Apple Seeds Third Developer Beta of iOS 10.3.3

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

iOS 10 Logo

It’s seen as a maintenance release, and any remaining iOS 10.3.x releases are likely to be security-related in the ramp-up to a Fall release for iOS 11.

PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

PDF Expert 2.2 on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

We have a deal for you on PDF Expert 2.2 for Mac, a PDF-editing tool from Readdle. This was the 2015 App of the Year Runner Up in the Mac App Store, and it allows you to edit text, images, links, and outlines in PDFs. You can also fill out forms, annotate, and more. We have it for 50% retail at $29.99.

UK Election Throws Encryption Erosion into Doubt

· Charlotte Henry · Editorial

Prime Minister Theresa May has called for backdoors to encryption

This is important because once one Western democracy weakens encryption, the precedent could build momentum throughout the world, leaving everyone vulnerable to bad guys.

TMO Background Mode Interview with iOS & Android Indie Developer Graham Dawson

· John Martellaro · Background Mode Podcast

Graham Dawson on Background Mode.

Graham Dawson is an iOS and Android indie developer who specializes in meteorological and astronomical reference apps. He’s the founder and director of Ajnaware Pty, Ltd in Australia and publishes apps under the name ozPDA. Graham holds a B.Sc. in physics and meteorology, and a Ph.D. in oceanography. Graham told me about his early interest in weather thanks to extreme conditions, especially snow. That’s because, in his youth, he was skiing in Switzerland. Soon he had a weather observation station in his backyard, and he could think of nothing else as he entered his undergraduate years. Today, he publishes a wide range of apps related to the sun, moon, wind, weather and time. Some feature augmented reality. Thanks to his academic background, these apps have rock solid computational credentials. Graham told me how it all came to be.

Dead Plague: Zombie Outbreak Looks Like a Fun Zombie Shooter for iOS

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Check out Dead Plague: Zombie Outbreak. It’s a zombie shooter for iOS (and Android, if that’s your thing) by GameSpire, and it looks like a lot of fun. The player is part of BIOCORP’s strike force, and your job is to stop the zombie outbreak and collect DNA samples, too. It’s free to download, with in-app purchases available for boosted play. Check out the gameplay video below.