Monthly Archives:August 2017

Implementing Handoff In iOS and macOS

03 Aug 17
Steven Beyers
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Handoff is a neat feature that was introduced in iOS 8 and macOS (then OS X) v10.10. This capability allows an app to pass data across macOS and iOS devices so that a task started on one device can be completed on another device. The difference between this and continuing an activity by saving a file to a place like iCloud and resuming the activity on another device is context. Meaning that when you use handoff, unlike other methods, the user of your app will be in the exact same location, when the app is opened on a second device, as they were on the first device.

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NSAttributedString Enhancements in iOS 11

03 Aug 17
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An NSAttributedString can be a pain to configure in the way that you want. The attributes dictionary has always been a dictionary comprised of StringAny pairs. There have been some nice enhancments in iOS 11, though.

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