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Sphero rolls out BB-9E, R2-D2 droid toys controllable by Apple’s Swift Playgrounds

Toy producer Sphero has launched two more robots based on droids from ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ with the introduction of R2-D2 and BB-9E accompanied by new Swift Playgrounds content that can teach users how to control the Sphero toys by programming in Swift. … AppleInsider – Frontpage News

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Apple’s ‘App Development with Swift’ Curriculum Expanding to Dozens of Community Colleges

Apple today announced that its App Development with Swift curriculum will now be offered in more than 30 leading community college systems across the United States in the 2017-2018 school year. The full-year course, available for free on the iBooks store, teaches students how to build apps using Apple’s open source programming language Swift. Apple […]

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Swift Creator Chris Lattner Quits Tesla After Only Six Months in the Job

Swift creator Chris Lattner, who left Apple to become vice president of Tesla’s autopilot program, has parted ways with the electric car maker after just six months in the job. “Chris just wasn’t the right fit for Tesla, and we’ve decided to make a change,” Tesla said Tuesday, according to The Wall Street Journal. Lattner […]

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The Cheetah – next top tier multiplayer RPG by Swift Apps coming June 5

Game development studio, Swift Apps today announced their up-and-coming release of The Cheetah, their next multiplayer RPG game title for iOS and Android devices. This captivating new game lets you become one of these fast cats; run, hunt and develop your skills and attributes, creating your own unique character. You can play with people from […]

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EduTech: With Swift Playgrounds, Apple has a chance to change programming forever

EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments here.  This week’s EduTech is a guest post from […]

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Ahead of WWDC 2017, Apple releases Swift 3.1 as part of Xcode 8.3

Following last year’s Swift 3.0 release, Apple has officially released Swift 3.1 today with Xcode 8.3. Now that Swift has hit its first major point release in third iteration, the team will be putting their focus onto Swift 4. Swift was recently in the spotlight as it’s original creator, Chris Lattner, had left to join become […]

Wileyfox Swift 2 X preview: Cyanora custom software

Wileyfox Swift 2 X preview: Cyanora custom software In many ways, the two first Wileyfox phones were essentially the Britain’s answer to the OnePlus One. In 2016 it added a couple of new phones to its lineup, but didn’t enthral us. Can the Wileyfox Swift 2 X swing things back in the manufacturer’s favour? Read […]

New Swift project head Ted Kremenek said to be running the show behind the scenes for some time

Apple senior manager Ted Kremenek has been named as the new lead of the Swift development project, and has apparently been operating in that capacity for some time behind the scenes, according to outgoing head Chris Lattner. … AppleInsider – Frontpage News