The Curious Case of Audiobooks on iOS and macOS

I don’t use Audible (yet), but the situation regarding Audiobooks on macOS Mojave and iOS 12 feels a bit like a UX conundrum at the very least. For starters, the Audiobooks feature resides in iTunes on macOS, but it’s in Books on iOS. I understand arguments for both, but it feels like Apple’s design or …

Old News, Probably: Emailing multiple photos on iPhone (updated for iOS 5)

As usual, I’m the second-to-last person to find out how to do this stuff.  I just happened to want to send multiple photos and couldn’t figure out how – but the forum post below shows that you do it from the other end – via the Camera Roll. Then it becomes clearer… Oh, and I …

iOS 5 now cleaning out Caches and tmp directories – could pose a real problem for app developers [#iosdev, #iOS5, @marcoarment]

This sounds like it could really be a problem for developers who store anything but truly temporary data in the Caches or tmp directory… Cleaning… – Marco.org Every iOS app has its own “home” directory where it can store files. Every file and directory that an app puts there, except anything in a Caches or …

#iOSDev Tip: Unblock events caused when adding subviews to your UIButtons

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 …

What is the Future of iOS Notification?

One of the more annoying things about iOS is its notification system. Modal alerts are so arcane, intrusive and annoying, I am actually shocked that they are still the standard method of notification in iOS as of version 4… Looks like there are some underground movements (requiring jailbreaking, of course) to change that. Here’s a …