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Introducing the TUAW One-to-One podcast, with first guest Brian Mueller

I'd like to introduce a new part of the TUAW family, our One-to-One podcast. This series will feature one host and one guest; focused on a particular topic, yet unafraid to weave into tangential traffic. Our first guest is the developer behind Carrot To Do, Carrot Alarm Clock and Recur. You can...

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MacBeacon and Locate for iBeacon: An inexpensive way for developers to design and test iBeacons

iBeacons are a hot topic and getting hotter. It seems like we're hearing a lot about retailers and others who are chomping at the bit to use the short-range, highly focused location technology for things as varied as in-building directions or targeted advertising. But how are developers able to...

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Apple seeds OS X 10.9.1 beta to developers

Just before the weekend, Apple seeded the first build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 developers. The first "X.X.1" builds are usually released fairly quickly -- and are always hotly anticipated by users -- to fix glaring and frustrating bugs that ship in the gold master version of a new major OS X...

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iTunes Connect shutdown to run from December 21 to 27 this year

Apple will be commencing its annual iTunes Connect shutdown on Saturday, December 21st this year. The shutdown will run until Friday, December 27th. During this time developers will not be able to submit app updates or price changes in the iOS and Mac App Stores. Apple announced the dates for this...

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Devs can now generate 100 promo codes per app release

Apple is now allowing developers to generate 100 app promo codes per app release, according to many developers. Before today, developers were limited to just 50 promo codes, which are usually given out to members of the press so they can review apps without having to pay for them. With the bump to...

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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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Ever wonder what goes into updating an app? Magic Window developer tells all

The following is a guest post from Josh Michaels, the creator of Magic Window, Earthlapse and Tahoe Blue. I met Josh a few years ago and was struck by his enthusiasm for his work. There are people who love what they do, then there are people who live what they do. Josh is the latter. If you ever get...

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During the last 4 months, Apple paid out $25 million per day to iOS developers

During yesterday's media event, Tim Cook gave us his typical update on all things App Store. Specifically, Cook informed us that the App Store now houses more than 1 million apps and has seen more than 60 billion downloads. But there's one data point in particular that's worth some extra...

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Apple asking devs to submit OS X Mavericks apps

Apple has asked developers to begin submitting OS X Mavericks-optimized apps. On Apple's official News and Announcements page for developers, the company said: Submit your OS X Mavericks apps today. Make sure your app takes advantage of the great new features in OS X Mavericks when the world's...

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A simple Keyboard Maestro macro for plain-text pasting anywhere

Keyboard Maestro can be intimidating at first. I have made some extremely elaborate Keyboard Maestro macros, but today I want to show you the one that I absolutely, positively use most often. Ready? ⌥ + V (Option/Alt + V) Mind-blowing, isn't it? OK, I can see you are not convinced yet. But...

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Roll your own iBeacon with a Raspberry Pi and a Bluetooth LE dongle (Updated)

Developers who want to start experimenting with iBeacons don't need to wait for hardware to show up on the market or design their own. Radius Networks has published a quick "how-to" for developers that shows how an inexpensive Raspberry Pi and Bluetooth LE dongle can be set up in a few minutes for...

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Google launches cloud-based tools for iPhone developers and they're beautiful

It's never been easier to build an app than it is in the modern era, but thanks to Google, it's just gotten a lot easier. Today Google is launching its cloud-based development toolset for iOS, giving developers access to cheap, easy and free options for connecting to Google's cloud services....

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Devs can now use all iPhone 5s colors in marketing

Apple has updated its developer guidelines to allow developers to use all colors of the iPhone 5s in product marketing. Previously developers were only officially allowed to use the black iPhone likeness for marking, though many developers ignored this rule and used the white iPhone as well,...

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Steve Wozniak headlining Apps World Europe in London on October 23rd

iOS developers in and around London might want to take note: Steve Wozniak will be the keynote speaker for Apps World Europe on October 23rd. Apps World Europe is now in its 4th year and is quickly becoming the conference of choice for mobile developers in Europe. The two day event sees over 8,000...

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Apple announces Mac app volume purchase program

Apple has given developers a heads-up that Mac apps will "soon be eligible to participate in the Volume Purchase Program for Business and Education" in the Mac App Store. The message, which a tipster forwarded to TUAW, notes that the Volume Purchase Program gives educational institutions and...

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