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Mac, iPhone, and iPad Programming

All things Apple under Mac OS X or iOS for iPhone and iPad.

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Core Data in Objective-C, Third Edition: Data Storage and Management for iOS and OS X

Core Data is Apple’s data storage framework: it’s powerful, built-in, and can integrate with iCloud. Discover all of Core Data’s powerful capabilities, learn fundamental principles including thread and memory management, and add Core Data to both your iOS and OS X projects. All examples in this edition are based on Objective-C and are up-to-date for the latest versions of OS X El Capitan and iOS 9.

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Core Data in Swift: Data Storage and Management for iOS and OS X

Core Data is intricate, powerful, and necessary. Discover the powerful capabilities integrated into Core Data, and how to use Core Data in your iOS and OS X projects. All examples are current for OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, and the latest release of Core Data. All the code is written in Swift, including numerous examples of how best to integrate Core Data with Apple’s newest programming language.

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iOS 9 SDK Development: Creating iPhone and iPad Apps with Swift

iOS 9 gives developers new tools for creating apps for iPhone and iPad, and our new edition of the classic iOS guide is updated to match. By writing clean, expressive, and maintainable Swift code, you’ll be able to pull in the iOS 9 SDK’s enormous feature set to deliver mobile applications. In this completely revised edition, you’ll work through an app’s entire lifecycle, from creating the project to publishing on the App Store.

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Build iOS Games with Sprite Kit: Unleash Your Imagination in Two Dimensions

Take your game ideas from paper to pixels using Sprite Kit, Apple’s 2D game development engine. Build two exciting games using Sprite Kit and learn real-world, workshop-tested insights about game design, including cognitive complexity, paper prototyping, and levels of fun. You’ll learn how to implement sophisticated game features such as obstacles and weapons, power-ups and variable difficulty, physics, sound, special effects, and both single- and two-finger control. In no time, you’ll be building your own thrilling iOS games.

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iPad and iPhone Kung Fu: Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for iOS 7

A shortcut straight to power-user level with over 300 tips, tricks, hints, and hacks to make your Apple device the one thing you can’t live without. Learn the secrets of FaceTime, Maps, Safari, and Mail. Transform your Apple device into a go-to office tool, as well as tighten security to deter theft. Designed to be dipped into, most tips in iPad and iPhone Kung Fu take only a minute to implement, but will change your life. Good for iOS 7 on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.