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Introducing Xcode 4
By Jesse Feiler
Aug 20, 2012
In this chapter from Sams Teach Yourself Core Data for Mac and iOS in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition, you'll explore the Xcode workspace window, define projects and workspaces, debug with breakpoints, and care for your source code with repositories and versions.
Using the Xcode Source Editor
By John Ray, William Ray
Jul 31, 2012
Learn how the Xcode Source Editor can help you write clean, well-formatted code and even identify problems before you even try to run your application. Even if you have played around with editing files already, you’re still likely to find a few undiscovered tricks.
What Is Quartz Composer and Why Should I Learn It?
By Graham Robinson, Surya Buchwald
Jul 26, 2012
Quartz Composer (QC) is a node-based graphical programming language. Learn how Quartz Composer differs from other applications you may have used before, and the many different end products you can create with it.
What's New in OS X Mountain Lion: Yvonne Johnson and Jennifer Kettell Discuss How Changes in Mountain Lion Affect New and Experienced OS X Users
By Yvonne Johnson, Jennifer Ackerman Kettell
Jul 26, 2012
Technical writer and web designer Jennifer Kettell and author Yvonne Johnson talk about what Mac users old and new can expect in the new OS X Mountain Lion update.
PhoneGap Development, Testing, and Debugging
By John M. Wargo
Jul 10, 2012
In this chapter, you’ll analyze the anatomy of a PhoneGap application, identifying what makes an application a PhoneGap application and then highlighting ways to make a PhoneGap application ... better.
Managing Expenses From Your iPhone or iPad
By Jason Rich
Jun 29, 2012
Jason Rich showcases a handful of expense tracking apps for the Apple iPhone and/or iPad, and explains how entering, managing, and reporting expense-related data while on the go can become an easy, accurate, and efficient process.
Learning New Skills From Your iOS Mobile Device
By Jason Rich
Jun 27, 2012
Avid iPhone and iPad user Jason Rich introduces you to the free iTunes U educational content that’s available for the Apple iPhone and iPad, plus explains a handful of others ways you can use your iOS mobile device as a personal enrichment or educational tool.
iOS Jailbreaking 101 Part 3: Jailbreaking Your iOS Device
By Timothy L. Warner
Jun 22, 2012
In this final installment of Tim Warner's iOS jailbreaking series, Tim covers additional terminology and shows you how to perform an iOS jailbreak.
iOS Jailbreaking 101 Part 2: Ensuring Your Device's (and Your Data's) Safety
By Timothy L. Warner
Jun 21, 2012
This second article Tim Warner's iOS jailbreaking series covers the safety precautions with which you need to be familiar before you actually jailbreak your iDevice.
iOS Jailbreaking 101 Part 1: Understanding Jailbreaking
By Timothy L. Warner
Jun 20, 2012
In this first article in a four-part series on jailbreaking, Tim Warner reviews the procedures necessary to ensure the safety of the user-created content that is stored on your iDevice.
Hello Messages, Goodbye iChat: Send/Receive Free Text Messages From A Mac
By Jason Rich
Mar 5, 2012
Jason R. Rich explains how to download and use the new Messages app on a Mac, which replaces iChat for sending and receiving instant messages, as well as text messages, for free.
Get Ready For The Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Update
By Jason Rich
Feb 24, 2012
Jason R. Rich explains some of the new features being added to the OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system, and explains why you’ll want to update your computer this summer.
The iOS 5 Developer's Cookbook: Building Your First Project
By Erica Sadun
Feb 1, 2012
This chapter introduces you to the basics of using Xcode to build your projects. You see how to build a simple Hello World project, compile and test it in the simulator, and then learn how to compile for and deploy to the device. You also discover some basic debugging tools and walk through their use as well as pick up some tips about handy compiler directives. This chapter also looks at how to submit to the App Store and perform ad hoc distribution for testing.
Remote Control Software Solves "Friends and Family" Support Issues
By Ed Tittel
Jan 10, 2012
In this lively autobiographical article, Ed Tittel describes his long-distance quest to help his father diagnose and fix computer issues.
David Chisnall Presents a Developer's Reading List
By David Chisnall
Jan 4, 2012
Expert programmer David Chisnall provides a list of the 5 books he believes every programmer should read.
Connecting Your MacBook to a Network
By John Ray
Nov 28, 2011
In this chapter, you’ll learn how to get your MacBook online including tasks like connecting to wired and wireless networks, iPhones, VPNs and more.
Running Windows on Your Mac
By Robyn Ness
Nov 28, 2011
The Mac’s capability to actually run Windows applications is just another reason to love Mac OS X’s versatility. This chapter shows how it's done.
Using Spotlight Search on Mac OS X Lion (video)
By Yvonne Johnson
Nov 22, 2011
Yvonne Johnson shows the power of OS X Lion's Spotlight Search in this video tutorial.
Secure Your Mac OS X System Now!
By John Traenkenschuh
Nov 15, 2011
John Traenkenschuh, gives his ideas on good security for your Mac OS X computer. Easy to configure and immediately useful, these ideas will help you secure your expensive device and very valuable information.
Big Nerd Ranch Advanced Mac OS X Programming: Blocks
By Mark Dalrymple
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).

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