Some Linux Academy students (and staff) have told us the best way to go through Linux Academy courses is with our videos on one screen and our Cloud Servers on another to follow along. To make that easier for you, our mobile development team has made the Linux Academy iOS app compatible with Apple TV!
When the iPhone 5 was launched, the phone was supposed to be bigger and have a longer lasting battery. But, that’s not exactly what happened. My phone, for instance, has done nothing but drain the battery. I’d notice the battery being dead after only 4 hours of usage, and according to Apple, that shouldn’t be the case. I set out on an adventure to try and solve my iPhone 5 battery issues.
It’s a cutthroat, dog-eat-dog world in the realm of the smart phone. Microsoft has declared war on all smart phones and the bitter battle between Android and iOS fanboys is certainly not declining. Flame wars, cyber bulling, and every other possible online confrontation seems to take place when talking about phone operating systems. It’s a rare win when we can objectivity look at several events and identify innovation that came from a feud.
HTML5 has been evolving super fast. Not only that, Apple, the driving force (and owner) of webkit, has been making changes as well. In IOS 4.0 a tag called x-webkit-airplay was needed in order to give controls to the video to airplay stream to an Apple TV.
The exact command needed was x-webkit-airplay=”allow”. By default the x-webkit-airplay was actually set to “disallow.” If you wanted your video to have the ability to use AirPlay and stream to an Apple TV you needed to turn it on or “allow” it with the x-webkit-airplay parameter. However, this changed in IOS 5.0. Apple changed the default behavior of x-webkit-airplay to be x-webkit-airplay=”allow.”
So by default if you’re using the video HTML5 tag it will be able to use AirPlay and stream to an Apple TV. You only need to worry about the parameter x-webkit-ariplay if you want to set x-webkit-airplay=”disallow” and not allow streaming over AirPlay to an Apple TV.
Well, on twitter I posted about liking the new TweetBot iPhone app. I’m actually surprised by the several responses I received asking me why? So thanks to a nudge from @Femme_mal, I’ve decided to write a review of the app!
In summary, I like the app because of its UI and UX. I like how it gives you more detailed information about users, gives you simple access to tweet functions, and discovery of a user’s tweets, lists, replies, and more.
So you got a new Mac for Christmas, or maybe just because. Here is a quick 10 minute screencast that shows you a few tips on setting up your Mac from a developer standpoint. These are just some tips that we find useful here that are great “to know” items for OSX Lion. Do you know any tips others might enjoy? Share with us in the comments!
Recently I’ve been getting a lot of questions about where to get the iOS simulator that is used in our screencasts. In this quick written tutorial you will learn how to download the iOS simulator, where it is stored on your computer, and how it works. It’s important to note that this only works on OSX computers. Windows simulators probably don’t have the same abilities as the native OSX simulator.
This screencast goes into detail about Apple IOS standards for creating IOS (and android) Web apps. We will visit in depth the viewport settings, making the URL bar disappear when you arrive at the web app, and how to make it run like a native application from your home screen.