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Apple's Safari 10 Pretends Flash Doesn't Exist

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 16, 2016

Apple has announced that the next version of Safari will block Flash and other legacy plug-ins by default. The browser will trick websites into thinking that Flash isn't available resulting in a user prompt to install Flash.

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Xcode 8 Brings Swift 3, Editor Plug-ins, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 15, 2016

At WWDC 2016, Apple announced Xcode 8, the latest version of its IDE for iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Now available in beta, Xcode 8 brings Swift 3, improved address and thread sanitizer, a new editor extension architecture, and more.

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Apple Requires WatchOS 2 for All New Watch App Submissions

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 26, 2016

Apple has announced that new watchOS apps submitted after June 1, 2016 must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK or later. Furthermore, Apple has refreshed its review guidelines for the App Store.

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Apple and FBI Court Appearance Postponed

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 22, 2016

The court appearance between Apple and the FBI, originally scheduled for later today, has been postponed a week until after Easter, following a request from the FBI to defer.

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Apple Releases Swift 2.2 for OSX and Linux

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 21, 2016

Today Apple released Swift 2.2 as part of Xcode 7.3 for OSX, along with official binaries for Swift 2.2 for Linux. InfoQ looks at what's new and what having a production release of the runtime will have for Linux on the Server.

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Apple Fixes Security Flaw in iOS 9.3

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 21, 2016

Today, Apple released iOS 9.3 at a special event held at Apple's headquarters which fixed a number of security bugs with the mobile OS, including several with remote code execution and an iMessage encryption bug. InfoQ investigates.

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Apple, FBI Testify before Congress

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Mar 01, 2016

Apple and the FBI have appeared before the House Committee on the Judiciary Hearings to argue over the legalities of whether Apple should be compelled to create an insecure version of iOS to allow the FBI to break into a suspect's phone. InfoQ has been watching the live video stream and summarises the outcome.

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Big Apple Judge Sides With Apple

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 29, 2016

A New York judge has denied a motion raised by the government who were attempting to use the All Writs act to compel Apple to break into an iPhone. InfoQ investigates.

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IBM Pushes Swift for the Cloud with Swift Runtime, Package Catalog, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 24, 2016

After introducing their Swift sandbox, IBM have recently announced their next step to support Swift in the cloud by previewing IBM Swift runtime, Swift Package Catalog, and open-sourcing Kitura, a framework for Web app development.

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Swift’s Benchmarking Suite is Now Open Source

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 12, 2016

Apple has open sourced Swift’s benchmarking suite, a key piece in tracking Swift performance and catching performance regressions when adding new features to the language.

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Chris Lattner on Swift 3 and Cocoa "Renamification"

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 31, 2016 1

In a recent post on the "swift-evolution" mailing list, Swift creator Chris Lattner outlined a few criteria that will guide Swift 3 definition and made clear that it will bring disruptive changes.

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Swift 2.2 Release Process Begins

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 13, 2016

Apple provided new details about Swift 2.2 release process, its goals, and an estimated schedule. Swift 2.2 will be mostly a source-compatible release, while major, breaking changes will be left for Swift 3, Apple say.

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Swift overtakes Objective-C in TIOBE index

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 07, 2016 6

Swift has overtaken Objective-C in the TIOBE index, an internet-sourced rating of programming languages based on a variety of different sources.

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Facebook's and Twitter's SDKs for Apple tvOS Enable Onboarding and Analytics

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 03, 2015

Facebook and Twitter have released SDKs for Apple tvOS to provide support for onboarding, user verification, and analytics.

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Apple Open Sources Swift

by Alex Blewitt Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 03, 2015

Apple has open-sourced Swift under a permissive Apache license, following up from a promise made at WWDC 2015 that it would be available before the end of the year. The release includes information about Swift 3.0, a package manager, and a binary package for Linux systems. InfoQ looks into what it means and what effects it will have for future iOS and OSX development.

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