Apple Open Sources Swift Programming Language
Apple today made its Swift programming language available as an open source download under the Apache 2.0 license. Apple first debuted Swift in June 2014. It is meant to help developers create iOS and OS X apps in a simpler environment than the traditional Objective-C. Apple says the source code is hosted on GitHub where anyone can use it to design and build apps. Because it is open source, developers can contribute code back to the project, which is being governed by a team of engineers at Apple. The download includes libraries, a debugger, and package manager. Apple also launched Swift.org, a central hub meant to help developers learn more about Swift.
Swift Playgrounds App Meant to Teach Kids to Code
Jun 13, 2016
Apple today announced Swift Playgrounds, an app targeted to help kids learn how to code using Swift. Swift is the newer iOS programming language Apple introduced last year.
BlackBerry Expands Hub+ to More Android Phones
Sep 8, 2016
BlackBerry today made its BlackBerry Hub+ suite of enterprise applications available to a wider range of devices. At the same time, it added five more apps to the suite.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
More Phones Should Be Able to Update to Android P Faster
May 9, 2018
Google today provided more visibility into its work on Project Treble, which is meant to accelerate the rate at which phones are updated to new versions of Android. Google has been working with Qualcomm, MediaTek, and Samsung to improve how phones handle major updates.
Microsoft Releases Hub Keyboard App for iPhone
Apr 8, 2016
Microsoft's Garage team has made a productivity-minded keyboard available to Apple's iOS devices. The keyboard, says Microsoft, works in tandem with an Office 365 account for tapping into OneDrive, Office, and other Microsoft account information.