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Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 25 July 2014

Jul 25, 2014 6:34 am

Once again the week is coming to an end and that means it’s time for a roundup of the past weeks news! Apple completely changed Control Center in iOS 8 beta 4 – here’s what it looks like - Apple’s new iOS 8 beta 4 update includes tons of changes, bug fixes and new features. You... [more]


Apple releases Yosemite Public Beta

Jul 24, 2014 2:25 pm

Yesterday we reported that Apple was releasing the Yosemite Public Beta today, and now you can finally sign up. So after you have downloaded the file, you need to install it. Our suggestion however is that you install it on a second partition in order to avoid ruining your everyday machine. Your... [more]


Swift Access Control – Private, Internal and Public

Jul 24, 2014 9:37 am

In Xcode 6 beta 4, Swift adds support for access control. Set entities to private, internal or public – Apple Dev Center developer.apple.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Unit Test and Performance Tests with XCTest in Xcode 6

Jul 23, 2014 9:41 am

This week, we’ll take a look at XCTest, the testing framework built into Xcode, as well as the exciting new additions in Xcode 6: XCTestExpectation and performance tests – @mattt nshipster.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Development Pods

Jul 23, 2014 9:38 am

When integrating your own CocoaPods into your apps you often find some things you’d like to tweak in your component from within the app project/workspace. This would allow you to immediately test the fix in the context of the app. This blog explains how to work with Development Pods which... [more]


DTFoundation 1.7.2

Jul 23, 2014 7:18 am

This maintenance update for DTFoundation fixes a slew of warnings that appear building for iOS 8 only or with Xcode 6. Changes FIXED: [DTAlertView] Completion blocks for the buttons are not executed on iOS 8 FIXED: [DTLog] Deprecation warnings with iOS 8 deployment target FIXED: [DTProgressHUD]... [more]


Apple to release Yosemite Public Preview tomorrow

Jul 23, 2014 6:35 am

During the WWDC 2014 Keynote earlier this year, Apple promised to release a Public Beta version of OS X Yosemite to non developers. The company has now announced that this Public Beta will be made available tomorrow, July 24th for users who are wanting to test the software before it will finally... [more]


Changes in the Swift Standard Library in Beta 4

Jul 22, 2014 9:10 am

Other than access control, no big changes to the language with Beta 4, unlike with Beta 3. But still plenty of changes to the standard library – @AirspeedSwift airspeedvelocity.net iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Square-Cropping Images

Jul 22, 2014 4:48 am

Christian asks: How would you – most elegantly – crop out the center square of an image, preserving the aspect ratio and output the image with a given size? That’s a good question. There is a “classic” and a “modern” method to achieving this. All drawing... [more]


Apple Releases iOS 8 beta 4 and Xcode 6 beta 4

Jul 21, 2014 8:44 pm

Apple has released beta 4 versions of both iOS 8 and Xcode 6 – iOS Dev Center Download iOS 8 and Xcode 6 iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Apple Announces New Swift Developer Blog

Jul 21, 2014 9:58 am

This new blog will bring you a behind-the-scenes look into the design of the Swift language by the engineers who created it, in addition to the latest news and hints to turn you into a productive Swift programmer – Apple (…) Read the rest of this entry » iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Apple announces 2014 iTunes Festival

Jul 21, 2014 6:31 am

Apple just announced their eighth annual iTunes Festival, which will take place in London. So far the lineup sounds amazing and Apple has promised they will be adding more names at a later date. Confirmed artists include Pharrell Williams, Maroon 5, Kylie, Sam Smith, and Blondie, as well as Beck,... [more]


Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 18 July 2014

Jul 18, 2014 6:02 am

Once again the week is coming to an end and that means it’s time for a roundup of the past weeks news! Bill Campbell steps down from Apple board, replaced with BlackRock’s Sue Wagner - Apple announced today that longtime board member Bill Campbell is stepping down after 17 years of... [more]


Siri: Support “Countdown” synonymously with “Timer” in German

Jul 18, 2014 1:09 am

This has been bothering me ever since I switched my Siri to German. Now, finally, I radar’d it as rdar://17722963 and on Open Radar. Maybe then it finally has a chance to be fixed, eventually. Summary When having set Siri to German you can ask for a Timer to be started with “5 Minute... [more]


DirectTV will allow cord cutters to sign up for NFL Sunday Ticket

Jul 17, 2014 2:07 pm

For the NFL fans among our readers this will be great news, according to a promotional page on the DirectTV website, NFL Sunday Ticket will be available as a standalone subscription for the 2014 season. This is what the site states: Introducing NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV. NFL football for all. Now you... [more]


Apple and IBM announces partnership to bring enterprise services to iOS

Jul 16, 2014 9:59 am

Yesterday Apple and IBM announced a new partnership that will see the two companies  work together to bring more than 100 enterprise apps & cloud services to the iPhone and iPad, furthermore they will launch a new AppleCare service directed towards enterprises. The product is called “IBM... [more]


Apple looking for retail employees to test Photos app for OS X

Jul 15, 2014 6:52 am

According to several sources Apple is currently looking for retail employees to test the upcoming Photos app for OS X. According to reports from 9to5Mac Apple is looking for: We are seeking a technical and passionate photography enthusiast to join our Quality Assurance team working on Photos... [more]


Explorations into Swift Generics and Generators

Jul 14, 2014 12:36 pm

With generics and a bit of know-how, this article will help you learn to create collections that leverage custom storage and enumeration for nearly any kind of class or structure – @ericasadun informit.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Dropbox introduces Streaming Sync

Jul 14, 2014 9:56 am

I don’t know about you guys but whenever I need to quickly sync files between multiple devices I simply throw them in my Dropbox. Now while this is great for smaller files, it quickly becomes a burden when you are dealing with huge files, while it will do complete the task it will take... [more]


Moving From Objective-C to Swift

Jul 14, 2014 8:46 am

I’ll try to give you hints and I’ll discuss the main pitfalls, trying to compare, when possible, the different approaches of these two languages (Objective-C and Swift) – @bitwaker read more on thinkandbuild.it iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


How online gaming vendors can increase console sales

Jul 14, 2014 8:33 am

If you are an online gaming vendor then chances are you will have enjoyed some pretty healthy profits over the last six months or so. After all, the launch of not one but two next generation consoles – xBox One and PlayStation4 – at roughly the same time is not something that happens all that... [more]


Weekly Mobile News Roundup – 11 July 2014

Jul 11, 2014 6:12 am

Once again the week is coming to an end and that means it’s time for a roundup of the past weeks news! Life after Aperture and iPhoto: What to do with your image library - When most companies kill off a neglected product, the damage is usually limited to the few remaining customers that... [more]


Exploring Swift using GPUImage

Jul 10, 2014 12:11 pm

I made GPUImage fully Swift-compatible and I’ve built and committed to the GitHub repository a couple of Swift sample applications – Brad Larson read more on sunsetlakesoftware.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Configure Burp Suite (free) Network Sniffer for iOS Apps

Jul 10, 2014 8:05 am

How to inspect iOS’s HTTP traffic without spending a dime – @PenLlawen read more on tuaw.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Building a Hackintosh: Part 1 – Parts to buy

Jul 10, 2014 7:32 am

I have been extremely happy with my mid-2009 Macbook Pro, it runs almost 12 hours each day and has always been a faithful servant. Recently however I have started to notice a significant slowdown in Mavericks, and that was when I decided it was time to look for a new setup. At first I was […] [more]


Top ten tips on hiring an app designer

Jul 9, 2014 4:37 pm

This is a guest post from Ainsley of App Design Vault - the best source of high quality iPhone and iOS app UI design templates. They have never been more popular – the volume of apps being produced is expanding on a daily basis. You can’t hire just anyone to create an app for you. You... [more]


Swift Arrays are Fixed

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 pm

If you’ve been following along with Swift, you would have noticed some very interesting semantics with arrays: they were completely broken! Fortunately for us, the Swift team decided on sanity – @owensd read more on medium.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Behavior Driven Development (BDD) Testing in Swift

Jul 9, 2014 8:52 am

We’ve decided to create BDD-style testing framework in pure Swift…highly inspired by Cedar and allows you to write BDD-style tests in Swift – @railsware read more on railsware.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Don’t forget to keep yourself safe when shopping online

Jul 9, 2014 8:40 am

Whether we’re looking for brand new electronic gadgets, a second-hand treasure or even the weekly groceries, the internet has changed the way many of us shop. Shopping online can be simple, convenient and it can also save you money but it is important to take security issues seriously. Keep... [more]


iPhone survives nine months covered in grain

Jul 9, 2014 6:32 am

Photo Source: Chris-Håvard Berge There is nothing worse than losing your iPhone, or iDevice in general, imagine not having any idea where the device ended up. A farmer in Oklahoma knew exactly where his iPhone had ended up, he just had absolutely no idea how to get to it. In October 2013 he... [more]


iOS Core Data Basics in Swift

Jul 8, 2014 12:24 pm

A simple iOS Swift app using NSFetchedResultsController to populate a UITableView with a Core Data result set – @PumpMyBicep read more on pumpmybicep.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


A battle of wits: how Android surpassed iOS in 2013

Jul 8, 2014 9:19 am

There’s no argument more common in the mobile phone space — is Android or iOS better. There are of course subjective components to this question, but based on the latest market share numbers, it’s clear that Android is firmly winning this battle and looks like it’ll... [more]


Animated Alert View in Swift

Jul 8, 2014 9:01 am

Beautiful animated Alert View. Written in Swift – @hackua read more on github.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Apple posts “pride” video, in support of Pride Parade

Jul 8, 2014 6:19 am

Every year San Francisco holds a Pride parade, and this year marked the 44th parade where people from all over the globe march in support of the LGBT community. This year thousands of Apple employees were in attendance at the parade, they were joined by Apple CEO Tim Cook and Apple’s... [more]


Barcodes Book complete on MEAP

Jul 8, 2014 2:08 am

After I had handed in the seventh and final chapter of my Barcodes book, Manning is now also making this available on the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP). This makes the complete book content available for readers who prepurchased a copy. There’s going to be a bonus section on OAuth 1,... [more]


What are network requirements for Web Conferencing between companies?

Jul 7, 2014 3:17 pm

If you have plans on using web conferencing as a part of your business, then you need to be prepared for the requirements. Having a web camera and an Internet connection just doesn’t cut it anymore. According to a 2004 study conducted by Yankee Group, as a bare minimum you would need at least... [more]


Inside Look at Swift’s Speed

Jul 7, 2014 12:37 pm

It’s said to be faster than dynamic languages like Python or JavaScript, potentially faster than Objective-C, and even claimed to be faster than C for certain cases. But how exactly does it do it? – @mikeash read more on mikeash.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


iOS 8 Beta 3 and Xcode 6 Beta 3 Released

Jul 7, 2014 11:24 am

Apple has released Beta 3 versions of iOS 8 and Xcode 6 – iOS Dev Center download on developer.apple.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Working with Singletons in Swift

Jul 7, 2014 9:10 am

An exploration of the Singleton pattern in Swift. All approaches below support lazy initialization and thread safety – @hpique read more on github.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


DTRichTextEditor 1.6.7

Jul 7, 2014 3:46 am

This maintenance release for DTRichTextEditor brings together various fixes from recent DTCoreText and DTFoundation updates and adds support for tint color. Changes ADDED: Support for tintColor on >= iOS 7 FIXED: iOS 8 crash FIXED: Image text attachments missing from HTML output CHANGED:... [more]


Automatically Adjust Display Based on Time of Day

Jul 6, 2014 10:18 am

f.lux makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day – @JustGetFlux read more on justgetflux.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Weekly Mobile News Roundup – July 4 2014

Jul 4, 2014 6:46 am

Once again the week is coming to an end and that means it’s time for a roundup of the past weeks news! Siri Will Soon Understand You a Whole Lot Better - It all started at a small academic get-together in Whistler, British Columbia. The topic was speech recognition, and whether a new and... [more]


DTCoreText 1.6.13

Jul 4, 2014 5:54 am

This hot fix release for DTCoreText contains a pressing crashing bug related to changed behavior in iOS 8. It also adds support for animated GIFs. Changes FIXED: Traditional margin-* style value following -webkit-margin-* reset margin values to 0 FIXED: iOS 8 crash resulting from Apple making... [more]


Identify File Types in Objective-C

Jul 3, 2014 12:35 pm

Wrapper around the libmagic file identification library, providing a high-level Objective-C interface and works with Foundation types (NSString, NSData, et al) – Aidan Steele read more on github.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Swift: Write Files to the Documents and Library Directories

Jul 3, 2014 8:41 am

Simple class for iOS (Swift and Objective-C code) to save files to the Library and Documents Directories with optional subdirectories – @sketchyTech read more on github.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


Apple announces “Back to School” promotion

Jul 3, 2014 6:24 am

Earlier today Apple rolled out their annual Back To School promotion in the U.S., as in previous years the company offers discounts on Macs as well as some iDevices, furthermore the company is giving away free gift cards to customers who buy eligible hardware. If you purchase a Mac you will... [more]


Apple releases Mac Pro lock

Jul 2, 2014 9:45 am

Many Mac Pro owners have been looking for ways to secure their device against theft,  now Apple has finally answered their prayers. According to the Apple Online Store the adapter “lets you use a compatible Kensington or similar style third-party lock (sold separately) to keep your Mac... [more]


Create Auto Layout Constraints in Declarative Fashion

Jul 2, 2014 9:04 am

Set up your Auto Layout constraints declaratively and without any stringly typing – @ceterum_censeo read more on github.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


DTFoundation 1.7.1

Jul 2, 2014 8:04 am

This minimalistic update to DTFoundation adds a helper method for loading small animated GIFs. It’s a hotfix release because no other functionality was modified. Changes ADDED: DTAnimatedGIF in separate static lib / subspec It may come as a surprise to you, but iOS does not natively support... [more]


Create Interactive Swift Playgrounds

Jul 1, 2014 1:55 pm

Create your own interactive Swift playgrounds with embedded documentation compiled from Markdown – @jasonsandmeyer read more on github.com iOSDeveloperTips.com [more]


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