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Masters of the Void: 2. Our First Program. Previous | Next You already installed Xcode in the previous step, so let’s jump right in and start it up: Click the LaunchPad-icon in the dock, and there, click the Xcode icon.

Masters of the Void: 2. Our First Program

You will now get a Welcome to Xcode window. You can either click the Create a new Xcode Project entry there, or if you’ve already had Xcode open and this window isn’t there, choose New Project from the New submenu of the File menu. A project is an Xcode document, and essentially a list of files that make up one program. There are different kinds of projects depending on what the final result should be.

To get you started easily, we will start with a simple program that can be run using’s command line. It will also ask for a company identifier, which is what a Mac uses to tell apart various programs. You will now be asked where you want to save your project. Every couple Xcode releases, a helpful Apple programmer re-arranges the categorization in the “New Project” window. How to Restore an Abused iPhone (or any gadget) After a few months of use, our gorgeous new gadgets incur a fair share of dings and scratches.

How to Restore an Abused iPhone (or any gadget)

However, all is not lost! Learn how one man bought a horribly abused iPhone on Ebay and polished it up to look brand new. It’s a superb tutorial including both case and screen refurbishing which you can apply to all of your neglected gadgets. Steps to Resurrection: Photos: Unfortunately, the Apple logo is erased in the process, but I’d say it’s a worthwhile sacrifice for the outstanding results.

LCD Repair: The LCD repair is a slightly more delicate process since we have to remove the entire front of the device and expose its circuitry innards. Materials: Replacement iPhone LCDCompressed Air ( or bike pump) E-xacto blade ( or something flat and thin)Small Phillips screwdriverSuction cup With this detailed tutorial, just about anyone can refurbish their scratched and damaged gadgets.

Final Results: 100 Free Useful Mac Applications (Part I) If you’ve just got yourself a new Mac and totally clueless what to install, this article is for you.

100 Free Useful Mac Applications (Part I)

If you are looking for alternatives for some applications you are currently using in your Mac, the following list might come in handy too. This week, we’d like to showcase you a list of useful yet free applications you can install for your Mac. Full list after jump. Recommended Reading: 100 Free Useful Mac Applications (Part II) Productivity Anxiety Provides a streamlined, easily accessible interface to add and check off your tasks, while remaining poised to melt into the background at a moments notice. Appointments Keep record of customers, contact persons and important events related to them. BackBoard A Mac app to collect notes and tasks. Camouflage Hides all the icons and leaves nothing but the pure wallpaper Evernote EventSync. Help Library.

Automator World. 10 Coolest Keyboard Shortcuts You Never Knew About. Posted 05/29/2014 at 2:52pm | by Cory Bohon Keyboard shortcuts are the lifeblood of many productive Mac users.

10 Coolest Keyboard Shortcuts You Never Knew About

Not only can they cut down on the time needed to complete a task, but they're also just plain cool. Here are 10 of the coolest, including several that most people haven't heard of. (If you're also interested in some cool keyboard shortcuts for iPhone and iPad, Click here for our list!) 1. Use the keyboard combination of Command + Option + Control + Eject to instantly shut down your Mac. 2. These keyboard shortcuts are used to navigate around the Finder. 3. When used inside of Safari, this keyboard shortcut (Command + Shift + I) will automatically generate a new email message inside of and paste the link of the web page you were browsing in the body text. 4. To the bane of many Windows to Mac switchers, the Mac's "Delete" key doesn't actually function as the delete key does in Windows. 5. Use this keyboard shortcut to invert the colors on your Mac's screen.