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Achieving Nerdvana: Learning Swift for iOS at Big Nerd Ranch

Feature<p>With its origins at NeXT, Big Nerd Ranch is one of the more respected iOS app development companies in the world. At a recent coding retreat …

How have you used Netflix this long without knowing these 10 tips and tricks?

Netflix is a game-changer. You know it, I know it, and the pay TV industry certainly knows it. The cord cutting trend is accelerating and study after …

Apple has published a great free learn to code course for Swift — on GitHub

<i>TL;DR: Apple has apparently, via some sort of collaboration with a university professor, published last week — during WWDC — a really solid-looking</i> …

Programming

How to view the source code of a webpage in Safari

There are people out there who like to see what’s under the hood of webpages they visit. Whatever your reasons might be for that, there is a few …

Source Code

Swifty Teaches You to Code in Swift on Your iPhone or iPad

iOS: If you want to create an iOS app or a Mac app, Apple would like you to use their new programming language, Swift. For those new to coding, …

Steve Jobs: 19 Inspiring Power Quotes for Success | Inc.com

When you think visionary, Steve Jobs was possibly the most visionary businessperson of our time. After co-founding Apple Computer in 1976, Jobs shepherded some of today's most innovative products--the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and others--from idea to production.<p>Consider these powerful words that can …

Motivation

Your biggest online security mistakes (and how to avoid them)

“A strong password is one that contains enough separate information to confuse a hacker and any software he might be using to spoof your information.”<br>–Adam Levin

Flickr

Give your Mac a voice-activated self-destruct sequence

Worried that the cops might bust in your door any minute, or simply really paranoid? How cool would it be if you could initiate a self-destruction sequence for your Mac using only your voice, just like Captain Picard would use to destroy <i>The Enterprise</i> in <i>Star Trek: The Next Generation</i>?<p>Well, …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Mac Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, that MacBook on your desk might be even more powerful than you think.<p><b>1) Have Your Computer Read to You</b><p>Don't feel like reading that enormous document yourself? One of the accessibility features in OS X is its ability to read text aloud. Highlight the section …

Accessibility

What's on Ally's iPad Air 2 right now!

<b>Wallpaper</b> - I change my wallpaper quite often on my iPad. The one I'm currently rocking is an amazing image I found on Google of Westminster and Big …

Apps

Why Steve Jobs drowned the first iPod prototype

Every once in a while an anecdote comes along that so perfectly describes the late Steve Jobs’ vision, that it’s a perfect metaphor for Apple as a whole. This might be my favorite of those anecdotes.<p>Originally posted on Quora by ex-Apple employee Amit Chaudhary, here’s a story about how Jobs got …

Mac|Life

In-depth Apple advice for all your devices<p>Our team of writers has been using Apple products for years, and knows them inside and out, as well as the …

I used Apple's AirDrop to troll strangers with photos of space sloths

And it’s been going on for months<p>For the past year I've been a terrible person. I've abused great power with great irresponsibility and savored every moment of it like the perfect last bite of a delicious meal. I abhor many aspects of trolling people, but I've given in and done it to other humans. …

Watch the Extended Interview with Apple's Jony Ive from Vanity Fair

We first posted a snippet Jony Ive's interview Vanity Fair where he discussed design at Apple as well as Steve Jobs' inspiration. The magazine has …

Swift Programming 101: Generics-A Practical Guide

<i>If you have read Apple's documentation on Generics and were left wondering how you could use this technology in your own projects, this post is for you! You will learn how to take full advantage of generics in your every-day code as well as how to avoid the constant type-casting that usually</i> …

Why Steve Jobs called Jony Ive ‘vain’

As someone who seems to care far more about the perfection of the beautiful objects he creates than about the trappings of celebrity, one word you’d be unlikely to associated with Apple’s design guru Jony Ive is “vain.”<p>According to a story told by Ive at yesterday’s Vanity Fair New Establishment …

MacTrast Deals: The World’s Largest iOS 8 + Swift eLearning Bootcamp

- Oct 8, 2014<p>iOS 8 has been released, and OS X Yosemite is on its way! This all means developers need to learn Apple’s new programming language, …

Apple posts ‘how to build an iOS app in Swift’ video on developer blog

Apple drew a lot of attention earlier this year when it debuted its own blog dedicated to updating developers on Swift, its programming language for building Mac and iOS apps first introduced at WWDC in June. The blog has since been used to share updates on the state of Swift as well as technical …

Swift Programming 101 - Understanding Access Control

<i>Access Control is one of the late-breaking features added to the Swift language. It allows you to specify the parts of your code you want to make public, and the parts you want to hide. It's an important tool in creating easy-to-use, and easy-to-understand interfaces.</i><p>Targets and Modules<p>In Xcode, …

The Mobile Payment Industry Is About To Explode, With Apple Leading The Way

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we look at the most important developments in the last few months, how they've reshaped the mobile payments landscape and whether they'll be the catalyst for people to finally start paying with their phones.<p>Apple Pay: The biggest shakeup was Apple's launch of …

Want to install Windows 10 on your Mac? Parallels posts instructions

I keep my Parallels Windows VM around to do stuff like Quickbooks, upgrade Mifi Firmware and occasionally check websites in IE (see our PArallels 10 review here) not to experiment with the latest versions of Redmond’s OS.<p>But if you want to check out what’s coming down the pike in Windows-land …

MacTrast Deals: Name Your Own Price For Our Learn to Code Bundle, While You Donate to Charity

- Oct 1, 2014<p>This great MacTrast Deals offer brings you the popular NYOP Learn To Code Bundle. Pay what you want to get the Programming Java for …

Apple's privacy statement is a direct shot at Google and I love it

Privacy statements are usually pretty dry, boring stuff. There's a lot of vague assurances and a lot of talk about valuing your privacy, which gets boring fast. It's rare that I'm able to read one all the way through on the first try, and I do this for a living.<p>Apple's new privacy statement is …

The Evolution of iOS – An Infographic

- Sep 14, 2014<p>The iOS interface we know and (mostly) love has taken years to evolve. This infographic from the folks at 7DayShop.com, via Digital …

Watch this: a full hour of Tim Cook's interview with Charlie Rose

Between the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch — an entirely new product category for the company — this is one of the most interesting moments in Apple's history, which makes it a great time to hear CEO Tim Cook speak at length about a wide range of topics. Only the first half of Cook's fascinating …

Watch Twitter go insane during Apple's iPhone 6 and Watch event

There's really not much to say about this one: it's a stunning visualization of geolocated tweets in the hours leading up to and during Apple's iPhone 6 and Watch event on Tuesday. Blue dots are iPhone 6 mentions, red are Apple Watch ones; it's really easy to tell the exact moments when each was …

Clever trick will safeguard Apple Watch from thieves

CUPERTINO, Calif. — One of the big questions about the Apple Watch is how Apple will prevent thieves from ripping it off your wrist and using it to clear your bank account.<p>Because the Apple Watch is connected to Apple Pay — making purchases as easy as a quick swipe — what’s to stop miscreants from …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

Seeing Through the Illusion: Understanding Apple’s Mastery of the Media

<b>“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”</b><p><b>“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”</b><p><b>“Just avoid holding it in that way.”</b><p>Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products …

Inside Apple's PR Practices, From Media Control to Attitude Shift Under Tim Cook

In a lengthy 9 part exposé, <i>9to5Mac</i>'s Mark Gurman delves into the inner workings of Apple's PR team. While much of what Gurman covers is already fairly well known, his coverage provides an expansive look at the way Apple's PR team operates, from its organizational structure to its efforts to control …