Apple issues iOS 10.2 beta 5 to developers

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 2, 2016

Apple on Friday released a fifth beta of iOS 10.2 (build 14C89) to its registered developers enrolled in the Apple Developer Program. The updated beta software can be deployed over-the-air through Settings → General → Software Update on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad which has installed a prior iOS 10.2 beta and an appropriate configuration profile. The full installer can be downloaded from Apple’s dedicated portal for developers at developer.apple.com. Read More

 

Apple is switching App Store pricing from USD to regional currencies in 9 countries

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 2, 2016

Apple’s emailed its registered developers to inform them of some upcoming App Store pricing policy changes in Egypt, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Tanzania and Vietnam.

No longer will prices of paid downloads on these local App Stores be shown in US dollars. According to the communique, the App Store in these markets will now show prices of apps and In-App Purchases in their domestic currency. Read More

 

Apple seeds watchOS 3.1.1 beta 3 to developers

By Cody Lee on Nov 15, 2016

Apple on Tuesday seeded the third beta of watchOS 3.1.1 to developers. The update comes just over a week after beta 2, and it can be installed by registered developers via the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software Update. Read More

 

Apple seeds third beta of iOS 10.2, macOS Sierra 10.12.2, and tvOS 10.1 to developers

By Cody Lee on Nov 14, 2016

Apple on Monday seeded the third beta of iOS 10.2 to developers. Folks enrolled in Apple’s developer program can install the update via the over-the-air mechanism in the Settings app, or from the dev center.

Today’s release comes just one week after beta 2, which added Apple’s new TV app. In fact, iOS 10.2 features a lot of new stuff including emoji, wallpapers, settings, and improvements related to Emergency SOS. Read More

 

Microsoft is bringing integrated developer environment Visual Studio to the Mac

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 14, 2016

Visual Studio, an integrated development environment from Microsoft, is coming to the Mac. That’s according to Redmond’s prematurely published and now-deleted press release that TechCrunch spotted Monday. Microsoft’s Xcode of sorts, Visual Studio is used to develop native Windows apps, as well as websites, web apps and Azure-driven cloud services.

Visual Studio for Mac should be formally announced at the Connect() conference later this week. Microsoft previously brought its cross-platform code editor, Visual Studio Code, to macOS. Read More

 

It is now possible to create direct links to Apple TV apps

By Sébastien Page on Nov 9, 2016

Apple on Wednesday announced that it is now possible to link directly to Apple TV apps, making it easier for users to download apps for the larger screen. Using the Link Maker, developers, app reviewers, and just about anyone can easily link to a tvOS app, something that was not possible until now. Read More

 

Apple seeds beta 2 of iOS 10.2, watchOS 3.1.1, and tvOS 10.1 to developers

By Cody Lee on Nov 7, 2016

Apple on Monday seeded the second beta of iOS 10.2 to developers. Folks enrolled in Apple’s developer program can install the update via the over-the-air mechanism in the Settings app, or from the dev center.

Beta 2 comes one week after the first beta was released, which revealed a number of user-facing changes and improvements like new wallpaper and emoji. Today’s beta adds onto that with Apple’s new TV app. Read More

 

Apple seeds minor update for macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta

By Cody Lee on Nov 2, 2016

Apple on Wednesday seeded what appears to be a small update for the latest macOS Sierra 10.12.2 beta. The release comes just two days after the first 10.12.2 beta, and there’s just a tiny difference in the build numbers (16C32f vs 16C32e), so we’re guessing it just contains minor bug fixes. Read More

 

Apple seeds first iOS 10.2 beta to developers with new emoji and wallpapers

By Cody Lee on Oct 31, 2016

Apple on Monday seeded the first iOS 10.2 beta to developers. Folks enrolled in Apple’s developer program can install the update via the over-the-air mechanism in the Settings app, or from the dev center.

The move comes one week after 10.1 was released to the public, and just hours after Apple rolled out iOS 10.1.1 with bug fixes for Health data. It appears 10.2 will also bring about bug fixes and improvements.

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Apple seeds beta 3 of iOS 10.1, tvOS 10.0.1 to developers

By Cody Lee on Oct 10, 2016

Apple on Monday seeded the third beta of iOS 10.1 to developers. Registered developers can grab the new software via the over-the-air update mechanism in the iOS Settings app, or via Apple’s online developer portal.

By far the most significant change in iOS 10.1 is the addition of Portrait camera mode— an iPhone 7 Plus-exclusive software feature that creates a ‘bokeh’ effect, which Apple demonstrated at last month’s event. Read More

 

Apple’s school for app developers has opened its doors to students in Naples, Italy

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 6, 2016

Apple’s European iOS App Development Center at the University of Naples has opened its doors to students on Thursday. British newspaper The Guardian visited Apple’s school for programmers in the days leading up to the launch, showing off the facility in a batch of photos. The project was formally announced in January 2016. Specialized curriculum gives students practical skills and training on developing iPhone, iPod touch and iPad apps. Read More

 

Apple releases second betas for watchOS 3.1 and tvOS 10.0.1

By Cody Lee on Oct 4, 2016

In addition to iOS 10.1, Apple on Tuesday released the second betas of watchOS 3.1 and tvOS 10.0.1. Registered developers can grab the new software from Apple’s online developer portal, or via their respective over-the-air update methods. Read More

 

macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 now available

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 27, 2016

Apple on Tuesday seeded a second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to developers and public beta participants for testing, just six days after the first beta was made available. Read More

 

First betas of watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10.0.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1 now available

By Cody Lee on Sep 21, 2016

In addition to iOS 10.1, Apple on Wednesday released the first betas of watchOS 3.1, tvOS 10.0.1 and macOS Sierra 10.12.1. Registered developers can grab the new software from Apple’s online developer portal, or via their respective over-the-air update methods. Read More

 

Apple seeds macOS Sierra beta 7 to developers, beta 6 to public testers

By Cody Lee on Aug 22, 2016

Apple on Monday seeded the seventh beta of macOS Sierra to developers. Registered Mac developers running the latest betas can update via the Mac App Store, or access the standalone download in the developer center.

Today’s release comes a week after Apple issued beta 6 of macOS Sierra to developers and 3 days after beta 7 of iOS 10 was released. Apple has entered the fine-tuning stage as it prepares to release the updates to the public.

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Apple seeds iOS 10 beta 7 to developers, beta 6 to public testers

By Cody Lee on Aug 19, 2016

Apple on Friday seeded the seventh beta of iOS 10 to developers. Registered developers running the latest betas can access the update via the OTA mechanism in iOS, or as a standalone download via Apple’s developer center.

Today’s release obviously comes as a surprise, given that Apple just issued beta 6 on Monday. The timing suggests that Apple has entered the fine-tuning stage, as it prepares to release iOS 10 to the public in the next few weeks. Read More

 

Apple issues fifth betas of tvOS 10 and watchOS 3

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2016

Following iOS 10 and macOS Sierra releases, Apple on Tuesday issued beta 5 of both tvOS 10 and watchOS 3. Registered developers with updated profiles can install the over-the-air updates via the Watch app in iOS 10, or the Update mechanism in tvOS 10.

The updates come just a week after Apple sent out fourth betas to developers, suggesting we are now in the finishing touches stage ahead of their expected fall releases. Both tvOS 10 and watchOS 3 have been in beta since they were introduced in June. Read More

 

macOS Sierra beta 5 now available to developers

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2016

Continuing with its releases, Apple issued beta 5 of macOS Sierra to developers on Tuesday. The update is available for registered Mac developers in either the Updates tab of the Mac App Store, or in Apple’s Dev center.

Today’s fifth beta comes just one week after Apple issued beta 4, and nearly two months after the original developer beta was made available. The software, of course, was first introduced during Apple’s WWDC keynote. Read More

 

Apple seeds iOS 10 beta 5 to developers

By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2016

Apple on Tuesday seeded the fifth beta of iOS 10 to developers. Registered developers running the latest betas can access the update via the OTA mechanism in iOS, or as a standalone download via Apple’s developer center.

Beta 5 comes just one week after the fourth beta, suggesting Apple has entered the fine-tuning stage as it prepares for a public release next month. Beta 4 added new emoji, new keyboard sounds and several other minor tweaks. Read More

 

iOS Hacker Luca Todesco shows off device jailbroken on iOS 9.3.4

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 5, 2016

Despite Apple’s release of iOS 9.3.4 on Thursday, which patched the jailbreak that’s currently available from Pangu for iOS 9.2-9.3.3, it would seem that Apple has failed to fill all of their security holes.

Well-known iOS hacker and developer Luca Todesco has already started sharing teaser images of iOS 9.3.4 jailbroken on Twitter. Read More

 
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