Side Bet Version 1.5 for iOS Released

Side Bet Version 1.5 for iOS Released

The latest update in the App Store includes the following updates: Support for up to 5 players Rounds can now have unlimited photos tied to them The next version of Side Bet is in the works which will allow for photo sharing through Apple’s CloudKit framework. I hope you enjoy the new version! You can …

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iOS 8 API. A look at Home Kit

iOS 8 API. A look at Home Kit

Home Kit is another exciting new framework being release with iOS 8 in the Fall of 2014. If you’d like to read the overview from Apple, they’ve posted an article explaining the high level features. Home Kit is similar to Health Kit in that the data is stored in a central database for other apps …

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iOS 8 API. A look at Health Kit

iOS 8 API. A look at Health Kit

Health Kit is introduced with iOS 8 as part of the new HealthKit.framework. I created a new project to play around with the new functionality available to developers. The most interesting class to developers will be the HKHealthStore class which will allow the sharing of the user’s health data to other apps. The user chooses …

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Apple advances tools and security to help keep their dominant position in the enterprise and education markets.

Apple advances tools and security to help keep their dominant position in the enterprise and education markets.

With Blackberry bleeding cash and recently laying off over 4,000 employees, they no longer have the privilege or owning the enterprise market. Blackberry’s share is so small in the enterprise now, they don’t even show up on most new activations charts. Blackberry’s CEO, John Chen, has given the company a 50/50 chance of survival. Enterprise …

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Keystone Laboratories iOS App Released

Keystone Laboratories iOS App Released

Keystone Laboratories, Inc. has just released it’s first mobile app in the iTunes store. The app is free and is currently available for download on iPhones running iOS 7.0 and higher. Customers will be able to view their sample results through the Keystone Laboratories app once they have a username and password set up with …

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The use of C# will continue to fall, along with the eventual extinction of VB.NET

The use of C# will continue to fall, along with the eventual extinction of VB.NET

C# is a modern programming language that runs on the Microsoft.NET Framework. Just a few years ago being a C# developer allowed you to use your skills across multiple technologies that were in relatively high demand. You can use C# writing a desktop application using WinForms or WPF, or write the server side code for …

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Debugging Complex iOS View Issues

Debugging Complex iOS View Issues

At certain times throughout a software developer’s career, some things just don’t make sense. All of a sudden something stops working the way it used to, and you have no idea why. This was the case when a button my UITableViewCell was no longer responding to any touch events. I checked the IBOutlet and IBAction …

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Coping Without Being Connected – Part II

Coping Without Being Connected – Part II

It’s over 2 months without a data plan now, and I’ve discovered a few things about myself and how I now fit into society. What I’ve discovered in general There is Wi-Fi everywhere. It’s at the grocery store, fast food places, and schools. I still get email when not connected to Wi-Fi. Yes, it’s true. …

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Installing the Nokia Imaging SDK

Installing the Nokia Imaging SDK

Working with the Nokia Imaging SDK isn’t as easy as just installing the NuGet package. There are 2 dlls that will likely not be reference properly. Nokia.Graphics.Imaging Nokia.InteropServices.Runtime If you try and add them manually you may get an error message like this: A reference to a higher version or incompatible… Nokia has a post …

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How long can companies ignore the Windows Phone platform?

How long can companies ignore the Windows Phone platform?

This original post was written for the Aspenware blog The Windows Phone platform initially launched in October of 2010. The new Windows Phone 7 operating system broke compatibility with early versions of Windows Mobile which left Microsoft starting from ground zero in terms of market share and apps. Shortly after the initial launch Microsoft partnered …

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