daniel kivatinos

Simply The Best Office Setup


This is the setup I use and recommend to everyone.

Macbook Pro 13 Inch
Logitech M505
The Official Skype Freetalk Everyman Headset
iPhone 4


You can’t go wrong.

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Mac, iPad, iPhone, iOS Development


First things first, run these commands on a lion machine:
chflags nohidden ~/Library/
chflags nohidden /Library/

write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

–SHOW — Hard Drive not visible Mac OSx0–
If you open the Terminal (located in Applications/Utilities) and run ls /Volumes

One thing everyone should be able to have, is a link to Xcode, Interface Builder and the mac simulator.
This is where they all are:

/Developer/Applications/Interface Builder.app

First things first, get this xcode class from Stanford called iPhone Application Programming (Spring 2009) in iTunes U.

There are some other amazing iPhone/iPad courses from Stanford, you can find them here:
Check out iPhone Application Development (Winter 2010).

Some great fast commands for Xcode development are:

Great step by step on the process of putting your app in the app store.

Switch between code:

[option key] 1
[option key] 2

Indenting code:

[option key] ]
[option key] [

Switching code:

[option key] [command key] [up key]

Some great plugins are:

iPhone Enterprise Information

Any good videos I find on Objective C Programming for the iPhone and iPad I’ll post up here.

This guy has some great vids:
Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2
Tutorial 3
Tutorial 4
Tutorial 5

A great example split view controller:
MGSplitViewController for iPad

Sending an executable:

If you want to zip up your executable for an app you will:
[your name]/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.2/Applications/[folders to delete]

Clear out everything in this folder.
Build and Run your project.
In simulator close all open apps, even the ones running in the background.
Go back into [your name]/Library/Application Support/iPhone Simulator/4.2/Applications/[zip up the folder created]
Zip up your project and that is it!
Put into any other computer as an executable.

Building a splash screen.
iPad splash screens.

Info on IBAction and IBOutlet
IBAction for methods
IBOutlet for objects or instance variables

App review code

Software for OS X


After using OS X for a few weeks now I am learning what the best software out there is for it.

Below is some of the good free software for OS X:

Paid Software:

  • Adobe CS4 Master Collection
  • Camtasia
  • Microsoft Office 2008
  • RealVNC Enterprise

Some other random but I found useful information:

The iPad


The Apple Tablet iPad Video, check it out!:

A great article to read about the iPad.

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