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As of February 1, Apple will require all new app submissions to be 'optimized for iOS 7'

Apple on Tuesday posted an announcement on its iOS Developer page stating that as of February 1, all new app submissions, and even app updates, must be built with the latest version of Xcode 5. What's more, all new apps and app updates must be optimized for iOS 7. So if you're a developer beholden...

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Friday Favorite: How Keyboard Maestro saved my Mavericks macros

Bless Keyboard Maestro. It's not as if we haven't already given it coverage here at TUAW, but I fought to make it today's Friday Favorite because it pulled my grits out of the fire after I upgraded to Mavericks. Me? I've been a Quickeys user since the freaking 1980's. One gets used to an app....

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Tis the season to subscribe: What's on my annual service renewal lists

As November rolls around, it's generally time for me to take stock, look at my current service subscriptions (as opposed to entertainment subscriptions like Netflix and Hulu) and weigh what items I'm going to invest in for the next twelve months. Some of my subscriptions are annual choices. They...

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Apple releases Xcode 5.0.2, fixes iOS Simulator hang

After initially seeding it to developers last week, Apple has released Xcode 5.0.2 to the masses. If you're an iOS developer, you'll be happy to hear Apple has apparently fixed that nasty iOS Simulator hang bug that quite a few people were complaining about. Besides that, the new version of Xcode...

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Aardman's Full Steam Ahead edu-app shows great promise, early flaws

You know Aardman Animations, don't you? Cheese? Gromit? Were-Rabbits? They've teamed with the Science Museum and Brunel's ss Great Britain to create Full Steam Ahead, a free educational app that teaches children about ship design. In each stage of the app, you're presented with a basic design....

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Apple releases iOS 7 and Xcode Gold Master builds to developers

Say bye, bye to beta versions as Apple is rounding out its big iPhone announcement event with the expected release of the gold master version of iOS 7 and Xcode. The two builds are available to download from Apple's Developer Center. There is no OTA update for iOS 7, so for the time being, you...

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DevJuice: About that Xcode beta...

A few things you should note about yesterday's Xcode beta release... First, new sizes and naming updates apply to asset catalogs. Here's my latest list of what I believe you need to be building on a per-app basis for icons. No, none of this is documented anywhere. I also believe there were no...

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DevJuice: Adding warnings for TODO and FIXME comments

A clever post from deallocatedobjects cropped up on IRC on Friday, and I thought I'd share its wisdom. The post discusses how you can add a custom build phase to automatically show TODO and FIXME comments as warnings in your Xcode 4 (and later) projects. It takes very little work. Select a...

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DevJuice: Organize code snippets with Code Collector Pro

Code Collector Pro (on sale for US$9.99, normally $19.99) offers a snippet manager for your development needs. I bought myself a copy a few weeks ago, when it suddenly went on sale, and have spent the time since kicking its wheels. I was surprised to find out how much I like it. It offers excellent...

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DevJuice: Launch image and app icon naming scheme

Some things aren't particularly obvious, but can be very handy to know for when you need them. With the hope that this will be useful to our DevJuice community, TUAW presents the following without further...

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DevJuice: Spark Inspector offers real time iOS interface inpection

Spark Inspector (US$39.99 single-license) offers an exciting new development tool. Targeting devs looking to refine their user interfaces, it enables you to interactively tweak view properties like frames and layers. The app centers around an Interface Builder-like experience, with...

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DevJuice: Three useful Xcode tricks

Some Xcode challenges seem to crop up repeatedly. Today, I thought I'd share a few solutions that you might find helpful to integrate into your workflow. Challenge: When you move an Xcode project to a new folder, all your file references die. Solution: Avoid those red "can't find" file...

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Xcode 4.6 released alongside iOS 6.1

Mac and iOS developers get some update love from Apple today, too. That's because Xcode has been bumped up a notch to version 4.6 to bring support for iOS 6.1 along with some other under-the-hood improvements. Weighing in at 1.54 GB, the update is now available via Software Update and the Mac...

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Preparing high-res icon files with Automator

This week's post is for all those Mac app developers out there. If you're not an app developer yet, it's a new year, and I'm sure becoming an app developer is at at the top of your resolution list. In any case, if you plan to develop apps, then you need to prepare icons for those apps. Apple...

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Where's my convertible Mac?

Here at TUAW, we just received our 5 billionth review request for a new iPad keyboard system. More and more, makeshift solutions attempting to turn iPads into laptops is a "been there done that" for me. Is it "too Microsoft" to ask Apple to come out with a proper convertible notebook/tablet, a...

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