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Apple Introduces New Frameworks and Tools for Developers, Including Xcode 12

Monday June 22, 2020 5:38 pm PDT by
As part of WWDC 2020 this week, Apple has introduced a series of new APIs, frameworks, and tools for developers, ranging from App Clips to Xcode 12 to a new SwiftUI API for making widgets that work across iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. App Clips: New in iOS 14, App Clips surface information from relevant apps without requiring users to download an entire app. Apple describes App Clips as a "small...

Leaker Claims Mobile Version of Xcode Coming to iPad

Tuesday April 21, 2020 2:41 am PDT by
Apple could be developing a version of Xcode that runs on iPads, according to a new rumor circulating this week. The capability has been linked to the release of iOS 14 by rising Apple leaker Jon Prosser, and if true, it would enable full-scale app development to take place on Apple's mobile devices for the first time. Developers use Xcode to create apps for iOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS....

Xcode 11.3.1 Released Nearly One Month After Apple Last Seeded Betas of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS

Tuesday January 14, 2020 5:29 am PST by
Apple on Monday released Xcode 11.3.1 with bug fixes and improvements, including reducing the size of dependency files produced by the Swift compiler, which can improve incremental build times and disk usage for targets with many source files. Full release notes are posted on Apple's developer website. As with Xcode 11.3, version 11.3.1 supports developing apps for iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, macOS ...

Workplaces Increasingly Seeking Freelancers With Xcode and UIKit Expertise

Tuesday July 31, 2018 8:43 am PDT by
Upwork, the largest global freelancing website, today shared a list of the top 20 fastest growing skills in the U.S. freelance job market, providing a closer look at trends in the industry. Apple's design framework for iOS and tvOS apps, UIKit, and its development tool, Xcode, both made the list in the second quarter of 2018:Blockchain Google Cloud Platform Volusion Risk management Product ...

Apple Leaks Video of macOS 10.14 Showing Xcode 10 With Dark Mode, News App, and More

Saturday June 2, 2018 8:19 am PDT by
Steven Troughton-Smith today discovered a brief video on Apple's servers that appears to show Xcode 10 running on macOS 10.14. The well-known developer says he found the 30-second clip buried within an API on the backend of the Mac App Store. He shared a direct link to the video, embedded below, with 9to5Mac's Guilherme Rambo. Given the video originates from Apple's servers, and is for...

Xcode 9.3 Beta Includes New Tools to Help Developers Detect Apps Using Too Much Battery

Wednesday January 24, 2018 10:42 am PST by
Along with the first beta of iOS 11.3, Apple today also seeded the first beta of a new Xcode 9.3 update to developers. Xcode 9.3 introduces a new Energy organizer that's designed to help developers detect when an app or app extension is using up too much battery life on a user's device. The Energy organizer will display logs that are generated when an app exceeds a "reasonable CPU threshold"...

Apple Releases Xcode 9 With Swift 4 and iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and macOS High Sierra SDKs

Tuesday September 19, 2017 11:18 am PDT by
Alongside the new iOS 11, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 updates, Apple has released Xcode 9, the latest version of the Xcode Mac app that lets developers create apps for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Xcode 9 introduces Swift 4 and all of the SDKs necessary to develop apps for iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and macOS High Sierra, including the new Core ML framework for machine learning...

Apple Updates iMovie, GarageBand, Xcode and iWork Apps With Support for MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Thursday October 27, 2016 3:07 pm PDT by
Though the new MacBook Pro models equipped with a Touch Bar won't be in the hands of consumers for at least two more weeks, Apple today updated many of its Mac apps with support for the feature. GarageBand, iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, and Xcode are now able to work with the Touch Bar built into new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro machines. In Xcode, the Touch Bar offers up...

Apple Releases Xcode Update With Fixes for App Thinning Bugs

Monday September 28, 2015 1:28 pm PDT by
Apple today released a 7.0.1 update for Xcode, and according to the release notes, the new version of the software include fixes for bugs related to App Thinning. Last week, Apple notified developers that App Slicing, an App Thinning feature, was unavailable for iOS 9 apps because of an issue with iCloud backups. It appears the update for Xcode may fix some of the issues that prevented App...

Apple to Alert Users Who Installed Apps Compromised by XcodeGhost

Tuesday September 22, 2015 11:09 am PDT by
Apple has added an XcodeGhost question and answer page to its Chinese website today that explains what the malware is, how some users may be affected and next steps the company is taking to ensure that developers and end users alike are protected against malicious software going forward. Apple claims that it has no evidence to suggest that XcodeGhost has been used for anything malicious, such...

Apple Outlines Steps for Developers to Validate Xcode Following Malware Attack

Tuesday September 22, 2015 8:24 am PDT by
Following last week's disclosure of new iOS malware called XcodeGhost, which arose from malicious versions of Xcode hosted on third-party servers, Apple has outlined instructions for developers to ensure the version of Xcode they are using is valid. When downloading Xcode from the Mac App Store, or Apple's website so long as Gatekeeper is enabled, OS X automatically checks the app's code...

What You Need to Know About iOS Malware XcodeGhost

Sunday September 20, 2015 9:20 am PDT by
Earlier this week, Chinese developers disclosed new iOS malware called XcodeGhost on microblogging service Sina Weibo. U.S. cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks has since published details about the malware. MacRumors has created a FAQ so you can learn more about XcodeGhost and how to keep your iOS devices protected. What is XcodeGhost? XcodeGhost is a new iOS malware arising from a...

Xcode Confirms 2GB of RAM in iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, 4GB of RAM in iPad Pro

Sunday September 13, 2015 9:22 am PDT by
Apple development tool Xcode seemingly confirms the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus each have 2GB of RAM, while the iPad Pro has 4GB of RAM, as discovered by iOS developer Hamza Sood. Not much of a surprise but Xcode confirms 2GB of RAM for the 6s (and 6s plus), and 4GB for the iPad Pro pic.twitter.com/X8Ym4DtamS— Hamza Sood (@hamzasood) September 13, 2015 The image asset is chosen based on ...

Apple Seeds Xcode 7 Beta 6 to Developers

Monday August 24, 2015 3:19 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded Xcode 7 beta 6 to registered developers, more than two weeks after releasing Xcode 7 beta 5 alongside the fifth beta of iOS 9. Xcode 7 beta 6 can be downloaded from the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Apple Developer Center. Xcode 7 is designed to accompany Apple's next-generation operating systems: iOS 9, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, and watchOS ...

Apple Updates Long List of Apps With Bug Fixes as Keynote for iOS Gains Apple Watch Controls

Tuesday April 21, 2015 2:42 pm PDT by
Apple today updated a number of its iOS and Mac apps, bringing bug fixes and performance improvements to Beats Music, Remote, Xcode, Keynote for Mac, Pages for Mac, Numbers for Mac, Pages for iOS, Numbers for iOS, and Keynote for iOS. Keynote for iOS was the only app to receive an update introducing new features, gaining support for the Keynote Remote Apple Watch app that will let Keynote...

Leaked Documents Suggest CIA Work on Hacked Version of Xcode, OS X Installer Exploit

Tuesday March 10, 2015 11:47 am PDT by
United States Central Intelligence Agency researchers have been working for years to crack the security of Apple's iPhone and iPad, and may have done so through the creation of a modified version of Xcode, Apple's software development tool designed for developers. According to secret documents obtained by The Intercept, at a 2012 "Jamboree" that focused on security flaws found in various...

Xcode 6 Allows Developers to Test Larger iPhone and iPad Screen Sizes

Monday June 2, 2014 1:59 pm PDT by
With the release of Xcode 6 today after Worldwide Developer Conference, developers have found an option within Xcode to size apps for devices referred to as "Resizable iPhone" and "Resizable iPad", as pointed out by Mac4Ever [Google Translate]. The option is next to other Apple devices, including iPad Air, iPhone 5s, and iPad Retina. The options are likely to enable developers to start...