Month: March 2011

What is the Future of iOS Notification?

One of the more annoying things about iOS is its notification system. Modal alerts are so arcane, intrusive and annoying, I am actually shocked that they are still the standard method of notification in iOS as of version 4… Looks like there are some underground movements (requiring jailbreaking, of course) to change that. Here’s a …

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Ihnatko: Apple iPad 2 is here and tablet rivals need to hit the drawing board

This experience by Andy Ihnatko illustrates the power of the introduction of the iPad 2: Apple iPad 2 is here and tablet rivals need to hit the drawing board – Chicago Sun-Times: If one of your company‚Äôs goals for 2011 was to introduce a tablet to complete with the iPad, you can expect to struggle. …

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NSAttributedString in iOS

Thanks to Jeff LaMarche for this. iPhone Development: Attributed Strings in iOS: Ten months ago when the original iPad shipped, Apple released iOS 3.2, and for the first time, iOS developers had access to NSAttributedString and NSMutableAttributedString, objects designed to hold strings along with font, paragraph, and style information. We no longer had to resort …

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iOS Simulator QuickTip: Removing all installed applications.

It was time to clean house a bit, so I wanted to remove all the currently installed applications in the iPhone Simulator. Turns out there’s a very simple way to do it… 1. With the iPhone Simulator running, click on the iOS Simulator application menu. 2. Click “Reset Contents and Settings…”. – A confirmation dialog …

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