Apple will enforce macOS app notarization requirements starting in February

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Apple wants to make macOS as safe as possible.
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Mac app developers that distribute their apps outside of the Mac App Store will have to submit their software to Apple’s notarization process starting in February.

Apple detailed the upcoming changes in a note to developers this morning. The company originally said developers would have until January 2020 to submit for notarization but the window has been extended a bit.

macOS 10.15.1 beta 2 brings fresh bug fixes to Mac

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macOS Catalina is here. But proceed from Mojave with caution.
A few new features, a few bug fixes ...
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Apple is making quick progress on the development of macOS 10.15.1, publishing its second beta build this morning.

macOS 10.15.1 beta 2 arrived for developers today, less than a week after the first beta dropped. The latest dev seed brings a host of bug fixes as Apple tries to patch up some of the holes in macOS Catalina, which launched earlier this month.

Apple seeds iOS 13.2 beta 3 to developers

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3-nanometer chips will be ready for 2022 iPhone
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Apple is back with a brand new beta build of iOS 13.2 less than a week after seeding the second beta to developers.

iOS 13.2 beta 3 builds on the last two betas that added over 57 new emoji to iPhone and iPad along with Deep Fusion camera technology for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro. Today’s update is joined by watchOS 6.1 beta 4 and tvOS 13.2 beta 3, bringing tons of improvements to iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

Devs ding Catalyst, Apple’s new system for porting iPad apps to Mac

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macOS Catalyst ports iPad apps to Mac
Developers say macOS Catalyst has a lot of potential, but plenty of limitations too.
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Developers using Apple’s system to convert iPad software to macOS say Catalyst still needs lots of work before it can fulfill its promise.

The functionality is mostly there, but some features are missing and there are complaints about the style of the resulting apps.

iOS 13 beta 8 brings Apple’s big update closer to launch

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More bug fixes on the way.
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Apple is picking up the pace on its iOS 13 development by seeding the eighth beta build of the upcoming software release to developers today.

iOS 13 beta 8 and iPadOS 13 beta 8 arrive less than one week after Apple released the last beta build to developers. It’s a clear sign that the last of the bugs are getting squashed in order to ready the big update for the public launch next month.

You can now search transcripts of every 2019 WWDC dev session

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It's a crash course in all things developer.
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WWDC may be best known to casual Apple fans for its keynote speech, but it’s a whole educational week for devs.

While the best way to experience the Developer’s Conference is to attend live, not everyone is able to. With that in mind, Apple has just made videos of all its 2019 instructional sessions available. And they’re fully searchable.

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Flow by Moleskin is one of Apple's favorite apps.
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Watch all of Apple’s wonderful WWDC 2019 videos right here

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Apple's love letter to developers this year was great.
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WWDC 2019 bug Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote was so action-packed that we’re still trying to process all the amazing new software and hardware that was shown off on stage.

Luckily, Apple already published the fantastic videos it made for the keynote so we can relive the greatness.

Check out all five videos and the new TV show trailer right here:

Apple ramps up efforts to promote coding to kids in India

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Apple has been focusing increasingly on the Indian market.
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Apple is ramping up its efforts to promote coding in India, one of its biggest untapped markets.

According to a new report, Apple is actively nurturing young talented coders in schools and colleges across India. These Apple Distinguished Schools teach curriculums based around Swift app development.