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Toyota recently announced it would allow competitors to use their new fuel cell technology – patent free. This follows a similar move by electric car manufacturer Tesla, when CEO Elon Musk announced last June that

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b2cloud wins Mobile Design Awards 2014

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We are thrilled to announce that b2cloud has won the Mobile Design Award for Best Wearable Technology for our work with Telstra. The award recognises our innovative work using Google Glass to help empower the visually

Why the VR industry needs Google Cardboard

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In 2012 Oculus VR began the unthinkable task of resurrecting virtual reality (VR) when it released it’s Oculus Rift dev kit. In the next 12 months Sony and Valve will jump on the bandwagon and release consumer

iOS performSelector with multiple parameters

Guides | Tutorial By 1 month ago

On iOS the built in convenience method performSelector method call only allows for up to 2 parameters. – (void) aMethod { [self performSelector:@selector(doSomethingWithObject:otherObject:) withObject:@(1) withObject:@(2)]; } – (void) doSomethingWithObject:(id) object otherObject:(id) otherObject { // Code

Transparent Background Modal View

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I wanted to create a modal View Controller that would have a transparent background but when I tried setting the alpha of the background to 0.5 it just made the view behind it completely black.

UIScrollView paging size

Guides | Tutorial By 2 months ago

Now updated with example project, see end of post for link I recently tackled a difficult problem at work. In an app I’m currently working on we have a horizontal collection view with paging. The

PS4 microphone trick

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The microphone jack on the PS4 controller plays sound from headphones when plugged in, and plays sound from the TV if unplugged. I found that if you have it plugged in half way, it plays

Udacity Android Tutorial

Thoughts | Tutorial By 3 months ago

Couple of months ago I published a blog about my experience of moving from Java to Android. This is a follow up blog of the first part. Finally I finished the Udacilty Android tutorial series.

Static utility classes

Thoughts By 3 months ago

A lot of iOS programmers seem to be using utility classes with a whole bunch of static helper methods. To be honest long ago I did this myself. I believe that this “static utility class”

Subtle iOS 7 and 8 design que?

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Looking at some of the invisible shapes certain parts of iOS outline, I thought about this: Is it implying an arrow?