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Episode 93 – Hey Siri! Can We Talk?

This week Jaime follows up on Google IO – Android Instant Apps & FireBase, as well as Google Play services. We delve into Firebase’s new platform. Tim also follows up on discussions with Ryan MacLeod developer of Blackbox (SPOILER: 24:30 – 27:00). We discuss Apple’s future plans with rumored Siri SDK and a voice-enabled home device as well as Vocal IQ. We look at Apple technologies and make predictions of what Apple will introduce at WWDC16. We also look at the upcoming 5G technologies. Picks: Xcode search, Blockhead, Mekorama (we CollectionView and ScrollView in the after show)

Yes, I incorrectly stated the power charger requirement for iPads. It requires a 10 volt charger.

“Instant gratification takes too long.” – Carrie Fisher

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from the Toronto Star – May 23, 2016

Siri Icon illustration by Sam Beckett

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Episode 92 – The MTJC Book Club

This week we are joined by Greg Heo to get caught up on his move to San Francisco. We discuss  the 12 inch MacBook. We discuss a couple of #askMTJC questions on books and resources for iOS developers as well as finding inspiration and blockers. We follow up on Perfectsoft, Swift 3.0 and the lack of ABI compatibility, MacID, a Women in Code study and Shorter App review times. Picks: Gboard, Finda.photo, Pallets, Disrupted and Swift Algorithm Club.

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Episode 91 – Choosing Your Favorite Children

Hey the MTJC T-Shirt is back for 2016. We chat about the rumored MacBook Pro refresh, thanks to Justin Stanley, and riff on a Pro iOS or mashup of iOS & OS X.  We dissect the Mac Dev 2016 Survey. Is Apple stealing your Music and are they responsible for dyld crashes? Github has a new pricing policy. Jaime attended CocoaConf 2016 in Seattle. Picks: Star Wars – Episode V “The Empire Strikes Back” Homage, Launcher, GIF, Deadpool, BonMot, Managed App Configuration.

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Episode 90 – Beaver Tails & Poutine. Puppies Optional

We follow up on Apple Music API, iOSReal’s iOS podcast review, hiring iOS dev teams, Trutone displays, TZStackviews. Tim gives his review of talks and the tech workshop at NSNorth 2016, featuring Daniel Steinberg, Ayaka Nonaka, Gwen Weston, Gene Goykhman, Liz Marley, Jonathan Rhyne, Pamela Pavliscak, Rob Segal and Robles Jama. We talk about PerfectlySoft and Buddy Build. We also discuss the end of the iPhone by examining iPhone Warning Signs. Picks: HomeControl, Xcode Configs

We will link the NSNorth 2016 Videos when they become available.

Correction: the attendee who travelled the furthest to NSNorth was from Brazil.
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A fan favourite.

Photo by Greg Heo. A fan favourite.

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Episode 89 – “WWDC is cancelled”

We discuss the effect of Apple’s poorest performance report in many years, yet the iPhone 6 size skews the numbers. Also to Apple Watch outsold many similar products. We discuss the Apple Watch after a year of use. We discuss Stripes new Bring Your Own Team idea. Aaron discusses an Ad free Apple experience. Picks: Draftly, Readable Content Guides, Glot.io, Concepts, RWDevCon 2016 Vault (incl Advanced LLDB Debugging)

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Episode 88 – What’s the Diff?

Apple’s WWDC Lottery announcement anchors the show. Additionally we discuss the Macbook speed bump and some changes to App Store Review Guidelines. We chat about getting around SanFrancisco during WWDC, where to stay and commuting to reduce expenses. We also discuss the benefits of attending. We follow up on annotations & instrumentation for Android, Android Studio and the Motor-Trend Apple Car story. We discuss the changes to Apple’s developer website: WWDC and App Store Guidelines. We also revisit developer success and salaries. Picks: Hatching Twitter, Classic Programmer Paintings, OOP is Bad and Curing Our Slack Addiction.

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Episode 87 – Exclusive: The MTJC Car

This week we follow up on code obfuscation, iOS hacking, CloudKit server code, Man Mini colocation and vim adventures. These were based on feedback from our website and twitter feeds. We discussed the hyped Motor Trend exclusive non-announcement. We also celebrate the successful merging of Swift code for Android platforms. We discuss using schemes in Xcode for unit testing as well as Swift 3.0 pruning. Picks: Bez, PolyMail for Mac, Milanese Loop knockoff, The Practical Dev and Source Tree.

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Value Types vs Reference Types

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Episode 86 – Incredible & Impossible Deals

We dive right in on Facebook and Google employee on boarding. We also discuss Instaparser as well as the new subscription pricing model by TextExpander. We also discuss a couple of options for Mac Mini colocation hosting. Spoilers: The Force Awakens is discussed. Picks: Color Combination Cheat Sheet, GitHub Pull Request Templates and iOS Application Security: The Definitive Guide for Hackers and Developers.

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Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Feature Image by Edgar Wright

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Tim’s iPad Pro Battery Usage (NB I was watching The Force Awakens)

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Episode 85 – Roses Are Grey. Violets are Grey. I Am a Dog.

This week we discuss the inevitable death of Twitter, the rise of Pro iOS app pricing and the return of old formats. We follow up on feedback regarding privacy as discussed on Episode 84. We hear Tim’s opinion on the 9.7 inch iPad Pro and discuss the differences with it’s larger sibling. We discuss Joe Cieplinski’s post on iPhone SE upgrade woes. Booking.com breaks iOS 9.3. Picks: Linux on Windows, Safari Preview Edition, nscurl, Hermes knockoffs, Google Cardboard for iOS and Charles Proxy.

Correction: TLS 1.2 is the current version. Thanks to @NolanObrien

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Episode 84 – MTJC SE

This week Greg Heo and Tammy Coron take over the show along with special guests Aaron Vegh and Mark Rubin. They follow up on Apple’s cloud services. They review the latest keynote from Apple discussing security, the environment, CareKit, Watch bands, the 9.7 inch iPad Pro and iPhone SE. Picks Selections: Patreon, Conquering Your Fear of Adopting Swift, Contributing to Open Source Swift.

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Noel Fielding reading about plasticine Joey Ramone & David Bowie

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