The macOS status bar is a powerful and convenient place to display essential information or provide quick access to your app’s functionality. By default, the status bar displays a standard system icon, but sometimes you may want to create a more customized experience by using your own views. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through how to use a custom view on the status bar in macOS using Swift and SwiftUI.
Before we get started, make sure you have the following:
In digital forensics, analyzing timestamps can provide valuable insights into the timeline of events and help reconstruct a digital crime scene. This article focuses on macOS forensics and delves into the analysis of timestamps using a real-world example.
By examining the metadata of a file, specifically the “icon.png.webp” file, we will explore various timestamps and their significance in forensic investigations.
Let’s start by analyzing the metadata of the “icon.png.webp” file using the “mdls” command in macOS, generally located in /usr/bin/mdls.
In modern software development, data persistence plays a crucial role in preserving and accessing user preferences and app state across sessions. With the release of Swift 5.1, a new feature called property wrappers was introduced, which allows developers to encapsulate and automate common behaviors associated with property access. In this article, we will explore how property wrappers can simplify data persistence using a practical example.
Let’s consider a scenario where we want to persist various user settings in our app, such as the user’s name, preferred currency, color scheme, profile picture, and the ID of the latest order placed. We can leverage the power of property wrappers to achieve this in a concise and efficient manner.
Add a property wrapper
In this way we add a @Storable property to use in your application.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way we interact with the world around us. AWS offers a robust suite of services for developing and managing IoT solutions, including the AWS IoT SDK for iOS and Android. In this detailed article, we will explore how to effectively utilize the AWS IoT SDK to create a sample iOS application that leverages MQTT protocol for sending GPS locations.
To get started, you will need the following:
An AWS account with access to AWS IoT resources.
Basic knowledge of iOS development using the Swift programming language.
Familiarity with Android development using either Java or Kotlin.
Step 1: AWS IoT Configuration:
Learn how to configure AWS IoT to establish a seamless connection between your devices and the cloud. Follow these steps:
This is my work in progress ~50cm Robotic Arm with 6 AXIS Servo motors, an Arduino and a RaspberryPi (for image recognition in phase 2):
While writing the C++ code in Arduino I found I needed a way to send easily and fast commands to Arduino with my iPhone using Bluetooth.
Basically I need to control my robotic arm using an external device instead of running and running again the code on the Arduino board.
For this reason: I’ve attached a BLE board to Arduino and I have created a simple app (completely written in SwiftUI 😍😎) that use BLE connection to connect to Arduino BLE board and send string commands that are parsed and executed.