And so the WWDC keynote is over. Tim Cook may have called this a "milestone" year for WWDC, and it's true that we saw some impressive things with the improved software development kit and the integration between iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite. But where was the iWatch, the bigger iPhone, or anything that counts as "one more thing"? Looks like we'll have to keep waiting to find out. Still, we did learn about Swift, the new programming language Apple designed.
One of the sad truths of the modern age is that so many things rely on computers, but comparatively few schools offer the chance to learn the coding that powers most programs. Code.org's "Hour of Code Youth Workshops" throughout this week aimto change all that, and Apple itself will be hosting one-hour educational sessions for teens and children this Wednesday at Apple retail stores throughout the United States.
It's been kind of a rough day for the iPhone 5s. First there was the news that the new flagship smartphone's suffering from a "blue screen of death," and now AllThingsD reports that a study by performance management team Crittercism found that iOS apps are twice as likely to crash on the iPhone 5s when compared to the iPhone 5 and 5c.
If you're using the current versions of Mac OS X and iOS, you might want to be on the lookout for a random string of nonsensical Arabic characters that'll crash your browser or app--that is, if you even have a chance to see it in the first place. Since the bug is based on Apple's CoreText API for rendering text, it crashes any application that happens to be displaying it.
We're getting closer and closer to Apple's fall event, which means more rumors are cropping up, leaks are making headlines, claimed leaks are competing for news cycle oxygen, and jockeying for a little time on Apple's hobby TV box thingamajig is becoming more interesting. Did you miss any of that this week? Well, climb aboard, kids, because we're gonna do the news in ten.
We’re rapidly heading into a world where those who can’t understand code are left behind. Everyone should try learning at least one programming language, even if it’s just so that they can communicate their needs to tech people. Knowing some code-fu does wonders for your problem solving and logic, too. Whether you're aiming for eventual App Store success, dipping your toes into a new hobby, or just trying to learn a new skill, these eight iOS apps will help you distinguish loops from conditionals and provide all the groundwork you need to become a 1337 coder — no matter your age or technical know-how.
Just imagine, a little over 20 years ago we were barely able to drag a mouse across the screen, let alone get around a desktop interface without typing in a few command lines. Forunately, things have drastically changed, but the command line still provides a powerful way of interacting with your Mac.
Unfortunately, most Mac users never dive into Unix because of how intimidating it can seem at first. But familiarizing yourself with it -- even a little bit -- is a good idea for your coding arsenal. We rounded up some of the most utilized Unix commands you should know so you can get started tinkering with Terminal.
Calling all you aspiring developers out there! Apple has released videos from more than 100 individual sessions at this year's WWDC. Or maybe you might want to view them because perhaps you were able to actually attend the WWDC, and just want to relive some memories…whatever tickles your fancy!