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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How to fix if ‘My Photo Stream’ is not working on your Macintosh / OSX including on your iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacMini, Mac Pro Computers

Here is the solution if your ‘My Photo Stream’ iCloud Apple Photos App feature is not working correctly.

 
Assumption:

  1. You have sign in your iCloud Account on Your Mac
  2. My Photo Stream is selected & Active inside your System Preferences > iCloud > Photos App Settings

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Why you should turn off My Photo Stream on all of your Apple iCloud Enabled Devices including MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

I have just turned off Apple iCloud’s Photos App related feature called ‘My Photo Stream’.

 
Apple iCloud Photos Settings on Macintosh OSX Desktop & Laptop

 

 
Apple iCloud Photos Settings on iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

 

 
My Photo Stream suppose to help every Apple user with multiple Mobile / Handheld devices like iPhone / iPad & iPod touch to collects all photos taken from camera & collects under one folder called ‘My Photo Stream’ in the cloud on Apple Servers.

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Colour Behaviour Study of Japan / True Black on Real Life Physical Paper & on Computer Displays or Screens

I am hereby documenting few of my thoughts about black colour behaviour on Physical Paper & on Computer Display or on Screen.

 
I was from BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) – Applied Art background so we had subjects like Illustration, Calligraphy, Typography, Print Media Design, Logo & Symbol Design, Branding & Identity Design.

 
We use to design our assignments using Japan Black ink which is vary dark in contrast & which creates high contrast reach feeling of black colour tone on white paper.

 
So when we print our designs done in Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw we use to fill the design with (CMYK) Cyan: 100%, Magenta: 100%, Yellow: 100%, K(Black): 100% than using only K: 100%. This CMYK values use to create high contrast Japan Black ink fill on White Paper.

 

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How to secure macOS – OSX & iOS Wi-Fi Network with recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points

I will list down steps to secure your macOS & iOS Wi-Fi Network.

 

Step 01: First things first, Update you Macintosh, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch & even AirPort Express, Airport Extreme base stations for latest software using Mac App Store.

 

Step 02: Choose Unique & Safe SSID (Service Set Identifier) Wi-Fi network name

 
Wi-Fi network name is case sensitive. Choose a unique name for your network and that isn’t shared by other nearby networks. If your SSID isn’t unique, Wi-Fi devices will have trouble identifying your network. This could cause network device to fail to automatically connect to your network, or to connect to other networks sharing the same SSID.

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Here is how you can call method or function in FirstViewController.swift from another Class called SecondViewController.swift in your iOS or macOS project within Xcode

Here is situation in your Xcode project that you want to call method from another class swift file to your original class of swift file.

 
Let’s call your original swift class file ‘FirstViewController’ which has ‘UIViewController’ as super class.

 
Second swift that you want to call function from we will assume that it has ‘SecondViewController’ as class name & it has ‘UIViewController’ as super class.

 
You have written function called ‘printSomething()’ in your ‘SecondViewController’ that would be triggered when somebody taps on button present on ‘FirstViewController’ as IBAction called ‘printThis(sender: UIButton)’

 
So you will write printThis function as follows:

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Creating single PDF by combining multiple image, pdf, png, jpg, jpeg files & documents using Preview on Mac OS X

Preview Macintosh OS X Application Image Editing Batch Processing

Here is simple solution to create single PDF by combining multiple files from various files types.

 

Assumption: I Assume you have 10 png files that you want to combine in to single PDF file.

 
Note: It really doesn’t matter if those 10 files have different height & width dimensions.

 
Here is how to do this:

 
Step 01: Locate & Open Preview in Applications folder on your Macintosh

 
Step 02: Select Preview now go to File > Open

 
Step 03: Select & Open all desired files in Preview

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