Apple seeds iOS 9.3.2 beta 3 to developers

By Cody Lee on Apr 26, 2016

Apple on Tuesday seeded the third beta of iOS 9.3.2 to developers. The update is available to registered developers either via an over-the-air update, or as a standalone download through Apple’s online developer center.

Today’s release comes just one week after beta 2, suggesting 9.3.2 may soon be ready for launch. From what we’ve seen so far, the update will bring about various under-the-hood improvements, but few user-facing changes.

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Apple warns developers that all new Apple Watch apps must be native beginning June 1

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 22, 2016

Apple on Friday issued an advisory on its portal for developers about an important upcoming requirement for watchOS apps. According to a one-sentence post, “starting June 1, 2016, all new watchOS apps submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the watchOS 2 SDK or later.”

Apple is scheduled to hold its annual pilgrimage for developers, WWDC, from June 13 through June 17, 2016, or two weeks after the requirement to develop strictly native apps kicks in. Read More

 

Second betas of iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 now available to public testers

By Cody Lee on Apr 21, 2016

Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS and OS X updates to public testers. Folks in the Beta Software Program can now install iOS 9.3.2 via OTA on their iOS devices, and OS X 10.11.5 via the App Store Software Update mechanism.

These are the same betas that Apple pushed out to developers yesterday, along with updates for watchOS and tvOS. They arrive about a month after the public releases of iOS 9.3 and OS X 10.11.4, which brought about several user-facing changes. Read More

 

Apple seeds tvOS 9.2.1 beta 2 to developers

By Cody Lee on Apr 21, 2016

Apple on Thursday released the second beta for tvOS 9.2.1 to developers. To update, you’ll have to connect your Apple TV 4 to a computer via a USB-C cable, and install the software through iTunes or Apple Configurator.

Todays release comes a month after Apple pushed out tvOS 9.2 to the public. That was a significant update, bringing about new user-facing features such as support for Home screen app folders and Bluetooth keyboards. Read More

 

New watchOS 2.2.1 and OS X 10.11.5 betas have dropped, too

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 20, 2016

After seeding iOS 9.3.2 beta 2 to its registered developers this morning, Apple has also released new betas for its other forthcoming operating system updates: watchOS 2.2.1 and OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan. You can download watchOS 2.2.1 beta 2 (build 13V420) and OS X 10.11.5 beta 2 (build 15F24b) through Apple’s Developer Center, which requires a paid account for full access, or apply them on the devices themselves through the Software Update mechanism on devices running a beta OS. Read More

 

Apple seeds iOS 9.3.2 beta 2 to developers

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 20, 2016

Two weeks after Apple released the first beta of iOS 9.3.2 to its registered developers, the company today released iOS 9.3.2 beta 2 to members of the Apple Developer Program. The new beta has a build number and can be applied over-the-air on devices running an iOS 9 beta in Settings → General → Software Update or you can download the full installer from the Apple Developer Center, which requires a paid membership in the Apple Developer Program for full access. Read More

 

New App Store resources help developers find success on Apple platforms

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 19, 2016

In addition to formally announcing that it will be kicking off the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference with a keynote on Monday, June 13 in San Francisco, Apple yesterday quietly refreshed its portal for developers with a brand new section dedicated to helpful App Store resources which Apple has created to make it easier for its developers to find success on the App Store.

“Take advantage of new articles and videos designed to help you grow your business on the App Store and engage users worldwide,” said the company on the new “Making Great Apps for the App Store” webpage. Read More

 

Apple Maps web app may be in the works

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 19, 2016

Latest checks indicate that Apple is getting ready to make the Maps service available to everyone on the web through a desktop web application which will permit you to embed an Apple Maps view into your own webpage, blog and more.

Look no further than Apple’s own WWDC 2016 webpage, which appears to take advantage of what seems to be an interactive, embedded Maps view. This is the first time Apple has used an embeddable Maps view on the web. Read More

 

Apple opens registration for WWDC ticket lottery

By Cody Lee on Apr 18, 2016

Apple on Monday confirmed Siri’s claim that WWDC will take place June 13-17 this year, and opened registration for its WWDC ticket lottery. The company’s annual conference has become so popular that it has to randomly issue tickets to registered developers.

Registration will be available from April 18, to Friday April 22nd. You must be a member of Apple’s developer program (having joined prior to today’s announcement) to qualify for the lottery, and if you are lucky enough to be selected, tickets are priced at $1,599. Read More

 

WWDC 2016 will run from June 13 through June 17, Siri has it on good authority

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 18, 2016

Benjamin Mayo of 9to5Mac has discovered that asking Siri about Apple’s summer developers conference has now started to produce a more concrete answer than before. Whereas asking Siri about the WWDC 2016 schedule would yield a “WWDC is not yet announced” response just earlier in the day, a backend change has updated that answer with the June 13-17 date.

“The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held June 13 through June 17 in San Francisco. Can’t wait!,” reads Siri’s response. Read More

 

First Safari Technology Preview update drops

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 13, 2016

Safari Technology Preview, a special version of Apple’s desktop browser designed to give developers their first look at upcoming new features and future enhancements, today received the first official update since its release two weeks ago.

The new build packs in a host of fixes and improvements for Safari’s layout and rendering engine, CSS, JavaScript, Web APIs, Accessibility, Web Inspector and other facets of the app. Read More

 

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta 1 also seeded to developers

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 6, 2016

Just over two weeks after posting OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 for public consumption, Apple this morning seeded the first beta of OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 to its registered developers. A fifth major update to the the most recent operating system powering the Mac, OS X 10.11.5 includes bug fixes, performance improvements and general security and stability fixes.

It is not expected to bring any major user-facing features. The new beta carries a build number of 15F18b and can be installed on computers running a prior OS X beta through the Mac App Store’s Updates tab. Read More

 

Apple seeds tvOS 9.2.1 beta 1 to developers

By Cody Lee on Apr 6, 2016

In addition to iOS 9.3.2 and watchOS 2.2.1, Apple on Wednesday released the first beta for tvOS 9.2.1 to developers. To update, you’ll have to connect your Apple TV 4 to a computer and install the software via iTunes or Apple Configurator.

Todays release comes two weeks after Apple pushed out tvOS 9.2 to the public. That was a significant update, bringing about several user-facing changes such as support for app folders and Bluetooth keyboards, as well as new Siri features. Read More

 

Apple releases Safari Technology Preview browser for developers to test latest web technologies

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 30, 2016

Wednesday, Apple announced immediate availability of a brand new browser created specifically for web developers. Safari Technology Preview, as it’s called, resembles an ordinary Safari browser with a distinctively purple app icon in the dock. With Safari Technology Preview, web developers can get their hands on improvements to WebKit and other web technologies and optimize their web code before these technologies trickle down in future releases of iOS and OS X.

“Get a sneak peek at upcoming Safari web technologies in OS X and iOS, and easily experiment with these technologies in your websites and extensions,” writes Apple. Read More

 

Apple seeds iOS 9.3 beta 7 to developers and public testers

By Cody Lee on Mar 14, 2016

Apple on Monday released iOS 9.3 beta 7 to developers and public testers. The update is available in both Apple’s dev center and public testing portal, as well as via an over-the-air update for folks running the previous beta.

Today’s seed comes less than a week week after the previous beta 6, which brought about various changes and improvements to Night Shift mode, and some two months after the original 9.3 beta was pushed to developers.
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Apple seeds beta 6 of iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2

By Cody Lee on Mar 7, 2016

Apple on Monday released iOS 9.3 beta 6 to developers and public testers. The update is available in both Apple’s dev center and public testing portal, as well as via an over-the-air update for folks running the previous beta.

Today’s seed comes less than a week week after the previous beta 5, which brought about various changes and improvements to Night Shift mode, and some two months after the original 9.3 beta was pushed to developers. Read More

 

Apple seeds beta 5 of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2 and tvOS 9.2

By Cody Lee on Mar 1, 2016

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 9.3 beta 5 to developers. The update is available for members of Apple’s develop program (and public testing program) either via an OTA update, for those already on iOS 9.3, or as a download from Apple’s dev center.

Today’s release comes just one week after the previous beta 4, which added a redesigned Night Shift mode icon in Control Center and other under-the-hood improvements, and nearly two months after the original 9.3 beta was pushed to developers. Read More

 

Apple seeds OS X 10.11.4 beta 5 to developers and public testers

By Cody Lee on Mar 1, 2016

Apple on Tuesday pushed out the fifth beta of OS X 10.11.4 to both developers and public testers. The beta is available either via the Mac App Store, in the Updates tab, for those who are already running 10.11.4, or on the websites of each of the respective testing programs.

Today’s beta comes one week after Apple seeded 10.11.4 beta 4 to developers, and nearly two months after the first beta was released. It’s mostly under-the-hood improvements, but it does include a few new features such as Live Photo support and password-protected Notes. Read More

 

Session videos from Apple TV Tech Talks now available to developers

By Cody Lee on Feb 24, 2016

Apple on Wednesday announced that it has posted videos of several Apple TV Tech Talk sessions to its developer portal. Both paying and non-paying members of Apple’s developer program can access the instructional clips for free through the website.

The videos are taken from the 11 Tech Talks Apple has hosted around the world over the past few months. They contain in-depth technical information on building and designing for tvOS, refined coding techniques, and other valuable development help. Read More

 

Apple seeds beta 4 of tvOS 9.2, watchOS 2.2 and OS X 10.11.4 to developers

By Cody Lee on Feb 22, 2016

In addition to today’s new iOS 9.3 beta, Apple on Monday also seeded beta 4 to developers for its tvOS, watchOS and OS X platforms. The betas can be installed from each respective device via an over-the-air update, for those already on the latest beta firmware, or as standalone downloads from Apple’s developer center. Read More

 
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