Is Your Server Ready for iOS 9 and El Capitan?

Apple is enforcing a stronger encryption that applications need to use when connecting to their backends. Is your server secure enough to meet Apple’s standards? Being HTTPS doesn’t necessarily imply that it’s good enough.

Apple’s latest operating system updates – iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan – are enforcing stronger network encryption. This is wonderful for users – however it could mean extra work for developers and system administrators.

In short, applications are strongly encouraged to use HTTPS, TLS 1.2 and perfect forward secrecy. You might be saying to yourself, “We’re already serving through HTTPS, so we’re good.” As it turns out, it may not be that simple. It isn’t for Microsoft and you could be affected as well. Yes, at least one of Microsoft’s web services isn’t yet up to Apple’s security standards as of this writing.

Speech Timer 2 Lessons Learned

Learn about upgrading your skeuomorphic iOS 6 user interface to iOS 7’s new content-first style, supporting three Apple devices from a single code base, and much more. These are hard lessons learned while I was developing the second version of Speech Timer that you can take advantage of so that you won’t make the same mistakes I did.