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Wearable Computing Device Software App Development

Google and other major smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung (who already beat Google in launching their wearable sdk) are making cool wearable computing devices. As an example Google is launching in early summer the Android body wear software development kit (SDK) and the latest application programming interfaces (API) versions. Some of the cool new features […]

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Apple’s forced iOS 7 update and Xcode 5 migration

iOS Developers have been receiving emails from Apple warning them of the impending forced migration to Xcode 5 and iOS7 SDK for weeks now.  Large development houses have most likely been building against and using the iOS7 SDK for months now as they push the feature set and update the look and feel of their […]

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Apple TV Update FINALLY bring games?

Well the day I've been anticipating for literally (and I use that word literally) years, may FINALLY be coming.  There's some scuttlebutt that the next gen Apple TV and AppleTV OS will allow for games and game controllers.  This is the type of motion I think Apple needs to move on to re-energize not just […]

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What Web Technology Stack to use For Developing your Web or Mobile App

The question of what technology stack to use for a new project can quickly become a religion debate.  It is not easy to find objective reviews of various options available to developers.  Here is one good objective (from what I can see) overview of the development technology options available to web developers today: https://matt.aimonetti.net/posts/2013/08/27/what-technology-should-my-startup-use/ The […]

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Is there more to the iPhone 5s M7 Chip then meets the eye?

So the new M7 coprocessor got us to thinking, seems like an awful lot of architecture for such a specific purpose, motion tracking.     We also couldn't help but notice that there was no "one more thing" (the market noticed too, last look AAPL was down > 5%).  It got us to thinking, there […]

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Apple Having a Hard Time Turning Back on Skeuomorphic Design

Here at FS Studio, we have been playing with the latest Beta of iOS 7 and there's a lot to like.  They are starting to tweak the design a little to combat the initial starkness of the ultra-Flat UI design direction.  The thing that jumped out at me was the re-introduction of some skeuomorphic elements. […]

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Missing Files in xCode 4.6.2 with Project Held in git Repo

Today I had a unique xCode scenario crop up that caused multiple files in my project to appear as missing (red in the project file list).  First, the scenario…the project is held in a git repo and development is done using a modified git-flow technique.  As such we are often merging feature branches in to […]

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Careful with those paths in XCode

Are you getting a clang error that you can't track down?  "What the heck is 'clang: error: '-I-' not supported, please use -iquote instead'!?!"  Oh compiler gods please help this poor soul.  Well hopefully you haven't burned a day trying to solve this by tracking down project includes, compiler versions, and lord knows what else. […]

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Paper Airplane Guy Breaks the World's Record!!!

We are SO extremely proud of John Collins, aka "The Paper Airplane Guy", on his latest victory of breaking the Guinness World's Record for longest paper airplane flight at 226 feet, 10 inches.  This blasts past the old record of 207 feet 4 inches.  John has been working hard at perfecting the plane and finding the right […]

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Debugging in XCode 4.3 and why member variables don't seem to resolve correctly

So you're an early adopter, good for you, although many times it can bite ya in the behind. Xcode is a fickle mistress and the latest release of Xcode 4.3 is no exception. If you're like me and you've got it installed and are cranking happily coding and debugging, you might have run into a […]

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