Designed to be the successor to Objective-C, Apple’s new Swift language has some developers saying that Swift will make coding easier, especially for newbies, and some developers saying it’s not the monumental leap forward Apple is claiming.
Tableau Software (s data) has been on fire over the past couple years, but a big knock against the company has been that its popular analytics software isn’t available for the Mac operating system. The company has been promising a native Mac edition for a while, and it appears it will finally deliver in a few weeks, if a June 19 event called “Tableau 8.2 Roadshow + Mac Launch Party” is any indication. I suspect a lot of Windows virtual machines will be firing up a lot less frequently and a goodly amount of new users signing up.
The latest version of iTunes gets a bit of a makeover on its surface and under the covers to make it look more like the mobile version of iTunes that sits on your iPhone and allow tighter integration with iCloud.
Isn’t it time for Apple to make good on its promise to make FaceTime an open standard? After all, the video service arrived in June of 2010 and we haven’t heard a peep on any effort to open up FaceTime for use on other platforms.
Apple just extended a free offer of 20GB of iCloud storage to newly transitioned MobileMe subscribers until next year. But there are some big differences in how data from all your devices — iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac — is stored in the new service.
With the new MacBook Pro with Retina display, Apple made some small but important updates to its Aperture photo-processing app. Aperture 3.3 isn’t a full version upgrade, but the new features added tells us that Apple is serious about this program and its future.
What’s behind Apple’s decision to require sandboxing in OS X apps? It is not a far stretch to consider that this shift in approach might have a connection to Apple’s long-term plans to make iCloud the center of their strategy for the next decade.
The major new features in Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion are what everyone is talking about, but with every release of OS X, the company makes some smaller changes that escape the notice of most. We take a look at some of those changes.
There are two ways to think about securing information: Enabling access to information you want to keep, and disabling access to information you don’t. For information Mac users no longer want, it’s not as easy as moving a file to the trash and emptying the trash.