Apple is pulling its developers towards the latest beta of Swift Playgrounds 4.1 for iPad and Mac devices. The company unveiled the coding application last year for the aid of developers. Now it is initiating a new update to the program that offers various thoughtful features.
To those who are unaware of the term, Swift Playgrounds is an Apple-owned application. It proves a blessing for the developers as well as students learning Swift programming language. Further, it modifies the way to code and brings ease to the project submission. Thus, the developers can proffer their projects on Xcode or App Store.
Swift Playgrounds 4.1 Beta
The new beta update of Swift Playgrounds with version 4.1 appears with a handful of features and functions for Apple iPad and Mac gadgets. Earlier, the 4.0 version came out specifically for iPad devices. Now is the turn of Mac developers to grab the dynamic features and innovate fresh projects from exclusive tools.
Changelog of Swift Playgrounds 4.1 Beta
- Preview the app and see changes live as you type (app projects require macOS 12.4 beta 2 or above)
- Operate the app in its window and install it in the Applications folder
- Learn to build apps with Apple-provided walkthroughs and samples
- Submit your app to App Store Connect and distribute it with TestFlight
- Type with quick, inline code suggestions
- Browse a library of Swift controls, symbols, and colors
- Use publicly available Swift Packages
- Search across all files in your project
- Open your new app projects in Xcode
- Addition of “Keep Going with apps” tutorial to learn Swift UI.
Developers can access the program by submitting a request on the Apple Developer Website. Furthermore, they can head to the Downloads webpage > Beta Menu > Applications tab.
Save your time on Apple Mac with Folder Shortcut feature
Hey Apple users! Do you know that you can save your time with the help of the Apple Mac Folder shortcut feature? The time we spend in front of our screens has doubled, and the time while sitting over there is max consumed by searching for the ideal file locations for our Mac.
It usually happens that upon saving our Microsoft files or pages or another file the dialog box of our Mac usually indicates the wrong place which in turn makes us go through the chaos of running our fingers wild over the trackpad for searching and then selecting the desired folder- we end up wasting a lot of time.
Previously upon saving our documents- let’s talk about Microsoft documents – the dialog box would start with suggesting a default folder, which usually happens to be the least wanted place for my files to be kept, then upon scrolling over the trackpad and selecting the expand option it was yet a task to browse through and then choose the desired folder, which is quite a hassle when it comes from the perspective of a person who continually works on such documents.
Though while I was scrolling Twitter, I came across the tweet from iOS engineer Zach Waugh who has recently tweeted a short-cut trick to resolve this time-consuming issue, it was very new to me, so I tried using it for my own Mac which was after successfully using it, I thought – why not let other fans out there know about this trick which would also mean for them saving lots of their precious time, and hence here I am sharing it with you all.
Here’s the trick for you:
Type the word forward-Slash ‘/’ when your save dialogue box appears this automatically opens go to the folder and saves navigating through different folders from your trackpad, or typing long strings for your desired folder, then this shortcut can also be used with ‘~’ symbol which provides a direct gateway to your desired location. Though you must know the path of the folder you are looking for.
If that was difficult to understand let me give you a simple example, if you want to save your image in your user folder, then upon opening your save dialog box type “/~/Pictures” and the picture would directly land in that folder, same with a document that needs to go in your articles folder of document type in “/~/Documents/Articles” and the job is done.
Apple M1 Ultra chip brings evolution to Mac Studios
The latest release of the Apple M1 Ultra chip has marked the introduction of the world’s most powerful chip for a personal computer rolling out with all-new Mac Studios, it is a wonder created in itself. The release marked by the name ‘Ultra fusion’ beholds two M1 Max joined together to produce this groundbreaking introduction for Apple Silicon and Mac.
M1 chip is built by connecting the die of two M1 Max bringing an unmatchable scale to PCs, and the tech giant is so happy at its work of bringing out this fusion chip with Apple’s algorithm that Apple’s Senior Vice President of Hardware technologies stated it to bring shock to the whole PC industry.
The excerpts from his statements are: “M1 Ultra is another game-changer for Apple silicon that once again will shock the PC industry. By connecting two M1 Max die with our Ultra Fusion packaging architecture, we’re able to scale Apple silicon to unprecedented new heights,”
The design as per its foundation lets Apple double all specs from M1 Max, like 20 CPU cores, 64 GPU cores -that gamers will specifically love- 32-core neural engine for AI processing, and offers up to 128 GB of RAM, Apple applauding its work by statements that suggest this chip would perform 8 times better than the regular M1.
I believe that this introduction would offer great speed and along with its next level of satisfaction to all its users, with the foundation being such powerful that M1 Max is a defining factor for its credibility. The significant way of checking performance is connecting two chips that increase latency, reduce bandwidth and increase power consumption but thanks to M1 ultra it all gets diminished.
The Apple M1 ultra chip has made its debut with the new Mac Studios that were released alongside it, and user interactions have told that it indeed provides super scale performance, thus once again Apple has won the heart of its Consumers with all the efforts and hard work done over the time.
Apple should give a try to USB-C Ports for iPhone devices
Apple has been using Lightning Connector with all its iPhone models since 2012 with the release of the iPhone 5, and we believe its time for upgrading the same with USB-C ports, the company that is bringing new and unique features and upgrades with all its devices and hardware is so stuck up on the same charging port is quite tough to understand.
iPhone producer did bring USB-C connection ports on several Apple devices which are rolling fine with it, but the installation of the same in its iPhone was never discussed and is neither rumored to happen anytime soon, even if users get bored and pissed at the same old way of charging – the tech giant is displaying quite an indifference.
The present iPhone charging port ‘Lightening Connector’ has various issues, the first one being that it doesn’t support fast charging, nor does it allow fast transfer of data, something which is highly expensive and slow is for sure a boon over beauty like iPhone. The makers should consider switching it if they truly want to support growing technological needs.
The USB-C ports have considerable advantages over lighting connecter ports- they offer fast charging and deliver up to 3 to 10 GB speed for transfer of data that is comparatively way better than lightening Connector ports, this port is ruling the technology industry with Samsung, Huawei, LG, etc., making it a universal connector thus a conclusive choice should be to upgrade for the iPhones.
Several of Apple’s devices already got USB-C to Lightning Connector back in 2015 and have been rolling out with iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and the latest iPad Air, this expansion shows that Apple too is satisfied with this Port, so suggestions would be that they introduce it in iPhones as well for all the fans who are eagerly hoping out there.