iTunes Connect Displaying Wrong Apps When Logged In

A major security issue is affecting iTunes Connect, the portal used by developers to manage their apps. The issue is widespread and it appears a good number of developers are not able to access their own apps. The portal allows developers to login, but once logged in, they are presented with an entirely different account. This of course presents unauthorized users with complete control over an account. As a developer, I logged in this morning and was granted access to an account responsible for apps from major magazine publishers. iTunes Connect has been shut down. If and when Apple provides a statement, we'll pass it along, along with any information as to when it will be available again. Developing... … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8.1.3 Software Update

Apple has released iOS 8.1.3. The software update includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements including: Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad Adds new configuration options for educational standardized testing The update, which is only 247MB), is available OTA (over the air), but requires a WiFi connection to update. … [Read more...]

iOS 8.2 Beta 4 Released To Developers

Apple today released iOS 8.2 beta 4 to developers. The update is the fourth release en-route to the public release. It represents the first update in three weeks, with the holidays likely impacting the update. iOS 8.2 will be a significant release as it will usher in official support for the Apple Watch. This should not be confused with iOS 8.1.3, which is rumored for release early this week. Developers can download the update either OTA (if currently running iOS 8.2 beta) or via the developer portal. Apple has yet to provide details on when the Apple Watch will be released, other than a vague 'Spring' timeframe. … [Read more...]

Has Apple’s software quality declined?

Today marks the start of CES, the yearly consumer electronics show that features most every prominent electronics, computer and phone manufacturer. I say most, because Apple doesn't attend this show. In years past, despite not being in attendance, they've managed to disrupt the steady of stream of CES headlines, with news often breaking regarding real or rumored products. With CES 2014 kicking off today, Apple is once again grabbing headlines, but not for the reasons one would expect. Marco Arment, the accomplished developer behind Instapaper and now Overcast, published an article outlining his discontent with Apple's software quality, suggesting that marketing has become a higher priority. This has set into motion a media frenzy that has … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8.2 Beta 2 To Developers

Apple today has pushed an over-the-air update to iOS 8.2. Beta 2 of the release has started to propagate to developers running iOS 8.2. The release is now available on Apple's Developer portal. The update is 67.3MB in total. Apple lists the release as containing bug fixes and improvements. The big news with iOS 8.2 is the introduction of support for the forthcoming Apple Watch. Developers have been given access to WatchKit, which allows for testing of Watch apps. The Apple Watch is expected in early 2015, though Apple has yet to provide any details as to a specific release date. You can discuss the latest iOS releases, including today's beta, in our forums. … [Read more...]

Apple Releases iOS 8.2 Beta With WatchKit

WatchKit

Apple isn't wasting any time. Yesterday we saw the public release of iOS 8.1.1. Today they announced the immediate availability of iOS 8.2 beta, available to developers. The new SDK, alongside Xcode 6, comes with WatchKit. This will provide developers with the necessary tools to begin creating apps for Apple Watch. In addition the necessary tools, Apple has a video to help guide developers to the opportunities and architecture of watch app design. Watch apps are delivered as part of an existing iOS app, acting as a component of the app. Beyond support for Apple Watch, we've yet to hear if there is anything new in iOS 8.2. One word of advice. Those updating to iOS 8.2 beta cannot be restored to an earlier version of iOS. … [Read more...]

Apple’s iOS 8.1.1 Update Has Been Released

Apple has released iOS 8.1.1 update. In what is an extremely light changelog, Apple lists the 64.1MB update as including bug fixes and increased stability. It will also offer performance enhancements for the the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. Let's hope this fixes some of the issues plaguing Safari users and forums. The update is available for download and install OTA, provided you have a WiFi connection. If you have storage issues which prevent you from downloading and updating, you can update by connecting your iPhone or iPad to iTunes. Here's a helpful guide on how to upgrade to iOS 8 if you are experiencing storage issues. You can discuss the release in the iOS 8.1.1 thread in our forums. … [Read more...]

U.S Banks Currently Supporting Apple Pay

Apple Pay passbook cards

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 8.1, a major update that introduced support for Apple Pay, the new feature that allows iPhone 6/6 Plus owners pay for goods and services with their iPhones. The new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will also let you make Apple Pay purchases, but those are restricted to online purchases only. The process requires adding a bank credit or debit card to Passbook and Apple Pay. Here's the current list of supported Apple Pay banks. American Express: Personal credit cards, co-branded cards, small business credit cards, pre-paid cards Bank of America: Personal credit cards, personal debit cards, co-branded cards, small business debit cards Capital One: Personal credit cards, personal debit cards, small … [Read more...]

iOS 8.1 Released, Adds Support for Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library

Apple Pay

Apple has released iOS 8.1, available as an OTA update or using iTunes. The update adds a few major features, with the most notable being Apple Pay. Touted as a replacement for your credit cards, Apple Pay allows iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners in the U.S. to make purchases using their phones, provided they have entered their credit card. As one of the primary features of the newest iPhones, you can certainly understand why Apple has pushed out iOS 8.1 so quickly. Apple Pay was just one of countless changes in this latest release. … [Read more...]