Apple Releases Swift 2.2 for OSX and Linux

by Alex Blewitt 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.

Apple Fixes Security Flaw in iOS 9.3

by Alex Blewitt 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.

LambdaNative: Scheme for Mobile, Desktop, and Embedded Cross-Platform Development

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 04, 2016 1

LambdaNative is an open-source Scheme-based cross-platform development framework that supports a wide range of platforms, including iOS, Android, Blackberry, OS X, Linux, Windows, OpenBSD, NetBSD and OpenWrt. InfoQ has spoken with Chris Petersen, Ph.D., leader of the development team behind behind LambdaNative.

Apple, FBI Testify before Congress

by Alex Blewitt 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.

Big Apple Judge Sides With Apple

by Alex Blewitt 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.

Apple Defends Encryption with TV Interview, Files Counter Lawsuit

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 26, 2016

Apple has responded to questions raised about its stance with the FBI and CEO Tim Cook has appeared on live TV to defend Apple's stance. They have now filed a lawsuit to have the FBI's case dismissed. InfoQ updates you with the latest on the subject.

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

by Sergio De Simone 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.

RxSwift Brings Native Reactive Functional Programming to Swift

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 20, 2016 1

RxSwift project aims to port Rx programming model to Swift, including as many of its abstractions as possible. InfoQ has spoken with Krunoslav Zaher, maintainer of the project.

Apple Backdoor iOS Case Develops

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 20, 2016 1

Apple continues to resist providing a backdoored version of iOS for the FBI, while technology companies come out in support of Apple's stance. Political candidates capitalise on the stance leading to polarised advice. InfoQ provides an update to the situation as it currently stands.

Google’s Sundar Pichai Offers Some Support to Apple on its FBI Encryption Fight

by Charles Humble on  Feb 18, 2016

Google has made its first comment on the Apple/FBI encryption fight, with Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai offering Tim Cook some limited support via a series of Tweets:

Apple Publicly Rejects Backdoored iPhone OS

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 17, 2016 1

Apple has publicly berated the US Government for overreach of their duties in the case of providing assistance in unlocking a suspect's mobile phone, in a trial that is polarising the technology nation. InfoQ summarises the situation and what the possible outcomes might be.

Ionic Framework 2 Beta is Out

by David Iffland on  Feb 16, 2016

The beta of version 2 of the Ionic Framework has been released. Its architecture advances to Angular 2, brings a new navigation stack, and fully supports material design.

Apple Open CloudKit to Server-to-Server Requests

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 09, 2016

Apple has recently announced that CloudKit, OS X and iOS framework that provides access to Apple’s cloud platform, is now open to server-to-server web requests. This removes the previous restriction of accessing the CloudKit public database only from iOS and Mac apps and through Apple’s web site.

Mobile Cross-platform SDK V-Play Adds Material Design, Map-based Apps and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 06, 2016 1

Mobile cross-platform SDK V-Play Apps has recently introduced support for Android Material Design, improved the creation of map-based apps, and added new styling features.

Google’s J2ObjC 1.0 Translates Java into Objective-C

by Abel Avram on  Feb 05, 2016

J2ObjC is an open source tool created by Google to translate Java code into corrresponding Objective-C code that can be run on iOS. The idea is to reuse Java business code between Android, web and iOS. For the web the translation is done with GWT. This tool does not deal with UI code which needs to be written separately for each platform.

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