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How to Export an Xcode Project to an IPA file

Xcode to IPA TutorialVideo Tutorial- YouTube
With Xcode, it is not always simple to export your project to an IPA format. First and foremost, the project must built successfully, and able to be run in the iOS simulator program.

1. Click Product on the Finder bar and then click Archive. It will process for a little while but then a window should appear with your Archives available.

How to get the Touch Bar on any Mac (and iPad)

A developer on GitHub, bikkelbroeders, has created an app for any Mac running macOS Sierra 10.12.1 or above that adds the new Touch Bar from the 2016 MacBook Pro digitally to macOS.

Download macOS Sierra 10.12.1 update-

They have also made an iPad app that allows the Touch Bar to be used via a USB connection. It functions identically to a physical Touch Bar as it uses the exact same software, however, it won't allow you to use your iPad's Touch ID sensor to unlock your Mac.

1. Download the file from the GitHub link.

2. Extract the zip file and open

3. Click the small play button near the top right of the Finder bar and make sure there is a check mark  next to On-Screen Touch Bar (Press Fn to Show).

4. Press the Fn key (function key) on your keyboard and the Touch Bar simulator will appear directly below where your cursor is located. Press it once again to hide it.

Now you have a virtual Touch Bar on any Mac running macOS 10.12.1 or l…

Malwarebytes for Mac Instructions

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac is a fantastic utility that I recommend to any Mac owner that suspects that a virus, adware, or spyware is floating around their computer. The download to this tool is not available from Malwarebytes home page, however, it is regularly updated and free for personal use. For anyone who needs instructions on how to use this piece of software, here's your guide.

1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Go to the download link below and it should automatically begin downloading.
DOWNLOAD- Malwarebytes Mac
2. Click the downloads button in the top right of Safari. From here, double click the downloaded DMG file, it should say something like MBAM-Mac-X.X.X.dmg, and in this case, it is version 1.2.5, so it is MBAM-Mac-1.2.5.dmg.

3.  Drag Malwarebytes Anti-Malware into your Applications folder.
4. Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware inside your Applications folder, using Spotlight, or Launchpad.

5. Click Scan and it will search your Mac for malware. 
If the followin…

Apple's Continuity Crisis

Apple announced the new MacBook Pro today with an impressive new design, feature-set, and the first Thunderbolt 3 connector on any Mac so far. However, many questionable choices were also made when the new base model's US cost is $1,499 opposed to the previous years price of $1,299. 
I. Colors
The new MacBook Pro features two color options, Space Gray and Silver. The iPhone 7 no longer has the Space Gray color choice, instead going for a matte black color instead. This immediately separates the products, whereas when the standard MacBook was announced in 2015 the iPhone 6 came in the same colors. This constant design continuity was a nice touch to compliment Apple products lying side by side. Hopefully a matte black MacBook Pro is released next year, however, I do not see this being probable due to the slow nature of Mac hardware updates in the previous 3 years.
II. Cables
The MacBook Pro 2016 baseline model features only 3 ports, 2 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports and a single 3.5mm hea…

iPhone 10th Anniversary Concept

The 10th anniversary of the original iPhone will occur next year and a lot of rumors and speculation surrounding a new model has arisen. Most people believe it will come in the form of an iPhone 8 total redesign, completely shattering expectations, however, I believe that a better idea would be to release a 10th anniversary model edition of the iPhone 7 that maintains the design of the original. It would have a metal bottom bar similar to the plastic antenna cover of the original one. The base sizes would be 128GB and 256GB instead of starting at 32GB. I would love for these to be marketed in every store, however, I believe the most likely scenario with an anniversary model would be a limited supply model. The model above maintains the shape and design of the traditional iPhone 7, however, it features the original set of iOS wallpapers. 

How to Install macOS Sierra on a Hackintosh

Hackintosh: How to Install macOS Sierra on a Hackintosh
Here are the things you'll need (I recommend you save them in a folder on your desktop): A genuine MacmacOS Sierra Installer | App Store EFI Mounter v3 | LinkLatest version of Clover | Link FakeSMC.kext | LinkAn 16GB or more USB
1) First you're going to want to use a tool in Terminal called "createinstallmedia" to make your USB drive. Assuming the Install macOS is in your Applications folder, run this command in Terminal (replacing where necessary, I'd recommend copying and pasting, and then going back and editing):

sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --volume /Volumes/{USB name here}
This could be anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes, but could be more or less depending on your setup. When the process is completed, you will be able to type in Terminal again.
2) Now run the Clover package. Select the U…

#OrderOf10 Challenge Answers

UPDATE: The new challenge answers are now available! Comment if you solve it!
Order Of 10 Challenge Answers    In preparation for the launch of their new Pascal GPUs, NVIDIA has created a group of challenges for users to complete to be entered to win a GTX 1080 when it is released.

Order Of 10: Origins AnswersChallenge 1: Ouroboros Challenge 2: Syracuse Challenge 3: Astronomical Unit Challenge 4: E
Originally posted 5/19/2016:

Classic #OrderOf10 AnswersDay 1: Evolve Day 2: Ubiquitous Patterns Day 3: Innovate Day 4: Metagenesis
Day 5: Sea Change
Day 6: Trinity
Day 7: 1.52
Day 8: Infinite Energy
Day 9: Infinite Realities
Day 10: Inspiration

Thank you for everyone who contributed!

Concept: The Nintendo NX running Android

I've drafted a concept of a future Nintendo console running Android and being portable. Android, already having extensive developer support and proper maintenance, has quality 3rd party apps and games available. Nintendo could filter the availability through the eShop, their app store. Wii U titles are available alongside new games built for the NVIDIA Tegra chip. Titles such as Miitoto and Pokemon GO are avaliable.

How to Install iOS 10 Public Beta and macOS Sierra

iOS 10 Public Beta Installation I recommend backing up your device with a Mac or PC before installing the iOS 10 Public Beta, however, it is not required.
On your iOS Device1. Visit and install it by following on-screen instructions. 2. Check for updates 3. iOS devices running iOS 8.1.3 or later will automatically receive the latest public beta software over the air. Tap Settings > General > Software Update to install any available beta software. macOS Sierra Public Beta Installation 1. Visit and log in with your Apple ID
2. Scroll down to Step 2 on the macOS Sierra public beta webpage. Copy your redemption code and click "Redeem Code"

3. Enter the redemption code in the Mac App Store window that appears and click "Redeem" 4. Check the Updates tab in the App Store and it should appear.

Apple Rundown (July 2016)

Rundown of Apple Inc.  As of July 6, 2016, Apple Inc. is one of the largest companies in the world valued at 724,773.1 million dollars. Their product lines include OS X, iOS, iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, iPods, Macs, Macbooks, and more. What makes this incredible is that they have developed the operating system and much of the software on every device they sell. Here is my current Apple Inc. rundown.

iOS 10 Beta 2's New Features

iOS 10 Beta 2 New Features
All of the new features in iOS 10 Beta 2. Tweaked HomeKit iconography in Control CenterNotification Center ‘Missed’ becomes ‘Recent’Today view for widgets in Notification Center can once again be accessed with swipe down from Home screen, not just within appsIconography for Apple TV and speakers tweaked in AirPlay settings in Control CenterHomeKit app icon updated from solid yellow to Home app icon in SettingsApple Music replaces ‘Downloaded Music’ with ‘Downloads’, no longer removableMaps now includes option for ‘Show Parked Location’ plus feature explanation in SettingsMessages now has Low Quality Image Mode toggle in SettingsMail has new filter icon (was previously a filter, now lines within a circleNotification Center now has Weather Channel credit once againControl Center 3D Touch options have tweaked language, iconsNew Organ Donation changes available in Health appMusic now has Shuffle option from Songs section (previously had to play a song before shuf…

Disable SIP (System Integrity Protection) on macOS

Disable SIP (System Integrity Protection) Compatible with OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra. Yosemite does not have SIP.

iOS 10 Jailbreak from Pangu Demoed at MOSEC

During the MOSEC iOS security conference Pangu, a well-known and trusted jailbreak developing team, has demoed an iOS 10 untethered jailbreak. Rumors surrounding an upcoming iOS 9.3.2 release later this week is growing, and most likely will arrive right after iOS 9.3.3 is released. Because there is little to report on surrounding these photos, and the lack of any source besides them, we caution everyone to not expect too much from Pangu as far as realeases, as an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak has not been presented and iOS 9.3.3 is right around the corner.

Dark Mode for OS X Tutorial

Dark Mode for OS X Compatible with OS X Yosemite and El Capitan. macOS Sierra support is not complete.

Android N revealed to be Nougat

The Android team announced on their Twitter today that Android 7.0 will be named Nougat. This will most likely have no effect on the development, as previous naming choices have not, besides the Settings app Easter egg included in every version of Android to date. Introducing #AndroidNougat. Thank you, world, for all your sweet name ideas!— Android (@Android) June 30, 2016 In related news to this announcement, the final update this fall might include a different navigation bar design. From inside the Android N's developer preview's files a new solid icon navigation bar design was spotted. Confirmation as to whether it will be included in the final version is up in the air at the moment.

Disable Gatekeeper in macOS Sierra

On macOS Sierra, the option to allow apps downloaded from anywhere is disabled. It is not visible from System Preferences at the moment (of course, it is Developer Beta 1, so this may change) so the only way to activate it is through Terminal.
1. Open Terminal 2. In Terminal, enter or copy:
sudo spctl --master-disable
3. Type your password (it will not appear, however it is present) 4. It is complete!

Windows 10 Offer now has the option to be declined

The Windows 10 offer has been updated to include a "Decline free offer" option. Originally, the Windows 10 pop-up only had two options, Upgrade Now and Close. Although it seemed to declined when close was clicked, the upgrade continued to pursue the user and, in many cases, installed against the user's will. 
This may be due to a lawsuit in which Microsoft paid $10,000 to a Florida woman because her Windows computer had attempted, and failed, to upgrade to Windows 10. “I had never heard of Windows 10,” Goldstein said, “Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update.” The court ruled that it although the end user license agreement (EULA) made the user agree to unapproved updates it was not legally binding and caused her damage. 
This is a step forward for Microsoft in acknowledging the end-user's rights. The deadline for the Windows 10 free upgrade from Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 is July 29, 2016, so any user interested must do so before that date.
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