Still no flash on iOS

If you’re paying attention, you’ve no doubt noticed that we still don’t have Adobe Flash on any iOS devices.  Apple has dug in on that position, even going so far as to tell the world why.

Surely, you must be thinking, it can’t be all that bad.  iPhones have been out for four years now.  Adobe must have updated their code base to improve things.  There are millions and millions of iOS devices out there.  Adobe must want to get in on that action. Read more

Deleting photos from your iPhone

Recently, I found that I had a TON of photos on my iPhone.  These are the photos taken with the iPhone itself… not synced up via Aperture or iPhoto.  Managing those is easy enough.  These are the really random photos taken over the past year and a half (or whatever). Mine is a 32 Gb model, so I have lots of space, but there’s really no need to have all those pictures on my phone.  Deleting them one at a time is easy to do, but time consuming.  It turns out there’s a better way. Read more

Unknown class “class name” in Interface Builder file.

Wow… just… wow.  This took a long time to figure out.  I was trying to create and use a custom UIButton in an iOS project.  Everytime I tried it, the app would open and immediately close.  Typical crash behavior.

As is the norm, I opened the console.  This is my first step in trying to figure out what the heck is going on.

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Apple Migration Assistant

New iMac = happy.  That’s just the way it is.  Getting the new system setup from the old system… well, that’s another story.

Apple has this handy utility called “Migration Assistant”.   The idea is that you connect the old computer to the new one, run “MA” on both systems and everything copies over to the new system with all the magic and child like wonder we’ve come to expect from Apple.

Except when it doesn’t.

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Safari 4 = WOW

I am and have been a Mac head for almost two years. I’m really really happy with their products. Today, they just launched the first beta version of Safari 4. In addition to lot of neat new eye candy, the javascript engine has also been reworked.

All I can say is WOW.
I’m a DotNet programmer by trade. ASPX pages are heavy users of javascript so when I heard that the JS engine was faster, I was really excited to try it out. Sure enough, it’s true. My ASPX pages are significantly faster! If you’re in the mood for an adventure, give Safari 4 a try.

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