Enjoy a variety of topics for long December’s evenings. We’ve picked a load of articles and videos for you, CoreML, ARKit, bits of business and design.

A lot is going on this week, temperatures drop while the atmosphere at Apple gets hot. 🔥❄️

News

iTunes Connect Holiday Schedule

Important: Prepare your app for holidays. “New apps and app updates will not be accepted December 23 to 27 (Pacific Time)”. Winter Is Coming. ⛄️🏂

HUGE security issue at MacOS High Sierra

Apple, why?

New Downloads

Apple has just released new beta versions of their software: macOS 10.13.2 beta 5, iOS 11.2 beta 5, tvOS 11.2 beta 5.

Hour of Code

This year Apple will celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 4 to 10 an initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org.

Development

Training on the device

Developers’ dream or the real thing? How much can we do already and where barriers are for now?

Building automatic OptionSet entries

Swift is definitely lacking in option sets department.

Getting a room plan with ARKit (The case where size matters)

How much of accuracy we’ve gained with ARKit when compared old school built-in sensors? Join this fun, scientific journey.




Tools

Sprinter

If you feel Swift’s String formatting support is lacking, it’s a great library for you.




Design

Good design doesn’t make people happy.

This article will make you answer one question: are you designing to match client’s expectations or users’ expectations?




Business

Coders Should Fear What Happened To Writers

This controversial article warns all of us that IT is not a land of milk and honey. At least, it’s not guaranteed to be. Automation, rapidly developing technology means constant learning. For all the geeks here it sounds fun, but there is another side of this medal, check it out for yourself.




Video

Building iOS Apps at Scale

Most of us work with a team on daily bases. Whatever your codebase is growing o large already, Yusei Nishiyama shows us how to perform, deliver and don’t go crazy.

Exploring Swift’s numeric protocols & Compiler Sanitizers for Fun and Profit

Two outstanding presentations from a whole lot of worthy presentations from iOS Conf SG 2017. Go and grab anything of your interest.




Others

Three to four cups of coffee a day linked to longer life

Cheers! ☕️

Battery Life Hacks: All You Need To Know

Are you one of those irritated with your iPhone battery life? Or are you starting to feel like a dog on a lightning leash? No worries, Niklas has detailed recipe for how you can help yourself.




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