Apple releases bugfixes for iOS, watchOS and macOS

Apple releases bug fix releases for iOS/iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey. No new features or significant changes are report for this release.

Updates include security content.

watchOS 8.7.1 is available only for Apple Watch Series 3

watchOS 8.7.1 fixes reboot issues with Apple Watch Series 3 model only.

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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 Android developers, issue #36 (32/2022)

Hello Android funs, here are some articles for you:

Optimizing Android Performance

I have read hundreds articles about performance and this one can be very useful if you need to play with optimization.

Gotchas in Jetpack Compose Recomposition

Recomposition in Jetpack Compose is the mechanism in which state changes are reflected within an app’s UI. To accomplish this, Compose will rerun a composable function whenever its inputs change. Unfortunately it may break performance optimisations built into Compose and trigger unnecessary work, which have the potential to slow down an app’s UI and waste precious device resources.

AutoSize TextField in Android Jetpack Compose

I think that one of the latest struggles we had with Jetpack Compose was the implementation of the input field that resizes its font when the text is wider than the input field.

Different Kinds of Channels in Kotlin

Quite old article but interesting. The Author described different types of channels in Kotlin.

Apple publishes iOS 16 beta 5 and other platforms

Just a little bit over a month til the release new round of beta version is published for iOS/iPadOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16.

  • Now iOS 16 might show battery percentage directly in status bar.
  • This beta also disables parallax effect on Lock Screen background and adds better music player widget including mini music visualizer.
  • Screenshot menu now has "Copy and Delete" option for easier sharing without saving screenshots to Camera Roll.
  • New sounds are used in Find My app.
  • Also Apple now seems to be publishing AirPods firmware update details.

Beta download: Operating Systems

Release notes:

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Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #36

Yes, it's August already. iOS 16 is to be released in just over a month. Let's see what we have for this weekend to read.

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

Third-party browser support for Apple Pay arrives in iOS 16

Apple will allow third-party browsers support Apple Pay on the web in iOS 16. This might be related to ongoing anti-trust investigations across the world, but overall, this will increase usage of Apple Pay to more users.

https://twitter.com/SteveMoser/status/1553171455403331586?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1553175163327348741%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es2_&ref_url=file%3A%2F%2F%2FApplications%2FNetNewsWire.app%2FContents%2FResources%2F

Reference: Third-Party Browsers Starting to Support Apple Pay in iOS 16 Betas

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!

Safari Technology Preview 150 is published

Apple continues to refresh Safari Technology Preview with features in upcoming macOS 13 Ventura.

‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 150 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, Shadow DOM, JavaScript, Web Animations, Web Share, WebAuthn, Web API, Rendering, and Accessibility. 

MacRumors

Download: Safari – Resources

Release notes: Safari Technology Preview Release Notes

Reference: Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 150 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements