I discovered this trick while repairing a MacBook Air with a broken screen. Mine additionally had a software problem that meant it wouldn’t start up far enough to recognize the display I had connected via Mini DisplayPort. To fix this, you have to:
Power off the MacBook
Connect an external keyboard, mouse and display
Press the power button on the MacBook and immediately close the lid!
The MacBook will now show its EFI boot screen and all (mac)OS output on the external monitor, allowing diagnosis and software restore, as well as enabling normal usage as a “clamshell” Mac.
When Tim Cook went quiet after having talked more than enough about the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, I felt a nearly forgotten sensation building up in my stomach. I’m too young to have witnessed Steve Jobs’ keynotes in pixelated live streams, but I’ve watched enough replays of those legendary events to recognize this deliberate pause towards the end of the presentation. Or so I thought, because my excitement for “one more thing…” was ripped to pieces seconds later when Mr. Cook shamelessly missed the opportunity and over-emphatically invited the press representatives to get their fingers dirty on the fancy new Touch Bar. Continue reading Apple proudly presents: they missed the boat again.→
After a few weeks of quiet research and development (no pun intended), I have launched my first app on the Apple App Store!
It’s called “Selfie Stickers for Messages”.
Quoting the App Store description:
Add a personal touch to any messages you send or receive with – wait for it – your own face! Selfie Stickers allows you to easily create your own stickers out of your selfies and other photos!
It’s as simple as 1-2-3:
1. Tap to take a selfie or select an existing one from your photo library
2. Crop the image to get the subject centered (a circular mask will be applied afterwards)
3. Done! Peel your facial expression of amazement away and stick it onto any message of your choice. Or tap to send the sticker as a photo for others to re-use!
Are you excited to try the new sticker feature in iOS 10’s Messages app?
Don’t like the existing, pre-built and emotionless stickers?
This app was made for you. It works with any picture you take and with all the photos you already have in your camera roll.
Turn that frown upside-down and send all the facial expressions your selfie camera can capture to your friends today!
Stay tuned for more features as I continue to enhance Selfie Stickers.
You can find it on the App Store for free:
It was a fun challenge and a refreshing departure from StarGame development and I hope you enjoy it as well. StarGame is also coming to the App Store pretty soon, so stay tuned for that!