SWIFT-programming language is open source now 

Apple has just announced that its Swift programming language is now open source. 
The company has launched a new swift.org website which provides a blog, documentation, downloads, and other material to help developers with Swift.

Welcome to Swift.org
Swift is now open source!
We are excited by this new chapter in the story of Swift. After Apple unveiled the Swift programming language, it quickly became one of the fastest growing languages in history. Swift makes it easy to write software that is incredibly fast and safe by design. Now that Swift is open source, you can help make the best general purpose programming language available everywhere.
For students, learning Swift has been a great introduction to modern programming concepts and best practices. And because it is now open, their Swift skills will be able to be applied to an even broader range of platforms, from mobile devices to the desktop to the cloud.
Welcome to the Swift community. Together we are working to build a better programming language for everyone.

Apple has separated the code for the Swift project into several open-source repositories, all hosted on GitHub.
Compiler and Standard Library

● swift: The main Swift repository, which contains the source code for the Swift compiler, standard library, and SourceKit.

● swift-evolution: Documents related to the continued evolution of Swift, including goals for upcoming releases proposals for changes to and extensions of Swift.
Core Libraries

● swift-corelibs-foundation: The source code for Foundation, which provides common functionality for all applications.

● swift-corelibs-libdispatch: The source code for libdispatch, which provides concurrency primitives for working on multicore hardware.

● swift-corelibs-xctest: The source code for XCTest, which provides fundamental testing infrastructure for Swift apps and libraries.
Package Manager

● swift-package-manager: The source code for the Swift package manager.

● swift-llbuild: The source code for llbuild, a low-level build system used by the Swift package manager.
Cloned Repositories

Swift builds upon several other open-source projects, most notably the LLVM Compiler Infrastructure. Swift’s clones of the repositories of those open-source projects contain Swift-specific changes and are merged regularly from their upstream sources.
● swift-llvm: The source code for LLVM, with a handful of Swift-specific additions. Merged regularly from the LLVM sources at llvm.org.

● swift-clang: The source code for Clang, with a handful of Swift-specific additions. Merged regularly from the Clang sources at llvm.org.

● swift-lldb: The source code for the Swift-enabled version of LLDB, for debugging Swift programs. Merged regularly from the LLDB sources at llvm.org.

● swift-cmark: The source code for CommonMark, which is used in the Swift compiler. 
Hit the link below to check out the swift.org site and learn more about Apple’s new programming language.

Apple to release colorful  iPhone 6c for February 2016 launch 

Another sketchy rumor was published today, claiming that Apple will be launching a rumored successor to its now discontinued, unapologetically plastic iPhone 5c in February of next year.
Citing supply chain sources familiar with the matter, Chinese publication TechWeb said that the device will feature a metallic enclosure treated with a wide range of colors.
Unnamed insiders from Foxconn, a contract fabricator that assembles many Apple gadgets, reportedly told TechWeb that the so-called iPhone 6c will be formally unveiled in January 2016 before hitting store shelves one month later in February 2016.
Sources speculated that the device might be outfitted with a Touch ID fingerprint scanner, but not 3D Touch as Apple wants to keep the off-contract price between $400 and $500 in the United States.
By comparison, 2013’s iPhone 5c model sold for $549 contract-free for the entry-level model with sixteen gigabytes of storage. However, Foxconn has yet to receive orders to commence mass production of the iPhone 6c, TechWeb cautioned.
Another report published earlier in the morning said Apple has been testing at least five different iPhone 7 prototypes with unique hardware features such as a USB Type-C connector for headphones, wireless charging, multi-touch Force Touch, dual cameras and a Touch ID fingerprint scanner embedded into the display itself.  

TATTON-jailbreak tweak 

Tatton is a recently released tweak that’s geared towards making your iPhone faster. In fact, the name Tatton itself is Greek for faster, and that’s what this tweak claims to do.
In order to accomplish this feat, Tatton, a free tweak available right now on the BigBoss repo, removes unnecessary features that can slow down iOS’ animations—think blurs and things of that nature. The developer of Tatton says that older devices in particular can benefit from his tweak. Does such a claim ring true?
Upon installation, however, it’s clear that this tweak is more of a mixed bag. It’s basically a potpourri of features that are randomly thrown together to comprise a finished tweak.
That’s not to say that Tatton is bad or anything, but it is definitely unfocused, and the idea that it will radically speed up a device, even an older device, is questionable at best.
Tatton is one of those jailbreak tweaks that throws a lot of settings switches at you with no clear guidelines or explanations for what the switches actually do. For example, there is a switch for “Speed up Safari”, yet we’re given no idea of what implications enabling such a switch might have.
After using Tatton, I didn’t find that it noticeably speed up my user experience at all. In fact, in some cases, such as opening the App Switcher, I notice more lag with the tweak installed. Needless to say, your mileage may vary.

Fortunately, Tatton is a free jailbreak tweak, so you can feel free to investigate it to see whether or not it works for you. Personally, I can’t see many people using this tweak over something like NoSlowAnimations or SpeedIntensifier, but that’s the wonderful thing about Cydia; we have lots of choice.

WILL APPLE ditch the 3.5 mm headphone jack in the next iPhone? 

Here is the latest news on Apple and the headphone jack! Will they replace or ditch?   


Apple seems to plan removing the headset jack from the next iPhone 7, according to a reliable source. Screen shape such as radius will be kept, however, it will very likely be more than 1 mm thinner than the current model.