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Apple Releases New Versions of TestFlight and Xcode With Vision Pro Support, Starts Accepting visionOS Apps

Monday January 8, 2024 11:37 am PST by
Apple today released Xcode 15.2 and TestFlight version 3.5, both of which have been updated with support for the Vision Pro headset that is set to come out in early February. Xcode 15.2 is equipped with the visionOS SDK, and the release notes suggest that Apple has implemented several fixes for ‌visionOS‌ into the software. Xcode 15.2 can be used by developers to create ‌visionOS‌ apps for...
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Developers Will Soon Get 25 Monthly Hours of Xcode Cloud With Apple Developer Program

Thursday December 7, 2023 10:41 am PST by
Apple today announced that starting in January 2024, all Apple Developer Program memberships will include 25 compute hours of Xcode Cloud at no additional cost on top of the Developer membership fee. Xcode Cloud is designed to provide cloud-based tools to developers for building apps, running automated tests, providing apps to testers, and managing user feedback. It was introduced in 2021,...
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Xcode Cloud Now Available to All Apple Developers

Tuesday June 7, 2022 5:18 am PDT by
As part of WWDC 2022 this week, Apple announced that Xcode Cloud is now available for all registered Apple developers after nearly a year of beta testing. Xcode Cloud is a continuous integration and delivery service built into the Xcode app. Apple says the service is built to "accelerate the development and delivery of high-quality apps by bringing together cloud-based tools that help you...
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Apple Now Offering Developers Access to Xcode Cloud

Monday June 28, 2021 11:55 am PDT by
Apple today began notifying developers that they're able to use the new Xcode Cloud service that was first introduced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. "We're pleased to let you know your account has been enabled for Xcode Cloud beta," reads the email sent out to developers. "You can now take advantage of continuous integration and delivery service built into Xcode 13." Xcode ...
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Security Researchers Discover XcodeSpy Malware That Targets Developers

Thursday March 18, 2021 11:39 am PDT by
Developers need to look out for "XcodeSpy," a malicious Xcode project that installs a custom variant of the "EggShell" backdoor on a macOS computer, according to new research shared today by SentinelOne (via Ars Technica). Xcode is software designed for developers who want to write apps for the iOS and macOS platforms, and the malicious project that's circulating mirrors TabBarInteraction, a ...
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Apple Releases Enhanced Sandbox Testing to Developers

Thursday September 10, 2020 5:33 am PDT by
After being announced earlier this year at WWDC, Apple has now released enhanced sandbox testing to developers. The feature will allow developers to test their in-app purchases for a wide range of scenarios, such as upgrades, downgrades, cancellations, introductory offers, and interrupted purchases. The Apple sandbox environment lets you test in-app purchases on devices using product...
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Malware Injected Into Xcode Projects Could Infiltrate Mac App Store

Monday August 24, 2020 8:17 am PDT by
Last week, we reported on a severe new kind of Mac malware that has been found to infect via Xcode, discovered by security researchers at Trend Micro. In an exclusive interview with MacRumors, the security researchers behind the discovery, Oleksandr Shatkivskyi and Vlad Felenuik, have provided more information about their research. The malware, which is part of the XCSSET family, is "an ...
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New Mac Malware Found to Infect via Xcode

Monday August 17, 2020 12:02 am PDT by
Security researchers at Trend Micro have discovered a new kind of Mac malware which can "command and control" a target system. The researchers described the malware, which is part of the XCSSET family, as "an unusual infection related to Xcode developer projects." The malware is unusual because it is injected into Xcode projects, and when the project is built, the malicious code is run. A...
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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...
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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....
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...