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Sat, Dec 26, 2015The Not-Always-Connected Edition

Use Timed Access Control To Restrict When Devices Can Connect To Your Apple Base Station Wi-Fi, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

Worried that your teen or tween is spending all night unwired to her or his iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? Want your always-on Internet of Things device to be not-always-connected? While Mac OS X has timed access controls that let you specify during which hours a computer account may be used as well as a cumulative daily limit, iOS devices lack such options so many years into development, and only some third-party equipment lets you set active hours.

But if you have a network of all Apple Wi-Fi base stations, you can set timed access in a manner that sticks for wirelessly connected hardware. The Access Control option only lets you choose days of the week and times of the day to block usage, but it’s effective.

Is Blocking Device Necessary On Wi-Fi With A Password Set?, by Glenn Fleishman, Macworld

A reader finds a hidden feature, a bug, and a quandary in using Timed Access Control with Apple's Wi-Fi gear.


Notability: A Powerful, Yet Simple Note-Taking App, by Mallorie Deaton, Today's iPhone


Swifty Target/Action, by Mike Ash

Cocoa's target/action system for responding to controls is a great system for Objective-C, but is a bit unnatural to use in Swift. Today, I'm going to explore building a wrapper that allows using a Swift function as the action.

After 500,000 Apps Built, Bizness Apps Launches Apex, A New White-Label App Builder, by Fitz Tepper, TechCrunch

The new platform was built with the goal of shortening total development time, and will combine design, app building, and marketing all into one web-based platform. Essentially, Apex contains everything someone a web professional needs to quickly build interactive apps for clients.

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