Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

SAP can claim to change its culture, but can it convince customers?

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:29
Brit user group presses for info and tools amid licensing fudge

SAP has used its annual British user shindig to big up reforms to internal structures and licensing – but customers wary over indirect access won't be won over easily.…

What is going on with UserDefaults and In App Purchases?

iOS Programming - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:00

Okay so my app makes money off of ads with one in app purchase to remove the ads. I write to UserDefaults when the purchase has been made and use that to determine whether or not to show ads. Obviously, since that is locally stored, whenever the app is deleted, ads show until the purchase is made or restored. This is where it gets weird. On my latest update I noticed that ads are not showing even though I did not make the purchase on my phone. I deleted the app completely on my phone and ads are still not showing and the option to remove them is not (the option should be there if the UserDefaults node is false).

I know this is kind of confusing to follow but basically it seems that UserDefaults is staying written to the device even after the app and data is completely deleted. Thoughts? It is driving me crazy and I even pushed out a new update that changed the UserDefaults node because I thought I accidentally shipped my latest version with the node set to true.

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We definitely don't need more towers, says new Vodafone boss scraping around for €8bn savings

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:56
Steady as she goes with 5G

Vodafone's new group CEO has vowed to keep shareholders happy by continuing to pay out dividends in his first earnings conference, despite reporting a €7.8bn loss and falling revenue.…

News: Naim Audio Mu-so and Uniti systems gain AirPlay 2 support

iLounge - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:08

British hi-fi manufacturer Naim Audio is the latest company to join the AirPlay 2 movement, announcing today that it will be bringing full support for AirPlay 2 to its Mu-so wireless speaker range. An update should be available today for Mu-so Qb, which we reviewed in 2016, while its larger sibling, the Mu-so, will be getting the update later this week. Naim’s Uniti line, which includes the Uniti Atom, will also be getting the AIrPlay 2 treatment…
Categories: Apple (iOS/Mac OSX)

Open the pod bay doors: Voice of HAL 9000 Douglas Rain dies at 90

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:03
2001: A Space Odyssey's villain raised bar for killer robot trope

Canadian actor Douglas Rain has died at the age of 90.…

News: Significant number of users being required to reset Apple ID passwords to regain access

iLounge - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:54

Reports on various social media platforms this morning, as noted by 9to5Mac have revealed a significant number of Apple users have discovered that their Apple ID accounts have been locked out, requiring them to go through the password reset process in order to regain access. While account lockouts can occur for various reasons, the most common is a result of several failed password entries. This suggests that the problem may have been triggered by…
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Data-nicking UK car repairman jailed six months instead of copping a fine

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:41
Data Protection Act isn't our only legal weapon, beams ICO

+Comment A UK car industry worker who abused his customer database access to send data to telephone scammers has been sentenced to six months in prison.…

News: Daily Deal: Syncwire UNBREAKcable

iLounge - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:00

In our iLounge Deal for today, you can get the Syncwire UNBREAKcable for only $10.99 — that’s 42% off the regular price. Rated for more than 30,000 bends, this MFi-certified cable features a tinplate interior, a TPE jacket exterior, and wrapped internal wires to prevent friction or fraying, so that it’s the last cable you should ever have to buy. Get the Syncwire UNBREAKcable now for only $10.99 ...
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Cloud zeta: Google's data-transfer boxen hit beta in Europe

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 08:43
Rival AWS fluffs US govt cloud, pops up in Italy

Playing catch-up with AWS and Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud has pulled the EU dust covers off its cloud onboarding appliance.…

New appliances from Cisco aim to make branch SD-WAN easier

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 08:02
Optimised Office 365 performance also on cards

Cisco has claimed to be "bringing intent-based networking into every domain", the latest being branch offices which need software-defined WAN capabilities and security.…

What are the performance advantages or disadvantages of using fetched properties in Core Data?

iOS Programming - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:51

I have two table. Friends and Messages. Friend has one to many relationship with Messages. Just like any other chat applications.

To show the number of unseen messages in the home screen, I'm using fetched properties in the Friend entity.


Will i face any performance issue for this when my database gets big??

Side question:

What is the best way to fetch last message in home screen. I want to show the preview of latest message. Keep in mind that, user can delete message and it will be automatically replaced by previous latest message.

I am using fetched results controller to show each thread.

Thank you.

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Cheeky cheesemaker fails to copyright how things taste

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 07:38
On yer bike, CJEU tells Dutch dairy dealer

The EU's highest court has rejected an attempt to use copyright law to protect the distinct taste of a food product.…

NBN satellite user waiting for extra gigabytes? Keep waiting

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 06:25
Relief is coming next year, CEO promises

Remote Aussies getting their broadband from nbn™'s SkyMuster satellites have been promised a bit of bandwidth relief, with the company deciding to bundle some 'net traffic for free.…

Could you put an entire feature of your app in an Action Sheet?

iOS Programming - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 06:17

For example, a user profile and or a messenger?

The reason? I want to have features that are not central to my app to be overlays. I can also have more room in the view when I don't need a tab bar. Users can just swipe down the chat or profile to dismiss and go back to what they were doing.

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Scam or stunt? It's looking like the latter... Xiaomi's so sorry for £1 smartphone 'promo'

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 05:35
When an offer looks too good to be true, it always is

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is in damage-control mode after an online promotion coinciding with its UK launch somewhat backfired.…

Rocket Labs mean business, Brits stick pin in Mars map, and Japan celebrates HTV-7’s dive into the atmosphere

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 05:28
Another way ISS 'nauts can send stuff home

Roundup This week Rocket Labs launched six satellites into the nether, the British team on ESA's ExoMars mission had a think about where to land their rover on the red planet in 2021, and Japan helped successfully scrap a load of space crap.…

Between you, me and that dodgy-looking USB: A little bit of paranoia never hurt anyone

The Register - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 04:40
Let's lift our eyes from the balance sheet and take a look around...

Arriving at a recent conference organised by one of the government's many regulatory bodies, I received my obligatory lanyard – and something else, credit-card-shaped, emblazoned with the branding for event. "What's this?" I asked.…