Author Archives: twestley

Let’s Build a Xib-Free iOS App with C#

Why would I want to build a xib-free iOS app with C#? Because I can Because it’ll be fun Because it’ll be less painful than using Interface Builder, storyboards, and Objective-C Now that you know some of my biases, let’s … Continue reading

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Prepare Your iPhone for Sale

You just bought that shiny new iPhone 5 and told your spouse that you can sell your old iPhone to pay for the new one. I won’t get into the middle of a spousal argument, but I will help you … Continue reading

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DataLocker review: great free app for encrypting your Dropbox files

DataLocker is a free app from AppSense that encrypts files and then lets you share them with Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad via Dropbox. This is very useful if you have a few (or many) files on your Dropbox for which … Continue reading

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Drugstore.com: We have bad customer service but we’re really cheerful about it

Blaming Paypal, Drugstore.com cannot ship an item missing from an order without a credit card. My wife ordered a dozen items from drugstore.com, paying with Paypal. We like that. It minimizes the number of places we’re giving our credit card … Continue reading

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Beginning Storyboards in iOS 5 Part 1 with MonoTouch

Storyboarding is an exciting new feature in iOS 5 that will save you a lot of time building user interfaces for your apps. This article was adapted from Beginning Storyboards in iOS 5 Part 1, Matthijs Hollemans, by permission of … Continue reading

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STOP SOPA

We sometimes complain about government limitations on our freedom. We sometimes complain about misuse at the hands of big corporations. But there’s just nothing like both of them conspiring together. Read all you can about PROTECT-IP and SOPA and then … Continue reading

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Is this the end for Python Math?

What’s the scariest communication a developer can receive from Apple? From: App Review Subject: Python Math: Application Submission Feedback Hello Terry, My name is Cathy and I’m writing on behalf of the App Review Team at Apple. I would like … Continue reading

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iOS 5 Caches Directory

This is a potentially very serious usability problem with iOS 5. Read Marco Arment‘s blog about the change in how iOS 5 handles the Caches directory. Personally, I always leave at least 1G free on my 16G iPhone. That seems … Continue reading

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Best iPhone 4S Commentary

In commenting on the iPhone 4S launch, John Gruber of Daring Fireball and Horace Dediu of Asymco hit the proverbial nail on the head. Dediu correctly identifies the real market for the new iPhone 4S. Hint: it’s not the media … Continue reading

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We Can’t Stand the Truth

We can’t stand the truth and Ron Schiller was fired from NPR because of it. He said, “Frankly, it is very clear that we would be better off in the long run without federal funding.” It is a violation of … Continue reading

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