Category: Objective-C

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?!) …

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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 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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There is a rumor floating about that Kevin Lynch (previously from Adobe) is leading a team of engineers that include several Apple engineers that worked on iPods previously. Mobile devices with touch-screens. No one knows for sure what this team is actually …

Kevin Lynch heading former iPod employees? Read More »

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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 …

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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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NSLog is a good debugging tool some of the time. Coming from AS3 I am quite used to trace statements, and even fancy AIR solutions for runtime tracing and variable lookups and tweaking. I realize that NSLog isn’t the best …

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Linking up tutorial part 1 of 2 here. Another Ray Wenderlich thing, this time written by Brandon Trebitowski. If you’re tired of displaying things in a UITableView or would like the option to present the same list materials in various …

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I’ll admit that this previous Cocoaheads Boston meeting got me thinking about Auto Layout again. I tried it in the past on my own and found it too different from springs and struts that I simply converted my ViewController to …

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Tonight I took a drive down I-90W and into Boston down to MIT building E51 for a Cocoaheads Boston meeting. I was sweating the intricacies of getting around down there since I’m not exactly familiar with the area, but once …

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October 5 National Xcode Developers Day. Spread the word. The date is pretty obvious.

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If you’re anywhere near Boston Thursday, March 14th at 7PM you may well consider stopping by M.I.T. Room 372, Building E51. Dinner afterwards at the Cambridge Brewing Company. To be honest I haven’t swung by a meeting yet only for fear …

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My brief travels around Xcode project behaviors after it was kicking me squarely in the balls.

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