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Do This Security Checkup For 2GB More Google Drive Storage

Marking Safer Internet Day, Google is giving an extra 2GB of Google Drive storage to anyone who completes this security checkup by February 17.<p>The checkup makes sure your account recovery information is current, asks you to review recent sign-in activity, and lets you see which apps and devices can …

Auto layout best practices for minimum pain

Auto layout is a great tool, it helps keep our sanity as developer, and it prevent us lazy people from using magic numbers when setting frames.<p>But no …

How To Make A UIViewController Transition Animation Like in the Ping App

<i>Update note</i>: This tutorial has been updated to Xcode 9/Swift 4 by Luke Parham. The original tutorial was written by Rounak Jain.<p>A while back, the …

Tempo for iOS updated with new widget, notifications and languages

Smart calendar app Tempo got a major update today that takes full advantage of the new functionality available in iOS8.<p>It adds a new widget and interactive notifications to let users see their schedule, create new events and meetings, and read insights about contacts, right from the home …

Grab a big iOS App designer bundle (MSRP: over $1000) for only a few bucks

<i>From 9to5Toys Specials:</i><p>Specials.9to5toys.com is running a **special** on an iOS app designer bundle that up and coming iOS app designers will likely want to take advantage of. This is an “NYOP bundle”, meaning that people can name their own price to get 2 courses (Learn Mobile Web Design Using …

Open Source iOS Component For Creating Sliding Image Based Menus With A Nice Zooming Effect

I’ve mentioned a number of interesting open source iOS menu components such as this component for creating circular rotary menus, and more recently …

Cookbook: Moving Table View Cells with a Long Press Gesture

Cookbook: Move table view cells with a long press gesture!<p>In this cookbook-style tutorial you will learn how to move a table view row by using a long …

Ageism in Silicon Valley Is Causing an Uptick in Plastic Surgeries

In 2007, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the declaration, “Young people are just smarter.”<p>Reports of extreme ageism in Silicon Valley — requiring …

Silicon Valley

22 of the Best iOS Apps From January

2013 came and went, and we served up a gargantuan summary of some of the best apps to hit the App Store over the 12-month period ending in December. Now, with 2014 well and truly underway, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best new iOS apps from January.<p>SwiftKey Note<p>In a nutshell, SwiftkeKey …

89 of the Best iOS Apps Launched in 2013

In a year that saw Apple finally pass the one million milestone in terms of live applications in the App Store, it’s fair to say there’s a deluge of file-managers, smart calendars, budgeting tools and funky cameras to sift through to get to the real gems.<p>Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the more …

How to Check if Your App is Addictive Enough to Make Money

Making money on mobile can be a tricky thing. Having ads on your app is an option, but few companies have truly cracked the perfect mobile advertising strategy, so adding ads to your app will likely be an annoying, disruptive experience to the user.<p>Still, this doesn’t mean having ads on your app …

Sprite Kit Tutorial: Animations and Texture Atlases

Smoky says: Only you can start this bear!<p><i>Note from Ray:</i> Tutorial Team member Tony Dahbura has ported this tutorial from Cocos2D to Sprite Kit as part …

UIKit Dynamics Tutorial

<i>Note from Ray</i>: This is an abbreviated version of a chapter from iOS 7 by Tutorials that we are releasing as part of the iOS 7 Feast. We hope you …

75 Essential Tools for iOS Developers

If you were to go to a master woodworker’s shop, you’d invariably find a plethora of tools that he or she uses to accomplish various tasks.In …