New Programming Language By Apple ( Swift )

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Swift is a new programming language by Apple Inc. It is for devices like iPhone, iPad and Mac. Swift is an innovative programming language designed for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. Writing code is interactive, easy and fun, the syntax is concise yet expressive, and apps run blazing fast. Swift is ready for iOS 8 and next OS X project. Swift code works side-by-side with Objective-C.

Swift is the outcome of the deep research on programming languages, plus decades of experience creating Apple platforms. Named parameters brought forward from Objective-C are expressed in a clean syntax that makes APIs in Swift easy to read and maintain.

Inferred types make code clean and less prone to mistakes, while modules eliminate headers and provide namespaces. Memory is managed automatically, and you don’t even need to type semi-colons.

Swift has many unique features to make your code more expressive:

  • Closures unified with function pointers

  • Generics

  • Tuples and multiple return values

  • Fast and concise iteration over a range or collection

  • Structs that support extensions, methods, protocols.

  • Functional programming patterns

Interactive Playgrounds

Playgrounds make writing Swift code incredibly easy and joy. Write a line of code and the result appears quickly. If your code runs over time, you can watch its progress in the timeline assistant. The timeline displays variables in a graph, draws each step when composing a view, and can play an animated SpriteKit scene. When you’ve perfected your code in the playground, easily move that code into project. Some uses for playgrounds include:

  • Design a new algorithm, watching its results every step of the way

  • Build new tests, verifying they work before promoting into your test suite

  • Experiment with new APIs to hone your Swift coding skills

Read-Eval-Print-Loop (REPL)

The debugging console in Xcode includes an interactive version of the Swift language built right in. Use Swift syntax to evaluate and interact with your running app, or write new code to see how it works in a script-like environment. Available from within the Xcode console, or in Terminal.

Designed for Safety

Swift removes entire classes of unsafe code. Variables are always initialized before use, arrays and integers are checked for overflow, and memory is managed automatically. Syntax is tuned to make it easy to define your intent . Simple three character keywords define a variable (var) or constant (let).

The safe patterns in Swift are tuned for the powerful Cocoa and Cocoa Touch APIs. Understanding and properly handling cases where objects are nil is fundamental to the frameworks, and Swift code makes this very simple. Adding a single character can replace what used to be an entire line of code in Objective-C. This all works together to make creating iOS and Mac apps easy and safer than before.

Fast and Powerful

Swift is built to be fast. Using the incredibly high-performance LLVM compiler, Swift code is transformed into optimized native code, tuned to get the most out of modern Mac, iPhone, and iPad hardware. The syntax and standard library made to make perfect way to write your code also perform accurately.

Swift is a successor to the C and Objective-C languages. It includes low-level primitives such as types, flow control, and operators. It also offers object-oriented features such as classes, protocols, and generics, giving Cocoa and Cocoa Touch developers the performance and power they demand.

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Microsoft to end Windows 7 Support in 2015

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Microsoft is informing Windows 7 users that it will end support to it in 2015. The company will end free support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, but users will get security updates till 2020.

 

This move by Microsoft will affect consumers mostly. Businesses paid for extended Windows 7 support, will be supported for another 5 years, until January 14, 2020. That’s very important, because there are so many businesses are in the process of upgrading their Windows XP PCs, but they’ go for Windows 7, and not Windows 8.

 

There is some speculative news that, by taking popularity of Windows 7 in mind, Microsoft might change its desicion as the date nears and might continue to support longer, like it did for Windows XP. Microsoft supported XP for about 13 years. That kind of long support doesn’t seem like at this juncture. Windows 8 basically includes a complete version of Windows 7 which is called Desktop mode. With Windows 8.1, it’s possible to run a Windows 8 machine in Desktop mode and avoid the confusing Windows 8 part of the OS.

 

Microsoft really needs to attract consumers to buy Windows 8 machines. More Windows 8 machines means more developers will write software for Windows 8, which will make more people to buy it.

 

Microsoft also set an end of mainstream support for Windows 8 including the Windows 8.1, on January 9, 2018. There is also news that Microsoft’s next Windows version to be ready in 2015, code-named “Threshold” and sometimes also referred as Windows 9.

 
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Google I / O

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Google announced about Android OS, Google Fit, Android Auto and the Google wear in its annual I/O conference.

Android L : Android KitKat’s successor is identified as Android L. This OS update will unite Web and app user experiences by Material Design interface. Android Developers can use new Polymer toolkit to design Web apps. Android L will also offer notifications on the lock screen, user detection, low power consumption and battery monitoring that shows how much battery each app is eating. Google also confirmed that Android L will help app run double fast.

Android Auto : Android Phone will supply cloud connection while the car’s LCD and controls will provide the interface. You will get Navigation via Google Maps and voice-control music selection to stream Google Play Music in to the car stereo.

Google Fit : Google has been working on Google Fit for Android in competition with Apple’s HealthKit. Google Fit will manage all of your health data in phones and wearables, and it will let Google to blend data from multiple apps and devices.

Android Wear : Android smartwatch can integrate with your phone and it lets you to control your devices. Android Wear’s “OK Google” voice command let you check incoming calls, set reminders, view notifications, send auto responses, and let you control your phone’s music app from your smart watch. Android smart watch also offers third-party apps integration.

Thus, you learn here the Android App Developers  tips start your carrier in this one of the most flourishing fields. All the tips described above will helps to start your developing. Get in touch with us at infosilicon007@gmail.com to get further information about your app development requirement.

iPhone 6 Vs. Nexus 6 Coming Soon…

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iPhone 6 and the Nexus 6 are expected to be released this fall. The iPhone 6 will be released on September 19 repotedly, Nexus 6 will come in October this year. iPhone 6 will be available in two sizes: 4.7inches and 5.5 inch.

iPhone 6 Nexus 6
Display 1920x1080pixels 2560x1440pixels
Pixel Density 416 ppi 534 ppi
Body Aluminium with Sapphire Glass Aluminium edzes
OS iOS 8 Android Lollipop 4.5
RAM 2 GB 3 GB
Chip A8 Snapdragon 805
Camera 13 MP Rear: 5MP Front 8 MP Rear
Battery 2000 mAh 3100mAh
Size 4.7 and 5.5 Inch 5.5 Inch

 
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iOS 8 Beta 3

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iOS 8 made headlines when Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc. announced the company is working to open platform more to programmers. The more open structure or orientation of the mobile OS will let third party developers to find out more of the OS and provide additional functions and apps. As per latest information, Apple is working on the iOS 8 Beta 3 release July 8, 2014. The release of the iOS 8 beta 3 version will let developers to be ready before the release of the iOS 8 this fall.

Apple’s iOS 8 Beta 2 was released last June 17. Based on the second iOS 8 beta, Apple has turned the podcast a native app for users. The iOS Beta 2 version also introduced the QuickType keyboard on the iPad providing word or typing assistance to the users. Apple’s iOS 8 will come this fall providing Siri-based smart home control and third-party keyboards.

 

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iWatch – Coming Soon

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iWatch is a smart watch that Apple is reportedly launching in October 2014. It reportedly have biometrics and other features integrated with other iOS devices.

Rumored iWatch Specifications

  • Crystal Sapphire Display

  • Sizes ranging from 1.4” to 2.5″

  • iOS

  • Biometrics and many other sensors to monitor health and fitness

  • 4-6 days battery life

iWatch is reportedly coming in multiple screen sizes, sizes up to 2.5 inches diagonally and little bit rectangular in shape. With multiple sizes, iWatch may come up with different price. It will have Sapphire crystal display. It is reportedly have wireless charging capabilities, advanced map capability and NFC integration.

iWatch will perform some tasks by itself. It will be dependent on a compatible iOS device for features such as sending messages, voice call, and notifications. iWatch will measure many health-related things such as calories burned, step count, heart rate and more. iWatch reportedly will have more than ten different sensors to monitor fitness and health, offering broad picture of health and providing health-tracking device accessible to more hands. Apple has designed iOS 8 by keeping iWatch in mind. The iWatch will very much take benefit of the ‘Health’ app launched iOS 8.

 
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iPhone 6 – Coming This Fall

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Apple Inc. is repotedly launching iPhone 6 this fall on september 19. iPhone 6 has created lots of buzz and euphoria among Smartphone lovers because its larger screen and improved features.

Processor and OS: The iPhone 6 will come up with iOS 8. iPhone 6 will come with 64 bit architecture A8 processor.

Display: The iPhone 6 will have a two screen sizes 4.7 inch, 5.5 inch phablet respectively and it will be protected by Sapphire glass covering.

Camera : iPhone 6 might come up with 8MP Camera. But reportedly it will come with many unique features.

Fingerprint Sensor: The iPhone 5s already has fingerprint scanner, so its successor iPhone 6 will also come up with this feature and some improvement.

Price: The 5.5 inch iPhone 6 price might be $100 (Rs. 6000) more than 4.7 inch iPhone, both will have brand new glass covering the front and new materials used in making.

Other Features: The iPhone 6 will come with expandable storage, heart rate Earpods, NFC chip and more. The iPhone 6 will come with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). The 5.5 inches iPhone 6 will feature OIS. The 4.7-inch phone will feature open-loop voice coil motor. The New iPhone will extend its status as a ‘Smartphone Leader’.

 
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