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Guided Access in iOS6 Beta

One of the features that stood out to me during the iOS 6 announcement at the recent Apple WWDC 2012 conference was Guided Access.I’ve had to develop a few web applications for use on iPads and other iOS devices that are designed exclusively for use in kiosks or similar setups, and Guided Access sounded a bit like a "kiosk mode" – similar to the iPads you see in Apple Stores demonstrating product features.

The feature didn’t seem to work at all in the first release of iOS6 beta, but the update to beta 2 has given some insight into its operation now, and I have to say I’m a bit disappointed.

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Merge in turn!

Every morning on the drive in to work, I’m amazed at the number of drivers who are seemingly incapable of grasping the concept of "merge in turn."

For those who’ve never heard of it (perhaps you don’t drive, or are living in a world of blissful ignorance) this is the name given to the optimal method of getting two lanes of traffic need to merge into one lane.

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Old games

I’ve now migrated across a couple of my older games, both made in Flash. So, no worky for iOS devices, but anything else should be OK. Mined Out Simon, the Fabulously Illuminated Kitten Also, as I’ve just noticed it – oddly enough, the last few posts have all been around the start of the hour.

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Hail!

For the last half an hour, it’s been hailing cats and dogs on-and-off. Not literally, of course – that would be quite ridiculous. But the hail that’s coming down is pretty big. I’m just hoping the hailstones aren’t large enough to dent cars like in this thread on the Pistonheads forums.

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House-hunting

The house that Alex and I are currently renting was put on the for sale market a couple of months ago, effectively telling us that our days in that house were numbered.

That’s probably not such a bad thing though, we are paying a lot for the house we’re in at the moment and the gardens really are unmanageably big.

So, we’re house hunting again.

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And away we go!

So, here we are – my new website is live and ready for human consumption… well, at least I think it is. The last time I updated my web presence was 2007 (hard to believe that that was five years ago) and I’ve pretty much just junked everything from the previous site. I’ll be bringing […]

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Dropbox, Sharing and You

Here’s a lesson for the class – if at any time in the past you have ever shared a folder in your Dropbox, don’t forget that you’ve done it. Otherwise, anything you put in that folder will be beamed across to everyone who’s accessed it, and you might inadvertently give away something secret!

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SWAT4 Dual Monitor Fix

SWAT4, released by Sierra in 2005, is a great tactical first-person shooter that puts the focus on saving lives as opposed to taking them. Unfortunately, the game doesn’t like dual monitor setups and most of the time bluntly refuses to load without the screen flickering like hell as it tries to work out what resolution […]

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Happy Independence Day!

To all of my American pals out there on the World Wide Web, congratulations on breaking yourself away from our oppressive regime all of those years ago. Oh, and as it’s literally impossible to let July the 4th slide without the eternal words of Will Smith, “Welcome to Earf.”

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