On Thursday, Apple announced that they have expanded CarPlay availability to 5 new countries, these new countries include: Russia, New Zealand, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. This brings the expanding amount of CarPlay countries to 25 in total. Read more
Astropad is an iPad application which turns your Apple tablet into a professional-grade graphics tablet for your Mac, now works with the Pencil stylus by FiftyThree. Read more
In recent news, Apple’s position over Google has strengthen in mobile app market revenue during the first quarter of 2015. Many sources say that this is due to a massive growth in China, a country that now downloads more apps than the U.S., this is according to a report by analytics firm App Annie issued on Tuesday. Read more
Recently, new information surfaced about various versions of Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system, and how 79% of devices are now running on iOS 8. This is measured by the App Store on April 13th, 2015.
The newest statistics surfaced on Tuesday from the App Store Distribution webpage publicly available on Apple’s portal for developers. Read more
There are many iphone users that are angry with the iOS 8.3 update, saying that it ruined their freedom for controlling data for installed apps and games because it blocks desktop file managers such as ifunbox and iExplorer.
9to5mac quotes a user from a facebook post saying-
“iOS 8.3 ruined our freedom of controlling data in our installed Apps and Games,” writes iFunBox in a Facebook post. “Apple blocked access of the entire sandbox directory of every installed App since iOS 8.3. Previously only writing is block in executable directory. Now we totally lost the control of Apps on our own devices. We are investigating the situation. Before there is a solution, iFunbox will fail to open data directory of any App if the device is not jailbroken.”
The file managing team behind iExplorer has also noticed problems and says that they are looking into the issues regarding iOS 8.3, saying-
“We are currently investigating how the iOS 8.3 update blocked access to the Apps directory, and we are looking into ways around it. All iDevice transfer utilities seem to be experiencing this exact same blocked access in iOS 8.3, so it’s not just a bug with iExplorer or iBrowse. Apple has definitely changed something with the way apps can be accessed in iOS.”
iFunBox has released an update to try to work around the issues of iOS 8.3 to allow iTunes file sharing to be enabled and browsed, however it seems this update only works for users that jailbreak their devices, and there doesn’t seem to be a fix for non-jailbreakers as of yet, so if you have a standard stock iPhone you will have to wait for a proper fix to use file managing apps again.
A new Stack overflow survey was recently conducted that shows that developers prefer the Swift programming language. The survey by Stack Overflow asked developers which programming language they preferred to work with, and the most loved was Apple’s Swift language, coming in with an amazing 77.6 percent rating, while C++11 came in second with a vote of 75.6 percent.
In recent news, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 8.4 to developers which was on Monday, less than a week after releasing iOS 8.3 to the public. Read more
After releasing OS X 10.10.3 to the public on Wednesday morning, Apple also released iOS 8.3. The update, which developers and members of Apple’s public beta program have been testing since February, includes a list of new features and enhancements. Read more
Siri is the digital assistant for Apple iOS and iPhones. The new Siri webpage doesn’t show everything that Siri can do, but instead lists a set of examples and questions to showcase “her” potential.
A recent reminder to developers was sent out from Apple, and published on its developer portal on Wednesday that starting on June 1st, 2015, all app updates submitted to the App Store will have to include 64-bit support and be built with the iOS 8 SDK Read more