CAHİT ÇERÇİOĞLU

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  • WWDC 2016

    Posted on July 2nd, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    I had a chance to attend WWDC 2016 which took place at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for the Keynote and the party and Moscone West for everything else. In another blog post I had shared some photos from the last year’s WWDC 2015 . That post also includes various places that you may want to visit while you are in SF; so you may want to take a look at that post too.

    This post includes public information related to WWDC 2016, SF, CA, USA. I am not allowed to share certain photos inside the conference building and WWDC party photos. Other than those, you can find plenty of information through out pages of this post if you plan to attend WWDC in the future. Even though the place can change, I believe that it will still be useful.

    On the last page of this blog post, I shared many tips that I think you may find useful; if you don’t want to see photographs or watch the videos, you may just skip to the last page.

     

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    When you arrive at SFO, depending on where you will stay you can take a taxi, call uber or use public transport. I stayed at a hotel close to Moscone West.

    If you plan to attend to the conference you need to book as soon as possible because the price at the hotels close to the conference buildings will be very expensive when compared with almost any hotels. Apple can make agreements with 3rd party reservation companies to provide cheaper accommodation. (Apple is not responsible for the accommodation) Even though you can reserve your room through them, if you want to pay the cheapest price, I recommend you to “still” compare it with popular booking websites as you can book far cheaper.

    If you are like me and your hotel is close enough to public transport stations, you have to take the BART. The photo above shows the spot you have to wait. You need to take the train that goes to down town, which is normally at the left side when you enter the BART section from SFO. You can use ticket vending machines to purchase a ticket to the station you want to go. You can see how much you should pay on the paper located on the ticket wending machine. Roundtrip ticket is not cheaper, it is exactly the same if you purchase the return ticket later. So if you don’t have enough cash, don’t worry, you can purchase it right before you return to SFO from the down town. If you have time and enough cash purchase the ticket for the return too; so you won’t take out your cash from your pocket to purchase a ticket at the down town stations in front of other people.

     

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    2 nights before the keynote. Powell St.

    Tomorrow I will get my badge, otherwise I have to wait in another queue to get the badge on the keynote day, which will prevent me from getting inside the keynote building after the main queue.

    In the previous years some people couldn’t get into the main keynote area and there was overflow-rooms to watch the keynote, but in 2015 and 2016 everyone was able to watch the keynote in the main area.

     

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    I ate many times at Lori’s Diner located on the Powell St.

    If you plan to try there, walk the hill on the Powell St. Until you see it on the left. You won’t miss it as it has neon lights.

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    If you want to get on one of these, you can purchase a ticket on the cable car, or if you plan to use it a lot in you may consider City Pass. These are not just for tourists actually, because there is no other public transport on Powell St. So, it is a necessary transport if you don’t want to walk (or take a cab/uber) along the Powell St. towards north. It is normally crowded, therefore don’t plan to get your huge luggages with you. You can wear a small backpack; in that case if you plan to hold the bars and stand on your foot all the way, wear your backpack in the opposite direction: wear it to your front, otherwise you will hit your bag to the face of people who sit in the cable car.

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  • Unity3D Unite Europe 2016

    Posted on June 5th, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Unity3D Unite Europe 2016 took place in Amsterdam between May 30 morning and June 2 afternoon.

    I had a chance to visit Amsterdam again and this time it was for Unite Europe event hosted by Unity3D.

    The weather was almost always cold enough not to wear just a t-shirt and it was also hot enough to take off our jackets at noon.


    The beautiful Amsterdam

     

    And it’s bikes

     

    Funny moments from Zerolight’s demo

    Unite Europe took place at Westergasfabriek and it’s surroundings.

    The day before the Keynote. Here is where it began. The main building.

    Area included 4 different places for simultaneous presentations. You needed to chose your favorite sessions to join.

    This area was for the showcase of the games. Developers, producers were inside this area to show their Unity games and explain how they did their games in a relaxed atmosphere.


    Bikes everywhere

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  • Hello VR

    Posted on April 30th, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

  • iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, a brief review

    Posted on February 19th, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    I usually take notes, think, draw drafts, schemes, etc.. on paper to either advance my ideas or find solutions to certain problems. I noticed that a tablet with a stylus/pencil “may” make it easier.

    At first I planned to get a Samsung Android device (I have been using Note 5 for some time and it is VERY good for various note taking styles. REALLY GOOD). Then, I figured out that I didn’t have a new iPad for testing purposes and other necessary stuff. So it was a good excuse to get an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil instead.

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  • Apple TV Tech Talks, Sydney

    Posted on February 15th, 2016 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    I attended Apple TV Tech Talks this February.

    Here are some photos I’ve taken while in Sydney.

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  • Your service provider may be the cause of your XBOX and PS4 NAT issues.

    Posted on November 23rd, 2015 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Open NAT PS4 XBOX solutionShort Answer: If you tried everything you found in the search engines and if nothing worked, the problem may be caused by your service provider. They may be supplying internet connection over a NAT by their side, so, you will be sharing your public address with someone else too. There is only 1 solution to this problem: Purchase a dedicated ip address from your provider or change your provider to who does not give you a shared public ip address.

  • Galaxy Note5: Latest addition to the test devices

    Posted on October 7th, 2015 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

  • Xbox One Kinect Adapter for Windows

    Posted on August 12th, 2015 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Let the games begin!
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  • WWDC 2015

    Posted on July 1st, 2015 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    I was at WWDC 2015 this year. Here are some photos taken by me in California this summer.

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  • Yet another Android test device

    Posted on April 17th, 2015 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Huge fragmentation in Android world requires new devices to be added to local test devices who do not prefer remote device testing services. Not only there are still Android 2.x and 3.x users (for who cares about those users too), there are also variety of modified Android systems (not talking about rooting devices); almost every Android device manufacturer customizes Android for their own use and unfortunately the same Android SDK usage differs on every device (even on every model of some manufacturers).

    As a result, testing RADYO on multiple devices and OS versions is a must.

    Therefore here is the latest (but not the newly released) device added to test devices which are used to test RADYO.

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