Tuesday, December 28, 2010

10 Of The Best Apple-related Roundups of 2010

I love reading roundups. You're sure to find something useful or interesting out of those that are well-thought of, where the author takes the time to carefully pick the items to add in the list. This year, I've certainly come across quite a few that have helped me in one way or another - whether it was through an insightful post, an informative how-to article or an inspiring design piece. So at the risk of sounding a bit redundant, here's a roundup of some of the best Apple-related roundups from 2010. Hopefully, you'll find a useful and interesting one from this list that you haven't read yet.

1. 100 Vibrant And Colorful iPhone Wallpapers

colorful iphone wallpapers
 Check out these really cool and awesome wallpapers for your iPhone.
[LINK]

2. 50 Inspirational Photos Taken with the iPhone

inspirational iphone photos
You don't really need a high-end camera in order to take inspirational photographs. This list shows you a few of those inspiring examples.
[LINK]

3. 20 Creative Apple Concept Designs

creative apple concept designs
Take a look at some of the most interesting Apple concept designs made by incredibly talented artists.
[LINK]

4. 10 Ridiculous iPhone Accessories

iphone tv hat
An iPhone TV hat? A toilet roll holder dock? What were they thinking? Here's a list of 10 of the most ridiculous iPhone accessories ever created.
[LINK]

5. 15+ Incredibly Useful iPhone Tips and Tricks

iphone tips and tricks
For all you iPhone users out there, check out this list of tips and tricks that will help you get the most out your device.
[LINK]

6. 12 Cool Terminal Commands for OSX

mac os x terminal commands
In this article, you'll find a few cool OS X Terminal commands. I like the one that lets you create a "recent items" stacks, and the one that lets you add a spacer between icons on your dock.
[LINK]

7. Best iPod Touch and iPhone Games: 2010 Buyer's Guide

best iPhone games 2010
For all you game addicts out there, here's a list of some of the best iPod Touch and iPhone games of 2010.
[LINK]

8. 20+ Stunning Free Apple Design Files & Icons

mac icons and design files
This is a great roundup of free design files for icons, GUIs, mock-ups, etc...
[LINK]

9. Most Popular Free Mac Downloads of 2010

best free mac downloads 2010
Here's a look at some of the most popular Mac downloads of 2010. And best of all, the apps on this list are FREE!
[LINK]

10. 80 Of The Most Useful Mac Tools and Utilities

mac os x tools utilities
You'll surely find some useful apps in this comprehensive list of Mac tools and utilities.
[LINK]

Monday, December 20, 2010

iOS 4 Development - Building Data-Driven Applications | Video Training Series

Lynda.com has just released a video training series on building data-driven applications for iOS 4. You'll find a topic summary on this page, as well as a few sample video tutorials from the course. If you want to sample more videos from this course, as well as other Lynda training titles, here is a 7-day FREE trial pass to lynda.com.

In this iOS 4 development training course, you will learn how to develop apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad with Internet connectivity, XML parsing, database storage (using SQLite), and data presentation. You will also learn about the process of distributing the application, including testing and preparing the app, preparing the assets, and submitting to the Apple App Store.

Here is an introduction (more video samples at the bottom of this article):

iOS 4: Building Data-Driven Applications - Welcome



For $25, you get 1-month unlimited access to not just this training course, but all of Lynda.com's 50,000+ video tutorials. No long-term commitment. You can cancel your membership at any time. As a special promotion, visitors of this site can get a 7-day FREE trial pass to lynda.com. This free pass gives you access to their entire library of training courses so that you can see for yourself what a great resource this website is.


Here is a topic outline of the course:

Title: iOS 4: Building Data-Driven Applications
Instructor: Bill Weinman
Topics:
  1. Building a Sandbox in iOS
  2. Building a Database Library
  3. Creating the Main Table View
  4. Parsing the XML Data Feed
  5. Getting Input with a Modal View
  6. Viewing Web Pages
  7. Adding a Preferences Pane
  8. Adding a Feature
  9. Converting to a Universal Application
  10. Preparing Your App and Submitting It to the App Store


Here are a few more video samples:

What are we building?



Displaying the view controller



Reading from the database



Coding the web view




Sign up for a lynda.com online tutorials membership today to get access to iOS 4: Building Data-Driven Applications as well as thousands of other video tutorials from the lynda.com online training library.
 

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