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macOS programming for absolute beginners: developing apps using Swift and Xcode
Wang W., Apress, New York, NY, 2017. 647 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484226-61-2)
Every year, thousands of developer positions are not filled because of a lack of skilled tech talent. In this context, a Swift (a programming language presented in 2014 by Apple) developer has become one of the most wanted profiles in the market. ...
Feb 1 2018
Wicked cool shell scripts: 101 scripts for Linux, OS X, and UNIX systems (2nd ed.)
Taylor D., Perry B., No Starch Press, San Francisco, CA, 2016. 368 pp. Type: Book (978-1-593276-02-7)
This is the second edition of a book originally published in 2004, and some new material has been added to address needs (like cloud storage access) that have emerged since that time. The authors observe that if you are using any kind of Unix-like...
Mar 23 2017
Enterprise Mac security: Mac OS X (3rd ed.)
Edge C., O’Donnell D., Apress, New York, NY, 2015. 511 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484217-11-5)
The information technology (IT) blogs and trade press are awash in articles about the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon. Many corporate system users have opted to provide their own Apple laptops over the more commonly employer-provided Windo...
Mar 7 2016
Xamarin mobile application development for iOS
Johnson P., Packt Publishing, Birmingham, UK, 2013. 222 pp. Type: Book (978-1-783559-18-3)
Xamarin is a platform for developing applications for iOS, Android, Mac, and Windows using the C# language. Xamarin is relatively young, yet it is growing at a fast pace; as such, there are very few books covering app development on such a platfor...
Dec 12 2014
Using Mac OS X Mavericks
Wilson K., Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2013. 128 pp. Type: Book (978-1-430266-82-2)
This slim volume would work well as the handout for an introductory half-day seminar on using a Mac and associated Apple software products, such as iCal, iPhoto, and the like. A new user of the OS X operating system would get off to a fast start w...
Nov 4 2014
The effect of developer-specified explanations for permission requests on smartphone user behavior
Tan J., Nguyen K., Theodorides M., Negrón-Arroyo H., Thompson C., Egelman S., Wagner D. CHI 2014 (Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Toronto, ON, Canada, Apr 26-May 1, 2014) 91-100, 2014. Type: Proceedings
The relationship between the smartphone user and the permission requests by applications to access the user space on the smartphone is discussed in this paper. These permission requests may include a developer-specified explanation (referred to as...
Sep 16 2014
PSiOS: bring your own privacy & security to iOS devices
Werthmann T., Hund R., Davi L., Sadeghi A., Holz T. ASIA CCS 2013 (Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGSAC Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security, Hangzhou, China, May 8-10, 2013) 13-24, 2013. Type: Proceedings
PSiOS, short for privacy and security for iOS devices, is a “novel policy enforcement framework for iOS” that is timely and resonates with my concerns about the security of iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad. Sophos (http://sophos...
Jul 25 2013
The hacker’s guide to OS X: exploiting OS X from the root up
Bathurst R., Rogers R., Ghassemlouei A., Syngress Publishing, Waltham, WA, 2013. 248 pp. Type: Book (978-1-597499-50-7)
All kinds of readers, from complete computer newbies to Apple aficionados, will find useful material in this book. On the other hand, hackers looking to set up sophisticated attacks may not find the explicit details they are looking for....
Jun 27 2013
Xcode 4 unleashed (2nd ed.)
Anderson F., Sams publishing, Indianapolis, IN, 2012. 768 pp. Type: Book (978-0-672333-27-9)
A thorough guide to the world of Mac and iOS app development, this book carefully tackles the different functionalities of Xcode 4, describes its user interface, and offers useful hints to make the most of this powerful development platform. Ander...
Jan 7 2013
Pro iOS 5 tools: Xcode, Instruments and build tools
Alexander B., Dillon J., Kim K., Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2011. 392 pp. Type: Book (978-1-430236-08-5)
iOS is a mature and evolving operating system. With each new release, Apple updates its software development kit (SDK) and developer tools. These have become increasingly complete and sophisticated, giving developers the necessary tools to make th...
Jul 12 2012
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