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Xcode error with no JSON request provided in the payload

Posted: May 8, 2016
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

Xcode and its strange quirks keep errors coming thick and fast when its time to submit archives to the Apple App Store.

Here's an interesting one related to JSON requests:

Xcode no JSON payload error warning

The solution?

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Fixing Xcode error with iPad multitasking support requires these orientations warning

Posted: May 8, 2016
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

Here's a new Xcode error we came across when attempting to submit an archive to the Apple App Store:

Xcode iPad error warning

This one confused us at first because we had selected the orientations for how the App would be displayed in our project settings file.

The solution is, however, absurdly simple...

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Resolving Xcode CFBundleIcons no image found error

Posted: April 14, 2016
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

Xcode is pretty great for a free piece of software BUT that doesn't mean it's without its quirks.

One of those that we encountered recently was the following message when attempting to submit an archived package to the Apple App Store:

ERROR ITMS-90032:“Invalid Image Path - No image found at the path referenced under key 'CFBundleIcons': icon.png”

Not the kind of warning you expect to see after optimising your App and providing all the necessary launch icons and splash screens - even more so AFTER the App had passed validation - so what was causing this?

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Fixing Xcode 7.2 issue with Missing iOS Distribution signing identity error

Posted: February 23, 2016
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

Here's another Xcode 7.2 error we encountered while attempting to validate an iOS archive prior to submission to the Apple App store:

Failed to locate or generate matching signing assets

Xcode attempted to locate or generate matching signing assets and failed 
to do so because of the following issues.

Missing iOS Distribution signing identity for ... Xcode can request one for you.

Fixing this is, thankfully, quite easy...

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Resolving Xcode 7.2 issue with Cordova CDVViewController.h file not found

Posted: February 22, 2016
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

If you're using Cordova PhoneGap and have recently upgraded to Xcode 7.2 you might be experiencing the following build error when attempting to create an archive for submission to the Apple App store:

Cordova/CDVViewController.h file not found

It's an odd one because you've double checked your software installation; PhoneGap and Xcode are up to date and you can publish the app to an iOS device for testing without issue.

As this only happens when creating archives for app submissions the error doesn't seem to make any sense whatsoever.

Thankfully the solution is incredibly simple to implement...

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5 Ways to keep your Mac laptop from overheating

Posted: January 13, 2016
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

Mac laptops are generally quite reliable but, like any equipment, they can develop faults and, if not properly maintained, are likely to become prone to frequent problems later on.

One of those problems may involve overheating.

Here are 5 steps you can take to minimise and reduce overheating on your Mac laptop...

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Preventing Mac laptop overheating with resource intensive processes in El Capitan OS X

Posted: January 12, 2016
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

If you've upgraded to El Capitan and found your Mac laptop getting ridiculously hot after a short amount of time - EVERY time you use it - then here's how to help solve this (very serious) issue...

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Recording your iPhone or iPad screen and audio to your Mac

Posted: February 14, 2015
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

In this tutorial we'll take you through capturing screen and audio content from your iPhone or iPad and recording that to your Mac with a fantastic little App called X-Mirage.  

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Mac developers do it better

Posted: July 20, 2014
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

No matter what your opinion of the Apple Mac platform; whether you love or loathe it there's no denying the passion behind developers who create the software.

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Resolving iMovie 10's red tint on MOV file import

Posted: February 3, 2014
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

If you've recently upgraded to Mac OS X Mavericks you might find yourself experiencing an issue with importing MOV files into iMovie 10. Like many user's reporting similar experiences on the Apple forums you will probably find that your MOV files take on a red tint that can't be removed or corrected once they have been imported into iMovie.

Despite Apple's usual attention to creating an intuitive and seamless experience this is one issue that, as yet, has not been fixed by our friends from Cupertino.

So what to do?

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Installing Ant on Mavericks Mac OS 10.9

Posted: January 9, 2014
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

When installing the Android platform for Cordova PhoneGap 3.1 on Mac OS 10.9 you might come across an error message informing you that the ant command could not be executed.

This is a relatively simple fix to implement, all it requires is a little command line jiggery-pokery.

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Configuring root access on your Mac

Posted: January 3, 2014
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

If you don’t have administrator access to your Mac and need to perform tasks such as installing software then you’ll need to acquire root access. To do this is relatively simple, just follow the steps outlined below and you should be up and running in the space of 3 minutes or less:

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Remembering Steve Jobs

Posted: October 5, 2012
Written by: Saints At Play
Category: Apple

Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs; a man whose personality was often as newsworthy as his accomplishments. Loathed and admired, in almost equal measure, Jobs had an impact that went far beyond the borders of silicon valley. Helping to transform the image of computers from dull, grey and beige towers to engaging and aesthetic devices that spawned a multi-billion dollar industry which became an integral part of everyday life for millions of people was just one of his many achievements.

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