Author: Drew

watchOS Local Notification Will Not Fire More Than Once

I seem to have come across a vexing issue with watchOS Local Notifications.  I have been trying to create an application that will fire off a local notification on the watch even if the device is away from its paired

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Steps Tracker Apple Watch App

Steps tracker Apple Watch and iPhone App

The Steps Tracker App allows a complication to be displayed on the watch face which shows a graphical representation of the how close you are to completing your target steps for the day. The complication will update throughout the day without

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Published Independent Author’s Novel

Ladybird, Ladybird Literary Fiction by independent author Valerie Bird

Today I published the latest novel by independent author Valerie Bird. Ladybird, Ladybird, a literary fiction novel, is the fourth title we have published together and we are starting to get quite a rhythm going with our collective efforts. Working

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Full Screen Apps in OS X

Using Red, Orange, Green Window Controls for Fullscreen Apps

With the release of Mac OS X Yosemite (10.10) Apple introduced Full Screen Apps. This allows you to set an application to take over the whole of your screen for distraction free working*. It also enables you to ‘flick’ between

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New Dangerous Virus (CryptoLocker)

New type of Virus: Ransomware becoming more prevalent.

Windows users need to be particularly careful at the moment not to open any attachments that you are not expecting. Particularly if they come pretending to be from your bank, PayPal or a delivery company. Be doubly careful if you

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