Topic: OS X
Apple's new Swift programming language takes flight with Getty Images, American Airlines, LinkedIn, and Duolingo
02/07/2015, 02:02 am
Apple's new Swift programming language has only been available for a few months, but iOS and OS X developers from American Airlines, Getty Images, LinkedIn and Duolingo are reporting favorable impressions--ranging from increased productivity to fewer bugs in their shipping apps--as interest in the new language rapidly accelerates.
12/01/2014, 06:12 pm
On the biggest e-sales day of the year, app developers are getting in on the action with hefty Cyber Monday price cuts on popular titles for iOS and Mac, including half-price and free deals for Fantastical, Assassin's Creed Pirates, Pixelmator for Mac and more.
11/29/2014, 07:11 am
As brick-and-mortar shops welcome an onslaught of holiday shoppers looking for the year's best savings, purveyors of digital goods are also offering deep discounts and promotions for their wares.
11/17/2014, 06:11 pm
A Beijing government agency on Monday announced the arrest of three suspects thought to be behind the so-called "WireLurker" trojan targeting Mac and iOS devices, saying websites hosting the malware have been shut down.
11/11/2014, 06:11 pm
Apple on Tuesday announced businesses and educational institutions can now use the Device Enrollment Program (DEP) with devices purchased through Apple Authorized Resellers, while support for the service has been extended to include 26 countries.
11/10/2014, 05:11 pm
Despite headlines fretting of a "new era in OS X and iOS malware," Apple's security systems for iOS and OS X are working as intended to protect users from exposure to the ubiquitous malware affecting open platforms including Android and Windows. Here's the realistic, non-sensationalized facts about how safe Apple's users actually are and how users can remain protected from threats that arise.
11/09/2014, 11:11 am
Apple's newly released OS X Yosemite allows third-party apps to include interactive Notification Center widgets, and AppleInsider offers a look at some of the best and most useful widgets you can install on your Mac right now.
11/05/2014, 06:11 pm
Coming less than one week following the discovery of an OS X vulnerability called "Rootpipe," computer security researchers have found a new form of malware dubbed "WireLurker," which infects well-protected iOS devices through OS X.
EFF ranks Apple's iMessage, FaceTime "best mass market options" for secure messaging, ahead of BlackBerry Messenger, Google Hangouts, Facebook, Microsoft Skype
11/05/2014, 02:11 pm
In its ranking of electronic messaging systems for safety and security, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said no mainstream products passed all of its criteria, but that Apple's iMessage and FaceTime "stood out as the best of the mass-market options."
10/20/2014, 10:10 pm
In response to a Monday report alleging Apple has started to automatically collect user search and location data through Spotlight Suggestions, the company has issued a statement clarifying the extent to which customer information is gathered and how it is used.
10/16/2014, 06:10 pm
Shortly after releasing the final public version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple on Thursday pushed out iTunes 12.0.1 with various design and performance enhancements in line with the company's new Mac operating system.
10/16/2014, 04:10 pm
Apple has posted to its website an on-demand version of Thursday's special event that saw the introduction of new iPads, a Retina display iMac, revamped Mac mini and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
08/11/2014, 04:08 pm
Secret documents that anonymously leaked from global surveillance firm Gamma Group detail broad powers to spy on Android users via its FinSpy tool sold to law enforcement, but note that the tools lack the ability to infect iPhones unless they have been jailbroken.
07/30/2014, 02:07 am
Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out a major update to its Apple-centric OneNote product line, adding new features like access to notes stored in OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online, inserting files and note reorganization and sharing.
06/09/2014, 01:06 pm
For over a decade, Apple has offered a scholarship program that invites student developers to attend its Worldwide Developer Conference. Those young developers are now organizing social tools to help support each other while collaborating to build award winning, chart topping apps.
06/07/2014, 08:06 am
At this week's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Apple announced a restructuring of its iCloud storage and computing services as part of an apparent bid to stem the tide of user data flowing from iOS and OS X to competitors like Dropbox and Facebook.
06/06/2014, 04:06 pm
After a busy week of sessions, Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference has regularly featured a Thursday evening party in Yerba Buena Gardens. This year Apple invited Bastille to perform.
06/05/2014, 08:06 pm
For twenty five years, Apple has been holding its Worldwide Developer Conference as an annual resource for its third party software and hardware partners. This year, the company is trying something new: it has invited a select group of observers to share the WWDC experience with everyone else.
Apple's top secret Swift language grew from work to sustain Objective C, which it now aims to replace
06/04/2014, 04:06 pm
Work on Swift--Apple's surprise new programming language unveiled at WWDC--started development four years ago in conjunction with efforts to keep Objective C relevant. Swift now aims to quickly replace Objective C for modern Cocoa development on iOS and OS X.
06/01/2014, 03:06 pm
In addition to the "8" and "X" banners referring to the upcoming releases of iOS 8 and the next version of OS X, Apple has additional banners at WWDC that are still under wraps.