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iOS 6 Programming Cookbook

Overcome the vexing issues you’ll inevitably confront when creating apps for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. By making use of new and revised recipes in this updated cookbook, you’ll quickly learn the steps necessary to write complete iOS apps—including ways to store and protect data, enhance and animate graphics, manage files and folders, and take advantage of Passbook.

Thoroughly updated for iOS 6 SDK, this cookbook shows you how to use hundreds of techniques to solve problems that developers of all levels commonly face. Each recipe includes sample code you can use right away.

  • Use Pass Kit to deliver digitally-signed passes such as loyalty cards
  • Define the layout of UI elements with Cocoa Auto Layout
  • Develop location-aware apps
  • Get working examples for implementing gesture recognizers
  • Use new Objective-C Runtime features
  • Play audio and video files and access the iPod library
  • Retrieve contacts and groups from the Address Book
  • Determine camera availability and access the Photo Library
  • Create multitasking-aware apps
  • Use Event Kit to manage calendars, dates, and events
  • Apply the accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Enhance your app with the iCloud service

 

Author Name: Vandad Nahavandipoor

Publisher: O’Reilly Media

Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

While there are several books on programming for Mac OS X, Advanced Mac OS X Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is the only one that contains explanations of how to leverage the powerful underlying technologies. This book gets down to the real nitty-gritty. The third edition is updated for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 and covers new technologies like DTrace, Instruments, Grand Central Dispatch, blocks, and NSOperation.

 

Author Name: Mark Dalrymple

Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch Guides

Macs For Dummies

Written by the renowned New York Times technology columnist David Pogue, Macs For Dummies has long been the bestselling Mac book because it provides just what you need to know to get the best performance from your Mac. And like the Mac itself, this book is easy to use, with plain-English explanations and step-by-step instructions. The revised eighth edition covers

Basics for beginners
Setting up your printer
Working with OS X
Getting online and using e-mail
Creating and saving documents
Using iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie
What to do if things go wrong
Whether this is your first computer or you’ve just upgraded to OS X, you’ll find help when you need it in this handy guide. You’ll discover how to

Set up your Mac, connect printers and other devices, and navigate the desktop and Dock
Establish an account with an Internet service provider, set up e-mail, and start surfing the Web
Use all the basic software programs and work with files
Edit home movies with iMovie, download music and use iTunes, burn CDs and DVDs, and edit images with iPhoto
Share your Mac or set up a home network
Perform basic Mac maintenance, find and fix problems, upgrade your Mac, and more

 

Author Name: David Pogue

Publisher: Wiley Publishing

AirPortand MacWireless Networks For Dummies

Share printers, play games online, and see how to find a strong signal

Here’s an AirPort that won’t make you wait! This cool technology makes wireless networking a snap, and with this book, even an adult can do it. You’ll see how to set up your network with Mac OS(r) X, add home entertainment toys, take it on the road, and even (sorry!) keep in touch with the office from almost anywhere.

Discover how to:
* Add AirPort to any OS X Mac
* Connect your network to the Internet
* Extend your AirPort network’s range
* Show movies and post photos over your network
* Protect your AirPort network from intruders

 

Author Name: Michael E. Cohen

Publisher: For Dummies

Objective-C Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Want to write applications for iOS or the Mac? This introduction to programming and the Objective-C language is the first step on your journey from someone who uses apps to someone who writes them.

Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s legendary Objective-C Bootcamp,¿this book covers C, Objective-C, and the common programming idioms that enable developers to make the most of Apple technologies.

This is the only introductory-level book written by Aaron Hillegass, one of the most experienced and authoritative voices in the iOS and Cocoa community.

Compatible with Xcode 4.2, iOS 5, and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), this guide features short chapters and engaging style to keep you motivated and moving forward. At the same time, Aaron’s determination that you understand what you’re doing—or at least why you’re doing it—encourages you to think critically as a programmer.

 Author Name: Aaron Hillegass

Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch Guides

iPhone Application Development For Dummies

Whether you’re a beginning programmer who wants to build your first app or a professional developer looking to leverage the marketing power of the iPhone SDK, this book will help. It walks you through the basics for building a variety of iOS applications using Apple developer tools and covers the essential steps for creating apps that get accepted into the App Store. This new edition covers all the latest information, including key updates to iPad universal code and tips on developing specifically for mobile apps. Full-color illustrations make it easier to see exactly what will appear on your screen.

Walks you through the fundamentals of developing a variety of applications for the iPhone
Shows you how to use Apple’s developer tools
Delves into getting your apps into the App Store and selling them
Addresses the universal code feature that allows you to develop apps and port them from the iPhone to the iPad and back
Covers the latest updates for the iPad universal code and the new iPhone SDK

 Author Name: Neal Goldstein

Publisher: For Dummies

iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide

Here are some of the topics covered:

  • Xcode 4.3, Instruments, and Storyboards
  • ARC, strong and weak references, and retain cycles
  • Interfacing with iCloud
  • Handling touch events and gestures
  • Tool bars, navigation controllers, and split view controllers
  • Localization and Internationalization
  • Block syntax and use
  • Background execution and multi-tasking
  • Saving/loading data: Archiving and Core Data
  • Core Location and Map Kit
  • Communicating with web services
  • Working with XML, JSON, and NSRegularExpression
  • Using the Model-View-Controller-Store design pattern

 Author Name: Joe Conway (Author), Aaron Hillegass (Author)

Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch Guides

iPod and iTunes For Dummies, 10th Edition

iPod & iTunes For Dummies is the ultimate beginner’s guide for getting started with your iPod and Apple’s iTunes service. Now in its tenth edition, this helpful guide has been completely overhauled and boasts a full-color format for the first time ever. Veteran For Dummies author Tony Bove introduces you to the different iPod models, explains how to power up your iPod, and shows you how to set up iTunes. You’ll learn to personalize your device, add music tracks from a CD to your iTunes library, set up a playlist, sync your content and apps with iCloud, and much more.

Offers straightforward coverage of using your iPod as the ultimate digital music player and shows you how to choose the iPod model that’s right for you, get started with your iPod, set up iTunes, master the touch interface, and shop at the iTunes Store
Teaches you how to add music tracks from a CD to your iTunes library, play content in iTunes, set up playlists, share content from your iTunes library, and manage photos and videos
Walks you through sending and receiving e-mail, downloading and using apps, fine-tuning sound, updating and troubleshooting, and maintaining battery life
Provides updates for iOS 6 and the latest iPod models and older favorites, including the iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod classic

 Author Name: Tony Bove

Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X

“Teach Yourself VISUALLY” sidebars offer practical tips and tricks

  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
  • Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules

 Author Name: Ruth Maran (Author) , Kelleigh Johnson (Author)

Publisher: Visual

iOS Hacker’s Handbook

Discover all the security risks and exploits that can threaten iOS–based mobile devices iOS is Apple′s mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad. With the introduction of iOS5, many security issues have come to light. This book explains and discusses them all. The award–winning author team, experts in Mac and iOS security, examines the vulnerabilities and the internals of iOS to show how attacks can be mitigated. The book explains how the operating system works, its overall security architecture, and the security risks associated with it, as well as exploits, rootkits, and other payloads developed for it. Covers iOS security architecture, vulnerability hunting, exploit writing, and how iOS jailbreaks work Explores iOS enterprise and encryption, code signing and memory protection, sandboxing, iPhone fuzzing, exploitation, ROP payloads, and baseband attacks Also examines kernel debugging and exploitation Companion website includes source code and tools to facilitate your efforts iOS Hacker′s Handbook arms you with the tools needed to identify, understand, and foil iOS attacks.

Author Name: Charlie Miller (Author), Dion Blazakis (Author), Dino DaiZovi (Author), Stefan Esser (Author), Vincenzo Iozzo (Author), Ralf-Philip Weinmann (Author)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

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