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Web design, web development, and just plain random tidbits from a Kansas City gal.

Eve Trains You to Use Mac Keyboard Shortcuts (via @Lifehacker)

EVE helps you to learn shortcuts, in order to increase your productivity with MAC OS X. Every time you execute an action using the mouse, EVE will show you the matching shortcut.

TinkerLearn. Learn to build iOS apps by DOING

Pretty cool idea for learning iOS application building…

From the site:

How it Works

  1. You download a real, working app to your computer
  2. We guide you through the code, explaining things as you go
  3. As you make changes, you build the app and see the results instantly

Open Source Popover control for iOS development

With the 50pixels popover, you can easily customize the color and size of popovers, as well as the placement of the directional arrows.

Apple To Reject Mac Apps With “Hotkey Functionality” Starting June 1?

Apparently, Apple will allow hotkey apps that are already in the Mac App Store before June to offer only bug fixes. New apps and any apps that add features (i.e. non-bugfix releases) will not be allowed to support hotkeys.

Again, as has become more commonplace as of late, I find myself looking at Apple and wondering “WTF”.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich vs iOS: feature comparison

More and more hot new phones are starting to show up on all of the major carriers running the latest version of Android, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with some tasty tablets being released, too. While the new iPad is undoubtedly a great piece of technology, Google offers some features that can be hard to pass up. The Apple design is nice and simple but rigid —there’s not much you can change. Google, on the other hand, gives you the power to really make your Android phone or tablet your own.

caro:

Old iMac turned into an upcycled kitty bed. I’m pretty sure I’ve blogged this or something like it before, but for some reason it came up in an Etsy search for vintage suitcases.


About the only thing it was good for…

caro:

Old iMac turned into an upcycled kitty bed. I’m pretty sure I’ve blogged this or something like it before, but for some reason it came up in an Etsy search for vintage suitcases.

About the only thing it was good for…

(via thenextweb)

HOW TO: iOS Variable Declarations in the Implementation File

Within Xcode, if you set the compiler option to Apple LLVM compiler 2.1 (or greater), you can move your instance variable declarations from the interface file to the implementation file.

iWebInspector: Web Debugging Tool For iOS Simulator

http://pulse.me/s/3sx02

iWebInspector is a free tool for debugging, profiling and inspecting web applications that run on iOS Simulator (iPhone or iPad)

Why the Mac App Sandbox makes me sad

This is a load of moldy rat turds. Way to go Apple…just when I was basking in the growing glow of my love for you… you always find a way to pee on the fire.

http://pulse.me/s/2Njp0

Apple announced today that, starting in March 2012, all apps on the Mac App Store will be required to run in the so-called “App Sandbox”.

The sandbox is an environment that locks down the Mac in ways that match (and exceed) the limitations found on iOS. A sandboxed app doesn’t have direct access to any files or frameworks on the system. It can’t access the network or any devices.

CocoaHeads: Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO

cocoaheads:

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign…