Category: iPhone/iPad

I recently came across an interesting article online where the original developer offered a Github repository of examples of various shadows. I cannot now remember the website that I visited, but I remember the code offered and one needed to uncomment/comment …

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The idea of having a BLE-enabled proximity lock & unlock for a work computer is a really good one. I generally have quite confidential information displaying on my monitors at any given time throughout the day. If I run to a …

Near Lock is really nice. Read More »

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I don’t often mention applications here, hell… I don’t post very often here. But I just downloaded and tried a sweet, free iOS application that I’d like to tell you about.

After playing with an iPhone 6 Plus for a day at work and not liking it, I was set on not picking one up. I visited my local Apple Store a few times and tried to like the iP6+ and …

iPhone 6 Plus in the house Read More »

This post is from iOS using SwiftKey. Swype is awesome too for entering text on an iOS device. Overall I am extremely happy with iOS 8. My iPad mini has been trying to update for several hours though, stuck in …

SwiftKey rocks Read More »

It’s not here, but Apple was awarded a patent for it. I’ve been personally waiting for something like this for a while. Apple knows enough about our behaviors at this point to be able to pull together some content it …

Apple’s Automatic Station Tuning Patent Read More »

So now that iOS 7 is finally out – it took me a little while to get used to the aesthetics and I only have nits with default button hit-area designation (there is none) & the appearance of UIPickers (really?!) …

iBeacons development… speed Read More »

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Lucky enough to attend WWDC13 this year, when iRadio was announced and released to developers, one of the cooler parts of the at conference iRadio offering was a station called “Music Heard at WWDC”. Apple culled together a lot of …

Every morning an Apple commercial Read More »

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Knowing someone who manages engineers working on Apple TV is a pleasant bonus in the back of my mind. Sundays with Apple TV devices scattered around our home hooked up to our Wi-Fi and widescreen television panels produces such a …

Apple TV Sunday… all smiles Read More »

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Xcode 4 Cookbook at PACKT Publishing Steven F. Daniel has a book out called Xcode 4 Cookbook. It’s available in paperback and e-formats. Overview Learn how to go about developing some simple, yet powerful applications with ease using recipes and example …

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I’m a little confused by Mophie and their customer service right now. My current Mophie case that I use with my iPhone 5 has really come into play as I have been using it to extend the battery life of …

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I had a great time at WWDC this year, and I felt the content had a lot more meat on it this time around, especially some of the APIs for things that weren’t directly announced to the public. Lots to …

Some takeaways from WWDC 2013 Read More »

I hadn’t received my activation email yet, but I had an order ID number, so I figured everything was cool. I waited a few days and then without the email I started to worry a little bit. I emailed WWDC …

Good thing I checked Read More »

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Just two minutes ago after playing with the kids out in the yard the phone (landline) rings. I checked the callerID after a few rings – not intending to answer. Usually it’s some private number or some telemarketer. I see …

OMG. Apple ROCKS!!! Read More »

I was on the last step for purchase – placed my order… and got a store error. Sold out. I’ve heard it only took 60 seconds. We are unable to process your request. I AM NOT HAPPY.  I must have …

WWDC Sells out under two minutes?!? Read More »

Apple has announced the dates and price for WWDC 2013 a day early – allowing developers to prepare a bit before the tickets officially go on sale. Apple Worldwide Developers Conference June 10-14, San Francisco Tickets go on sale worldwide …

WWDC 2013 Announced Read More »

If you’ve missed out on getting tickets at face value in the past for WWDC – sign up for WWDC Blast. Sign Up for WWDC Blast You’ll get an SMS delivered to your phone as soon as Apple updates it’s …

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I know. I know. I did what I said that I would not do. I purchased Panic’s Status Board for my iPad mini. Did I buck up for the Airplay capability? Heavens no. While it might be pretty cool for …

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I posted a question to the apple developer list which received a wonderful answer. My question was basically how can I transform a string with a spelled-out number as the numeric equivalent. “Three” becomes “3”, “twelve” becomes “12”, etc. without …

NSString “three” to “3”, etc. Read More »

Those of us using iPhones and who are on iOS 6.x have seen Apple’s implementation of pull to refresh. Apple has made this control available to iOS developers – starting with iOS 6.0. We’ve all seen various implementations by other …

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