Coding is the next level of literacy, says Apple software boss

Teaching your kids how to code is pretty much as important as teaching them to write, according to Apple’s senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, in an interview promoting the company’s Hour of Code project. Apple is turning all of its retail locations into coding centers for kids this week. The classes will offer […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


Прочетете повече

Apple Announces Swift 2, Open Source for iOS, OS X and Linux [iOS Blog]

Apple today announced Swift 2, the latest version of its programming language with all-new Whole Module Optimization technology.

Apple executive Craig Federighi also announced that Swift will be open source for iOS, OS X and Linux later this year.

Developing…





Прочетете повече

Apple Executive Jeff Williams to Speak at Code Conference in Late May

Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations Jeff Williams will speak at the annual Code Conference, held this May 26-28 in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, reports Re/code. Williams joined Apple in 1998 and leads a team responsible for the company’s supply chain management, and during the past two years has also overseen development of the Apple Watch and health initiatives such as ResearchKit.

Apple executives Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi spoke at the inaugural Code Conference last year, with Cue discussing how today’s TV experience „sucks“ and is a complicated problem to solve. Code Conference is a successor to the D: All Things Digital Conference that Steve Jobs and Tim Cook, among other Apple executives, have participated in the past before Dow Jones closed technology website AllThingsD and replaced it with WSJD.

Williams will participate in Code Conference just over one month after the Apple Watch launch, which some customers believe has not gone as smoothly as past product releases. Much of the criticism has been directed towards Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts, although Williams is directly in charge of Apple Watch development and manages the worldwide supply chain.

Other notable Code Conference speakers announced include GM CEO Mary Barra, Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti and editor-in-chief Ben Smith, Xiaomi vice president Hugo Barra, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao, GoPro CEO and founder Nick Woodman, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky and Google business lead Omid Kordestani.





Прочетете повече

OS X Yosemite now available as free download in Mac App Store

After announcing new iPads and Macs today, Apple has unleashed OS X Yosemite on the world as a free download in the Mac App Store. Yosemite is a major upgrade to OS X that’s been in developer and public beta for…Read more ›



Прочетете повече

Get your Apple keynote bingo cards!

We’re in a frenzy of anticipation about Apple’s September 9 event. Just like you, we’re expecting big and bigger iPhones, the iWatch and something to take the stage of that immense box Apple has constructed outside the Flint Center auditorium.…Read more ›



Прочетете повече

Tim Cook shows ‘Apple Pride’ at Gay Pride Parade

Tim Cook has been ardent supporter of LGBT rights while leading the ship at Apple. That continued this weekend, as Apple (in a display known as “Apple Pride”) participated in the San Francisco Pride Festival, one of the many Gay…Read more ›



Прочетете повече