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Apple is on a yearly cadence for releasing new operating systems. Despite all of the troubles of 2020 and 2021, Apple has continued this cadence. This year’s releases of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey are somewhat lighter on new features that one might expect. However, the new features the operating systems have are big changes.

The biggest change is with a new Focus system, which will allow you to customize how your iPhone, iPad, and Mac all function when you need to concentrate on a particular type of task. The iPad has seen a significant change with the ability to place Widgets on the home screen. This will create a whole new experience, particularly with the extra large widget size.

For developers there are significant changes with Swift’s new async/await pattern, a whole new button system for customizing buttons, and a new continuous integration service called Xcode Cloud. Xcode itself has some improvements like inline commenting and the ability to review, merge, or close pull requests.

SwiftUI, Apple’s Swift-only UI framework has some enhancements with a new refreshable modifier, new button options, a new primitive called AsyncImage.

These topics just barely scratch what is covered in iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS Monterey. The information within will provide details about all of the new features of each operating system and has something for everyone, no matter what level of expertise.

Tag: series

  • New Podcast Series: “Behind the App” on Inquisitive

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    I’ve been listening to podcasts for almost a decade now. There have been very few podcasts that have lasted that long. Hence, I am in need of a new podcasts from time to time. Back in August of 2014, there was a new podcast network that came online, Relay.fm. Relay.fm was started by Myke Hurley (@imyke) and Stephen Hackett (512pixels.net). Once the network started I subscribed to almost everything that they released. One of those shows was Inquisitive. For episodes 1 through 26, it was an hour-long, interview-based show that spoke with developers about how they got started. Beginning with episode 27, the podcast has changed; and this is a good thing.

    Episode 27 is the first episode in a series that looks at the the apps and items surrounding apps and the App Store. The first in the series covers the introduction of the iPhone and iPhone SDK [1. Software Development Kit] and some of the items leading up to said introductions. The style of the show is very reminiscent of another popular podcast Serial. Instead of covering a crime, this is covering apps. Which, for geeks, is an interesting topic. Probably a topic more interesting than a crime.

    When I heard that the format of Inquisitive was changing, my initial thought was “Why not also change the name?” However, after listening to episode 27, I came to realize that the name Inquisitive is still very appropriate. The name still fits the show because Myke is still inquiring information from developers, yet the information is from a multitude of developers, that all centralize around one topic. While the current run of shows may be for history of Apps and the App Store, it is completely conceivable that future runs of the show revolve around a centralized question instead of a topic.

    I like the direction that the show has taken. If you have any interest at all in the history of applications and the iOS App Store, this series should be a good one to listen to. You can subscribe via iTunes or search for Inquisitive in your podcast application of choice. While you are already in the store, do not forget to subscribe to my podcast Odd World News

  • Daily Run Down 07/01/2013: Evening Edition

Health

Science/Space

Financial

Historical

Gaming

Gadgets

Law

Technology

Internet

Mobile

Rumors

Software/Apps

London/Britain/UK

Odd

Funny

Chicagoland

Total Number of stories: 55

Look for more stories tomorrow.

  • Daily Run Down 06/29/2013: Evening Edition

  • Daily Run Down 06/26/2013: Evening Edition

    Here is this evening’s Daily Run Down.

    Big News

    General News

    International

    Politics

    Olympics

    Science/Space

    Financial

    Historical

    Gaming

    Gadgets

    Law

    Technology

    Internet

    Rumors

    Software/Apps

    Security

    Developer

    London/Britain/UK

    Funny

    Chicagoland

    Total Number of stories: 56

    Look for more stories tomorrow.

  • Daily Run Down 06/22/2013: Evening Edition

    Here is this evening’s Daily Run Down.

    Big News

    Social Issues/Human Interest

    General News

    International

    Politics

    Science/Space

    Gaming

    Security

    London/Britain/UK

    Personal

    Funny

    Chicagoland

    Total Number of stories: 28

    Look for more stories tomorrow.

  • Daily Run Down 06/20/2013: Morning Edition

    Here is this morning’s Daily Run Down.

    Recalls

    Social Issues/Human Interest

    General News

    International

    Politics

    Obits

    Science/Space

    Financial

    Historical

    Gaming

    Gadgets

    Law

    Patents

    Technology

    Internet

    Mobile

    Rumors

    Software/Apps

    Security

    London/Britain/UK

    Personal

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

    Funny

    Chicagoland

    Total Number of stories: 82

    Look for more news stories this evening.

  • Daily Run Down 06/18/2013: Morning Edition

    Here is this morning’s Daily Run Down.

    Social Issues/Human Interest

    General News

    International

    Politics

    Health

    Science/Space

    Financial

    Gaming

    Law

    Technology

    Mobile

    Rumors

    Security

    London/Britain/UK

    Personal

    Funny

    Chicagoland

    Total Number of stories: 58

    Look for more news stories this evening.

  • Daily Run Down 06/09/2013: Evening Edition

    Here is this evening’s Daily Run Down.

    Big News

    Social

    General News

    International

    Politics

    Obits

    Health

    Science/Space

    Financial

    Historical

    Tips and Tricks

    Gaming

    Gadgets

    Reviews

    Technology

    Internet

    Social Networking

    Mobile

    Rumors

    Software/Apps

    Security

    London/Britain/UK

    Personal

    Funny

    Chicagoland

    Total Number of stories: 115

    Look for more stories tomorrow.

  • Daily Run Down 05/20/2013: Evening Edition

    Here is this evening’s Daily Run Down.

    Recalls

    General News

    International

    Obits

    Health

    Science/Space

    Financial

    Historical

    Gaming

    Gadgets

    Law

    Patents

    Technology

    Internet

    Mobile

    Rumors

    Software/Apps

    London/Britain/UK

    Personal

    Funny

    WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT CHARLIE

    Chicagoland

    Total Number of stories: 62

    Look for more stories tomorrow.

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