Apple’s Swift Playgrounds 1.5 will teach kids how to write code for Lego, drones & robots — Apple has just revealed that with a version
1.5 update on June 5 (the beginning of WWDC 2017) Swift Playgrounds will include new material teaching people how to write programming for drones, robots, and similar electronics.
Apple is working with several electronics makers to incorporate the content, namely Lego, Parrot, Sphero, Ubtech, Wonder Workshop, and Skoog. In-app projects will, for example, guide users through using Sphero’s Sprk+ robot in a real-world version of Pong.
Network Speed Tester apps released for all Apple devices — Lakehorn AG has introduced its full suite of Network Speed Tester apps for all Apple devices. It lets users measure and visualise network and WiFi performance between Macs, iPhones, iPads and Apple TVs on the same network.
Network Speed Tester apps require macOS 10.10 , iOS 9.0, and tvOS 9.0 or higher. Network Speed Tester for Mac is a US$3.99 download (NZ$5.99) available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utility category. The client app for iOS/tvOS is a free download worldwide. The server app for iOS/tvOS is a US$1.99/NZ$2.99 download.
AppleInsider’s official iOS app redesigned from the ground up with support for 3D Touch, podcasts, videos & more — The official AppleInsider app for iPhone and iPad has reached a milestone version 3.0 release, packing in new features such as 3D Touch support, split view and slide over, easy access to our growing video library and access to the popular AI podcast. It’s available for free with ad support, or ad-free with an optional subscription plan priced at US83¢ per month.