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A Cocoa Application: Views
Apr 14, 2006
This chapter introduces Interface Builder, a tool no less important to Cocoa development than Xcode itself. IB is used as a straightforward tool for laying out windows and views. You'll see how to set the many options for automatic sizing of embedded views and how to use Interface Builder's own simulation mode to verify that your layout and sizing choices work.
A Half-Way Step to Apple’s Source Code: An Interview with David Chisnall
Jun 5, 2009
Longtime InformIT contributor David Chisnall talks Cocoa, GNUstep, and the Étoilé project with Linda Leung.
A Look at Apple's Core Animation
Feb 1, 2008
Marcus Zarra walks you through some of the basics of Core Animation and how they can be applied to a normal Cocoa application.
A Simple Guide To Macintosh Security
Sep 10, 2004
Macintosh security is built in, not added as an afterthought. The design of Mac's OS X made security a top priority and achieved it in many different ways. Larry Loeb gives you an update on some of the ways security has been implemented.
Absolute Beginner's Guide to OS X Mountain Lion: Using iCloud
Sep 28, 2012
This chapter answers lots of questions about the iCloud: What is it? What does it do? Why do I want it? How can I get it? How does it work? How can I see what’s on the iCloud? How can I get more of it?
Accessing iCloud, Email, and the Web on Your MacBook
Oct 8, 2012
In this chapter, you learn how to use your MacBook to access Online Services such as the World Wide Web, email, and Apple's iCloud.
Advanced Flow Control for Objective-C
Jun 5, 2009
David Chisnall points out some of the more dynamic options that make Objective-C code even simpler than C.
Alternate Data Streams: Threat or Menace?
Sep 16, 2005
By now, you're probably aware of how easy it is to accidentally leave metadata in your Microsoft Word documents, offending or amusing recipients who can easily uncover your mistakes. Did you also know that bad guys might be helping you to even more embarrassment (or danger), by using the alternate data streams (ADS) capability of Windows NTFS to hook warez, pornography, or even hacker's tools to your innocent files?
Apple Closes the OS Gap between Mac OS X and iDevices in Lion
Jan 31, 2011
Lion, the seventh major release of Mac OS X in a decade, is due to be released in 2011. Mac expert Yvonne Johnson showcases OS X’s many features that were inspired by the operating system which runs the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.
Applications and the Dock in Mac OS X Tiger
Nov 4, 2005
In this chapter we'll take a look at how you get started with applications, some of the basic commands that you’ll find in nearly any Macintosh application, and one of the methods you’ll use for managing those applications—the Dock.
Jan 1, 2003
Backup Basics Part 1: Demystifying Server and Workstation Backup Methods
Jun 16, 2006
Understanding the options for backing up servers and workstations is important for any technician or system/server administrator. But for new IT staff, all the details about how backups work and how to configure them can be confusing. In this first article in a three-part series, Ryan Faas demystifies the various types of backups that can be performed on servers and workstations using most backup applications.
Backup Basics Part 2: Demystifying Backup Media
Jun 30, 2006
In part two of a three-part series on backup basics, Ryan Faas continues to demystify backup options for new technicians and server/systems administrators. This time, the topic is choosing the media in which to store your backups. Find out the pros and cons of tape, hard drives, and RAID arrays; using network storage; and archiving using CDs or DVDs.
Backup Basics Part 3: General Tips for a Backup Strategy
Jul 14, 2006
Knowing how to configure backup applications and select backup media is half the battle of designing a successful backup strategy. The other half is choosing how and when to back up the specific pieces of data that are stored on your servers, share points, and workstations. In this final article of his series on backup basics for new technicians and administrators, Ryan Faas offers some suggestions to help you make these important decisions.
Basic Animations with Core Animation
Dec 28, 2009
Marcus Zarra and Matt Long explain Core Animation's flexibility in allowing you to achieve your application animation goals.
Basic OS X Applications for Productivity and Recreation
Dec 27, 2002
Mac OS X includes a number of utilities and applications that enable you to start working as soon as your Mac is up and running. This lesson looks at many of those applications.
Big Nerd Ranch Advanced Mac OS X Programming: Blocks
Nov 14, 2011
In this chapter, Big Nerd Ranch's Mark Dalrymple describes the blocks runtime as released with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
Bridge Construction between Mac and PC Completed: Proceed at Full Speed
Jul 26, 2010
Yvonne Johnson, author of Using Mac OS X Snow Leopard, shows how Snow Leopard's support of Exchange Server 2007 gives you the best of both worlds by providing the features you love on both the Mac side and the Exchange side.
Building on Apple Sync Services
Sep 8, 2006
In this third part of his series on Apple's Sync Services, Marcus Zarra walks you through the creation of a new sync schema that enables an application to synchronize its own unique data instead of synchronizing data with an existing application and/or schema.
Carbon API Menu Options Explained
Apr 19, 2002
Kevin Bricknell presents the low-down on menu types and options for the Carbon API, and then follows with some demonstration programs.

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