Discover the top 10 most trending searches on Google in 2014

                Google has recently revealed the top 10 most popular searches in 2014.   First one in the United States: 1. Robin Williams 2. World Cup       3. Ebola 4. Malaysia Airlines 5. Flappy Bird 6. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 7. ISIS 8. Ferguson 9. Frozen 10. Ukraine The top 10 most trending searches from all over the world: 1. Robin Williams 2. World Cup     3. Ebola 4. Malaysia Airlines 5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 6. Flappy Bird 7. Conchita Wurst 8. ISIS 9. Frozen 10. Sochi Olympics  Curiously, one of the most popular free iOS games “2048”...

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Remote debugging on Mac OS X with XCode 6

  I’m currently trying to remote debug one of my Mac application: build on Yosemite 10.10 and try to debug on my old MacBook under Lion 10.7.5 (which has not Xcode installed) As far as I know, the remote debug option has unfortunately disappeared since Xcode 4. Digging on forums didn’t give me a solution but it seems that one tool called debugserver is used when remote debugging on iPhone. This tool is included in the Xcode package (DeveloperDiskImage.dmg), for iPhone only. But it is possible to build it from the lldb sources: * Step 1: building debugserver for OS X on...

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How to make Notifier Pro for Gmail your default mail app

Since Yosemite, Apple is not allowing the sandboxed application to change the default application handler, so we can’t make it within the application itself. But the good news is that Notifier Pro for Gmail is able to answer to the mailto: URLs, and here is how you can proceed to make the change: 1. Open the Mail.app (the one installed by default on your system). 2. On the top menu, Mail -> preferences 3. in the General tab, the first option: Default email reader .  Change this to ‘Notifier Pro for Gmail’, located in your Application’s folder. that’s it, now...

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Make your application reply to mailto: links

- For the application ‘Notifier Pro for Gmail’, I wanted to add a ‘compose’ functionality, and also to make it the default mail application when we click on a browser link ‘mailto:’ The first step is to add the following key to your .plist <key>CFBundleURLTypes</key> <array> <dict> <key>CFBundleURLName</key> <string>Email Address URL</string> <key>CFBundleURLSchemes</key> <array> <string>mailto</string> </array> <key>LSIsAppleDefaultForScheme</key> <true/>...

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Play with shaders – black and white – part 1

While developing my game ‘Ice Heroes’, i discovered the shaders with cocos2d. I won’t explain in detail what is it, there is tons of resources about it, but basically, it is a small program used to display an object (http://www.opengl.org/wiki/Shader). If you have a look at the cocos2d sources, you can see that every node rendered on screen is using a default shader: kCCShader_PositionTextureColor. This program key is set in CCShaderCache.m in loadDefaultShaders. It is composed of a vertex shader (executed on every vertex), and a fragment shader (executed every pixel on...

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