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Geekery

Xcode 11.5 update and the Exposure Notification API

I just updated my Xcode to version 11.5. This version now support the Exposure Notification API. This API is used for contact tracing. So if you’re developing an app for contact tracing, this must be pretty useful. I haven’t read details about the Exposure Notification API, but I’m pretty sure it will speed up development of such apps.

So how this it work? It’s already explained extensively by MacRumors. Check out this article here.

If you want to know more about the ExposureNotification framework, head to Apple Developer’s official documentation. There are topics linked there that explains each class of the framework.

Are you excited to try the API? I’m not as I don’t have any clue about iOS development. Why am I writing about this? I don’t know, just love to write something because this is my blog.

Why are you reading this? I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22.

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Gadgets Geekery

JCPAL VerSkin Macos Shortcut Keyboard Cover Black Version (Limited Edition) for MacBook Pro with Touchbar


Here’s a picture of the JCPAL VerSkin Macos Shortcut Keyboard Cover Black Version (Limited Edition) for MacBook Pro with Touchbar, because I couldn’t find anything uploaded online, so I uploaded mine. I can only find the gray version of this cover online. I got this in Frisbee store, Myeongdong, Seoul, South Korea and I think it’s exclusively available there. What’s available online is the gray one, and the application specific keyboard covers for Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and other prominent software with lots of keyboard shortcuts.

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Geekery Random

Is Animoji an innovation?


Yes it is. It is awesome and it’s fun. Even if Devin Coldewey of Techcrunch said that it’s dumb and he detest it, it’s not. It’s actually one of the best innovations this 2017, according to me a whole lot of my friends in Seattle and Singapore.

And $1000 for a phone is not that expensive. It’s actually pretty cheap if you sum up the years of innovation and the long sleepless nights of the hardware & software nerds, and those geniuses who have a lot of prefixes and suffixes in their names, who made it possible to be put in your pocket. That small, but powerful device with that so-called neural engine that comes with your phone, for $1000.00, it’s a steal.

You cannot make a phone that sophisticated for $1000 all by yourself, can you? So please stop bashing iPhone haters. It’s the best iPhone yet.

Anyway, Animojis are awesome and I love animoji and I’m excited to pre-order it this October and receive it by November this year! And oh, the girl animoji model (pictured above) in the iPhone X page at Apple.com is pretty, I love you girl, whoever you are!

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Personal Random

Brand New iPad Mini 2 32GB at Lazada with passcode

If you bought a “brand new” iPad at Lazada.com.ph, specifically the “Apple Ipad Mini 2 Retina 32GB Wifi (White)/Silver” on sale for 11,499.00 and after you open it, it has a pass code, return it immediately. It isn’t brand new. It’s just resealed and it has a previous owner. Brand new iPads will never ever have a pass code by default.

Don’t attempt to unlock it or reset it via iTunes Recovery Mode, because you won’t be able to. It’s blocked and it will be locked forever, unless the previous owner unlocked it. Just return it to Lazada within 7 days after you purchased the item.

If you’re unlucky and 7 days have passed, then you’ll be stuck with that unusable iPad. You can’t resell it because it won’t be used by anyone, anymore.

Lucky for me I was able to return the iPad with passcode. It’s best to open it immediately while the Lazada delivery guy is at your doorstep, then return it on the same day if it has a passcode by default.

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Personal

WordPress theme optimized for Apple Watch

While tinkering with my Apple Watch and browsing the web using my Apple Watch, I checked my blog if it displays handsomely in an Apple Watch, but sadly it didn’t. Now I’ve been searching for a WordPress theme that is so responsive, it will still display beautifully in an Apple Watch.

After minutes of searching, I just found out that there is not WP theme that is optimized for a 1-inch screen! It’s like, what the hell, Apple watch was released last year but still, nobody made a got damn theme for WordPress that displays responsively in very small screens.

If you Google it now, you can’t find what you’re looking for. Wonder why? Because the so-called experts are saying that the Apple Watch is not meant for browsing, it’s just meant for all the other things that you can do with your smartphone, except browsing. It’s like, what the, why? What the **** are they thinking? They invented a watch with a browser that is not meant for browsing? Anyway, it doesn’t have a browser by default, but you can install a browser.

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Personal

It has been a busy month

I’ve been busy in the past few weeks doing work. Yes guys, I’m already working here in Singapore as an iPhone app developer. I love programming and I’ve been addicted in developing useful iPhone games and iPhone apps. I almost forgot that I have a blog to update. Good thing I still remember that I have a blog and now, I’m updating it. My social life was almost gone. I never went out with my friends here in SG.

My daily routine is work, then go home, then work again, and go home again to sleep. And of course, I eat lunch and dinner. I only eat twice a day. Unlike before when I live with my parents in the Philippines, I eat 3 meals a day. Now, I only eat twice! I’m on a diet now! Hahaha!

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Gadgets

The iPad 2: Will this change everything again?


I don’t know if this new tablet changes everything again, but I want to have one. It’s sleek, it’s fast, and it’s a chick magnet. I already wrote about it at Gizmosync. Check my article out if you’re interested to read it. If you’re not interested about iPad 2, then don’t bother to read my post.