Here is solution if you are trying to upload your app to Apple iTunes Connect but you are stuck in “Uploading to App Store – Authenticating with iTunes Store…” Message

It’s every app developers dream time when he develops and then uploads his app to Apple App Store using Xcode.

 
At that moment of time while uploading your app if you are stuck in one place where Xcode organiser says “Uploading to App Store – Authenticating with iTunes Store” & there is no further progress.

 
Then here is how to solve this!

 
Just open Terminal App from your Applications > Utilities > Terminal.

 
Paste below code in Terminal & hit return key.

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Here is how to change < Back button text of your Apple iOS App

While we use app development methodology like MVC (Model, View, Controller) we encounter problem while navigating from one view to another how to change text of back button which get populated automatically by Apple iOS Operating System.

 
You can use below method in viewDidLoad method of your root view:

 

navigationItem.backBarButtonItem = UIBarButtonItem(title: "Back", style: .plain, target: nil, action: nil)

 
Here is another way of doing the same which can be done in ‘prepare for segue’ method of your app:

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Here is how to programmatically identify if user is on iPhone or iPad. There is also way to find out if user is on either device and if it is in portrait mode, landscape mode.

We will explore our ways to identify device of user whether it is iPad or iPhone, We will do all this in Swift Programming Language with latest Xcode build.

 
There four ways that iOS device will get identified .phone, .pad, .tv & .unspecified.

 
So code will look like this in swift

 

if (UIScreen.main.traitCollection.userInterfaceIdiom == UIUserInterfaceIdiom.pad) {
    print("It's iPad")
    // Your code here
    
} else if (UIScreen.main.traitCollection.userInterfaceIdiom == UIUserInterfaceIdiom.phone) {
    print("It's iPhone")
    // Your code here
    
} else if (UIScreen.main.traitCollection.userInterfaceIdiom == UIUserInterfaceIdiom.tv) {
    print("It's Apple TV")
    // Your code here
    
} else if (UIScreen.main.traitCollection.userInterfaceIdiom == UIUserInterfaceIdiom.unspecified) {
    print("It's Unknown Device")
    // Your code here
    
}

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What is Apple Store Kit Framework and how to write code for SKStoreReviewController API which will prompt user to write review for you App while using your app & without leaving your app

Introduction to StoreKit and Apple App Store policies

 
I will write down few concepts & ideas to help you understand to implement StoreKit app review functionality in your app using Xcode.

 
Important Points to remember

 
You can ask your users to rate your app on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. User can also choose to write review for iOS and macOS apps.

 
Developer can view, sort and respond to reviews in iTunes Connect.

 
About Summery of Ratings

 
Every App Store app has one summary rating on product page, specific to each territory on the App Store.

 
Developer can reset your app’s summary rating with release a new version of app.

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My new venture into selling Stock Photography on 500px.com

From the start of being student of BFA (Bachelor of Fine Art) – Applied Art & even before that when I started with automatic film camera I was trying to be good photographer or may be I was.

 
Last year of my graduation I bought Canon A520 Point & Shoot camera & using that camera I shot almost 6,500 i.e. Six Thousand Photos over span of 10 Years. Plus photos taken from Mobile Phone Camera that may count more than another 2,000 i.e. Two thousand Photographs.

 
In Year August 2016 I bought iPhone. Using my latest iPhone I just shot another 2,200 Photos plus Slo-mo, Time-lapse & Videos in just 9 Months.

 
So with this collection more than 10,000 Photos I have decided to post it on Flickr & more importantly on 500px.com profile of mine so that I can sell them as stock photography & fetch some price for my work.

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How to fix if ‘My Photo Stream’ is not working on your Apple iOS Devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

I have jot down few points to check why My Photo Stream is not working in your iOS Device & syncing Photos across iOS & OSX devices.

 
Solution & Few Check Points:

  1. You are sign in to iCloud using your preferred active Apple ID
  2. ‘My Photo Stream’ is checked & on your device under iOS Settings App under iCloud Photos related Section
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