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There are many libraries available for creating image effects and today I came across an interesting new library created to provide high performance image effects so that developers can avoid going into Photoshop every time they need to modify an image.
The  library is AmazeKit from Detroit Labs. AmazeKit was designed to enable developers to add numerous image effects with aggressive image caching to help maintain performance similar to that found when simply displaying a PNG file.  All through a very strai
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ghtforward API.
The effects include:
- Corner Rounding
- Beveling
- Noise
- Blur
- Glow
- Gradients
- Shadows
- Patterns
The readme states:
AmazeKit is an image rendering library for iOS. Its goal is to retain the performance of using .png-formatted images in UIKit classes, while avoiding the chore of creating these images in Photoshop, as well as the extra download size of bundling the images in the app. Images are rendered according to a collection of “image effects,” ranging from a simple gradient or corner radius to blurs, masks, and inner shadows.
AmazeKit also offers convenient UIKit support, automatically using the correct images as your controls change size. Retina displays are supported automatically, and AmazeKit aggressively caches rendered images to maintain optimal performance levels.
Here’s an image from the AmazeKit sample app. The image at top is a plan square image with beveling, noise, gradient, rounded edge, and coloring effects applied.

 
You can find AmazeKit on Github here.
Included is an example app showing how to apply many of the included effects.

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Original article: Library For High Performance iOS UIImageView Effects – Beveling, Noise, Glows, Gradients And More©2013 iOS App Dev Libraries, Controls, Tutorials, Examples and Tools. All Rights Reserved.
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MuscleNerd, the well-known member of iPhone Dev Team has always shown us simple ways to jailbreak iDevices. This week a new version of Redsn0w was released, the 0.9.11b.1 version to downgrade the A5-powered devices like the iPhone 4S, iPad and iPad 3 to iOS 5.0.1 and above. After the release of this version of Redsn0w it has become even easier to jailbreak our devices.
But, there was one limitation that you need to have the SHSH blobs for the firmware you wish to downgrade to. Now, it has already been revealed today how to untethered jailbreak iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0.1 and also how to unteth
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ered jailbreak iPad on iOS 5.0.1 with Mac OS X version of Redsn0w 0.9.11b.1.  To have the Windows version of an untethered jailbreak iPhone 4S on iOS 5.0.1 with RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 you need to go through the following guide:
How To Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4S and iPad on iOS 5.0.1 with Redsn0w 0.9.11b.1 on Windows.
For this it is compulsory that you be on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware or if not then downgrade back down to it provided you have your SHSH blobs saved.

Download RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 (Windows)
Then you need to plug your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 into your computer via USB.
Once your A5 iOS device is connected via USB, extract RedSn0w. To do this, right click on the redsn0w_win_0.9.11b1.zip file and click the Extract to folder option.
RedSn0w is now extracted. Find the RedSn0w.exe file and click the Run as administrator option (if applicable).
Now click the Jailbreak button. You’ll see a popup window appear showing further instructions. Now you need to tap the Install button that appears on your iPhone 4S or iPad 2, then the Install Now button, and after that the Next button (do not enter a password). Finally you need to tap the Done button.
Once you complete the previous step RedSn0w 0.9.11b1 will continue Jailbreaking your A5 iOS device. You will again see a popup window prompting you to enable the VPN option in the Settings. For that you need to go back to the Settings home where you’ll see a VPN toggle switch. Check whether the switch is in the ON Position.
If it isn’t then slide the toggle to the ON position. You are not supposed to touch your iPhone and ignore any error messages that may appear. A couple of seconds and your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 will reboot and then turn back on in a Jailbroken state (Cydia should be on your SpringBoard).

So, that’s how the new version of Redsn0w makes the entire process easier.
Via: iJailbreak
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Alfred does an excellent job of basic snippetery
App and file launcher, search helper, and all-round work of genius Alfred has all sorts of tricks up its sleeves. One of those is a clever built-in text snippets manager.

I wouldn’t blame you for having missed it: there’s so much stuff buried in Alfred’s preferences pane, it’s easy to overlook individual features. If your text-snippeting needs aren’t that complicated or terribly demanding, it might be worth trying out Alfred as an alternative to dedicated snippet applications.
(Let me stress tha
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t bit about “if your needs aren’t that complicated”: what Alfred offers is a basic snippet-replacement service. It doesn’t have the advanced features you’ll see in apps like TextExpander or Type it For Me. The tip that follows only applies if you don’t need the extras they provide.)
To get started with Alfred’s snippets, first open the Preferences pane and click on the Features button in the toolbar. Look down the (huge!) list of features listed on the left, and click on “Clipboard.” In this pane you’ll see four sub-tabs, one of which is “Snippets;” go ahead and click on this.
Adding a snippet is very simple. Click the plus sign at the bottom of the list, and fill out the fields Alfred asks you for. At minimum, you need to provide Alfred with the snippet text and a text trigger to activate it.
Alfred’s snippets are part of its clipboard functionality, so you can call up a list of them by hitting the “viewer hotkey” when Alfred’s command window is active. It’s defined within Alfred’s main Clipboard preferences pane; I’ve got it set to Command+Option+C.
You can also give Alfred a snippets keyword (look underneath the list of snippets, and you’ll see a text box where you can define it to something that suits you).
My snippet needs are relatively few. I have only 20 or so text clips I use regularly, and Alfred is all I need. If you want smart snippets that insert things like timestamps, datestamps and more, you’ll need a dedicated snippet manager.
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According to a report via The Next Web, Apple has reportedly acquired the photo and video sharing app Color. The latter first launched last March and was underwhelming after much media hype and garnering $41 million in funding: Color Labs, the photo-and-video-sharing social network that received much criticism over its pre-launch $41 million funding round,...Apple Reportedly Acquires Photo and Video Sharing App Color [Rumour] is a post from: iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource


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If you or your kids love SpongeBob SquarePants, you will likely love this. For two minutes. Before you realise you have better things to do.
This app presents you with SpongeBob in an underwater scene, and you can do pretty much whatever you like to him; touch his mouth to make him speak a limited number of phrases, touch his eyes to make him wink, and touch the background to create bubbles that he stares at. If you tilt the iPhone, he slides with Gary the snail to one side, and you can move the device up sharply to make him jump. You can even stretch him and
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make him dance. It’s all very amusing, but despite its great use of the ‘Phone’s features, it certainly won’t keep you or your kids transfixed for more than a few minutes. If you really love the character, though, or have a very young child in mind, it’s a fun and quirky few minutes of whimsical, watery entertainment that probably delivers just about enough to justify the price, but it does little more than that and won’t make for any converts.
Rating 2 Star

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Few months ago Google Chrome App has been released for Apple's devices, iPhone and iPad. Google Chrome is an amazing browser gives you many features and the ability to post to social networks like google plus, Twitter and Facebook.




In June 2012 the great hacker Ryan Petrichthat has released a new jailbreak tweak called BrowserChooser Allows you to set Google Chrome as the default browser on your device.


Now Here is What’s New on Google Chrome for iOS Version 21.0.1180.77:


Share webpages via email or G+, Face
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book, Twitter 
?Stability and security improvements 
?Many bug fixes addressing user feedback







Download Chrome for iPhone or iPad from iTunes
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It is now official, Apple has sent out media invites for an event they are going to host on the 23rd of October. This event will be held in the California Theatre, San Jose. It is expected that Apple is going to announce their iPad Mini, a 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display, a line up of iMacs and a brand new Mac mini.






We have been giving you all the reports and theories so far surrounding Apple’s iPad Mini and while many may have thought this was just a rumor, Apple have now announced a special event. Usually Apple’s keynotes are he
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ld at the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts in San Francisco but this event is going to be held at the California Theatre in San Jose and this is the first official indication that the new iPad Mini will indeed be launching this month.

The iPad mini is expected to have a 7.85 inch display and we have also learned that there could be as many as twelve different configurations such as a Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G LTE offering in each of the 8, 16, 32 and 64GB storage capacities. There have over the past couple of months been various leaks of internal parts as well as a bunch of mock-ups which have given up plenty to speculate about. Apple are very good at covering things up though so don’t be surprised if the new smaller iPad doesn’t look anything like what we may have presumed.

When it comes to pricing, there have been speculations that it will cost between $249 and $299. This has yet to be confirmed and we will have to wait for the official announcement from Apple to see if the rumors were right. Apple will be holding a special event next Tuesday and everyone here is really excited about the prospect of the iPad mini finally making an appearance. We will keep you updated and bring you all the news as it transpires.






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I’ve mentioned a number of great Objective-C libraries to make things quicker and easier.
Today I came across an Objective-C library ObjectiveCRuntimeAdditions  that adds a couple of terrific additions to the Objective-C language.
The first addition is the ability to swizzle a method without the need to create a category – the readme states:
If you wanted to swizzle a method before, you would have to declare a category on a class (usually resulting in two extra files).
CTObjectiveCRuntimeAdditions introduces a new method
void class_swizzleSelectorWithBlock(
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Class class, SEL originalSelector, SEL unusedSelector, id block);
 which takes the class, the selector you want to swizzle, an unused selector in which the previous implementation will be stored and a block that will be called instead of the original implementation.
The second addition allows you to get detailed runtime information from your blocks.<
You can find CTObjectiveCRuntimeAdditions on Github here.
A couple of very useful additions.
Original article: Objective-C Runtime Additions Allows Swizzling Without Creating A Category And More©2012 iOS App Dev Libraries, Controls, Tutorials, Examples and Tools. All Rights Reserved.

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In case if you get irritated to see the small font size of webpage on your iOS devices and if you are pondering upon how to use bookmarklets to adjust font sizes in mobile Safari, then OSXDaily has got an amazing solution for you, through which you can adjust font sizes in mobile Safari.
Repeat this process separately for both the increase and decrease functions:

Open Safari on iPad or iPhone and create a bookmark for any page
Tap the Bookmarks button at the top of the screen and choose “Edit”
Rename the created bookmark to either a minus (-) or plus (+) s
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ymbol and replace the URL by pasting in the appropriate javascript code shown below, depending on the desired function
Save the bookmark change and load a new web page, tap on the + or – buttons to test font size changes live. Refreshing the page restores the font size to its default.

Decrease Font Size (-)

javascript:var p=document.getElementsByTagName(‘*’);for(i=0;i

Increase Font Size (+)

javascript:var p=document.getElementsByTagName(‘*’);for(i=0;i


Now small fonts will no more irritate you whenever you would browse a website. All you need to do is just open your Bookmark Menu and tap the ‘+’ symbol and in order to make small fonts larger, just tap ‘-’ symbol. If you want to reset the font size then just refresh the page.
Looking at such an instant solution which quickly facilitates adjusting font sizes in mobile Safari, we feel that Apple might like to enhance this solution and it might like to add this on its updated version of Mobile Safari.
You might want to check out:

How to “View Source” from Safari on iPhone or iPad
How to Save PDF files from Safari Directly to iBooks
Clear Cookies, History, and Cache From Safari Browser
Sync Safari Bookmarks from Mac to iPhone

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