Apple’s CloudKit is the framework that allows developers to connect with Apple iCloud account and store data that can be accessed by application users. The CloudKit also gives developers to control data movement from iCloud to app and vice versa.
Until now, CloudKit API was available from the apps only. But yesterday, Apple team announced availability of CloudKit server-to-server API. The announcement was posted on Apple Developer website via a blog post.
From the announcement:
Use a server-to-server key to access the public database of a container as an administrator, not a user. You create the server-to-server certificate (that includes the private and public key) locally. Then use CloudKit Dashboard to enter the public key and create a key ID that you include in the subpath of your web services requests.
Apple is all set to launch its new iPad Pro in India, which is likely to hit store shelves next week.
The exact availability and pricing hasn’t been revealed yet. However, citing sources at Apple, TheQuint has revealed that the 32GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi will be priced at Rs 67900, 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi at Rs 79,900 and 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi Cell at Rs 91,900. The report also adds the availability of the device from the second week of December.
The iPad Pro with 12.9-inch 2732 x 2048 pixel Retina Display is just 6.9mm thick and weighs 713 grams. On the inside, the iPad Pro sports the Apple A9X chipset which Phil Schiller had said offers better performance than 80 percent of portable laptops out there. According to Apple, the A9X offers desktop-grade CPU and console-grade GPU. It promises a 10-hour battery life as well.
To complement the iPad Pro, Apple has finally made a stylus called the Apple Pencil. This white coloured pressure sensitive stylus that it launched at $99 and is aimed more at the creative professionals who want to get precise and accurate output for their ideas. There is no word on the Apple Pencil pricing in India.
The other additional accessory is the Smart Keyboard which can fold up to become the iPad Pro cover. You can orient the keyboard to be used for typing, for watching content on the display and covering the iPad Pro. This is also sold separately.
The recent iFixit teardown leaves the Pad Pro with a poor score of 3/10. iFixit gave it a repairability score of 3 out of 10 and pointed out that the Smart Connector port is virtually impossible to replace and also, that the fused front panel increases the cost of screen repair along with the risk of damaging the LCD when opening.
The fourth beta version of iOS 9.1 is released to fix bugs which appeared in 9.1. It also introduced some new features, such as, more emoji like taco, cheese wedges, middle finger, burrito, unicorn heads and many more. It also has new message option available at the app setting, which will allow users to disable contacts photos.
The latest Beta comes with four new wallpapers. The latest build is now available to developers as well as public beta testers. Both the operating system can be downloaded from Apple Developer Center and over the air update.
It is not known when iOS 9.1 will be available to the public. However, chances are that it might come in late October.
Download iOS 9.1 beta 4 Pre-release from here.
When you open the Google map app on your watch, you will be presented with the option, which allows you to easily navigate to work and home. The direction to your work place and home is already preset, by using your Google account.
Google map also offers some other features, such as; it can estimate time of arrival, made by car, bikes, public transit as well as by walking. You will also be able to make business calls while looking at the direction, and also get direction from a list of places.
You can now download this app from Apple’s App Store.
Apple released tvOS beta 2 to developers for testing. The build number is 13T5365h.
This is a pre-release version of tvOS for the new Apple TV only. Apple TV (3rd generation) and earlier are not supported.
tvOS SDK 9.0 beta provides support for developing tvOS apps. It is packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for tvOS. These tools include the Xcode IDE and the Instruments analysis tool, among many others. This version of tvOS is intended for installation only on devices registered with the Apple Developer Program. Attempting to install this version of tvOS in an unauthorized manner could put your device in an unusable state.
Developers can download the second beta of tvOS from the link below.
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