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Keep calm, Photos for Mac still on

Apple's Photos for Mac was for shown off last summer at WWDC 2014 but isn't scheduled to ship until "early 2015". Apple hasn't said anything more specific about the schedule than that, but today some concern arose when people realized that, at some point, information about Photos for Mac had disappeared from Apple.com. Show More Summary

Apple's TestFlight winning over devs and testers

Last year Apple bought TestFlight, the popular beta distribution app, and relaunched it WWDC 2014 in a more focused, integrated form, but one that also required App Store approval for major feature changes. Since then developers and testers alike have been trying it out. Show More Summary

Key Smarthome Vendors Hint at Upcoming Official Apple HomeKit Launch

Some key vendors in the smarthome space have suggested that Apple is planning an official HomeKit launch, and sooner rather than later. While Apple announced HomeKit as part of iOS 8 back at WWDC, the company hasn’t said much about it since the initial announcement. Show More Summary

Popularity of Swift is on the rise in a major way

At WWDC 2014, Apple delivered a bombshell of an announcement when Craig Federighi unveiled Swift, a new high-level programming language positioned to be the future of iOS development. In a broad sense, the underlying goal of Swift is to make programm...

Apple’s new Swift language experiences ‘meteoric’ growth

Apple surprised developers with its new programming language, Swift, at WWDC 2014 but it hasn’t taken long for the developer community to get behind what will soon be the replacement for Objective-C. In the latest programming language popularity rankings from … Read more ›

Swift jumps up 46 spots on the RedMonk programming language rankings

Apple's new programming language, Swift, was introduced just over six months ago at WWDC 2014 and yet it's already leapt 56 spots up the RedMonk programming language rankings, going from 68 to 22 in just one quarter. Poised to become...Show More Summary

The latest gadgets from CES 2015 to bring HomeKit automation and Siri integration to your setup

At WWDC 2014, Apple first announced HomeKit which it describes as a “framework in iOS 8 for communicating with and controlling connected accessories” around your home, and we’re starting to see the first HomeKit-enabled accessories announced. HomeKit is especially interesting as smart devices that use it can be controlled by Siri commands like “turn off […]

iDevices announces first HomeKit-enabled plug dubbed ‘Switch’

iPhone and iPad users have eagerly awaited news in the HomeKit-connected product space since Apple announced the feature at WWDC 2014, and CES 2015 means we’re seeing a flood of new consumer electronics coming to market including the very first devices compatible with Apple’s smart home feature. Show More Summary

iDevices talks working w/ Apple to fast track HomeKit product development w/ its own SDK

Apple introduced HomeKit during its WWDC Keynote presentation last June. Since then we’ve heard HomeKit-enabled chips are on the move, but you still can’t buy a HomeKit-certified device. They are on the way, however, as Apple just started accepting product plans from manufacturers following a yearly summit for companies in its Made-for-iPhone program. iDevices, maker […]

The strategies and challenges involved in developing new programming languages such as Swift

WWDC 2014 was unquestionably one of the best Apple events in years. While there were no hardware announcements, developers and Apple enthusiasts at large were treated to a two hour event chock-full of surprises, not the least of which was the introdu...

Fluffy Platformer Leo’s Fortune is on Sale for a Limited Time

2 months agoMobile / Mobile Apps : 148Apps

This year, Leo’s Fortune, by 1337 & Senri, was named App Store Best of 2014 and the 2014 WWDC Apple Design Award winner, as well as being nominated for game of the year by the App Store. That’s a lot to be proud of. In celebration of...Show More Summary

Samsung Developer Conference Keynote liveblog!

We're coming at you live this morning from the Samsung Developer Conference. It's the second year for Samsung's dev con, and things are definitely bigger, having moved to Moscone West, site of none other than Google I/O, WWDC and countless other acts of nerd nirvana. Show More Summary

CES preview: Expect HomeKit products to be the star

We haven't heard much about Apple's HomeKit framework since WWDC 2014, but things are about to change. HomeKit is Apple's framework for allowing connected devices to work with iPhone and iPads, and all we're really known about it was contained in a...

Apple’s WWDC app updated for iPhone 6/Plus & iOS 8

Apple has updated its WWDC (Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference) iPhone app with optimization for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus released by Apple last month. The update also includes a bug fix for a crashing issue for users on iOS 8 and later. Apple’s WWDC iPhone app is available for free on the App Store, […]

Backtrace, the geekiest album you'll hear, hits Billboard comedy charts

I saw James Dempsey speak at AltConf this past June (AltConf runs during WWDC for those who want something a little different). James goes way back in Apple lore to the NeXT days, and for his talk he pulled some code to show how Swift didn't just...

8 awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing from iOS 8

After initially showing off iOS 8 during its annual WWDC event this past summer, Apple finally released the software in September and then issued its first major update earlier this month. iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 represent huge steps forward for Apple’s mobile devices, bringing tons of great new functions to compatible iPhone and iPad models. Show More Summary

TestFlight brings iOS beta testing to the masses

A crucial part of making apps involves the beta testing process, and Apple has released a new tool to help streamline the process for everyone. After initially previewing TestFlight for third-party developers alongside iOS 8 at WWDC in June, Apple … Read more ›

The Personal Cloud

Benedict Evans coined the term “personal cloud” in his writeup of WWDC in June. He said: what you might call the personal cloud – the Bluetooth LE/Wifi mesh around you (such as HealthKit or HomeKit) I like to think about what’s next. Paul Graham said, “If you think of technology as something that’s spreading like a […]

Fitbit doesn't plan to share stats with Apple's new Health app, for now

4 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

After a mention on stage back at WWDC when Apple Health was first announced for iOS 8, Fitbit was absent when the feature went live. Now, the activity-tracking outfit says it doesn't "currently have plans" to opt in. "It is an interesting new...

Apple posts ‘how to build an iOS app in Swift’ video on developer blog

Apple drew a lot of attention earlier this year when it debuted its own blog dedicated to updating developers on Swift, its programming language for building Mac and iOS apps first introduced at WWDC in June. The blog has since been used to share updates on the state of Swift as well as technical details […]

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