Apple has changed how support calls are handled, and there's a certain trepidation a...

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Is Apple's quality slipping?

Over the weekend, amidst the noise of CES news seeping from Vegas, founding Tumblr CTO and Overcast developer Marco Arment voiced a concern I have been stressing over for some time. Titled "Apple has lost the functional high ground," it cuts straight to the heart of the matter: Apple's longtime ...

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Disney CEO Bob Iger and Steve Jobs built a lasting partnership

Fortune today has a great look at Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, and the initiatives he's overseen at the Mouse since he rose to power after disastrous leadership by Michael Eisner. I was never a fan of Eisner myself, but I have loved the changes Iger has brought to the company. Inside the story there...

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My favorite apps of 2014: Victor Agreda

Drafts 4 Drafts has long been my text-based inbox of choice, and Drafts 4 takes everything about the original and makes it slicker and more wonderful. I can export to Byword, my Mac writing app of choice, or tweet, save to Evernote, Dropbox, etc. all from one app where I get a brand-new sheet eve...

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Happy Holidays from TUAW

You'll notice very few posts today as most of our staff are either traveling or enjoying the holiday off. We'll resume some normalcy tomorrow, including my favorite apps of 2014. Merry Christmas and a happy holiday to everyone!...

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How to watch The Interview on your iPhone or Apple TV

While Apple isn't distributing The Interview via iTunes, you can simply buy the movie on YouTube. If you've never purchased video through YouTube Movies you'll of course have to enter credit card info, but isn't that a small price to pay for being able to watch the movie before its Christmas day...

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So it's come to this, Apple?

In olden days, conquering armies would put the bodies or heads of enemies on pikes or town gates or roads to warn the people that revolt would lead to death. It would seem that someone at Apple read a history of these actions and decided to do something similar for apps on the App Store. Marco A...

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Slices of Apple episode 12: The 105% solution

Slices of Apple is a documentary series exploring the success of Apple as a company. It seeks to educate business leaders, entrepreneurs and laypeople about how Apple keeps delivering consistently great products. In this episode of Slices of Apple, I'm talking to Brett Murray, who worked at A...

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