Announcing: Tim’s first article on RayWenderlich.com

I’m pleased to announce that my first article is being published today on raywenderlich.com. The RW blog is focused on producing high quality programming tutorials geared toward all levels of developers so that “we can all make awesome apps“. I have been following the RW blog since I started developing apps, around 2010 or so. I’ve been proud to support the RWTeam and blog as a student by buying their publications and singing their praises. I am extremely proud now to be contributing to the growth of other developers by contributing to the site:

You can find my premier article here:

How to Make Game Music for Beginners

Enjoy!

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All New Mac Pro Available Starting Tomorrow – Dec 19, 2013

MacPro_PFHI_PRINTCUPERTINO, California. December 18, 2013?Apple® today announced the all-new Mac Pro® will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory.

Designed around an innovative unified thermal core, the all-new Mac Pro packs unprecedented performance into an aluminum enclosure that is just 9.9-inches tall and one-eighth the volume of the previous generation. Mac Pro features 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon processors running at Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz and two workstation-class AMD FirePro GPUs that deliver up to eight times the graphics performance of the previous generation Mac Pro.* PCIe-based flash storage delivers sequential read speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional desktop hard drives, and ECC DDR3 gives the new Mac Pro up to 60GBps of memory bandwidth for seamlessly editing full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background. With an incredible six Thunderbolt 2 ports, each with up to 20Gbps of bandwidth per device, the new Mac Pro completely redefines desktop expandability with support for up to 36 high-performance peripherals, including the latest 4K displays.

Pricing & Availability
The Mac Pro is available with a 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, 12GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at $2,999 (US); and with a 3.5 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, 16GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at $3,999 (US). Configure-to-order options include faster 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processors, AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of VRAM, up to 64GB of memory, and up to 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/mac-pro.

The all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19 through theApple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

*Testing conducted by Apple in October 2013 using preproduction Mac Pro 12-core 2.7 GHz units with 1TB flash storage and AMD FirePro D700 graphics, and shipping Mac Pro 12-core 3.06 GHz units with 512GB SSD and ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

iOS 7

iOS 7, the most significant iOS update since the original iPhone, features a stunning new user interface, completely redesigned with an elegant color palette, distinct, functional layers, and subtle motion that make it feel more alive.

iOS 7 has hundreds of new features, including Control Center, Notification Center, improved Multitasking, AirDrop, enhanced Photos, Safari, Siri, and introduces iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service based on the music you listen to on iTunes.

iOS 7 is completely redesigned with an entirely new user interface, with subtle motion, an elegant color palette, and distinct, functional layers that make it feel more alive. The typography has been refined for a cleaner, simpler look, and the use of translucency and motion makes even simple tasks more engaging.

iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later, or iPod touch (5th generation)

Available: September 18, 2013

iPhone 5S

iPhone 5s is the most forward-thinking iPhone yet, with state-of-the-art technologies all engineered into a beautiful thin and light metal design. It features the A7 chip with a 64-bit desktop-class architecture—the first ever on a smartphone—and an operating system built specifically for it; Touch ID—an innovative way to simply and securely unlock iPhone with the touch of a finger; and an 8-megapixel iSight camera with True Tone flash that makes taking photos faster and easier than ever. With support for up to 13 LTE bands, customers can connect to ultrafast networks in more places around the world than ever.

Featuring a thin and light, precision-crafted design, iPhone 5s comes in three elegant metal finishes: Gold, Silver, and Space Gray. An Apple-designed iPhone 5s Case, made of premium leather, is available in six rich colors—Black, Brown, Blue, Beige, Yellow, and (PRODUCT) RED.

Available – September 20, 2013

iPhone 5c

For the first time ever, Apple introduces two new distinct lines of iPhone: iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s. iPhone 5c features an all-new colorful design combined with the amazing technologies that customers love in iPhone 5, including the 4-inch Retina display, the blazing-fast A6 chip, iSight and FaceTime HD cameras, ultrafast LTE wireless, and great battery life—up to 10 hours of talk time and up to 10 hours of browsing on LTE. Its hard-coated polycarbonate enclosure comes in five vibrant colors—Blue, Green, Pink, Yellow, and White. A new Apple-designed case with a soft-touch silicone exterior and microfiber lining complements iPhone 5c perfectly and is available in six gorgeous colors—White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green, and Black—for up to 30 fun combinations. iPhone 5c comes with iOS 7. A new iPhone 4s 8GB model will also be available.

Available – September 20, 2013

2life, the app for your most important relationship


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2life, the app for your most important relationship, now available on the App Store

Toronto, ON – July 17, 2013 – 2 For Life Media Inc. today announced the launch of 2life, the app for your most important relationship, available now for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Designed for two people, 2life is a private, secure network that lets you chat, share, collaborate and coordinate with your partner, all in one place.

“In a hyper-connected world, the relationship that matters most to you can get lost amidst cluttered inboxes and social media newsfeeds,” says 2life founder, Diane Hall. “Once you create a free 2life joint account with your partner, you can easily stay connected and share with the person you care most about in real time.”

Ideal for couples, family members, friends or co-workers, 2life makes it simple, efficient and fun to communicate, coordinate schedules and make plans. 2life is available worldwide in 14 languages.

2life lets you and your partner do the following:

• Chat in a private space
• Create shared calendar events
• Make and manage lists together in real time, from groceries to a bucket list
• Bookmark and share web links in the in-app browser
• Add information your partner may need (e.g., clothing sizes) in your personal profile
• Collect and comment on photos that tell your relationship story or help you accomplish your joint projects
• Write in the journal, individually or together
• Enjoy and share daily lifestyle content and shopping picks from 2life and its partners (i.e., decor, music, news, beauty, fashion, date ideas, gardening and men’s lifestyle)

“More than a communication tool, 2life offers inspiring and carefully curated lifestyle content that will help you get the most out of your relationship,” says Neil Morton, Editorial Director, 2life. “Plus, by downloading the app, you’ll help make a difference for others through our Power of 2 fundraising campaign.”
For every twosome that creates a free 2life joint account with the promo code #powerof2, 2life will donate $1 to Dare to Wear Love in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s commitment to turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa. The goal for this launch campaign is $25,000.

The 2life App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com/2life.

Download 2life press images here.

For more info, go to http://2life.io, follow and tweet us on twitter.com/2lifeapp, “Like” us on facebook.com/2life and visit Dare to Wear Love.

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About 2 For Life Media Inc.

2 For Life Media Inc. is a lifestage media company specializing in relationships, lifestyle and weddings. Our properties include apps for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, online, social media channels, blogs and a digital magazine. http://2life.io

Media contacts: Diane Hall and Neil Morton
press@2life.io; 416-469-1429 ext. 223 or 647-267-5741 (mobile)

WWDC 2013 announced – tickets on sale Apr 25 @ 10am PDT

Apple has announced the dates for WWDC 2013. The conference will take place June 10-14, in San Francisco. It will offer new insights on future versions of iOS and OSX.

Eligibility

To buy a ticket, you must be a member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program, or the Mac Developer Program as of the announcement of WWDC (5:30 a.m. PDT, April 24, 2013) and at the time of your ticket purchase. Developers between 13 and 17 years of age must have their ticket purchased by their parent or guardian who is an eligible member.

Purchasing

Ticket purchases are limited to one (1) per person and five (5) per organization. The same credit card may be used up to five (5) times to purchase all of the tickets for your organization. However, each team member must sign in with their own Apple ID and purchase their own ticket.

So now we can set our calendars and stop taking our iPhones to bed.

iT Guy Technologies has created a new exciting iOS game, Geese Squad

October 11, 2012 in Games

[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada – iT-Guy Technologies, creators of Bianselon, has created a new exciting iOS game (with a strongly Canadian twist) to rival the best currently on your Apple mobile device. Geese Squad puts you in the role of the lead goose in a flock flying south for the winter. You must lead your flock in their classic “V” formation through obstacles and other diversions.

The object of the game is to pick up geese to add to your flock and get as many of them as you can as far as you can.

The game’s variety comes from the different objects you encounter on your flight. Various “treats” include blueberries, maple sure cookies and goose eggs – all in keeping with the Canadian theme – that change the pick-up radius (so you can collect more geese more easily) and game speed.

Obstacles and threats include wacky golfers, brats with slingshots, planes and eagles.

You can also collect coins (Canadian “loonies” and “toonies” – appropriately) by flying into them and gaining points commensurate with their value.

Tilting your device left and right steers the flock. Tilting down and up speeds and slows the pace of the flock accordingly.

Geese Squad also utilizes Apple’s Game Center, so that users can view the world wide Leaderboards and Achievements. Players who enable Game Center can also challenge their friends to beat their scores.

“It’s a great game for kids or adults,” explains Tim Mitra, President of iT-Guy Technologies. “It frames an addictive physics-based design,” he adds.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 31.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Geese Squad 1.01 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

iT Guy Technologies is a multi-service technology provider. Primarily focused on developing apps for the iPhone and iPad, they also design and host web sites and provide web services. As well, their offerings include: network design and installation, training and service support. Copyright (C) 2012 iT-Guy Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Meet the ACN Consultants

Last winter during an Apple Conference in Markham, a group of like-minded Apple consultants got together to produce a brochure highlighting our skills. If you are in the market for an Apple consultant in Canada take a look at the information.

You can find the brochure here:
http://www.meettheconsultants.com/

Find out more about us:
IronGate, iT Guy Technologies, MacMedics, MacTweek, Monkey Mac and Precursor