Episode 157 – A New Way To Procrastinate – Bootleg Edition! – LIVE @360iDev 2017

NB: we had little control over the recording process. The audio is not great. So we’ve decided to unpublish the episode. This is the bootleg edition, if you really want to listen to the show.

We recorded LIVE at 360|iDev 2017 with Tammy Coron, Joe Cieplinski and Jean MacDonald. We discussed MacID in #askMTJC. We also followed up on Rubber Duck debugging and Chris Lattner’s move to Google. New in 10.3 is a new certificate trust setting in iOS. We chat with the panel about highlights of the 360|iDev conference and the things coming from Apple: a new iPhone, Apple Watch LTE and Home Pod. Jean also illuminated App Camp for Girls and her new podcast SestraCast. Picks: Lavar Burton Reads,Toothfairy, Bartender, Red Hot Timer and Forest.

Photo Fuad Kamal

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Episode 156 – Greedo Didn’t Shoot First

We start in on Apple’s lightening of HomeKit requirements for manufacturers. We discuss iOS features that haven’t been widely reported on. We look at the watchOS 4’s frontmost app state and Joe Cieplinski’s post on designing of the Touch Bar. Picks: CoreML Helpers, Objective-C Playgrounds, Realm Academy.

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Episode 155 – A Near Miss

We celebrate our third anniversary with quick follow up on Apple related manufacturing moving back to America and Apple’s Q3 sales call results. We offer up a PSA on the need to apply security updates by upgrading to iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6. We look at how Apple evades patent trolls. We delve into Steve Troughton-Smith’s discovery of new iPhone 8 technologies buried in the HomePod code. We look at how the uncovered designs of the iPhone 8 in the same code. Picks: iOS app developers can now recruit up to 10,000 beta testers, SwiftCoders: Weekly Interviews with Swift Developers # 62 – Tim Mitra, Augmented Reality’s A-ha Moment, Sourcery, ScreenFlow 7.

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Episode 154 – Baked In Store

This week follow up on whether Apple will build three manufacturing plants in the US. We continue with Adobe announcing Flash’s end of life announcement, Xcode 9 beta 4 now supporting static libraries, a malware that has been affecting Macs for a while and Office 365 surpasses traditional licenses. Picks: Pros and cons of iOS machine learning APIs, Powerpig’s Builds, Five Unbelievable Secrets Of Reactive Programming The Experts Don’t Want You To Know, Freetime – GitHub open source project manager, and SlackTextViewController.

The infamous AS11-40-5863-69 image composed from shots 5863-69 & AS11-44-6576

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Episode 153 – Who’s Next

This week we follow up on 1Password Memberships and updates, as well as even more iPhone 8 rumors. We discuss Apple’s addition of a customer support delegate in iTunesConnect. We look at cracking the code in Apple’s Gift Cards and Apple’s new Machine Learning Journal blog. Picks: Another Xcode 9 gem: The Simulator now comes with a Share extension to transfer URLs, Files, Locations, etc. and more User Breakpoints in Xcode

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Episode 152 – Word Jail

We start the show answering a question about the LG Ultrafine 4K display. The end of the Windows Phone, finding older macOS installers, and updating your App Store pages are covered in the follow up. PayPal is now a payment option when purchasing apps on the App Store. Google is using AI to vet apps on the Play Store. 1Password is encouraging users to use their cloud based subscription service, which has created reactions about security and convenience. Microsoft Seeing AI app assists users with visually navigating the environments. We discuss the panicky headlines around iPhone 8 feature rumors. Picks: Safe Area Layout Guide, KFC’s iPhone killer has arrived, Fixing Autocompletion on Mixed Objective-C and Swift Projects, ARKit Tutorial in Swift 4 for Xcode 9 using SceneKit

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Episode 151 – A Sticky Wicket

We marvel at the fortitude of new fans who listen to our whole back catalog of shows. We discuss the inability to share IAP with Family Sharing, the most recent iPhone 8 wireless charging and Touch ID rumors as well as PhotoBucket’s “ransoming” long time users of there “free” service. We dig into Password Autofill and mechanically converting Objective-C projects to Swift. Picks: Over 150 of the Best Machine Learning, NLP, and Python Tutorials I’ve Found, Laura Savino’s tip on Simulator devices, Debugging UIStackViews and iOS 11 lets you scan a router’s QR code to quickly join a network.

Podcast Tip of the Week: Debugging UIStackViews
view.isAccessibilityElement = true
yourStackView.accessibilityLabel = "blah"
Then use View Debugger,
see Accessibility -> description

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Episode 150 – MTJC Sesquicentennial

We begin the episode answering a question about extending other apps. We follow up with Swift for Visual Studio, transferring apps with subscriptions, CRTC mandated phone unlocking and how they built the Not Hotdog app. We dig into the App Store cleaning rate in Chinese markets. Jaime tells of Erica Sadun’s post about scalable vector are in iOS 11. Pucks: Ultimate Guide to JSON Parsing With Swift 4, JSON with Encoder and Encodable, iOS Simulator Power Ups, Apple celebrates Canadian optimism and diversity with A Portrait of Canada, WWDC videos with transcripts, Public betas are out, Optimizing Collections.

Correction: CRTC Wireless unlock date is December 1, 2017
*image inspiration: Adanac font by Matt  Heximer

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Episode 149 – The First Rule of Purple

This week we follow on using our pet’s paws on our iOS devices, with help of Jeffery Fulton’s canine pal, [insert name]. Fuad Kamal shares that Canada’s CRTC has ruled that all cell phone’s must be unlocked. Tim follows up on getting a verification code for Apple’s two factor authentication. We discuss Google’s MobileNets which enables adding AI to any app. We discuss highlights of the Computer History Museum’s live chat with original iPhone engineers and former Apple exec, Scott Forstall who led the teams that shaped iOS up until iOS 7. Picks: CocoaConf ends as Swift by NorthWest debuts, Made with ARKit, YOLO: Core ML versus MPSNNGraph.

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Episode 148 – WWDC Detox – 2017 Edition

This week we chat about WWDC 2017 with Tammy Coron and Greg Heo. We answer #askMTJC’s from Shawn Marston, Vic Hudson and Mike Pollard. We follow up on no longer being able to prompt for reviews, making $80,000 per month on the AppStore, Apple Park in open and we look at or rather laugh at WWDC 1997. Greg and Mark regale of tales from the McEnery Convention Center, home of WWDC 2017 and neighbor to AltConf 2017. We all chat about WWDC sessions; Core ML, Vision, Xcode 9, Swift 4, frameworks and lunch sessions. Picks: MLCamera – Vision & Core ML with AVCaptureSession Inceptionv3 model, New rules following WWDC 2017 – App Store Review Guidelines History, Apple Platform SDK API Differences and Visual Studio Code.

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