CocoaPods & WatchKit applications

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By default Podfiles only link Pods framework to the main target. So you’ll need something like: link_with ‘AppName’, ‘AppName WatchKit Extension’ to indicate that you want the Pods to extend to the WatchKit target! Simple but a bit of a head scratcher at first.

Showing Console console.log output and Javascript errors with PhoneGap on Android/Eclipse

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While one would expect console.log() messages to show up in the Eclipse console tab (which shows the Android emulator being launched), they actually show up in the LogCat tab, a mechanism for collecting and viewing system debug output on Android. However the LogCat tab/windows is not shown by default on Eclipse. In order to show… Read more »

8 days with a Motorola Xoom

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After reading my friend Steven O’Grady excellent Xoom review and selling my iPad (1) in anticipation of the iPad 2 announcement, I decided to pick up a Motorola Xoom to test it and possibly keep instead of buying the newer iPad. I was told at Best Buy that their new return policy was 14 days… Read more »

Post Nexus One: what my next Android phone will be

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I’ve been very happy with the Nexus One. Since it’s the official Google Android developer phone, it usually gets the latest updates first, is easily rootable and comes with the bare Google Android experience untainted by the mobile phone companies proprietary bloatware and restrictions (wifi tethering, bluetooth keyboards, …). I’ve had it for a year… Read more »