What I expect from WWDC 2014

Apple will hold its annual developers conference in San Francisco in June. WWDC will kick off on June 2nd in Moscone West. As every year the web is full of (accurate and inaccurate) rumors regarding what does Apple have in its pipeline. Based on the various rumors, I'll write about what I wish from Apple this year. It is clear that as last year was iOS year, this year's WWDC hot announcement is going to be about the mac mainly.

iOS SDK: Create a Pop Up window

In an iOS project I am currently working on, I got a request to create a pop-up window. Trying to figure out how to do it, I came up with a solution that is pretty easy to implement and very straight forward. All you need is a view controller with a transparent background and a subview (your popup window). After creating the popUpViewController, you can just call it from any other view controller.

Review: Iconic Book: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation

Ten days ago, I've came by Iconic Book: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation” while surfing the net. First thing that crossed my mind was: "Wow that the Apple Bible". I immediately ordered my copy ($75 cost for the book plus 50$ for ship costs -I live in Greece-). Three days ago I found a note in my door, that I have a parcel waiting for me in my nearest post office. Next morning I got it. First impression? This book is much bigger than I thought it would be. It is elegant, printed in high quality paper, exactly like an Apple book should be.

iOS SDK: animations and effects in UIImageViews

    iOS SDK is well known among mobile app developers for its elegant APIs that make creating polished and crafting UI experiences a piece of cake. In this tutorial I will present some small (and easy to implement) code snippets for adding effects to UIImageViews. Note that these effects are added on the fly … Continue reading iOS SDK: animations and effects in UIImageViews

How to reset os x password with recovery partition

In case your forgot or lost your os x password (and you have no other user with admin rights), you have to reset the default user's pass. This can be done via the Mountain Lion Recovery HD partition. Follow these steps. Shutdown your mac. Boot it. Hold “Option” at boot and select the “Recovery HD” disk … Continue reading How to reset os x password with recovery partition

How to upgrade Mobile Safari anti-phishing database

Since iOS 3.1, Mobile Safari features an anti-phishing filter. In order to be protected from phishing sites as much as possible, the filter's database must be up-to-date. According to Apple, the database upgrades automatically while the user charges the iPhone (in order to protect battery life). To upgrade you have to: connect the iPhone to … Continue reading How to upgrade Mobile Safari anti-phishing database