iOS 13 Wishlist

With WWDC approaching, every Apple related blog on the planet is predicting what goodies iOS 13 will bring when it's announced on Monday. Even more are publishing their wish-lists, and as its been a while since I’ve done one of these myself, let me add to the cacophony of hopes and prayers by providing an... Continue Reading →

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Shortcuts Collection – Spring 2019

As I continue to share my Shortcuts over on GitHub, I thought I’d periodically highlight some of the more useful ones here on my blog. The main two criteria for choosing which Shortcuts to shine a spotlight on are: They’re likely to be useful to others They integrate with built-in apps and functionality without third party... Continue Reading →

Automation Under iOS

Automation has come along way on Apple’s platforms. Originally confined to the Mac with tools such as Automator, AppleScript and more recently JXA (JavaScript for Automation), iOS is now home to an ever-blooming community of automating apps. The scene is also now mature enough that you don’t need a technical background to start leveraging the... Continue Reading →

Red iPhones and Other Trinkets

There’s been a few Apple announcements of note these past seven days, besides the underwhelming iPad reveal. Let’s look at them. Red iPhone When I was in Japan several years ago, I spotted a red edition Nintendo DS Lite in the depths of Electric Town. It looked awesome, with its winning combination of red and... Continue Reading →

The State of iOS Web Applications

A few years ago I started work on a webapp for iOS to report delays on Montreal’s Metro. On the front-end it was pretty crude, more of an experiment than anything else. But it developed into something myself and a few other people found useful. My overall aim was to create something which behaved like... Continue Reading →

iOS Springboard Customisation

It's always fun to try and hack iOS' interface without being able to jailbreak. For example, can you do this with your home screen? Well, with a bit of command line magic you now can.

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