1 • Developing Apps For Wearables And The Iot Using Javascript

"How JS developers can apply their skills to make their own applications for wearbales and IoT such as the Pebble Watch, Ninja Blocks or other devices.

There’s more to JavaScript than just the Web; it’s making its way into wearables and Internet of Things devices, according to Web developer and SitePoint author Patrick Catanzariti.

Catanzariti spoke with Techworld Australia about his work using JavaScript to develop for Pebble Watch and Ninja Blocks, as well as the pros and cons of working with the language for wearables and Internet of Things devices.

Catanzariti, who this week spoke the YOW! Connected conference in Melbourne, said that there are more wearable devices and IoT applications that use JavaScript."

JavaScript is about as close to the Swiss knife in programming as you can get.


2 • How The New X-Callback-Url In Byword Improves My Writing Workflow On The Ipad – See More At: Http://Www.Geekswithjuniors.Com/Note/How-The-New-X-Callback-Url-In-Byword-Improves-My-Writing-Wor.Html#Sthash.Hfynznj8.Dpuf

"It’s been more than a year now that I’ve been writing regularly for this site. Initially, I used Byword to write most of my earlier posts. Then, I made a switch to iA Writer, because I really like how iA Writer automatically changes the font size based on the window width. I find it easier to write in iA Writer than in Byword.

I write mostly on the Mac. But, there are often cases where I need to finish an article on my iPad, or even on my iPhone. I really enjoy writing on the iPad, except for the part where I need to switch back and forth between the text editor and the browser. That’s why I prefer to research all the links that I will include in my posts on the Mac before I start my writing. Once all the links have been put into the draft document, I can easily write on any device without having to switch back and forth to the browser. – See more at: http://www.geekswithjuniors.com/note/how-the-new-x-callback-url-in-byword-improves-my-writing-wor.html#sthash.hFYnZNj8.dpuf"

It is getting easier to look at iOS for blogging. Panic have upgraded Prompt and there is now a version of Transmit for iOS, so ftp and SSH are doable from the iPad. Byword and iA Writer are both good markdown text editors.


3 • Mr. Reader Actions For Editorial

"Thanks again to Mr. Reader for sponsoring Macdrifter. I really can’t say enough good things about this RSS reader for iPad. All of themes for the app look gorgeous and the extensibility is unmatched.

Mr. Reader comes with some core actions but the action customization is wide open too. Using placeholder tokens for an article, such as URL, author, title or even selected text, you can create a huge variety of your own personalized tools.

Here’s a Mr. Reader action that I pair with an Editorial workflow for grabbing an article and immediately turning it into a draft linked post for Macdrifter.

The Mr. Reader action leverages the Editorial URL scheme. The action sends out the URL, title, author and any text I have selected. The title becomes the the document title and the article title. The selected text becomes a quote."

Mr. Reader is an excellent RSS reader for the iPad. It also coordinates with Drafts.


4 • How To Mount Webdav Filesystem On Mac?

"The correct way to mount a WebDAV-enabled server directory in OS X is like the example you mentioned works. The reason it’s asking for a username and password is because you’ve specified the -i argument, which denotes Interactive mode (you are prompted for the username and password).

To mount a webdav for a certain user you would use like this:

mount_webdav https://webdav.yandex.ru/username/ /Volumes/temp/
If you don’t want to be prompted for the username and password then you can store the user credentials in your keychain.

see Apple’s MOUNT_WEBDAV man page for more information."

Webdav is a secure database system. You might have access to it through your web provider as well. It is most often used for securely storing Calendar fav – caldav and contact information.


5 • The Best Third Party Keyboards For Ios 8

"Now that iOS 8 is here, it’s brought with it a ton of third party keyboards that offer features that Apple’s built-in keyboard doesn’t. From better predictive text to cloud syncing and swipe-to-type, there are several to choose from, including some names you’ll recognize. Let’s take a look at the best of the best.

iOS 8 brings iOS users something that’s been a long time coming—the ability to replace the built-in keyboard with a new one from a third-party developer. Our friends over at Gizmodo recently looked at a few great keyboard options for iOS 8 users, but even since then more have hit the scene. We tested all of the ones below, and here are the best ones we think are worth trying out."

I’m justing getting into this area. The Text Expander keyboard is vital – normal expansion used to suck. Many apps (for example 1Password) have a built in browser as well.