News tagged ‘developers’
Apple seeded a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.5, termed Build 10H555, to its Mac developer community for testing. There are no documented known issues with the update. This time Apple asks developers to pay particular attention on testing of 3D Graphics, Printing, QuickTime, Time Machine, and USB Devices. Mac OS X 10.6.5 is expected to arrive any time in the next few weeks.
This is a pre-release version of Xcode 4, a major new release of Xcode for both Mac and iOS development. This release requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and includes the iOS SDK 4.1, to develop apps for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Please review the Release Notes and Readme before installing this software.
Apple has just released the firmware iOS 4.2 Beta 3, together with SDK and iTunes 10.1 Beta 2. The SDK is build 10M2423 and the firmware is build 8C5115c. iTunes 10.1 Beta 2 is a pre-release version to support testing of printing from iOS apps. Developers can download the firmware, SDK, and iTunes from the iPhone Developer Center.
Developer Steven Troughton-Smith found out that iOS applications can installed on the new Apple TV. You only need to slightly modify the applications to identify them as Apple TV-compatible. Of course, Steven’s discovery is an important step in developers' quest to run applications on the device, but the applications are not yet usable, as the Apple TV doesn’t have any application launcher that would be required for an app to function.
Apple claims that it is impossible to track a particular iPhone in real time, as its transactions are anonymous and thoroughly randomized. However, Bucknell University network admin Eric Smith suggests that third-party application developers and advertisers may link your device to your name (and even your location) whenever they transmit data. Smith studied 57 top applications in the iTunes App Store to see what they sent out, and discovered that some fired off the iPhone's UDID and personal details in plaintext, including those for Amazon, Chase Bank, Target and Sam's Club, though a few were secured with SSL. Though UDIDs are routinely used by apps to store personal data, what Smith fears is that a database could be set up linking these UDIDs to GPS coordinates or GeoIP, giving nefarious individuals or organizations knowledge of where you are.
Yesterday Apple released a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.5 to developers. This Build with number 10H548 comes only two weeks after Build 10H542, which was seeded on September 14th. Apple asked developer to focus on such areas as: iCal, Mail, USB Devices, QuickTime, Time Machine and 3D Graphics
Developers who have already installed iOS 4.2 beta 2 on the iPad report that the device's performance increased compared to first beta and to 3.x. iPadevice made some testing, here's what they've got (the smaller is better):
The update includes:
- iPad multitasking gets new animation
- New YouTube video uploading options
- New Game Center compatibility indicators on mobile iOS App Store
Here is a quick summary of some of the changes:
- Wireless printing, so we can print docs from our iOS device.
- AirPlay, which takes AirTunes to another level with streaming video and pictures, and should let us beam content from iPhone or iPod touch to the new Apple TV.
- Find text on web page, finally. In Safari, easily search for and highlight specific words and phrases.
- And finally iOS 4 features for the iPad (multitasking, folders, etc).
Here is a quick comment from Apple about iOS 4.2 for iPad:
iOS 4 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. And soon iPad owners will get to enjoy its 100+ new features and innovations — including multitasking, folders, printing, and more. Look for iOS 4.2 coming in November for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
Cydia, the jailbreak App Store, is without a doubt the symbol of jailbreaking. Rock, a second App Store, has had some success of its own over its 18 months of existence. Well, times have changed. Saurik, Cydia’s creator, has now acquired Rock and will merge it into Cydia. As a result, all apps, licenses and so on will be moved from Rock to Cydia over the next couple of days. This will bring the total number of available jailbreak apps, themes and extensions to over 20,000. As for Rock, it will be shut down.
Is it possible the new iPod nano isn’t running iOS, but isn’t running the old iPod OS, either? The latest firmware has hit Apple’s servers so developers are tearing into it and here’s what Steven Troughton-Smith had to say on Twitter: The nano codename is N20 it appears; also labelled as “1.0″ of the OS. Definitely not iOS. Rusty Mercury also says it’s running on a Samsung S5L8723, a step up from the previous Samsung 8730.
So what is this OS 1.0? something new? Something hybrid?
The biggest mobile trade show in the world, the Mobile World Congress, will host the first-ever Macworld Mobile next February in Barcelona, Spain. The new Macworld Mobile will be focused on developers who create applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The event is scheduled for Feb. 14-17, 2011, in Barcelona.
Some users are interested in a little button that is located in the lower right corner of the latest iPod touch screen. What can it be? Is it one of the Photoshop errors by Apple developers? Or are these the guidelines for Emergency calls while using VoIP? Here is one more Photoshop error (do you see the picture?)
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A new iPod touch has got a new undocumented ability, which we should talk about. Now it will be able to vibrate, just like the iPhone! It seems that the developers in the first place took care of deaf users, as the main purpose of the device is vibration when they receive calls from FaceTime.
Apple on Thursday seeded with developers the third beta of Mac OS X 10.6.5, its latest security and maintenance update for Snow Leopard, with just one known issue.People familiar with the latest build, reportedly known as 10H531, said the lone issue is associated with VMware. Having it installed can cause USB devices to not work when the Mac is awoken from sleep mode.
Those same people said Apple has asked developers to focus on a few key areas for the latest beta, including iCal, Mail, USB Devices, QuickTime, Time Machine and 3D graphics. The delta update is said to be a 557MB download.