MKMapSnapshotter initWithOptions nullability

MKMapSnapshotter has the following constructor (within NS_ASSUME_NONNULL_BEGIN): – (instancetype)initWithOptions:(MKMapSnapshotOptions *)options NS_DESIGNATED_INITIALIZER; Which means an options param must be supplied. However the documentation contradicts this, stating “If you specify nil for this property, the snapshotter uses a set of default options that capture an image of the current user’s country”, thus Read more…

New Way to Override NSManagedObject Properties

There is a new, yet not very well-known way to override NSManagedObject properties without needing to manually call KVO methods willChangeValueForKey etc. This is achieved using dynamic accessors prefixed with managedObjectOriginal as follows: Department.h @interface Department : NSManagedObject @property (nullable, nonatomic, copy) NSString *name; @end Department.m @interface Department (DynamicAccessors) – (NSString Read more…

Common Init for a UIViewController Subclass

When creating a UIViewController subclass, e.g. in a framework, which you require to support being created from both storyboards and code, it is useful to implement initialisation which works for both. That can be achieved with a common init routine as follows: – (instancetype)initWithNibName:(NSString *)nibNameOrNil bundle:(NSBundle *)nibBundleOrNil{ self = [super Read more…

Revisiting Hackintosh

Like many others I’ve been unhappy with the lack of Mac hardware lately so thought I’d revisit the world of osx86 after many years. There seems to be many more people involved in the scene now including some excellent how-to Youtube videos even by some high profile Mac blogs and Read more…