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How Developers can Draw Icons for iOS Apps

Are you an iOS developer who believes that making icons is purely witchcraft? Perhaps you have an inkling to be able to do some of that wizardry yourself? Here is a step-by-step process on how to create icons for tab bar buttons as well as other glyphs. Techniques that you would find useful for those […]

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How to Get Core ML Produce Images as Output

Core ML’s tools to convert other framework’s machine learning models is a pretty awesome feat in itself. However it is by no means complete. I found some issues in converting models which outputs images. Issues which took me a few weeks to solve even after many consultations to Google and Apple’s own forums. But here’s […]

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Getting Rid of Xcode Command Line Tools

Are you being hunted by Xcode command line tools? Have you uninstalled it only to realize that it came back again? If you already have the Xcode installed and really need the full IDE, don’t waste space by having the command line tools installed as well. Here’s how.

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WordPress JetPack’s Vulnerability

Having social sharing functions on every page in your blog seems intuitively useful. However these could easily be exploited by malicious people to do bad things and pass the blame onto you. Learn what is the problem behind these social media buttons and what you should do as a webmaster.

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How To Use Your Network Drive as a Git Server

Do you know that WD My Cloud EX2 can serve as a git server for a small team? Now you do and here’s how you can set it up.

How to Design Apps (Even if you’re not a designer)

You want to design apps? You either need to hire a designer or become one. Luckily it isn’t too hard to come up with a reasonable design.

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Making Cocoapods Play Nice with Xcode Maven Plugin

If you have to use Maven to build your Xcode projects and lusting to move your dependency management to Cocoapods, here is a relief for you. Read on for a tip on how to get Cocoapods work in a Java-dominated enterprise.

Integrating iAd with Cocos2D

How to incorporate iAd to your Cocos2D director view.

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How to Fix Your Five Year Old Cocos2D Game

Some lessons learned when I upgraded AirKill from Cocos2D 0.8 to 3.0. If your game is on a very old version of Cocos2D, you’ll want to read through this to save you some time.

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Seeding iCloud Core Data Store

Deciding when to pre-populate a Core Data store is a real headache when you need to sync that data store across many devices. However you can learn from my experience and save you the headache that I had to went through.

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Tips for Architecting Dual-platform OS X / iOS Applications

How to share common code between OS X and iOS and architect your app to dance around each platform’s similarities and differences.

If your project moved to git but still needs to interface with some Perforce-based legacy systems, this could save your day.

Replicating git to perforce

If your project moved to git but still needs to interface with some Perforce-based legacy systems, this could save your day.

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Encoding UIButton Title for State Preservation and Restoration

Supporting state restoration in iOS often requires you to make your app just like a hollywood house where the front porch looks nice but there’s really nothing beyond that. Read more to find out why.

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Faster Android Development on the Mac

Debugging on Android can be a pain at times – some of these can be attributed to the architecture of its developer tools. If you find the emulator’s startup time to be too slow for you, there may be a configuration option that you’ve overlooked and can make the emulator a lot fster.

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