I thought it was possible to have Siri read your latest text messages, but I guess I never took the time to actually find out how to do it. It’s not exactly reassuring that this tip comes from Dummies.com, but hey… at least it’s a useful tip! How to Have Siri Read Your Texts Aloud How to Have Siri Read Your Texts Aloud – For Dummies The basic workflow goes something like this: Press and hold the Home button. After the short chime, say, “[Siri] Read me my texts.” Pretty simple, huh?

Recently, I was having an issue I was having with subviews added to my UIButton objects that I was customizing. The buttons would behave fine if they were standard rounded rect buttons, but the moment I added a UIView and some UILabels to it, the taps stopped responding. But I was able to resolve it, thanks to the tip provided here: iPhone: Subviews in UIButtons block the touch, unless… The solution boils down to something very simple and it makes sense when you think about it, but at first it seems strange: All you need to do is set userInteractionEnabled and exclusiveTouch to NO on the items that you want to add as subviews to your UIButton (and don’t set those properties[…]

It was time to clean house a bit, so I wanted to remove all the currently installed applications in the iPhone Simulator. Turns out there’s a very simple way to do it… 1. With the iPhone Simulator running, click on the iOS Simulator application menu. 2. Click “Reset Contents and Settings…”. – A confirmation dialog will appear warning that “all installed applications, content, and settings will be moved to the trash.” 3. Click “Reset.” All the applications will be removed and you can proceed with a clean slate.