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A Simple Approach to App Localization using Xcode, XLIFF and Objective-C

When it comes to localizing applications for iOS or Mac OS, things get pretty quickly messed up and cumbersome. The tool support by Apple is – friendly spoking – lacking consistency. Especially if you are updating your code and want to update the localization, things get hairy. I do not want to go into detail here because otherwise this post would never end. I would rather like to provide a (simple) solution.

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Mac Mac OS X Virtualization

Problems installing Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 Virtual Machine in Parallels 10 – No Recovery Partition

I’ve came across the problem that i cannot create a new virtual machine of Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 on my new Mac Mini. The problem I experience is that there is no option on the install screen prompting me to »Install OS X Using the Recovery Partition«. The screenshot below shows this option.

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iPhone iPod Touch Mac Mac OS X

Configure iOS device or Mac OS X Lion for use with 802.1X CampusWLAN from HS RM

With this configuration guide you can configure your iPhone or iPod Touch via Mac OS X 10.5 for the CampusWLAN of the Hochschule Rhein-Main.

The actual configuration guide for desktop computers can be found here.

Necessary previous steps:

  1. Download Telekom Certificate (if you have not already done so).
  2. Download iPhone Configuration Utility from Apple
  3. Install and open iPhone Configuration Utility

Create new profile:
iPhone-KonfigurationsprogrammSchnappschuss001

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Mac OS X Multi-Touch Multi-touch Games

Touchgrind and Sway iPhone Multi-Touch Games on MT Table

via fscklog

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Cocoa Mac OS X Multi-Touch Uncategorized

Mac OS X Multi-touch Tracking Software Touché

I just wanted to mention the great Open Source multi-touch tracking application Touché for Mac OS X from Georg Kaindl in my blog.

Touché supports lots of image processing possibilities and is written purely in the Cocoa Objective-C framework from Apple. The Touché code can be accessed via Google Code. Touché supports loads of video cameras amongst others the Pointgrey Firefly MV.

Touché produces TUIO OSC messages and also the TUIO XML analog for Flash rendering FLOSC unnecessary.

As far as I have seen and tested Touché it has a slightly bigger latency than the Touchlib with an appropriate Touchlib configuration.

However, Touché seems to be the best choice for everyone, who wants to use Mac OS X for the tracking in multi-touch setups. It is highly cofigurable. Georg Kaindl is developing Touché on his own. Thus, there is only one responsible, friendly and very capable programmer that can be easily contacted.

The discussion about Touché in the NUI group can be found here.

Finally, here is a video of Georg Kindl showing Touché on Vimeo:

Touché 1.0b3 + LLP Table Demo from Georg Kaindl on Vimeo.

There are more videos of Touché available.