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Erica SadunInit to Winit: Building Success with Swift Class Initializers
Work carefully with Swift class initializers. If Objective-C is a big, warm, fuzzy teddy bear when it comes to initializers, Swift is a bespectacled, whip-carrying, leather-clad librarian with an attitude. Learn how to use convenience methods from subclasses without enraging the Swift tiger.
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By Erica SadunSep 9, 2014
Erica SaduniOS Developer's Cookbook: Painting Sprite Kit
Don't waste time wallpapering your Sprite Kit scenes. Focus your time on actual game design and debugging. Simple class extensions enable you to apply UIKit pattern colors and images to your Sprite Kit nodes.
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By Erica SadunAug 11, 2014
Rebecca M. RiordanFluent Windows 8.1 App Development: Jumping into the Deep End
In this chapter from Fluent Windows 8.1 App Development, you'll jump in at the deep end and build a complete Win8 app so that when we do start working on the details, you’ll know where and how they fit.
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By Rebecca M. RiordanAug 7, 2014
Erica SadunXcode File Tricks
Take charge of Xcode by learning essential file management tricks. You can discover ways to unbreak your heart and fix some red in your Xcode projects.
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By Erica SadunAug 4, 2014

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Brad YaleMobile Malware and Fake Apps: Hong Kong, China and The New York Times

For the past week or so, Hong Kong has erupted with peaceful demonstrations advocating for the ousting of the Chinese premiere and the right to peacefully and openly elect his replacement. While the Chinese premiere, Xi Jinping, looks to be going nowhere one thing has become clear - the mobile devices and Internet connections which helped to grow the nightly demonstrations are quietly suffering an inward meta problem - malware, viruses and fake applications.

As mobile platforms become more prominent and are used more robustly to organize, carry out financial transactions and conduct daily personal business, the time has come to address mobile malware and fake applications.

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By Brad YaleCommentsOctober 2, 2014
Topics: Windows Phone,Software Security,General Security and Privacy,Information Technology,Open Source,iOS,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Security,HTML5 & Web Standards
John  TraenkenschuhWhich new phone is best?

How do you evaluate the many new mobile device choices?

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsSeptember 21, 2014
Topics: Windows Phone,iOS,Networking,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,HTML5 & Web Standards,Business Applications,Business & Management
Brad YaleOperating System Battleground: iOS vs. Android

Unification: [yoo-nuf-fi-key-shuh n]; Noun. Origin: Unify, 1495 – 1505, Late Latin

  1. The process of unifying or uniting; union
  2. The state or condition of being unified
  3. iOS

Varied: [vair-eed]; Adj. Origin: Vary, 1300 – 1350, Middle English, Latin

  1. Characterized by exhibiting variety; various; diverse; diversified
  2. Changed; altered
  3. Having several different colors; variegated
  4. Android
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By Brad YaleCommentsSeptember 3, 2014
Topics: iOS,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android
John  TraenkenschuhWindows 9 When?

Traenk is looking forward to Windows 9:  Here's Why.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsSeptember 1, 2014
Topics: Other Applications,Home & Office Computing,Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server,Windows Phone,Microsoft Windows Desktop,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Microsoft Applications

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