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Want to Create Your Own Apps? Apple Will Teach You How to Code--for Free

If you want to learn to create and code apps, all you need is an iBooks account and a willingness to try.<p>Maybe you have a cool app in mind that you would like to develop, but you don't know whom to hire to code it, much less have the money. No problem: For DIY types of people, Apple has released a …

Apps

Time traveling in Swift unit tests

A lot of code that we write relies on the current date in some way. Whether it’s cache invalidation, handling time sensitive data, or keeping track …

Millions of apps could soon be purged from Google Play Store

Over the last 24 hours, Google has been sending notices to developers worldwide stating its intention to “limit visibility” or remove apps from the Play Store that violate the company’s User Data policy. For most devs, the violation seems to be a simple one: lack of a privacy policy.<p>Here’s the full …

Apps

Is Apple Going to Delete Your App? Here's How You Can Save It.

If your app is on the chopping block and you're not seeing the download or review results you want, take heart: You might not be doomed.<p>CEO, Rocksauce Studios<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Until now, an outdated or half-baked app could be left sitting around, …

Apps

Microsoft's Visual Studio Launches on Mac

Alongside the announcement of the upcoming Visual Studio 2017 today, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio will be available for the Mac for the …

Microsoft is bringing Visual Studio to the Mac

Not a sign of the apocalypse, just that Microsoft is changing<p>Microsoft has announced it’s launching its primary coding interface, Visual Studio, on Mac computers. The news may sound uninteresting, but it’s been a long time coming, and is a big shakeup for the company, which has previously preferred …

Software

This is the ugly iPhone 7 case that fixes one of the phone’s biggest flaws

The iPhone 7 is already a massive hit with consumers — even if it’s boring, and even if it lacks a headphone jack. However, some buyers aren’t happy …

Mobile Technology

Apps are what killed the BlackBerry

But it wasn't the slowdown in the smartphone market or intense competition from Chinese companies which killed the BlackBerry, it was apps.<p>When Apple released the iPhone in 2007, Microsoft's then CEO Steve Ballmer famously laughed at its chances. A decade later, Apple dominates and Microsoft is …

Mobile

IBM unlocks all the server-side capabilities now available in Swift 3.0

In February 2016, IBM promised to bring Apple’s new programming language Swift to the cloud. Today, the firm has made good on that promise with the …

Deliciously Ella: I want to get people excited about veg

A change of diet rescued Ella Woodward from a dangerous illness. Meet one of our food columnists: the 23-year-old who is converting the world to healthy eating<p>It’s becoming hard to match the gravity of Ella Woodward’s words with the cheerful way she delivers them. “I couldn’t have guaranteed to …

Healthy Eating

Apps aren't dead — 12 new apps have climbed the charts this year

Since Facebook, Snapchat, Uber, and Google are so dominant, there isn't much room for a new upstart to claim homescreen space on the millions of iPhones and Android phones out there.<p>After all — Facebook maintains 4 of the top 5 spots in terms of total downloads, and the top 1% of publishers on …

Apps

Twitter users erupt: #DNCLeaks disappears from trending news as WikiLeaks emails released

Conservative Twitter users erupted on Friday after the social media platform torpedoed #DNCLeaks from its trending-news feed after Wikileaks released …

Government

Google's Android has gotten so out of control that $55 billion Salesforce had to take drastic measures

Unlike with the Apple iPhone, it's up to smartphone manufacturers, not Google, to push out updates to customers. So there's no guarantee that any given phone will get the operating system upgrades.<p>There's also a ton of different hardware, some of which does a better job supporting certain features. …

Marc Benioff

Facebook lifts the veil on its mobile device testing lab

Earlier this week, Facebook gave a small group of reporters a tour of its Prineville, OR data center. In the process, the company also showed off its mobile device lab for testing on physical devices new iOS and Android versions of the Facebook app, Messenger and Instagram.<p>The mobile device lab …

How Facebook helped this guy’s e-commerce store go from zero to $100K+ in 3 months

22-year-old Melvin Chee from Melbourne, Australia went from experimenting with e-commerce dropshipping during his semester break to a 6-figure business in just 3 months. He had previously started several different businesses, many of which failed spectacularly. Some of his efforts were featured on …

eCommerce

Here's what Apple's future Lightning headphones will be able to do that normal headphones can't

The big question is: Why?<p>It's because headphones with a digital connection — like Lightning or USB-C — can do so much more than traditional analog headphones, according to Carl Alberty, VP of marketing at Cirrus Logic.<p>He would know — Cirrus announced this week a developer's kit that will allow any …

Consumer Tech

Tutorial: Build Your First Swift Web App with Vapor

If you love using Swift to build your iOS apps, but another language for your backend, you’ll be super excited to hear about Vapor. Vapor is a web …

Authentication

App Store search is totally broken.

Searching for apps is typically pretty straightforward, so long as you know what you’re looking for. But when you don’t, both Apple and Google’s respective shops (the App Store and Google Play) do an absolutely terrible job of helping you out.<p>GIFs<p>I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that GIFs are …

Apps

Apple’s new search ads are a kick in the teeth for app makers

Last week, Apple put the rumors to bed and confirmed that it will introduce paid search ads to the App Store, meaning app makers can pay to have ads for their apps appear at the top of search results. This could be detrimental to many of them. Apple’s App Store has more than 1.5 million apps, which …

Apps

12 beautiful apps that just won Apple design awards

Apple is all about style, so to win a design award from the company is a pretty big deal indeed. A total of 12 Apple Design Award winners were …

Apps

Apple unleashes Swift Playgrounds to help new developers learn to code

Apple ended the 2016 WWDC with an inspiring boost directed toward those looking to becoming coders by introducing Swift Playgrounds, a free tool …

The future of Apple’s App Store is subscriptions

The App Store changed the way we buy software. Can Apple do it again?<p>Apple’s annual conference for developers, which kicks off next Monday, is normally when the company previews its newest software for iOS and Mac OS X. But this year’s WWDC isn’t just about new operating systems: starting next week …

New Destiny: Rise of Iron details leak from Xbox Store

Journey to the Plaguelands with Lord Saladin<p>The next expansion for <i>Destiny</i>, <i>Rise of Iron</i>, will include a new raid, a boost to Guardians' maximum Light, a new zone called the Plaguelands and much more, according to the game's listing on Xbox.com.<p>Microsoft quickly pulled that listing — which, like <i>Rise</i> …

Clash of Clans Eagle Artillery

The Clash of Clans Eagle Artillery is a very powerful Town Hall 11 exclusive defense that has a range that covers almost the entire map but has a …

War

Game of Thrones The Broken Man airs tonight - 1337 Wiki

“The Broken Man” is the seventh episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones. It is the fifty-seventh episode of the series overall. In it The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded. Watch Game of Thrones The Broken Man Preview See images from …

are #tyrion and #khaleesi related? - #gameofthrones #theory - 1337wiki.com

are #tyrion and #khaleesi related? - #gameofthrones #theory - 1337wiki.com

Apple Releases First Preview Branch of Swift 3.0 Programming Language (UPDATED)

<i>Update: Apple has told iMore.com that the release yesterday was NOT a preview release, and instead was an automated build.:</i><p><i>Updated: Apple clarified</i> …

How to make your mobile gaming marketing campaign burst a success

With 8.5 million daily downloads attributed to the top 200 free U.S. App Store apps, and Google Play seeing twice that many downloads, it’s no wonder that every game developer’s dream is to make it to the top of that list. Unfortunately, the competition is pretty fierce. In 2015 Android recorded …

AdWords

The Beauty Of React Native: Building Your First iOS App With JavaScript (Part 2)

In part 1 of this tutorial, we started building our iOS app from scratch. We started out by setting up a blank React Native project. Then we pulled …

JavaScript

Creating social iOS app from scratch

I'm very interested in creating a social networking app for iOS, like Instagram. It would be an app that would require users to create an account and …