I was trying to find out how to show the iOS Simulator in Xcode and discovered it.
Open the Finder and browse to
To get to the folder for Xcode then right-click on the App and choose show package contents.
This is more like a note to myself for if I ever get a new device, but I have had lots of problems since moving my email to a VPS server hosted by Webfusion in the UK. The primary issue is that the mail server that is installed as part of the Parallels Plesk Panel has an unusual quirk when trying to delete email from the server if you are using IMAP rather than POP on your Apple device.
“Unable to delete message from server” or similar error when deleting. Thankfully the solution is easy!
In the iPhone / iPad settings simply go to mail, and then the mail account and then advanced and in the IMAP Path Prefix add “INBOX” in capitals.
My iPad 2 was rather worse for wear and I decided that it was really time to replace it, but replace it with what?
I looked at what I primarily used the ipad for and realised that I mostly used it for Email, Web Browsing and Reading.
With this in mind I soon realised that there was no way I could justify parting with a huge amount of money for a “proper” iPad 4 with a retina display, there was really no need.
I decided instead to go for a new iPad Mini and got a striking red cover for it too. Its seems rather faster than my iPad 2, and so far when using it, I haven’t really noticed that the screen is any different. The main thing I notice is how light it is, and that it fits into my coat pocket. Thanks to iCloud, it has been a seamless transition moving all my apps and content (including books, email, and even open tabs in Safari) from my iPad 2 to new iPad Mini!
Apple have now released the latest version of their operating system, iOS 6.1, for the iPad and iPhone. The important question is what new features does iOS 6.1 bring to Apple devices?
The major new addition is support for more 4G LTE networks worldwide with another 36 carriers now supported which brings the total number up to 56. However, this is pretty irrelevant to UK users because the smartphone was already supported on EE’s 4G network.
However, that doesn’t mean it’s not worth updating because the update also includew a number of other important additions. One such addition is the option to download individual tracks from iTunes Match , which was removed in iOS 6.
Apple have also added a new button to reset the “Advertising Identifier” which is what advertisers use to bombard users with targeted adverts. You’ll now be able to reset the data , as well as having the option to opt-out of receiving targeted adverts.
US users will also now be able to use Siri to book cinema tickets thanks to the Fandango application. In essence users will now be able to order tickets using their voice alone, which is surely a sign of things to come.
iOS 6.1 also includes a number of security and bug fixes which are always an important inclusion in any operating system update. While, the overall speed and reliability of the operating system has also been improved.
iOS 6.1 is available to download right now on the iPhone 3GS and later and the iPad 2 and later. As always 3G recommends you backup your data before installing the update in-case anything goes wrong.
My original iconic white Apple headphones finally succumbed to the abuses of travelling earlier today, so I bought myself some of the new “Ear pods” and WOW they are amazing! Tiny headphones that produce sound that rivals a pair of large Sony headphones that cost over 4 x as much! What depth of bass! Stunned. Bravo Apple, again!
You can easily batch resize groups of images within Mac OS X by using the included Preview app, there is no need for any additional downloads or expensive photo editing applications, only Preview, which is free with your Mac! Here’s how to do it:
Batch resize images in Mac OS X
- Select all the images you want resized and open them within Preview (select using the shift key and clicking, and then right-click and choose open with, and then choose Preview)
- From Preview, select the images that you want to batch resize from the side column showing all the images (Command+A will select them all)
- Now, go to the menu labeled Tools, and then Adjust Size
- Enter a value for what you want the new width and height to be
- Images are automatically saved over the top of the originals as the new size
- All the images you selected are now resized!
This works in Preview that is included in virtually all versions of Mac OS X!
Depending on the power of your machine you can convert thousands of images in one go – my personal record is 14,304 book covers on an i7 MacBook Pro Retina with 16Gb RAM and an SSD, converted into thumbnail form, and it only took around 8 minutes to complete!