Topic: apple

Apple redesigns its developer forums

Apple has just announced it redesigned its developer forums to make it easier to navigate and get connected with Apple experts and other developers to get answers to questions.  The redesign comes just in advance of WWDC24, which is Apple’s annual developer conference.  The forums are now organized by larger topics in order to help … continue reading

Apple releases eight new open LLMs

Apple has released eight new small LLMs as part of CoreNet, which is the company’s library for training deep neural networks.  The models, called OpenELM (Open-source Efficient Language Models), come in eight different options: four are pre trained models and four are instruction tuned and each comes in sizes of 270M, 250M, 1.1B, and 3B … continue reading

Apple makes changes to iOS, Safari, and App Store in response to EU’s Digital Markets Act

Apple has announced significant updates to iOS, Safari, and the App Store, specifically for the European Union, in response to the Digital Markets Act (DMA).  These updates encompass over 600 new APIs, enhanced app analytics, support for alternative browser engines, and more options for app payment processing and iOS app distribution. These changes aim to … continue reading

Pixar, Apple, and others create alliance to drive open standard for 3D content

Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, and NVIDIA have teamed up with the Linux Foundation’s Joint Development Foundation to form the Alliance for OpenUSD (AOUSD).  This new alliance will focus on promoting the standardization, development, evolution, and growth of Universal Scene Description (USD) technology, which is something Pixar developed to allow for the interchange of 3D data. … continue reading

Apple announces developer tools for Vision Pro

Apple announced the release of new software tools and technologies that empower developers to create apps for Apple Vision Pro, the company’s first AR headset.  The introduction of visionOS, a spatial operating system, within Vision Pro allows users to interact with digital content in their physical environment using the most natural and intuitive inputs available: … continue reading

Apple previews WebKit updates that will make it to Safari 17 this fall

At WWDC, Apple announced updates to WebKit, which is the web browser engine that powers the Safari browser. The updates highlighted during WWDC will make their way to Safari with the release of Safari 17 this fall, and there are 88 updates in total. First, it will introduce the ability to add specific web pages … continue reading

Apple Vision Pro and operating systems across the Apple ecosystem are announced at WWDC23

At WWDC 2023, Apple announced its new AR/VR headset, Apple Vision Pro, which is expected to be available early next year. The company also announced new features for many of its operating systems.  In a blog post the company called its new AR/VR headset “a spatial computer that seamlessly blends digital content with the physical … continue reading

Apple announces upcoming tax and price changes for apps and in-app purchases

Apple recently announced that there will be changes made to the App Store’s commerce and payment system. These changes will be made based on changes in certain regions’ taxes and foreign exchange rates. The changes will go into effect on February 13, 2023 and will alter the prices of apps and in-app purchases on the … continue reading

Apple unveils next generation of Silicon chips

Apple yesterday announced its M2 Silicon chip built using second-generation 5-nanometer technology in the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. The new chip offers an 18% faster CPU than the M1, a 35% more powerful GPU, and a 40 percent faster Neural Engine. It also offers 50% more bandwidth than the M1, and up … continue reading

WWDC 22 introduces better collaboration and focus capabilities along with Passkey security

Today at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 22), Apple announced many new features for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and Watch OS.  Updates for iOS 16 focused on the lock screen which can now showcase favorite photos, customize font styles, and display a set of widgets to get information at a glance. It also expands the availability … continue reading

Apple, Google, and Microsoft commit to expanding their support for FIDO Alliance

Apple, Google, and Microsoft today announced plans to expand support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium.  Whereas previous implementations of passwordless verification required users to sign in to each website or app with each device before they can use passwordless functionality, now users will … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Perforce announces BlazeMeter Test Data; Updated Apple Developer Certificates available; Torii raises $50 million in Series B

Perforce Software, provider of solutions that help enterprises with productivity, visibility, and scaling through the software development lifecycle, today announced a new feature in BlazeMeter, BlazeMeter Test Data. With this addition, testers and developers can build synthetic test data for functional performance tests and virtual services. This test data can then be used with several … continue reading

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