1. SearchLink for Editorial

    Brett Terpstra has just updated his popular SearchLink service to version 2.0. If you're not familiar with SearchLink, it's an OS X Service that automatically generates Markdown links from search results. It can turn things like [Markdown](!g) into [Markdown](http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/). In this ...

  2. Custom Homescreen Icons with Pythonista

    Back in the day, when there was no iPhone SDK, you could already add web apps to your homescreen – basically glorified bookmarks that could specify their own icon and look (more or less) like a native app. Unfortunately, not all websites specify a proper apple-touch-icon, and sometimes you end up ...

  3. Beware of Unsigned Integers

    July 28, 2013

    Here's a little quiz: What value does m have after running the following code:

    unsigned int one = 1;
    long minusOne = -1;
    long m = MAX(one, minusOne);

    If your answer was "it depends" – congratulations, you can probably stop reading now.

    Here's the thing: If you run this on a ...

  4. Copy/Paste in the iOS Simulator

    July 21, 2013

    The keyboard shortcuts for copy/paste in the iOS simulator can be a bit confusing. This is especially true for Cmd+C and Cmd+V, which most people have deep in their muscle memory. When you invoke these in the iOS simulator, nothing seems to happen, and the titles in ...

  5. GitHub Mobile Pages

    July 16, 2013

    GitHub has finally introduced a mobile layout for repositories, issues, and some other views (most of what you'd want to access on a phone). I especially like the "less fancy, more fast" approach – they've not just tweaked the layout to make it more readable on a small screen ...

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