SD Times news digest: BrowserStack debugging tools, Snowflake on Microsoft Azure and System.IO.Pipelines

BrowserStack is announcing new debugging tools and native mobile functionalities to its web and mobile app testing platform. In addition, the company announced it is adding new devices to its Real Device Cloud coverage with support for Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and the 2018 Apple iPad. Support for iPhone 6, 6s, 6s Plus and 2018 … continue reading

Apple reportedly limits developer access to users’ contacts

Apple wants to make sure developers don’t sell users’ phone contacts or use the data in any malicious way. The company quietly updated its App Store review guidelines to ensure developers cannot use information from contacts, photos or APIs to build a database, and then sell or distribute that database to third parties, Bloomberg found. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WearOS developer preview, Synopsys’ Coverity updates, and Apple App Store prohibits cryptocurrency mining

Google has announced new changes to the WearOS by Google developer preview. According to the company, battery life has been a major focus area. After reviewing developer feedback, the company found users were unhappy with the disabling of alarms and jobs for background apps. As a result, Google is reversing the change and will be … continue reading

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Apple’s WWDC features iOS 12, augmented reality and Shortcuts

Apple’s upcoming operating system will focus on performance. The company announced iOS 12 at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose today. According to Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering for Apple, the company is “doubling down on performance” in iOS 12 and working to make the operating system faster and more … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple developers form new union, ElectricFlow 8.3 and NVIDIA’s deep learning solution

A group of Apple developers are banding together to form the Developers Union. The union is designed to advocate for sustainability in the App Store, according to the developers. This is a community-driven “non-union union” designed to help improve the App Store by focusing on the issues that matter the most to developers. “Today, we … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple and Google’s accessibility initiatives, Rackspace acquires RelationEdge, and Theta Labs partners with Play Labs

On Global Accessibility Awareness Day yesterday, Apple announced it will be teaming up with educators from blind and deaf communities across the US to provide accessible coding to their schools. Starting in the fall, schools that support students with vision, hearing, or other assistive needs will teach the Everyone Can Code program for Swift, which … continue reading

Apple open sources FoundationDB

Apple has announced it is open sourcing its distributed database FoundationDB. Apple first acquired FoundationDB in 2015. FoundationDB is designed to provide “the power of ACID transactions in a distributed database.” It features a multi-model data store, a distributed architecture for scaling out and handling faults, and support for heavy loads. The database was first … continue reading

Apple wants developers to start transitioning to 64-bit apps

Apple developers should start transitioning their applications to support 64-bit. With the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, Apple will start warning users if they launch an app that doesn’t have 64-bit support. According to the company, if a user sees this alert, it means that the application is not optimized for their system. All … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CockroachDB 2.0, Windows 10 Insider preview, and AWS machine learning inference

Cockroach Labs officially announced the release of CockroachDB 2.0, its SQL database for global cloud services. The company first teased the upcoming release last month. The update includes geo-partitioning features to keep data close to the customer, performance benchmarks, and support for JSON. “Our 2.0 release marks a turning point for CockroachDB as we transition into … continue reading

IBM focuses on enterprise AI adoption at Think 2018

IBM released a number of new solutions designed to help enterprises harness the power of artificial intelligence. The company announced IBM Watson Data Kit and revealed new offerings with Apple at its technology conference IBM Think 2018 in Las Vegas this week. IBM Watson Data Kits is designed to accelerate the development of AI applications … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OpenSSH in Windows 10, GitLab 10.4 and Apple’s ARKit 1.5

Microsoft has announced a beta release of the OpenSSH client and server for Windows 10 Insider builds and Windows Server. “SSH is one of the most important tools in the *NIX world, through which users communicate with shells, applications, and services running on remote machines, devices, VM’s and containers. Windows users most often remotely access Windows … continue reading

Apple gains app development platform with Buddybuild

Apple has acquired the iOS continuous integration and deployment provider Buddybuild. Buddybuild is a Canadian based application development startup that aims to tie together CI, CD and a feedback solution in one platform.  “We’re excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for … continue reading

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