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  • Surgery for broken iPhone Headphone jack

    Posted on July 4th, 2010 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    If your iPhone, iPod or iABC device’s headphone is not working, or if you hear the sound but can not change the song or use the button on the cable at all, then this blog post may help you keep your money in your pocket.

    To make this long story short: Your audio jack may have dirt in it and this may be preventing your “remote control” signals from reaching to the device.

    Fix: Clean it up!

    Warnings: DO NOT try to clean it with a screwdriver, wire or any sharp objects, including needle. Why? You can make holes on the backside of the audio jack and you may also ruin everything.

    How i fixed it: I opened my iPhone. ( doing so may (and probably is going to) void your warranty ) Removed screws till i’m free to move out the audio jack a little. I had to move it out so i can open it’s bottom. Here is what i removed from it:

    ( After the surgery, you see the bullet on the right below the coin )


    How you can fix it: Get your device to Apple and they will remove it quickly. If you don’t want to do that, try your chance and try to remove the dirt with a non-sharp / rubbery object. If you are so confident, you can try sharp objects too, but be very careful. If that doesn’t work, then you’ll have to open it.

    Result: Perfectly fully working headphones!

  • Flash CS5 iPhone dream ( nightmare ? )

    Posted on December 4th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Apple JuiceHowever this is not a recent news, i wanted to note some facts on my blog too.

    First of all, it’d be good to note that i have been using/coding on flash since year 1998; which makes it 12 years of experience till today. It’s fullname was Macromedia Flash 3. So i’m not an enemy of the Flash, animation and actionscript.

    Warning! Some of these sentences may tease you; read them calmly before shouting at me, there is an extra paragraph related to these teasing sentences (:

    First of all, for those who are not aware of the topic: Adobe announced that, CS5 will have a feature to export Flash applications as iPhone applications. iPhone will continue to NOT support SWF files in anyway. There will not be (at the time of this post – not announced by Apple) a Flash plugin even for Safari for iPhone. Flash will convert your Flash project into native/somewhat compiled iPhone application. You (currently) will not be able to test it on your computer (iPhone simulator), you have to install it to your device to try it… Ofcourse you still have to be a certified Apple iPhone developer by paying $100 per year (at the time of this post).

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  • Harmless Future Optimizations for xillions

    Posted on August 27th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Recently, there has been found a bug in iPhone’s camera roll display system. It’s related to the number of images taken with iPhone; if you take at least 10000 photos, you’ll face with this problem. Before returning to this topic, i want to tell about some similar problems:

    When i was working for Nokta Inc. (www.nokta.com) and creating a clustering system for uploaded images, i wanted to extend possibilities and push the limits for image and user counts. Any technic might work, but according to your solution, there might be so many works that you can not handle in necessary time; not feasible. So this could ruin the project’s evolving process and project plans. You might have to re-write many codes, redesign the whole system, maybe shut the sytem for a while… Because of this, i thought “what if every person in this world uses this system with more than one account”, people laughed at me in Nokta. But i designed it in my way ( in the same time duration ). Currently i’m not working in Nokta, but if they don’t rewrite the whole code, they won’t be facing with problems related to uploaded images system for a really long time. (However.. trying to seperate images and putting them into UN-real cdn systems would break and make developers to rewrite the whole code for image system).

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    (Kızılay, ANKARA)

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  • Converting an image to iPhone toolbar icon

    Posted on August 23rd, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 2 comments

    Creating an image for iPhone toolbar may be tricky. If you don’t want to draw pixel by pixel, or if you want more than 1 color (white), you need to make something different.

    For the technic i’ll be explaining here, If you are a Photoshop expert, you may extend the possibilities, but if you are not an expert, that also won’t stop you creating icons.

    Here is the small tutorial/tip:

    Other than Apple’s related requirements and guidelines (HIG), follow these steps:

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  • Bir Geleceği Yakalamak

    Posted on April 28th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment


    Bir Geleceği Yakalamak

    Cahit Çerçioğlu

    Nisan, 2009


    Türkiye internet sektörüne hızlı ve güzel girdi. Türkiye insanı teknolojiyi seviyor. Türkiye üniversitelerinden mezun olanlar ya işletmeci ya yazılımcı oluyor. Elbette başka bölümlerden de mezun var, ama Türkiye de pek çok farklı meslekten, bilişime kayma olduğunu hatırlatmak için bu şekilde bir cümle kurdum. Tek başına bakıldığı zaman elbetteki bir anlam teşkil etmiyor. “Yazılımcı Oluyor” kısmında, olmakla kasıt, iş bulmak değil, o eğitimi almak anlamında. Fakat benim şöyle bir görüşüm var; bitirdiğiniz bölümün ünvanını, o işi iyi yapana dek haketmezsiniz. Evet “Yazılım Mühendisliği” bölümü mezunuyum denir tabii ki, özgeçmişe de yazılır. Kocaman MBA yazısını görmek, göstermek insanların hoşuna gider. Fakat Türkiye’de, teknolojiyle ilgili bölümlere bakacak olursak, çoğu yazılımcı olarak büyüyor. Bilkent, Odtü gibi özel projelerle öğrencilerine destek veren okulları ve Tübitak gibi kurumları bunun dışında bırakıyorum.

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  • My first iPhone app is ready!

    Posted on April 18th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment

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    iPhone Application “Piyango” is available on all stores worldwide, but with Turkish content ofcourse.

    You can use it if you have an iPhone or iPod. (with minimum: version 2.0)

    Click here to download the app “Piyango”

    I am waiting for the acceptance of license agreement for artwork usage. So i can not put a standard “App Store image” for now. I’ll update the post after that.

    For details of the application you can go to the “Piyango” application’s own page.


  • Apple really considers bug reports

    Posted on April 15th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment

    I had sent a bug report to apple while i was working on my iPhone application. This bug was related to user interface components. (I’m sorry that I can not directly give the details because of the agreement ). I’ve let apple know this bug with the title “UITextfield background opacity affects background image too”.

    They were incredible in doing their job. In a short time i’ve received a mail from apple related to the report, they were saying “…Engineering believes this issue has been addressed in iPhone OS 3.0b3…”. And at that time new iPhone OS 3 beta released (beta 3).

    They’ve ended the mail with
    ” Thank you for your time. We truly appreciate your assistance in helping us discover and isolate bugs.
    Best Regards “.

    How come you can not love such a company!

    Thank you Apple! (However you are a bit slow and unresponsive to some situations, i think it’s because of the internal strategy and decisions.)