I write this post sitting in an apartment overlooking the marina on the last day of my holiday in St Lucia. It’s been an amazing experience here as I’ve never previously been anywhere like it. The sun, the sea, the rainforest, it’s all incredible and I’d recommend it to everyone, such a beautiful place.
Now, being a tech nerd, I was a little concerned when I discovered that my UK carrier wanted to charge me around £5/MB for data while I was out here! That would have been a pretty painful bill to return home to, or it would mean I was disconnected from the world for 10 days, also not an option…enter GigSky. Continue reading “GigSky and the iPhone XS”
FontAwesome is a wonderful tool. For those of you unaware, this is a library of icons available for use in your applications. The latest iteration (5.0 at time of writing) has provided a whole range of new features and thousands of icons that are endlessly useful. These are easily added into your application with some very simple code, all covered in great depth in their “Getting Started” guide. Continue reading “Switching FontAwesome Icons on Click with jQuery”
We’ve all seen them, those pesky notices to update your WordPress installation. Worse still, we’ve all had customers say, “I see there’s an update available…”. Yes, we do want to keep our WordPress installations up to date, but we don’t want those without the necessary permissions to pester us about it on a daily basis. Continue reading “Hide WordPress Update Notices from non-admins”
Branding is a priority with your app and colour scheme is a huge part of that. The default colours provided by Swift are really handy but what if you want to use your own branding colours? Continue reading “Custom UIColor References in Swift”
By default, buttons in iOS do not animate. Fortunately, you can set alternative properties for their different states. This simple piece of code can be attached to any button to give it a slight size animation. Therefore the user gets the feedback they need to know your button has been pressed. Continue reading “Animate your iOS buttons on touch”
I know you probably don’t think of me as a selfie ninja, but everyone needs to take a picture of themselves every now and then right? Continue reading “Flippin’ Selfies!”
Hot on the tail of the iOS 10 release, Apple also updated Swift to version 3 and Xcode to 8.0. Facebook’s SDK for Swift can be a little tricky to set up with all this so here’s a quick run-through of all the things I am aware of at this time. Continue reading “Facebook SDK with Swift 3 and Xcode 8.0”
A couple of weeks ago my iPhone stopped displaying my complete library of music. Normally I can just stream anything from my music library whenever I like, but when my AC/DC albums went missing I was not happy. Continue reading “Apple Music not showing your whole library”
Many people know that setting one of your contacts names in your phone to include “ICE” can help paramedics and other people contact your next of kin “In Case of Emergency”. But what if your phone is locked and you are not able to provide your passcode?
Enter Apple Health! Continue reading “Emergency Medical Contact details (or ICE) on iOS”
Caffeine is one of those little apps that I use every single day and don’t even pay a second thought too. So here it is, my attempt to pay it forward and to pass on some handy tips for people who use a Mac everyday and get frustrated with Sleep mode kicking in if they look away for more than a minute. Continue reading “Keep your mac awake with Caffeine”