Topic: apple

The Swift programming language’s roadmap to version 6

The Swift programming team wants to pursue new frontiers as it looks to version 6 of the programming language. According to the team, it has reached critical milestones of majority over the last couple of versions, making it possible for users to invest in using Swift.  For instance, the arrival of ABI and module stability … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Hour of Code milestones, Test Automation University in 2019, and an open-source version of Apple HomeKit

Code.org announced several new milestones for this year: 50 U.S. states have adopted computer science policies, over 100,000 new CS teachers were prepared by Code.org, and students on Code.org have created 60 million projects. “We want to emphasize that an important part of computer science is understanding how it can help with world challenges. As … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple expands its bug bounty program, Rust 1.40.0, and F5 to acquire Shape Security

Apple announced a bug bounty program that rewards up to $1,500,000 on finding issues that occur on the latest publicly available versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, or watchOS with a standard configuration. In addition, Apple said it offers public recognition for those who submit valid reports and will match donations of the bounty payment … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kotlin 1.3.60 released, the Apple Developer App, and Google’s Advanced Android in Kotlin free online course

Kotlin 1.3.6 has been released, adding quality improvements, optimizing the comparison of ‘inline’ classes, tooling improvements and support for the Kotlin/MPP IDE experience.  According to the developers behind the language, an incremental release doesn’t bring any language changes other than minor improvements (like changing confusing error messages) or updates for experimental features (like inline classes).  … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana adds deep inspection of GraphQL queries, Applitools adds functional and visual testing capabilities, and CodeSignal launches Certify

Application performance management (APM) provider Instana announced the extension of monitoring and tracing capabilities for microservice applications that use GraphQL. Instana captures the GraphQL HTTP traffic and displays the executing query as plain text and then parses the actual GraphQL queries. “Since application and microservice platform technology continues to evolve, it’s critical for application management … continue reading

Apple announces iOS 13 app requirements

Apple announced that all apps will need to be updated or built to work with iOS 13 by April 2020. In addition, apps will be required to fit the all-screen designs of Apple’s largest mobile devices and iPads.  “Customers around the world will soon experience the incredible new features of iOS 13. Make sure your … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Intel’s Reinforcement Learning Coach 1.0, Amazon’s educational tools for ML, and Apple acquires Intel’s smartphone modem business

The latest release of Intel’s Reinforcement Learning Coach incorporates newer and stronger RL algorithms, and maintains and extends the APIs to improve usability.  “Batch reinforcement learning allows RL to learn from a dataset, while also exercising the dataset for off-policy evaluation of the goodness of the learned policy,” Intel wrote in a post.  The new … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple’s transparency report on customer data, Sony’s tech startup fund, and GitLab ends support for MySQL

Apple released its latest report showing that most of U.S. requests to access customer data by the government and private parties have to do with stolen device and fraud investigations. The report also outlined similar requests its receives worldwide. The data shows that Germany made the most requests at 12,343 and Apple provided data for … continue reading

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

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