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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

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 Online Guides and Mac

Aug 14, 2011 - 14 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 some free online resources to learn Python, including a free … Read More

Simulate Internet Connection & Bandwidth Speeds with Network Link Conditioner in Mac OS X

Aug 10, 2011 - 10 Comments
Network Link Conditioner

A recent addition to Mac OS X and modern versions of Xcode development tools 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 … Read More

Access Beta Springboard without an Account via Web Browser

Aug 2, 2011 - 13 Comments
Enter iCloud springboard with javascript

iCloud Beta is now live for developers to access, and we know what the pricing plans look like, but average users are left just looking at screenshots for now. Just kidding! If you want to check out iCloud’s very iOS-like Springboard and web apps, and you don’t have a developer account, you can use this … Read More

Xcode 4.1 for OS X Lion Released as Free Download on Mac App Store

Jul 20, 2011 - 7 Comments
XCode 4.1 is a free download on the Mac App Store

The final version of Xcode 4.1 has been released as a free download to everyone via the Mac App Store. Mostly for developers, Xcode is the Mac OS X-only development environment for creating OS X and iOS apps, but the package also includes various useful command line tools, and even an iOS hardware simulator, making … Read More

WWDC 2011 Session Videos Now Online

Jun 25, 2011 - 2 Comments
WWDC 2011 session videos

For those of us who didn’t make it to WWDC 2011, Apple has released full videos of all the WWDC sessions. There’s a lot to learn here, with over 100 sessions covering both Mac OS X and iOS, and each is presented by Apple engineers. Head over to the Dev Center to get the videos … Read More

GitHub for Mac OS X Makes Sharing and Managing Code Easy

Jun 22, 2011 - 4 Comments

If you use GitHub for version control or just to share and manage code, you ought to grab the brand new GitHub client for Mac OS X. It’s a great looking app that lets you find and manage repositories, check commit history and changes, sync and view branches, create and merge branches, compare and rollback … Read More

Create Working Prototypes of iPhone & iOS Apps Easily

May 26, 2011 - 5 Comments
Prototype iPhone and iOS apps from a Mac app

Prototypes is a new Mac app that lets anyone quickly create functional iOS application prototypes and share them with other people, no coding is required. The prototypes can be created from any Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, PSD, JPG, or any image file at all, just drag a few images into the app, define hotspots (touch locations), … Read More

Twitter 2.1 for Mac OS X Includes a Developer Console

May 12, 2011 - 3 Comments
Making sense of console messagse

Twitter developers have a compelling new reason to update to Twitter 2.1 for Mac: the developer console! You can enable the developer features through Preferences > Developer tab > “Show Developer Menu”. Unfortunately for tinkerers and those just looking to casually poke around, you’ll need Twitter apps API keys to actually use and access the … Read More

Google Chrome Canary for Mac OS X is Available for the Brave

May 3, 2011 - 2 Comments
Google Chrome Canary for Mac

Want to help test Chrome development releases and be on the absolute cutting edge of web browser development? Try out the newly released Google Chrome Canary for Mac OS X, which Google says is aimed at the “bravest” of Chrome users. Chrome Canary installs as a separate app to the stable Chrome builds, so you … Read More

Free iPhone & iOS Development Video Courses from Stanford University

Mar 19, 2011 - 8 Comments

Want a world class education on iPhone and iOS development? Check out Stanford Universities iOS & iPhone Development course CS193p, the class has been taught several times now and each one has been uploaded to iTunes as a free video podcast. In addition to the free video lessons, you also get complete access to all … Read More

Set “apple-touch-icon.png” to Customize a Websites iPhone Bookmark FavIcon

Feb 9, 2011 - 9 Comments

If you have a website of your own or are developing one for someone else, you should customize the saved bookmark icon that appears on a users iOS home screen. In the screenshot above you’ll see the custom OSXDaily favicon sitting on the screen of an iPhone. Setting the Apple Touch Icon is a good … Read More

Xcode 4 GM Released for Developers

Feb 3, 2011 - 6 Comments

Apple has released Xcode 4 GM for those who are enrolled in the Mac and iOS development programs. Xcode 4 is a significant update to the Xcode IDE and includes both iOS SDK 4.2 and Mac OS X SDK 10.6. According to early reports, XCode 4 GM allows developers to submit iOS and Mac apps … Read More

XCode Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheet

Jan 24, 2011 - 5 Comments

Xcode has a lot of keyboard shortcuts available, wouldn’t it be nice to have a handy reference chart for them all? You’re in luck if you have thought that same thing, because Colin Wheeler is a Cocoa Developer that has created a really handy XCode keyboard shortcut cheatsheet, it’s a great resource for anyone who … Read More

The 5 Phases of iOS Marketing and App Development

Jan 22, 2011 - 1 Comment

If you’re thinking about releasing an iOS app, you probably already know that iOS development costs are quite high, so you want to be sure you get the most bang for your buck. With that in mind there’s a detailed and extremely helpful iOS development and marketing checklist from the experienced developer MindJuice. It’s focused … Read More

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