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Working with UTF8 Encoded strings in iOS

I designed a digital audio dock for a major client. The dock accepts both 30-Pin apple devices and Lightning-connector apple devices, in other words almost all iPods, iPhones and iPads. The dock has a network interface so that it can connect to, and be controlled by, other devices, such as another iOS device. The device […]

 

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Microchip’s MPLAB X Gets an update. V1.95 Now available.

Microchip have released an update to their IDE, MPLAB X. MPLAB X IDE v1.95 is available now for download from┬áhere This seems to be a minor point release with the following main updates since v1.90 ICSP cable support for UNI/O SQTP in Aux Memory support Harmony quick start and Forum links Enum label support within […]

 

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iOS 7 Tech Talks – Apple Developer

Guess who is not going to Apple’s Tech Talk in London this year? Yip – I just got an email saying I wasn’t successful at getting a place this year. Places on these seminars are like hens teeth! iOS 7 Tech Talks – Apple Developer.

 

Apples and Oranges

I Watched the Apple Keynote speech in which Tim Cook and others gushed about the latest devices and software to come from Cupertino. There is new iPad Air, iPad Mini with retina display and, very interestingly, some more details about the new Mac Pro including for the first time, pricing. At over $3000 dollars, I […]

 

Update: Issues with ICD3 on Mac OS X

Just a brief update on the issue I had using ICD3 on Mac OS X. Having removed all traces of Java 1.7 (aka JRE 7) from the Mac, the ICD3 still wouldn’t work. I un-installed MPLAB X and re-installed it again and I’m happy to report that it is working again now.

 

Issues with ICD3 in Mac OS X

I’ve been using Microchip’s MPLAB X on Mac OS X for some time now, and really getting along nicely with it. I use it for various projects and with a range of different hardware targets and programmers. I’m using MPLAB X v1.90 with PicKIT2, PicKIT3 and ICD3 and until recently I’ve had little or no […]

 

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