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Weekend good reads for Apple developers #2023/12
Weekend is here, so is another list of great reads.
- Starting with good
NSPredicateguide by Natascha Fadeeva – Get started with NSPredicate to filter NSFetchRequest in Core Data;
- Activities and attachments in the XCTest framework by Majid Jabrayilov covers good practices to make your tests more understandable by other developers;
- Marco Eidinger covers important topic of debugging of authentication flow – Debugging ASWebAuthenticationSession;
- Antoine van der Lee explores proper error handling approaches in Swift – The operation couldn’t be completed: solving errors in Swift;
- From Concept to Code: Strategies for Planning Animations in SwiftUI is truly nice guide by Leonardo Maia Pugliese on animations in SwiftUI;
- A little bit of pixel hunting from David Smith – Spot the Difference;
- SwiftUI layout technique is covered in Working with percentages in SwiftUI layout by Ole Begemann;
- Using foregroundColor(), foregroundStyle() or tint() to set text color in SwiftUI by Natalia Panferova explores several ways of setting element color in SwiftUI;
- Couple of hints by Jesse Squires – Improving multiplatform SwiftUI code and Xcode Tip: filter to show modified files only;
- Enabling the Inspection of Web Content in Apps by Patrick Angle provides invaluable help on debugging of web content;
- And nice guide on attributed strings in iOS 15 and up – AttributedString in iOS 15 by Sarun W.
And that is it for today. See you next week!
Jetpack Compose 1.4 is here
This release contains new features like Pager and Flow Layouts, and new ways to style your text, such as hyphenation and line-break behavior. It also improves the performance of modifiers and fixes a number of bugs.
Apple publishes RC for iOS 16.4, other platforms and iOS 15.7.4 too
Apple soon to release iOS 16.4 and other platforms. Today Release Candidate is published. Xcode 14.3 RC is also available.
In addition to new platforms, Apple also publishes RC for iOS 15.7.4 including security fixes (no releases notes are available).
This update includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:
– 21 new emoji including animals, hand gestures, and objects are now available in emoji keyboardApple
– Notifications for web apps added to the Home Screen
– Voice Isolation for cellular calls prioritizes your voice and blocks out ambient noise around you
– Duplicates album in Photos expands support to detect duplicate photos and videos in an iCloud Shared Photo Library
– VoiceOver support for maps in the Weather app
– Accessibility setting to automatically dim video when flashes of light or strobe effects are detected
– Fixes an issue where Ask to Buy requests from children may fail to appear on the parent’s device
– Addresses issues where Matter-compatible thermostats could become unresponsive when paired to Apple Home
– Crash Detection optimizations on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro models
Also, corresponding RC firmware for Apple Studio Display is available.
Beta download: Operating Systems
- iOS & iPadOS 16.4 RC Release Notes
- macOS Ventura 13.3 RC Release Notes
- watchOS 9.4 RC Release Notes
- tvOS 16.4 RC Release Notes
- Xcode 14.3 RC Release Notes
- Apple Seeds Release Candidate Versions of iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4 to Developers
- Apple Seeds Studio Display 16.4 Firmware Release Candidate
- Here’s everything new for Apple Watch users with watchOS 9.4
- What’s new in iPadOS 16.4? Here are the full release notes
- iOS 16.4 Expands Duplicate Image Detection to iCloud Shared Photo Library
- iOS 16.4 Seemingly References New AirPods and AirPods Case
- iOS 16.4 Adds Voice Isolation for Cellular Phone Calls
- Xcode 14.3 RC 1
Apple Pay launches in South Korea
After couple of months of rumors and reports, Apple now appears to launch Apple Pay in South Korea reported by Twitter user @aaronp613.
As of now several cards are reported to working.
Currently, you can add Apple Pay-enabled Visa, MasterCard, and domestic-only credit and debit cards issued by the following card issuers in South Korea: Domestic-only cards can only be added in the card issuer’s app.
– Hyundai Card
Some card issuers do not support some card types. This list will also be updated when a card issuer is added. Please contact your card issuer for support for your card.9to5Mac
Apple publishes answers on typical questions for Live Activities
Apple highlights Live Activities to developers. These questions include user experience, technical challenges, implementation details.
Apple Developer: 10 questions with the Live Activities team
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