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Swift 4.2 Enters Final Development Stage, Paving the Way for Swift 5

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 12, 2018

With Swift 4.1 being close to its official release in Xcode 9.3, currently available in beta, the Swift team is now focusing on the next version of the language, Swift 4.2. Besides including bug fixes and improvements to compile-time performance, the new version will further advance work on ABI stability.

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Apple Open Source SwiftNIO, a Low-Level Non-Blocking I/O Framework for Swift

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 04, 2018

At the recent try! Swift Conference in Tokyo, Apple announced the SwiftNIO project, a Netty-like non-blocking cross-platform I/O framework written in Swift.

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Swift 4.1 Brings Conditional Conformance and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Feb 11, 2018

Swift 4.1, available in Xcode 9.3, brings a number of improvements to the language, including automatic implementation of the Equatable and Hashable protocols, conditional conformance, and more.

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Swift Has Got Its Discussion Forum

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 30, 2018

The Swift team has announced the migration of several Swift mailing lists to the Swift Forums, which will be the primary discussion and communication method from now on.

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Apple Getting Ready to Deprecate 32-Bit macOS Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 28, 2018

Apple has started preparing the deprecation of 32-bit apps for macOS. The next maintenance release of macOS, High Sierra 10.13.4, will notify users when they launch 32-bit apps, while the upcoming Xcode 9.3 will include tools to make the transition to 64-bit less painful for developers.

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ARKit 1.5 Now Supports Vertical Surface Detection and 2D Image Recognition

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 25, 2018

Apple has announced a major upgrade of ARKit, which is available to developers with iOS 11.3 beta. According to Apple, ARKit 1.5 will allow developers to build more immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences.

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How Apple Uses Neural Networks for Object Detection in Point Clouds

by Roland Meertens Follow 5 Followers on  Nov 28, 2017

Apple invented a neural network configuration that can segmentate objects in point clouds obtained with a LIDAR sensor. Recently Apple joined the field of autonomous vehicles. Apple has now created an end-to-end neural network to segmentate objects in point clouds. This approach does not rely on any hand-crafted features or other machine learning algorithms other than neural networks.

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Apple Open-Sourced the iOS Kernel for ARM CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Apple has quietly made available arm and arm64-specific files on its GitHub XNU-darwin repository. While this may not be interesting to all developers, it still enables interesting possibilities for security researchers and others.

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Swift 4 is Officially Available: What's New

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 20, 2017

Swift’s latest major release contains many changes and updates to the language and the standard library, most notably new String features, extended collections, archival and serialization, and more.

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Apple’s iPhone X Has Custom Neural Engine Processor Built In

by Charles Humble Follow 642 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017

Speaking in the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park yesterday Philip Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, described some of the technology behind the facial recognition system in the newly announced iPhone X including a dedicated neural engine built into the A11 chip.

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Apple Reveals the Inner Workings of Siri's New Intonation

by Roland Meertens Follow 5 Followers on  Sep 10, 2017

Apple has explained how they use deep learning to make Siri's intonation sound more natural. IPhone owners can interact with Siri by asking questions in natural language and Siri responds by voice. At WWDC 2017, Apple announced that in iOS 11 Siri would use a new text to speech engine. In August 2017, Apple's machine learning journal unveiled how they were able to make Siri sound more human.

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Google Researcher Invented New Technology to Bring Neural Networks to Mobile Devices

by Roland Meertens Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 26, 2017

Recently, many companies released applications that use deep neural networks. For applications that should run without internet access, must be fast and responsible, or in which privacy is a concern, using networks on servers is not possible. Google researcher Sujith Ravis invented a novel way to train two neural networks, of which one efficient network can be used with mobile applications.

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Safari 11 Adds Missing Features, Improves Privacy by Default

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 12, 2017

Apple has taken the wraps off Safari 11, the newest version of their web browser. Available on iOS and MacOS, the browser now includes WebRTC and WebAssembly. Also included is a new tracking blocker that purports to reduce the ability for third-parties to track users as they move around the web.

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WebKit Now Has Full Support for WebAssembly

by Abel Avram Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 10, 2017

Apple Safari has full support for WebAssembly including preparation for future integration with ECMAScript Modules and threads.

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Apple Announces Core ML: Machine Learning Capabilities on Apple Devices

by Roland Meertens Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 09, 2017

At WWDC 2017 Apple announced ways it uses machine learning, and ways for developers to add machine learning to their own applications. Their machine learning API, called Core ML, allows developers to integrate machine learning models into apps running on Apple devices running iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Models run on the device itself, so data never leaves the device.

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