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Fifa 15 Guide updated

Last week, we updated the Guide for FIFA 15 and I am just blown away by the reception.
The downloads have quadrupled and people are loving it.

We have some updates on the pipeline that will make FIFA 15 better.


MoneyCoach updated to 1.2


We released a big update for MoneyCoach that include several bug fixes and some new features:

– Better support for TouchID
– Transactions are grouped by date now
– Identify transfers better
– Added validation rules for transfers
– See transactions for every account
– Fixed small bug with pageControl
– Fixed a bug when displaying the Transaction by Category report
– Fixed a bug when setting a transaction as recurring

If you haven’t update it yet, then please go on Appstore and get the latest version.

You will thank us.


It is with immense joy that we released MoneyCoach over one week ago.
Since then we received some valued feedback and the app has been doing great so far.

We are constantly improving the app and fixing some stupid bugs.

If you want to contribute or have something to report, please write at We will be happy to assist you.

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Integrate Parse in Swift

On my last project, MoneyCoach, I had to integrate Parse in Swift. And after searching a lot and trying different solutions on StackOverflow, I decided to be a good citizen and save you guys a lot of time.

I will also cover in the next part to support iOS 7, because in iOS 7 the app crashes if you use the boilerplate code from Parse.

Of course this tutorial is focused only for the iOS users.

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iOS 8 Localization – Updating Storyboard and Xib Strings Files Using ibtool

This is a quick snippet on how to update your storyboard translation file, after you change your main Storyboard, for example, if you add or remove some new UILabels, etc.
I thought it would be kind of handy to have it here, rather than going through all the Apple Documentation. Enjoy
When you change user-facing text in .storyboard or .xib files, use the ibtool command to generate new strings files. Use another tool—for example, FileMerge—to identify the changes and merge them into the existing strings files for each language you support. Xcode doesn’t automatically update the corresponding strings files when you edit a .storyboard or .xib file.In Terminal, change to the Base.lproj folder, and run this command to generate a strings file for an xib file:

  • ibtool [MyNib].xib --generate-strings-file [MyNib_new.strings]

Optionally, localize the changes in the output file before merging the changes with the [MyNib].strings file in each lproj folder. To launch FileMerge from Xcode, choose Xcode > Open Developer Tool > FileMerge.

Alternatively, you can use the ibtool command to merge translations back into a nib file and perform other incremental localization updates, as described in the ibtool man page. Or use the appleglot command to manage changes to the strings files, as described in Localizing Text Using AppleGlot.

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Why your inbox is broken and nobody can fix it

When it comes to technologies and other cool stuff that promises new habits and life changing experiences, I like to call myself an early adopter.

The last 10 days or so, the email was the buzz them, and this because of an awesome service (and app) released by Google. Probably you know I am talking about Inbox by Google.
I jumped in to the beta programme and I have been searching, reading and playing with it. Continue Reading…

Core Data NSExpression Count Date

This is a short code that will get you the count of your entities in a Core Data based app.
The most important part is the NSExpressionDescription definition and NSExpression definition.

After searching and scratching my head a lot, I thought to save you some time by showing this piece of gist (not done by me). So thanks to Pete Aykroyd.

Improvements are always welcomed.

Social Media and Smartphone Facts: Review of Why Men Look For Business & Love While Women Seek Games & Knowledge

Social media and mobile use give us a treasure hoard of insights about our general habits as a community. So it’s only inevitable that we find numerous surveys about the two platforms based on one of the most popular categories: gender difference. These converging platforms are considered to be one of the biggest disruptive trends, as trivial as changing society’s shopping habits and critical as changing government through popular revolutions. And as in real life, men and women differ in using social media and their mobile devices.

We’re already familiar with the disparity in words used by both sexes. We have a comprehensive collation of words used by men and women in their social networks, which, interestingly, showcases the f-word as one of the favorites in men’s comments and posts.

Likewise, we’ve shown before in our previous infographic how women dominate men in social media; this time, we want to dig deeper using the recent studies on social media and mobile use by Pew and Nielsen, among others.

Apparently, the gender difference revolves around three distinct areas: our personal and professional relationships, the need for information and entertainment, and consumer behavior. On that note, we prepared this infographic based on those parameters for a broader look at how men and women differ. There are distinct variances. For instance, men are more likely to use social media for business and dating, while women for relationships, sharing, entertainment, and self-help.

Surprisingly, women ignore paid advertising more often than men. This makes sense because women in general are more conscious of their social circle and ads are intrusive strangers. Moreover, women seem to use their smartphones in more ways than men.  Here’s a mini-shocker: women play games in their smartphones 10% more often than men. In fact, women dominate men in almost all the top smartphone activities, such as, visit websites, download apps (surprise!), messaging, text, and camera use.


  • 38% of women play games on their smartphones and they outnumber men by 10%! [Tweet This]
  • 13% of men use social media for dating in comparison to only 7% of women. [Tweet This]
  • 71% of women on Facebook are willing to ‘like’ a brand for deals. Only 18% of men do that. [Tweet This]


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