SKAction Not Running in iOS 11 / Xcode 9

In Xcode I use SKReferenceNodes to save create the same objects over and over. This has worked great until Xcode 9. After upgrading, sprites in my reference files that had an action attached – either in the scene editor or in a corresponding class would not run their actions. I thought I had gone crazy, […]

SpriteKit Smooth Rotation

Making a sprite rotate towards a certain direction is very easy in SpriteKit. In this short tutorial I will show how to make a sprite rotate smoothly towards a point that you touch on the screen. In addition the sprite will move towards the location. This tutorial is written for Swift 3. Getting Started Launch […]

Setting A Restore Point For A Character In SpriteKit

If you are making a game with long or difficult levels, it can be a good idea to have your player spawn at a location other than the start of the level if the game is lost. It may be better for gameplay or to provide an incentive to continue with difficult levels. Here’s one […]

Handbrake Developers Issue Security Warning

The developers of video app Handbrake have issued a security warning to all users who downloaded the software between 2 May 2017 and 6 May 2017. The Handbrake mirror server (download.handbrake.fr) was compromised and the application was replaced with one containing a variant of the OSX.PROTON trojan that gives the attacker control of a Mac. […]

Dwarf Star Home To Seven Earth-Sized Planets

NASA/JPL-Caltech

Astronomers have discovered seven earth-sized planets orbiting a single star, Trappist 1. Three of the planets are within the habitable zone and scientists think the properties of the atmospheres could be discovered using powerful telescopes due the the dimness of the star. Nasa VR – On the surface of TRAPPIST-1d   Read more at NASA.

Apple's New Campus Opens April 2017 - Officially Named Apple Park

Apple has announced that its new campus in the Santa Clara Valley will open in April 2017. 12,000 staff will move into the new campus, named Apple Park, over the following six months. A 1,000 seat auditorium will be named the Steve Jobs Theater to honour Apple’s founder who originally envisaged the new campus.  

Apple Releases Statement Supporting Transgender Rights

Classic Apple Rainbow Logo

“Apple believes everyone deserves a chance to thrive in an environment free from stigma and discrimination,” the company said in a statement to Axios. “We support efforts toward greater acceptance, not less, and we strongly believe that transgender students should be treated as equals. We disagree with any effort to limit or rescind their rights […]

Yolo Episode 4 Now Available

Yolo Episode 4 is now available from the AppStore. In this latest update, our hero continues his quest to reach his homeland. There’s just one problem. Standing between Yolo and his friends looms the giant Mount Inoormus. Hop, jump (and in this update bounce and float) over and through the mountain. Yolo Episode 4 is […]