GeekDesk Max – A Standing Desk Review

As far back as I can remember, I’ve wanted a standing desk. There’s plenty of research out there which indicates that sitting in a chair all day isn’t good for you, but this has never really been much of an influence on me. I simply believe that with...

Thoughts on iOS 6

iOS 6 is no doubt still a long way from being released, but I think if you’re a serious app developer, it’s time to start giving it some thought. Apple has a tendency to feature apps that show off the platform, so working in some features of a newly...

How to Desaturate a UIImage

I recently needed to figure out how to take a photo with the camera, and then desaturate it. I needed to control the level of desaturation, ranging from completely greyscale, all the way up to the original image. This turned out to be trickier than expected, but in...

Using Cocos2D in a UIKit project

I recently needed to add a “water ripple” effect to a project. Although there is a simple water ripple effect built-in to the SDK, it really didn’t fill my needs. It seemed like my only options would be to quickly boost my OpenGL skills (from none to...

What I Did For Every Minute Of 2011

As detailed in a previous post, one of my goals for 2011 was to get a better idea of what I was spending my time on. It’s always easy to feel like a certain project has dragged on or taken up more time than it should, but you never really know the truth –...

Statistics Never Lie

One of my goals at the start of 2011 was to spend 50% of my time on in-house projects. This is an area of my business that I really want to grow, and I find that I often give too much priority to contract work, whilst my own apps get pushed to the side. It quickly...
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