iPadOS, iOS 13.4 Public Beta 1 is Now Out

· Andrew Orr · Product News

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iPadOS and iOS 13.4 public beta one is now available today. Changes include the return of iCloud folder sharing, and more.

Universal App Purchases Coming to iOS, macOS

· Andrew Orr · Product News

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Starting in March 2020, universal app purchases are coming to iOS and macOS. Apps bought on one platform will be unlocked on the other.

iOS 13 and Swift 5 Programming eBook: $9

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

We have a deal on the iOS 13 & Swift 5 Programming eBook, which is designed to be the ultimate beginner programming guide. Covering Swift programming basics, object-oriented programming, model view controller, iOS 13 development, and other frameworks, this book will have you build multiple apps on your own and publish it to the Apple App Store. It’s $9 through our deal.

Stay Up-to-Date with Apple's Newest Developments with 4 Courses on SwiftUI, Swift5 & iOS 13: $19

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

We have a deal on the Complete iOS 13 and SwiftUI Developer Bundle, a package of tutorials and training material for developers. It includes the Complete iOS 13 Developer Course & SwiftUI, SwiftUI: Build Beautiful, Robust Apps, Swift 5 Programming for Beginners, and SwiftUI: Build Amazing Apps, Fast & Easy, with hundreds of lectures and 49 hours of content. This bundle is just $19 through our deal.

A $10 Million New York Lab Tries to Brute Force iOS Devices

· Andrew Orr · Link

Inside a lab in New York worth US$10 million, specialists are trying to brute force their way into iPhones and iPads.

What’s going on in the isolation room is important, if silent, forensic work. All of the phones are hooked up to two powerful computers that generate random numbers in an attempt to guess the passcode that locked each device. At night, technicians can enlist other computers in the office, harnessing their unused processing power to create a local supercomputer network.

New Keyboard ‘Typewise’ Claims 80% Fewer Typos

· Andrew Orr · Link

Typewise is a new keyboard that claims to reduce typos by 80% thanks to its hexagonal design. The developers invited me to test the app, and while there is a learning curve it does have a tutorial to follow. I haven’t given up the default keyboard though, but if you’re looking for an alternative I recommend you at least try Typewise out.

Typewise has been completely redesigned to provide an optimal typing experience on the smartphone. The layout was optimized for typing with two thumbs, because, according to the Cambridge study, 74% of users write this way and achieve the highest typing speed. Two space buttons placed in the middle of the keyboard allow these most frequently used keys to be reached as easily as possible.