Steven Troughton-Smith Stories September 7, 2014

While the 4.7-inch version of the upcoming iPhone 6 will seemingly function as a large version of the current iPhone interface, it appears that the larger model with a 5.5-inch display could run software in landscape mode with an iPad-like user interface (portrait views likely remain unchanged). Developer Steven Troughton-Smith altered the iOS simulator to run at 736 points x 414 points (1472 x 828 at 2x or 2208 x 1242 at 3x), the resolution we first reported was likely in the cards for at least one iPhone 6 model, and provided us with screenshots of the presented interface…

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Steven Troughton-Smith Stories June 11, 2014

As we reported in May, Apple is working on a split-screen multitasking feature for iPad apps for a version of iOS 8. The feature, akin to the key productivity function on the Microsoft Surface, was not announced at WWDC last week, but code references to the feature have been found across the iOS 8 Software Development Kit.

Now, developer Steven Troughton-Smith has dug further into the upcoming split-screen multitasking feature and has hacked the iOS 8 iPad Simulator to make the function partially work. As can be seen  above, Safari is taking up half the display. The tweaking to the simulator is yet to completely unlock all functionality with two different apps running side by side, but this demonstrates that Apple has been definitely testing the feature internally.

Troughton-Smith has also put together a video showing the split-screen mode in action on the simulator. That video can be seen below:

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Steven Troughton-Smith Stories January 28, 2014

Earlier this month we reported that a developer was seemingly able to get Apple’s upcoming iOS in the Car feature running through what we assumed was the iOS Simulator. Today, the same developer, Steven Troughton-Smith, has posted the video embedded above showing the feature actually up and running in a 800×480 Simulator window. Using the iPhone Simulator and iOS 7.0.3, the video shows the Maps app, a crude multitasking tray of sorts, and the ability to search by voice to navigate. No other apps are shown in the video, but it does appear that media controls of some kind are in the multitasking tray like in previous versions of iOS.

We noted before that the design had changed quite significantly since Apple first showed off the feature on stage at WWDC last year. The first set of screenshots posted showed a horizontal navigation bar, but the new video shows a design that’s much closer to what Apple showed on stage and what it is currently displaying on its website. Smith also made some notes of his own after playing with the simulator: expand full story

Steven Troughton-Smith Stories January 21, 2014

Ahead of Apple’s launch of iOS in the Car later this year, developer Steven Troughton-Smith has seemingly activated the feature inside what we presume is the iOS Simulator. iOS in the Car allows an iOS 7 user to connect their iOS device to their car’s built-in center console display. On the console, they can use Apple Maps, read Messages, make phone calls, and control music…

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Steven Troughton-Smith Stories August 6, 2012

MacTech Conference 2012: Sessions, Speakers and Details

PRESS RELEASE

Aug. 6, 2012, 8:41 a.m. EDT

MacTech Conference 2012: Sessions, Speakers and Details

World-class speakers, amazing sessions; pre-registration ends August 31st

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — MacTech Conference for Apple Developers and IT Pros, October 17-19, 2012 in Los Angeles, has released its main speaker and session list, as well as many details of the conference. The event: a three-day, information-packed event that will have sessions and activities throughout the day and evening. This immersive conference is hotel-based, giving attendees the opportunity to not only learn from the best, but also to meet new people and spend time with their peers as well. Information about the conference is at http://www.mactech.com/conference

“Our speaker page contains a list of some of the amazing people that will present and be in attendance at MacTech Conference 2012 (but expect a surprise guest or two). Some of the incredible topics that will be covered are now listed at http://www.mactech.com/conference/sessions ,” said Ed Marczak, Sessions Chair and Executive Editor, MacTech Magazine.

MacTech Conference is a multi-track event with a focus on both programming/development, as well as IT/Enterprise. Sessions will focus on both desktop and mobile with appropriate levels of attention paid to the Mac and iOS. Check out the speaker and topic list ( http://www.mactech.com/conference/sessions ) for specific sessions and speaker list.

The event will be held Wednesday through Friday, October 17-19. The conference kicks off at 10am on Wednesday and is packed with sessions using MacTech’s well-established running order format. The evenings are filled with special activities and events designed specifically to have fun and give attendees an opportunity to form bonds with their peers and meet new people.

“At past MacTech Conferences, between 98-100% of attendees said that they would recommend the Conference. We’ve been working hard to once again live up to expectations with a great environment, world-class speakers, incredible sessions, and fun activities. Edward R. Marczak (Conference Sessions Chair and IT Track Sessions Chair) and Steven Troughton-Smith (Developer Track Sessions Chair) have created a world-class line-up of world-class talent,” Neil Ticktin, Editor-in-Chief/Publisher of MacTech Magazine, said.

MacTech Conference is priced economically at $999 (pre-registration pricing) including all meals, a MacTech Magazine subscription, a schedule packed full of sessions, exclusive entertainment, and more. Registration is far ahead of last year — and guest rooms at the hotel are almost sold out. Pre-registration ends on August 31st, and attendees can still save $300 off the on-site registration price. Register at http://www.mactech.com/conference/register

A limited number of partial and full student scholarships are available. See http://www.mactech.com/conference/student for more information.

Available on a first-come, first-served basis, MacTech Conference attendees get a special rate of just $184 per night, which includes Internet access. The Sheraton is a quality venue with rooms that typically run $229.00 or more per night, plus tax, and with Internet access available for an additional fee. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, MacTech Conference attendees get a special rate.

Those interested in one of the many sponsorship offerings, see the details at http://www.mactech.com/conference/sponsorship

Remember, Pre-Registration pricing ends in just a couple of weeks: August 31st. http://www.mactech.com/conference/register

About MacTech Magazine

Established in 1984, MacTech Magazine is the only monthly magazine focused on Apple at the technical level. Each month, MacTech and MacTech.com is read by 150,000 technical Macintosh users in over 175 countries, from network administrators to programmers, from solution providers to Enterprise, and in general anyone that’s interested in the Macintosh beyond the user level.

If you’re interested in getting under the hood of your Mac, if you want to know how to make things happen inside the box, you should be reading MacTech Magazine. Contact the magazine. Toll-free: 877-MACTECH, International: 805-494-9797, custservice@mactech.com, http://www.mactech.com

Contact:

Neil TicktinMacTech Magazinemarketing@mactech.com805-494-9797

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Steven Troughton-Smith Stories February 1, 2012

Prominent iOS application developer, and friend of the website, Steven Troughton-Smith released a neat new iPhone and iPod touch application called “The Lotto Machine that is a random number generator. Besides the great design, the application is unique because of its physics engine. The physics engine is best demonstrated when a user holds down the “Hold to spin!” button that cranks the wheel. The new application also shows off its accelerometer usage when a user tilts their device. As you can see in the video below, as a user moves their phone around in space, the lottery balls also move:

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