Posts for 'Tech'


iComics v1.4.5 is live on the App Store!

December 9, 2018 •

Hi everyone!

In case you missed the memo, iComics v1.4.5 was approved by Apple and released on the App Store earlier this week!

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iComics 2018! (No, it’s not dead!)

October 11, 2018 •

G’day! It’s been a while, but the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. Mostly. 🤣

I’ll go into more depth in this post, but for starters, here’s a video I produced for the occasion. 😁

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Emceeing at try! Swift 2018

July 28, 2018 •

I hope everyone’s 2018 has been going well for them! If the fact my first post of the year was in July is any indication, mine’s been absolutely off the walls. In November last year, I accepted a position as iOS engineer at a tech company called Mercari, and in February, I made the move to Tokyo, Japan to work at the company headquarters. As it happens, this was absolutely perfect timing for this next thing. 😄

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iComics v1.4 Released

December 14, 2017 •

tl;dr: iComics v1.4 with support for iPhone X and the new iPad Pro is out! I’m also planning to give streaming iComics dev another try. Follow me here.

In case you missed it, I updated iComics to v1.4 and shipped it late last month. Sorry it took so long, but hopefully it fixed a lot of the issues people were having.

While a bit of an incremental update, iComics v1.4 fixed a lot of stuff under the hood:

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Suica on the Apple Watch Part 2

September 19, 2017 •

Hello! It’s been a while. What a crazy year it’s been. XD

This is a blog I’ve been meaning to write since March, since I went to Japan and bought a Japanese Apple Watch Series 2. But now that the Series 3 has been announced, now’s just as good too.

So in March of this year, I flew to Japan to attend this year’s try! Swift Tokyo conference. To say I had a fantastic time was an understatement. XD

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Using Suica on iPhone when travelling to Japan

October 30, 2016 •

I love the iPhone. So much so that people have accused me of being an Apple fanboy in the past before (they’re probably right).

I also love Japan. I spent a chunk of my childhood growing up there and I now enjoy traveling back to the country whenever I can.

So during the September Apple keynote this year, you could imagine how excited how I was when Apple announced not just the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2, but that both of these devices had the necessary capabilities to have Suica loaded onto them.

What’s a Suica? Suica is a NFC-based prepaid smart card that you can use to pay for things in Japan with a simple tap of the NFC receiver. You can buy them pre-charged in Japanese train stations, and while they were originally intended for automatic paying of fares on train lines, they can now also be used to pay at vending machines, and even some types of stores.. Easily the most convenient way of paying for things when you’re over there.

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