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How to “View Source” from Safari on an iPad or iPhone

Mar 30, 2012 - 18 Comments
View Source on an iPad or iPhone

Ever wanted to view source of a webpage from an iPad or iPhone? Unfortunately, mobile Safari doesn’t include the feature on it’s own, but with the help of a custom bookmarklet you can view source of any web page right in iOS. This awesome tip comes from Michelsen.dk, and here’s how to set it up: … Read More

How to Make & Set a Retina-Ready iOS Bookmark Icon for a Website

Mar 29, 2012 - 8 Comments
Retina Apple Touch Icon

Web developers and website owners pay attention: you need to set a retina-ready iOS bookmark icon. Called an Apple Touch Icon, these custom images become the icon that is displayed on a users home screen when they bookmark a website on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Without a custom apple-touch-icon set, users will get … Read More

Easily Create Beautiful iOS App Icons with this DIY Retina Icon Kit

Mar 26, 2012 - 6 Comments
Free iOS DIY Retina Icon Kit

It’s rare that app developers and web developers double as graphic designers, leaving some apps and websites to include fairly hideous iOS icons. As we’ve said before, icons matter, however superficial they may be, so instead of shipping an app or site with an ugly icon do yourself a favor and download this do-it-yourself retina … Read More

Enable Hidden Debug Settings for iMessage, FaceTime, and Bluetooth, in iOS

Mar 10, 2012 - 3 Comments
Hidden Debug Settings in iOS

iOS developers and hackers should get a kick out of this. By downloading a few mobileconfig files, you can enable hidden debug settings for Messages, Bluetooth, and FaceTime that log activity and events for each protocol. What you do with that information is entirely up to you, but there’s definitely some room for learning and … Read More

Retina iOS App Icon Template PSD

Mar 8, 2012 - 14 Comments
Retina iOS App Icon Template

If you’re spending the time and money to develop an iOS app, don’t skimp on the icon. This may sound like silly advice, but the fact is a good icon can make your app stand out in the App Store and on a users home screen, encouraging both downloads and use. If you’re not a … Read More

How to Uninstall XCode

Feb 20, 2012 - 11 Comments
Uninstall Xcode

Update 7/6/2012: Uninstalling Xcode 4.3 and later are easier than ever, all you need to do is go to /Applications/ and delete the Xcode app. Yup, that’s it. Simple. The directions below are still valid for earlier versions of Xcode, however: Xcode is Apple’s developer suite for iOS and Mac OS X, it’s necessary if … Read More

iOS 5.1 Beta 1 Released to Developers

Nov 28, 2011 - 3 Comments
iOS 5.1 Beta 1

Apple has seeded iOS 5.1 beta 1 to developers, the build is 9B5117b and runs on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPad 2, and iPod touch 3rd and 4th gen. For those in the iOS developer program, you can download the iOS 5.1 beta right now directly from Apple’s dev center as IPSW … Read More

“Developing Apps for iOS 5″ is a New Free Online Class from Stanford University

Nov 15, 2011 - 6 Comments
Stanford University Developing Apps for iOS 5

Stanford University’s School of Engineering has released full HD videos and slides of their Fall 2011 “Developing Apps for iOS” course. The lectures and lessons for CS193P are focused on iOS 5 and downloadable for free from iTunes University, offering a great look at beginning iOS development through the eyes of a world class engineering … Read More

Run HP WebOS in an Emulator under Mac OS X with VirtualBox

Aug 22, 2011 - 11 Comments
HP WebOS

If you missed out on the $99 HP TouchPad deals that seem to have the entire tech web in a frenzy, don’t forget that you can experience WebOS for free right now on Mac OS X, just by using the SDK’s emulator. You’ll need to download VirtualBox and then the WebOS SDK which comes as … Read More

Make Easy Mac OS X Lion App Mockups with OS X Lion GUI Element PSD Kits

Aug 17, 2011 - 5 Comments
Mac OS X Lion UI Elements PSD

Whether you’re a UX or UI designer, app developer, or just want to create some mockups of Mac OS X Lion apps for fun, don’t miss these free OS X Lion UI Element kits from designers Jonatan Castro and Joshua Geiger. The GUI kits come as well labeled multi-layered PSD files that have all the … Read More

Learn Python for Free with an Online Guide and Mac OS X

Aug 14, 2011 - 13 Comments
Python 3

Want to learn a new programming language? Python is one of the hippest languages in use these days, but why pay for books and coursework when you can do this all on your own, for free, on your Mac? You can do exactly that with Dive Into Python 3, which has been made available as … Read More

Simulate Internet Connection & Bandwidth Speeds with Network Link Conditioner

Aug 10, 2011 - 9 Comments
Network Link Conditioner

A new addition to Mac OS X Lion and Xcode 4.1 is a utility called Network Link Conditioner, a highly customizable tool that lets you simulate a variety of common internet connectivity speeds. The utility is aimed at Mac and iOS developers so they can test their apps response times on a variety of network … Read More

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