Topic: apple

SD Times news digest: New guidelines for Apple’s App Store, IOActive and Bugcrowd team up to identify security gaps, and Firefox’s default Enhanced Tracking Protection

Apple is changing its requirements for applications on its App Store to protect user data. Apps in the kids category, VPNs, health or fitness apps will no longer transmit data to third parties and MDM apps, and other apps can only collect data after requesting permission from the user. Additionally, apps in the kids category … continue reading

WWDC: Apple introduces new way to build UIs using Swift

Apple announced its new SwiftUI framework, a UI coding structure that lets developers create UIs with less Swift code using declarative syntax and the new graphical design tools Xcode 11. “SwiftUI is built in Swift for Swift and it’s designed to help you build better apps with way less code,” said Craig Federighi, the senior … continue reading

Apple shows off new security features, iOS 13 and new iPad OS at WWDC

In the midst of immense public outcry against rampant personal data collection by companies, Apple showed off a variety of new security features for its upcoming iOS 13 release at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The conference comes days after Apple launched a new website trying to highlight its App Store’s accomplishments while … continue reading

Apple seeks to counter lawsuits, complaints

In the midst of antitrust lawsuits and monopoly complaints, Apple is trying to prove its app store promotes innovation and welcomes competition. “We created the App Store with two goals in mind: that it be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers,” … continue reading

Apple releases Swift 5 with library and language changes for speed and size

Version 5 of Apple’s Swift runtime officially released yesterday, introducing improvements to application size and performance and a number of language and library changes based on suggestions from the Swift Evolution process. Swift 5 has been pushed to all Apple operating systems, macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS. Ted Kremenek, manager of the Languages and Runtimes … continue reading

Swift 5 launches with exclusivity enforcement to improve memory safety

Apple has introduced full exclusivity enforcement enabled at run-time in version 5 of its Swift programming language. The feature improves memory safety by preventing a variable from being accessed by a different name during a modification of its value, explained Andrew Trick, software engineer at Apple, in a developer blog. The feature was previously available … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple’s record developer earnings, IBM’s new data scientist certifications, and Kite launches Line-of-Code Completion

Apple has announced its highest developer earnings ever. According to the company, developers have earned $120 billion since the app store launched in 2008. Over a quarter of that has been earned just in the past year, Apple explained. “In the past, starting a small business often meant having to invest in overhead, inventory or … continue reading

Report: Developers are not clear on how to get involved in the open-source community

After 20 years, the open-source community is stronger than ever. However, a recent report found developers wish they had more time and know-how to contribute to open-source projects. According the report, respondents don’t quite know where to begin and start to question their skills and time. Additionally, developers say they are either too intimidated to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Open Mainframe Project’s Zowe framework, Apple acquires AR company, and Google redesigns Wear OS notifications

The Open Mainframe Project wants to bridge the divide between modern apps and the mainframe with a new open-source software framework. Zowe is based on z/OS, an operating system for IBM mainframes. The framework is being worked on by Rocket Software, IBM and CA Technologies. “The Zowe mission is to enable delivery of such an … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s The Lever, Apple’s latest earnings, and Cisco’s acquisition plans

Google has added a new resource called The Lever that can be used to share applied-Machine Learning content. The Lever is part of Google’s global program for accelerating startups called Google Developers Launchpad. It will publish the Launchpad community’s experiences of integrating machine learning into projects, and include case studies, insights from mentors, and best … continue reading

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

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