Apple publishes OS X Yosemite release notes on JavaScript for Automation feature
With the impending release of OS X Yosemite for the Mac, Apple is debuting a host of new features and capabilities in its desktop operating system. JavaScript for Automation addresses the growing developer need for more automation in application development.

In the release notes, Apple detailed the new host environment for JavaScript, which adds properties such as automation, application, library, path and progress. The document covers accessing applications, syntax, element and filtering arrays, object creation, scripting additions, UI automation, the Objective-C bridge, and more.

More details can be found in the release notes. OS X Yosemite is set for release sometime in October.

Tim Cook explains Apple’s privacy commitment in an open letter to customers
Following the iCloud hacking scandal, Apple published a new Web page to explain how it handles users’ personal information, what they collect, and why it does what it does.

“At Apple, your trust means everything to us,” Cook wrote in an open letter to customers. “That’s why we respect your privacy and protect it with strong encryption, plus strict policies that govern how all data is handled.”

Cook added that Apple has never and will never work with any government agency for any country to create backdoors in any products or services, or provide them with access to servers.

“Our commitment to protecting your privacy comes from a deep respect for our customers. We know that your trust doesn’t come easy. That’s why we have and always will work as hard as we can to earn and keep it,” he wrote.

Red Hat to acquire FeedHenry
Red Hat announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire FeedHenry, a provider of enterprise mobile application platforms. With this acquisition, Red Hat can expand its portfolio of app development, integration and Platform-as-a-Service to support mobile app development.