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Mouse/Trackpad Support in iPadOS - A Welcome Addition!

Posted 4 years ago

Today, Apple released iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4. Alongside such features as iCloud folder sharing and expanded keyboard support (especially for developers), Apple has added full trackpad and mouse support for iPads. You might have noticed the small grey circle in the centre of the screenshot above - that’s the pointer! After spending less than 5 minutes with my Magic Trackpad paired with my 2018 iPad Pro 11”, I can say that I am absolutely blown away. Read more…

Publishing to Jekyll From iPad with Shortcuts and Working Copy

Posted 5 years ago

This is a post that has sort of been in the works for a while now, ever since I got the chance to travel halfway around the world this summer! You can read more about that trip here.

My blog is generated using Jekyll, a wonderful static website generator that allows me to convert markdown files into new posts with very little effort. Read more…

iOS and iPadOS 13 - The MacStories Review

Linked 5 years ago

Every September, Federico Viticci from MacStories publishes a wonderful review and in-depth analysis of Apple’s latest version of iOS. This year he has not only done it again, but it artfully encompasses both the traditional iOS and the brand new iPadOS. Read more…

Implementing UICollectionView / UICollectionView DiffableDataSource in SwiftUI

Posted 5 years ago

Just a few days ago at WWDC19, Apple announced that they had been developing an incredible new declaritive UI framework called SwiftUI, designed to substantially increase the rate at which developers can create, test, and tweak beautiful layouts for their apps. However, it became clear after the first day or two of the conference that not quite everything that was possible using UIKit had an equivalent in SwiftUI, notably UICollectionView. To find out how to interate UICollectionView with SwiftUI, I did what any WWDC attendee (or scholarship winner!) would do: asked at the labs! Today I’ll be sharing with you what I found out. Read more…

How I Won a WWDC Scholarship

Posted 5 years ago

I’ve been developing iOS apps on and off for about three and a half years now, and recently started a co-op work term as an iOS developer for TripAdvisor (see here for more on my move to Boston!). But last night, for the first time, I received news that I was fortunate enough to receive a student scholarship to attend Apple’s WWDC this year in San Jose, California. Attending WWDC has been something on my bucket list probably since the time I started getting interest in programming, so to receive the opportunity means a whole lot to me. I’d definitely like to thank Ben Emdon, a WWDC scholarship winner himself, for giving me the push that I needed to apply. Read more…

Blogging with Jekyll

Posted 6 years ago

I think the most fitting way to start my blog would be to talk about the process of setting it up in the first place! The idea to blog first came into my head about a week ago, but at the time I figured that I didn’t have the technical expertise and experience to post information about the technologies I work with with any sort of authority. Read more…

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