WWDC: Apple App Store, iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, ARKit and machine learning capabilities

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicked off today with new and improved features for developers. The conference opened up with a video of what would happen if suddenly all our applications disappeared and developers stopped developing them. The result lead to confusion, mayhem and disorder. “Keep making apps,” the video ended. “The world depends on … continue reading

Microsoft’s Cognitive Toolkit 2.0, Apple’s developer earnings, and Dotty 0.1.2-RC1 — SD Times news digest: June 2, 2017

Microsoft is continuing to make advancements in artificial intelligence. This week, the company announced the new version of its Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (previously known as CNTK), which is used in production-grade enterprise deep learning workloads. The toolkit includes new features since its beta release in October 2016. With the new release, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit gets … continue reading

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Git 2.13, MobileTogether 3.2, GDPicture.NET SDK version 14 and Apple’s acquisition of Beddit — SD Times news digest: May 10, 2017

The open-source distributed version control system Git has reached version 2.13. The latest release includes features and bug fixes, as well as a brief security announcement. According to the Git team, version 2.13 fixes a git shell program vulnerability for those running their own Git hosting server. The release also includes SHA-1 collision detection to … continue reading

MIT CSAIL’s WiGait, Check Point discovers OSX/Dok malware, and Apple suggests self-driving changes to Calif. DMV — SD Times news digest: May 1, 2017

Researchers from MIT CSAIL have been working on a system called WiGait, which accurately monitors walking speed in a way that is both continuous and unobtrusive. The researchers’ paper presented the device, saying it measures the walking speed of multiple people, with 95 to 99 percent accuracy using wireless signals. Professor Dina Katabi at MIT’s CSAIL says … continue reading

Apple’s LivePhotosKit JS, Lyrebird’s voice imitation algorithm, and Augmenta Studio — SD Times news digest: April 24, 2017

Apple has announced a new Live Photos API for developers. The JavaScript-based API, LivePhotosKitJS, enables developers to provide Live Photo features on iOS and macOS. Live Photos enables users to relive their favorite moments with images that provide both movement and sound. In addition, the company is providing SDKs to help developers build apps that … continue reading

Apple iOS 10.3: APFS implementation, developer improvements, and security updates

Apple has announced iOS 10.3 with the highly requested “Find my AirPods” feature, new Apple File System (APFS) implementation, and a number of developer improvements. Other enhancements include bug fixes and touch ID authentication for its Numbers, Pages, and Keynote productivity apps. The latest version of the mobile operating system went through seven beta versions … continue reading

Swift reaches TIOBE’s top 10, BlackBerry Dynamics Communication APIs, and 97 Things Programmers Need to Know — SD Times news digest: March 20, 2017

Swift has made it into the TIOBE Index’s top 10 programming languages for the first time. Swift is a programming language Apple created about three years ago to replace its other application development language Objective-C. “The expectations were high right from the start, but adoption took off slowly. That is for good reasons by the … continue reading

Industry Watch: NativeScript takes web developers mobile

JavaScript developers are taking over the world. More applications than ever before are living on the client, using APIs to connect to any requisite (and most likely cloud-based) back-end services. With that, we’ve seen an explosion of tools and frameworks to make JavaScript development seem more like traditional programming, handling large codebases and issues such … continue reading

Stack Overflow analyzes languages used on weekends, WebKit talks future of 3D graphics, and CoreOS moving to Kubernetes—SD Times news digest: Feb. 8, 2017

Stack Overflow wanted to see what languages tend to be used on the weekends by developers, so the organization used its public StackLite dataset on Kaggle to explore that question. According to Stack Overflow, it saw low-level technologies were popular on the weekends, like C++, C, pointers and assembly languages, and it saw tags like … continue reading

New developer features to come with iOS 10.3, KDE Slimbook released, and Node.js certified developer program—SD Times news digest: Jan. 26, 2017

As part of Apple’s iOS 10.3 patch notes, the company said it will allow developers to respond to customer reviews in the App Store by the time iOS 10.3 is available. Giving developers the power to answer reviews means they can address unfair reviews and respond to customers that have questions about an application. With … continue reading

CareKit + ZeroKit, USDOT new automation committee, and Talend Data Fabric—SD Times news digest: Jan. 12, 2017

Apple has announced a new partnership with Tresorit to bring the Tresorit ZeroKit to Apple’s CareKit. Together, developers can provide more end-to-end encryption on their digital health apps and further protect patient data. “Technology can improve patient lives in ways not seen before,” Apple wrote in a blog post. “Yet risks to data security interfere … continue reading

Swift announces new project lead, Embarcadero updates RAD Studio, and Spare5 relaunches as Mighty AI—SD Times news digest: Jan. 11, 2017

Swift is welcoming Ted Kremenek as the new project lead for the Swift project—a change that will not impact day-to-day operations, according to Chris Lattner, Swift and Xcode head, in an announcement. Lattner added that he is still completely committed to Swift, but will move from Apple to Tesla to become the company’s vice president … continue reading

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