Apple highlights accessibility features in recent ad

Apple is widely known for making their devices accessible. All Apple platforms include settings to accommodate devices to users' needs.

New advertisement highlights these features and their impact on human lives.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sX9IEHWRJ8
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Reference: Apple Highlights Accessibility Features on iPhone, Mac, and More in New Ad

iOS 16.2 and other platforms get beta 2

Apple publishes beta 2 for iOS/iPadOS 16.2, macOS 13.1, watchOS 9.2 and tvOS 16.2. No corresponding Xcode version is published.

iOS 16.2 is to launch 5G in India, Medication Widget is added.

Also iOS 16.2 introduces Custom Accessibility Mode which guides user with accessibility settings in a streamlined manner. It is not yet known, if iOS 16.2 will actually ship this functionality.

Beta download: Operating Systems

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Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #41

Yes, iPhone 14 preorders are live! And you-know-what Ultra is already backordered for two months. So, let's read something good over the weekend.

And that is it for this wallet-endangering weekend. See you next week!

Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #40

Some places will have longer weekend this time, so let's pack it with great reads!

That is all for this weekend! Enjoy the extra day, if applicable :)

Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #37

One beta closer to release of iOS 16 and new weekend brings us new articles to read.

Come back next weekend for more interesting topics!

Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #35

Last weekend before August. Hopefully, it would be sunny and still there will be some time to read great articles on development.

And that's it for today! Have a great weekend!

Weekend good reads for Android developers, issue #29 (13/2022)

It’s Friday, it’s time for a new pack of articles to go over the weekend.

Make Android apps more accessible to all

Accessibility is about making sure that Android users who have limited vision or other physical impairments can use your application. Suchi Bansal's article shows all the necessary tools to make sure your app is fully accessible to all.

Crash course on the Kotlin compiler

A huge dose of knowledge about the Kotlin compiler.

Design a pixel perfect Android app

Article about the UI / UX of an android mobile application and screenshot testing. You will learn a lot of theoretical knowledge related to this type of testing.

Compose with Markdown in Google Docs on web

Google Docs users can use the Markdown syntax when creating documents. It is certainly a great help for people familiar with this markup language, which will allow them to significantly speed up their work with the text.

Tweet of the day:

https://twitter.com/kotlinist/status/1508744816661831680

That’s all from us, be safe!

Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #22

It's Friday, it's time for new pack of articles to go over the weekend.

And that is it for today. Have a nice weekend!

Apple publishes Release Candidate for its platforms

Release Candidate is published for upcoming OS releases.

These updates include Apple Music Voice Plan support, service history is now tracked on the phone.

Also, iOS now includes App Privacy Report.

iOS & iPadOS 15 introduced the Record App Activity feature in the privacy settings, allowing people to save a summary of sensor, data, and internet access by apps on their device. In iOS & iPadOS 15.2, this activity is presented in Settings in a new UI called App Privacy Report. This is a great opportunity to review your app’s sensor, data, and internet usage. To view your activity in the report, go to Settings > Privacy > App Privacy Report > Turn On App Privacy Report. Activity will show once you use your app. (78696668)

iOS & iPadOS 15.2 Release Notes

Siri gets Dutch language support on HomePod in this RC hinting upcoming availability of HomePod in Netherlands.

Legacy Contacts are also enabled in RC.

macOS 12.1 Monterey now supports SharePlay, but Universal Control is still missing. Also RC includes a lot of fixes, including problems with charging, "notch" and others.

watchOS 8.3 RC now enables ECG in China and adds Assistive Touch support to older models.

Corresponding Xcode 13.2 RC is also released.

Beta download: Beta Software Downloads

Release notes: iOS & iPadOS 15.2 Release Notes, macOS Monterey 12.1 Release Notes, watchOS 8.3 Release Notes, tvOS 15.2 Release Notes, Xcode 13.2 RC Release Notes

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