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Mobile apps and number of concurrent connections

HTTP RFC Spec 2616 Section 8.1.4 (http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec8.html) says A single-user client SHOULD NOT maintain more than 2 connections with any server or proxy. A proxy SHOULD use up to 2*N connections to another server or proxy, where N is the number of simultaneously active users. While this spec was written quite a long time ago, it’s still a spec and you as a client developer should respect. Most browsers...

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iPhone 5 Wallpaper – New York City

iPhone 5 Wallpaper – New York City

I’m a fan of city skylines. Here is my own shot of New York City from Empire State Building for your shiny new iPhone 5. New York City – Tap this link to view the actual size It looks like this on my iPhone. Resized just the right way so that the city skyline stands out and the sky goes behind the date/time. Ok, this photo doesn’t do justice. Download it from here and try it yourself. — Mugunth Follow me on...

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iOS Tip: Applying a background pattern globally to all your views

Applying a pattern is something that you already know. But supporting the older 3.5 inch iPhones and the iPhone 5’s taller resolution means, shipping two sets of background images and choosing the right one depending on the device. However, there are at least two drawbacks of the above mentioned method. Firstly, shipping multiple images means you are increasing the download size of your app. Default.png and Background.png are usually...

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RDAR 12235700: Enable Auto Layout for new nib files only when deployment target supports it

Submitted this radar to Apple a couple of weeks ago. Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create a new single view application without using storyboards. 2. Change the minimum deployment target to iOS 5 or 5.1 3. Add a new view controller by selecting the “With XIB for user interface” option checked. 4. Create a button on your main view and link the button’s touch up inside action to a IBAction that presents the new view controller...

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Why I don’t like the 4 inch iPhone and a brief review of the EarPods

Why I don’t like the 4 inch iPhone and a brief review of the EarPods

So I got my iPhone 5 today after queueing for 7 hours. This product, like any other Apple product, looks great and feels great. The black iPhone is completely black all around, including the metal band. The device is light and thin and feels considerably light compared to the previous models yet feels strong. However, I’m not a fan of the new larger screen. Though Apple didn’t increase the width of the phone, it’s still...

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