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Episode 186 – iPhone X: /aɪ/ /fəʊn/ /ten/

We start with some follow up on the mysterious red menubar bug and Vero social network’s questionable origins. Swift is now among the top 10 programing languages in use. Apple has announced WWDC 2018 dates and launched the annual ticket lottery. We speculate on what WWDC will bring us and how the lottery really works. Deep Fake technology allows the live modification of video with fake content. Intel fights for its future. The annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey is out and Greg Heo joins us to go through the findings. A cryptocurrency mining app is pulled from the App Store. Picks: Google opens up maps to game developers, WWDC Scholarships, Tau Day

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Episode 185 – iPhone OS SDK – Down Memory Lane

This week we open with a discussion about Android phone makers mimicking the notch. We also follow up on the Bitcoin Pizza Guy. We look into the negative effect of algorithm driven social network feeds. Swift 4.1 is bringing back #if along with canImport() availability checks. It’s the 10th anniversary of the iPhone OS SDK, so we discuss our own memories of early iPhone app development. Apple is opening medical clinics for employees. WatchKit is for Baby Apps according to Marco Arment. Picks: Charles Proxy for iOS, Alto’s Odyssey, Silicon Valley 5 trailer w/hidden message, Learn with Google AI, Simple is hiring an iOS developer, Skydio hiring, Topology Eyewear hiring.

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Episode 184 – Piercing the Veil

We start out with news that Apple will require new apps to be written with iOS 11 and iPhone X support. Apple also has gained half of all smart phone sales for the first time, in spite of recent rumors of an iPhone X sales short fall. We look at 1Password, it’s support of cryptocurrency and tips and tricks for 1Password organization. We discuss whether learning to program is getting harder. We also open discussion about whether software developer and consultants need errors and omissions insurance. In the after show we look at the HomePods adoption. Picks: Astropad Studio, What is the duck of productivity? and iOS Quick Reference for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

Photo: Running Fence by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, 1976

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Episode 183 – I Can’t Hear It From Here

We start of looking at Boston Dynamic’s robots that can team up, open doors and leave a room. We dig into the Home Pod, with perspectives from @Ish and Joe Cieplinski posts. Jaime has received his Home Pod and compares to his other digital children, Amazon Dot, Amazon Show and Google Home. He discusses placement, the sound, set up and low level performance. Home Pod is also making impressions on oiled wood furniture. Picks: Apple put together three short videos to explain how to use your new HomePod, HomePod User Guide, Google Translate by Google, Inc., Skydio R1

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Episode 182 – Bob Hamilton’s Ride

This week we look back at Saul Mora’s Core Data trick at RWDevcon 2015. We follow up on Apple’s 2018 Q1 earnings, the last of a super cycle and parking self-driving slippers. We discuss how Strava’s heat map exposes popular exercise locations. We also talk about Mycroft AI’s privacy-first smart speaker. We discuss app rejections stemming from the use of Apple’s emojis in screenshots. Picks: Activating an Audio Session, Tim Horton’s Scroll Up To Win

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Episode 181 – Where Power Resides

We start the episode with a brief look at Reporter and looking at unwind segues with modal view controllers. We also follow up on unconventional parking with self driving cars. We follow up on using Face ID to authorize purchases with iTunes family purchases in iOS 11. You can now use the Square Cash app to purchase bitcoin. We discuss Apple’s plan to postpone some new features to focus on performance and quality. It’s time for the annual “Apple is doomed” discussion as pundits warn of iPhone X sales slowing down. Tim’s iPhone X suffers from a “green line” OLED defect, which turns out to be a common problem on iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S7. Picks: iOS Ref

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Episode 180 – Home, James, and don’t spare the horses.

Recorded on the 34th anniversary of the Macintosh unveiling, we follow up on self driving cars with no steering wheels. We discuss improvements to Siri in iOS 11.2.5 and Thor Ragnarok slips out on the web early. The Malala Fund and Apple join to aid 100K underprivileged women to attend school. The Home Pod is now available for order in the US, UK and Australia. Facebook has introduced a new unit of time. Apple previews iOS 11.3. Paul Hudson posts in What’s new in Swift 4.1. Picks: Canada’s DEVELOPER 30|30, Swift Forums, Cousera’s Machine Learning.

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Episode 179 – Ceci n’est pas un podcast

We begin with an #askMTJC on vintage Windows configuration. We also have a follow up on the red menu bar from a listener, Nick Kohrn. GM is bringing a self driving car to market. Dropbox has filed for a public stock offering. We chat about the confusing UI on Hawaii’s missile alert system. We also cover Google’s new online AI training tool. Picks: “Ceci n’est pas un littéral”, WWDC 2017 Lightbox concept, IBLinter, Google Arts & Culture app, Swift tips & tricks

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Episode 178 – Plug & Pray

This week we follow up on the High Sierra Security update and Panic’s Transmit for iOS. We also discuss a false alarm on the High Sierra update causing slow downs. We also discuss fixing Xcode Indexing with a unique solution. Apple will hand off iCloud in China to a 3rd party to manage. There is yet another macOS password bug, although not as bad as the last. Picks: How to Fix a Mac that Won’t Turn On or Start Up, Silicon Valley Season 5

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Episode 177 – It Was Black Magic

This week we follow up on the iPhone battery debacle and Apple’s battery replacement program. We also follow up on sales of Amazon Echo and Google Home while waiting for Apple’s HomePod. We discuss the 25th anniversary of pCalc. Meltdown and Spectre are the main topic as we chat about Intel’s kernel memory leaks. Blackberry signs a deal with Baidu to build self-driving cars. The big story for us is Apple’s acquisition of Buddy Build. Picks: 5 Advanced Mac Tricks You’ve Never Used, Oh Sh!t Git, 7th Guest for iOS, 360iDev 2017 Session Playlist

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