FaceTime coup, skateboarding apps, rheumatoid ResearchKit, game dev deal, Facebook Swift SDK


During coup attempt, Turkish president appears via Facetime on live TV — In what may be another first for our connected world, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan placed what appeared to be a Facetime call to a national news broadcast early on Saturday while the world tried to figure out if a military coup against him had succeeded. As Macworld points out, “Erdogan’s use of modern technology to speak to the nation comes with a heap of irony. He has been keen to shut off access to the Internet during sensitive times and go after those who try to get around such bans and those who insult him. Reporters Without Borders says Erdogan has “systematically” censored the Internet.”

Learning to skateboard? Check out these iPhone apps — Four apps can help you learn tricks, meet other skaters, and find spots to skate, but each comes with their fair share of shortcomings.

GlaxoSmithKline launches a rheumatoid arthritis study using Apple’s ResearchKit — GlaxoSmithKline, a science-led, global health care company, has started a rheumatoid arthritis study using Apple’s ResearchKit, marking the first time a drugmaker has used the health system for the iPhone to conduct clinical research, according to Bloomberg.

Master Game Development with our Pay What You Want Hardcore Game Dev Bundle — Apple World Today has partnered with StackCommerce and the owner of Mammoth Interactive, John Bura, on this Pay What You Want Hardcore Game Dev Bundle. If you’ve ever considered a career developing exciting games for mobile or desktop Apple systems, this development bundle can get you pointed in the right direction. The best part of this deal? You pay what you want for the training.

Facebook introduces SDK for Apple’s Swift — Facebook has introduced a beta version of Facebook SDK for Swift, a new set of tools for adding things like Facebook Login and the Share to Facebook button into apps written in the Swift programming language.


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