“Where I work we have a department that develops apps for iPhone and iPad,” Wil Gomez writes for Mac360. “That means I get to view new apps while they’re in development. It’s a fun activity to see the latest and greatest before it gets released.”

“These in-house app developers use Macs, of course, and that means iOS Simulator. Think of Simulator as an app that runs iOS apps on the Mac, fully visible and working on the Mac’s screen,” Gomez writes. “It’s like having the iPhone – and all its apps – as a Dashboard Widget. I want my iPhone on my Mac’s screen.”

“Why couldn’t Apple update the developer Simulator app and make it available to every Mac user?” Gomez writes. “Here’s the scenario. My iPhone is in my pocket while I’m working on my Mac, but I want to check or use an iPhone app that does not have a syncing counterpart on the Mac. Click the iPhone icon in the Dock, and the iPhone’s screen appears on the Mac screen; fully functional, fully usable, fully visible, but point-and-click replaces the iPhone’s tap-the-screen. How cool is that?”

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