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OMG: Apple Finally Adds Support For FLAC Lossless Audio In iOS 11

I love programming and there are 2 things I require: coffee and music. You give me fresh coffee and let me play my music (Alt-Rock with a hint of blues), I can program all day and all night. 🙂 Although, my wife will get really mad about me programming all night. 🙂 My wife and […]

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1st Place in Innovative Design at Canadian Engineering Competition

Richard Lacroix (son #1) and Jolien van Gaalen won 1st place in the Innovative Design category at Canadian Engineering Competition held last weekend in Calgary, Alberta Canada. You can read about it here: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/news/2017/WE_students_CEC_winners.html So far, they are 3 for 3: 1st place at Western Engineering Competition for Innovative Design 1st place at Ontario Engineering […]

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1st Place in Innovative Design at Ontario Engineering Competition

Richard Lacroix (son #1) and Jolien van Gaalen won 1st place in the Innovative Design category at Ontario Engineering Competition held last weekend in Ottawa, Canada. You can read about it here: http://www.eng.uwo.ca/news/2017/OEC_2017_Winners.html First, Richard and Jolien won the Western Engineering Competition for Innovative Design on January 13-15, 2017. Now they have won the provincial […]

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Firefox for iOS Gets Faster, Easier to Use

Tyler Lacroix (my son) has been working at Mozilla’s Toronto office this summer as an intern. He’s been lucky to be doing new development work for Firefox on iOS. He’s been telling me about some of the new features he has been adding to Firefox and now it has been released to the public. You […]

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Apple vs FBI Encryption Court Case

I have not commented publicly on the Apple vs FBI encryption court case that is going on in the USA because Capitalware sells encryption software to companies to protect customer data, so you can guess that I’m on Apple’s side. This is not a simple issue like some people want to make it out to […]

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Tyler has released a new iOS app called Peg Grabbers

Some of you may remember my son, Tyler Lacroix, as a speaker at MQTC v2.0.1.3 for the ‘MQ Telemetry Transport Programming’ session. He is now in 2nd year engineering at the University of Western. I just realized that I never posted anything on Tyler’s latest iOS app. On October 3rd, 2015, Tyler released a new […]

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Apple to Open Source Swift

Today at WWDC 2015, Apple announced that it will open source its Swift language: https://developer.apple.com/swift/blog/?id=29 http://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/06/apple-open-sources-swift/ And the best part of the announcement, is that Linux will be supported. As SNL’s church lady would say “Well, isn’t that SPE-CIAL?”. 🙂 Regards, Roger Lacroix Capitalware Inc.

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Rogers internet was broken on Wednesday

Once again Rogers Communication totally screws its paying customers. Yahoo article: Rogers Internet back online after outage. Around 6:40PM on Wednesday, I started getting errors in FireFox and Eudora (email client) around domain name resolution. Usually, resetting the cable modem box fixes the issue but not last night. I checked the internet on my iPhone […]

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StickNFind – Bluetooth Powered Ultra Small Location Stickers

StickNFind is a project on the crowdsourcing site Indiegogo. The StickNFind works by placing a small Bluetooth sticker onto a remote, pet’s collar, or even your child’s backpack. You can then use your iPhone or Android device to locate the item, causing it to vibrate and light up. The receiver is about the size of […]

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I hate my cell phone company

I hate my cell phone company! Yes, I know everyone says that but I REALLY hate my cell phone company. By the way, my cell phone company is Rogers Wireless. This blog is about programming and the products I develop for Capitalware, so complaining about my cell phone company is not one of those topics. […]

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