Microsoft’s really opening up and doing the right things to stay relevant. After parterning with Dropbox and making Office for Mobile free for home users, they’re now open sourcing .NET and making it run on Linux and Mac. Fun times.
A great introduction to using the Swift REPL on Xcode 6.1 from Apple’s Swift Blog.
Xcode 6.1 introduces yet another way to experiment with Swift in the form of an interactive Read Eval Print Loop, or REPL. Developers familiar with interpreted languages will feel comfortable in this command-line environment, and even experienced developers will find a few unique features.
With the release of iOS 8, Panic recently released Prompt 2 (Universal iOS App), a great update to their SSH client for iOS. Two new features, Panic Sync and Clips, have already proven quite useful for the times I needed to SSH on the go.
Panic Sync, as the name implies, is their own sync service. Whether I used iPad or iPhone, I can be sure that my list of servers and SSH keys will always be in sync.
Clips is a feature that comes from their code editor app Coda. It lets you create frequently used bits of text like commands. It’s great when you just want to update a bunch of servers with
sudo aptitude update and
sudo aptitude safe-upgrade, which can get tiring when using a touch keyboard. It even syncs across devices using Panic Sync.
Overall, It’s a really handy tool when you manage a number of servers.
Tapbots just released Calcbot for Mac.
After announcing their team up with Dropbox, Microsoft just made [Microsoft Office Mobile] (iOS and Android) free for non-business users.
Beginning today, customers on iPhone, iPad and Android can create and edit Office content without a subscription. Now customers on nearly every mobile device and platform can do more with Office.
Dropbox announced on their blog that they will be partnering with Microsoft:
Soon you’ll be able to access your Dropbox directly from Office apps, and edit Office files from the Dropbox app.
When the updates go live you’ll be able to:
- Edit Office files from the Dropbox mobile app
- Access Dropbox files from the Office app
- Share Dropbox links from Office
Flipboard (Universal iOS App) recently released version 3 which offers a revamped interface for iPhone. I like that they decided to use a tab bar. It’s now much easier to switch from browsing from Home (Cover Stories on the iPad) to the Following section if I want to browse specific feeds (e.g. Instagram). I’ve been using it a lot more these days with the new update and I might just keep it on the iPhone.