After having tried all almost-free cloud-based (Bitcasa, Mozy, etc…) backup solutions, I tried Arq, and since August 2012, I use it without problems.
I backup 120G and it costs me $11 per month for the Amazon S3 storage. Not bad. Arq can also backup to Amazon Glacier, for a fraction of this cost.
Continue reading Pause ArqBackup when you wake up your Mac
Every time you add some user interface to your iOS app, Xcode will enable by default the Autolayout flag, which is a PITA because it’s not supported for 5.1 targets.
I found a StackOverflow answer that solves this problem, but it needs to be done every time Xcode is updated.
Continue reading Disabling Autolayout in Xcode
If, like me, you’re paranoid with your data, you surely have 2 backups of your data, one being off-site.
My backup strategy is as follow: I backup my desktop machine on 2 external disks with SuperDuper. I keep one backup disk off-site and the other one near my machine so I can backup at regular interval.
Continue reading Rotate backup disks with SuperDuper
Craig Hockenberry (from the IconFactory) published in 2009 (on his personal website furbo.org) a very useful script able to open the Documents folder of any app installed in the iPhone Simulator. Because the iPhone simulator is now able to run with different versions of the iOS SDK, it has stopped working.
Continue reading Return of Open Sesame
With OSX Lion, when you select “About this Mac” => “More Info” (or open the System Profiler), it displays your computer model name in a readable format.
Continue reading Get your Apple device model name in a readable format
“Bugs are always your fault. Actual bugs in the framework accounts for an infinitesimal percentage of bugs, and even if there is a bug in there, you’re the one who pissed it off.”
Mike Lee, aka @bmf
So many times I’ve heard people say: “it’s not my fault, it’s a bug in the framework/OS/firmware/WTFware”.
Do what you’re paid for. Make it work.
Read the complete post here: Layers + Ruler = Swearing
Have you ever wanted to add an UIWebView to your application, so you can browse the internets without leaving your application? While it is a trivial task to add an UIWebView to a project, there are some links that an UIWebView will not handle.
Continue reading Extend UIWebView to handle all special links
There are different schools on how to start the design of an iPhone app. Some will prefer designing on paper (I do), others will use the computer to design their next breath-taking GUI.
So here is a list of some of the tools, template to design your next iPhone application.
Continue reading Designing an iPhone Application: tools round up
For my current project, I have to rotate a CGImageRef by an arbitrary angle.
Here is the code: Continue reading Arbitrary rotation of a CGImage
I’ve not yet had the request to implement Push in an iPhone app, but a thread on the Developer Forums gave me a hint:
Some companies are already providing (or planning to provide) a gateway to the APN:
Continue reading Apple Push Notification Service Gateways