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Xcode 12.3 Now Available

Xcode 12.3 Now Available

If you have been ignoring the “updates available” notification on your Mac recently you may not be aware that Xcode 12.3 is now available from Apple. This new version of Xcode includes the SDKs for …

Software Development

A SwiftUI Siri Shortcut Tutorial

A SwiftUI Siri Shortcut Tutorial

As previously discussed, the purpose of Siri Shortcuts is to allow key features of an app to be invoked by the user via Siri by speaking custom phrases. This chapter will demonstrate how to …
An Overview of SwiftUI Siri Shortcut Integration

An Overview of SwiftUI Siri Shortcut Integration

When SiriKit was first introduced with iOS 10, an app had to fit neatly into one of the SiriKit domains covered in the chapter entitled “An Introduction to SiriKit” in order to integrate with Siri. …
A SwiftUI SiriKit NSUserActivity Tutorial

A SwiftUI SiriKit NSUserActivity Tutorial

In this chapter, an example project will be created that uses the Photo domain of SiriKit to allow the user, via Siri voice commands, to search for and display a photo taken on a specified date. In …
Customizing the SiriKit Intent User Interface

Customizing the SiriKit Intent User Interface

Each SiriKit domain will default to a standard user interface layout to present information to the user during the Siri session. In the previous chapter, for example, the standard user interface was …

Operating Systems

Managing KVM on Ubuntu 20.04 using the virsh Command-Line Tool

In previous chapters we have covered the installation and configuration of KVM-based guest operating systems on Ubuntu. This chapter is dedicated to exploring some additional areas of the virsh tool …

Creating an Ubuntu 20.04 KVM Networked Bridge Interface

By default, the KVM virtualization environment on Ubuntu creates a virtual network to which virtual machines may connect. It is also possible to configure a direct connection using a MacVTap driver, …

Creating Ubuntu 20.04 KVM Virtual Machines with virt-install and virsh

In the previous chapter we explored the creation of KVM guest operating systems on an Ubuntu host using Cockpit and the virt-manager graphical tool. In this chapter we will turn our attention to the …

Creating Ubuntu 20.04 KVM Virtual Machines using Cockpit and virt-manager

KVM-based virtual machines can easily be configured on Ubuntu using either the virt-install command-line tool, the virt-manager GUI tool or the Virtual Machines module of the Cockpit web console. …

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