Category Archive: Apple

The REAL location of the CIFilter in OS X Mountain Lion (Development)

So you are trying to use CIFilter for the first time and the documentation tells you that this class sits in the following location? Library/Frameworks/CoreImage.framework The documentation is LYING its ass off to… Continue reading

xcrun is an absolute mess

So I just ran this command: xcrun -sdk iphoneos –run PackageApplication -v “build/Release-iphoneos/” -o “/users/vandadnp/Desktop/” -s “iPhone Distribution: Pixolity Ltd.” –embed “/Users/vandadnp/Library/MobileDevice/Provisioning Profiles/Pixolity_Wildcard_Ad_Hoc.mobileprovision” To sign a simple app and package it into an… Continue reading

Building and Running Python Scripts with Xcode 4.x

Note: There is an update to this article, posted on the 11th of July 2013. You can find this article here: Build and Run Python Scripts Using Xcode 5 So you have installed Python… Continue reading

Screen Resolution SmackDown – 2012 Retina MacBook Pro and 2009 MacBook Pro

Here is the SmackDown between the 2012 Retina MacBook Pro and the 2009 MacBook Pro’s screens: Mid 2009 MacBook Pro Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) Login Screen   iTunes 1   iTunes 2… Continue reading

Size Comparison Between Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) vs MacBook Pro (Mid 2009)

I put together a few photos that I’ve taken of my two MacBook Pro machines that I have. Left hand side: Mid 2009 MacBook Pro Right hand side: Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2012).… Continue reading

Find cpp, c++, clang++ and clang in Xcode 4.3.x and Higher

  So you have some scripts that use “cpp”, “c++” or “clang” and etc but you cannot find them in your path? Not to worry, read on… With OS X Lion and sandboxing,… Continue reading

Installing Git on Mac OS X

If you want to install Git on your OS X Lion, whether you have Xcode or not, you can head to: There choose your platform and the install process will start automatically.… Continue reading

Spell checking in iOS 6

It seems like Apple has finally disabled spell checking by default in iOS 6. That can be good and bad. Most iOS apps have not mentioned in their code that they require spell… Continue reading

15″ Retina MacBook Pro 2012 – Some Photos

So I finally got my 15″ Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2012). The specs are: 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 512GB Flash Storage The first thing you will notice in… Continue reading

Mac OS X Tips & Tricks – #4 (Folder with selection)

To place more than 1 file in a  folder, you can simply select all the files and then right click and then choose “New Folder with Selection” in the menu that will appear.… Continue reading