We take a look at Vector’s review on fixing the HomePod. Samsung’s Smart TV will support iTunes Movies & TV Shows as well as AirPlay 2. We discuss the original Apple TV. AT&T tries to slip in a 5G icon on client phones. Microsoft’s GitHub adds unlimited private repos. We look at a leaked photo of an iPad Mini 5. A new “behind OLED” Face ID sensor is revealed. Apple uses trade-ins as well as lower prices in some markets to encourage iPhone sales. Samsung also warns of a 30% reduction in profits in it’s 4th quarter. Yubico reveals Lightning port security keys. Apple’s TV service should come out in 2019. Picks: Xcode in 10 Seconds, Shortcuts links, Test Your Swift.
This week we follow up on the case of an Oregon man who uses the title “engineer”. Apple lowered its Q1 guidance based on lower expectations. Apple also starts assembling premium iPhones in India. Apple’s new plans may reveal what projects will be worked on around the United States. Netflix has pulled iTunes billing for users. Picks: Gesture based app selection and organization, Learn Talks.
We fact check on CSIS, overtime hockey, defeating Face ID, and git commit –amend. #askMTJC brings up promo codes for IAP and the bands on the Stanley Cup. Apple stock sees its best performance in five years. The main topic is top paying tech companies in 2018 and comparative compensation vs cost of living. We review the highlights of the More Than Just Code podcast in 2018. We also choose our top picks for 2018. Picks: Google Home Alone. After Show: The physics MP3 compression and Boxing Day.
This week Greg Heo leads the crew as they discuss the Windows 95 ugly holiday sweater, NHL hockey overtime 3 on 3, and protocol conformance. We follow up on Apple shutting down Music’s Connect feature, Sega Genesis Classics are playable on Amazon Fire, the C64 Mini, Windows Sandbox, Apple is producing new Peanuts content, breaking into Amazon face recognition with 3D printed heads, T-Mobile eSIM support, Apple will allow IAP gifted to Friends & Family. Apple will build new campus in Austin and add jobs across the US. Cydia Store shuts down. Apple confirms some iPad Pros ship slightly bent, but says it’s normal. Picks: Xcode Comment-Spell-Checker, 6 Audio books on Apple Books, The 8-Bit Guy, Functional Swift 2018 videos, MagazineLayout
We get an iOS shortcut for bypassing paywalls in #askMTJC. We follow up with a deep dive into poor iPhone XR adoption figures, Google+ has potentially exposed data from 52M users, Infinity Blade games removed from the App Store, Apple appeals to China’s iPhone ban, and Samsung removes the headphone jack. We take a look at some Swift tricks that you may not know about. Swift 5.0 wants us to try some nice breaking changes. You can record ARKit sessions in order to debug. It’s apparently really easy to add a second display to an iOS app. Picks: A look at the Original 1984 Macintosh User Manual, Swift Docker image hosted by Apple.
We discuss using Siri to access application settings in our #askMTJC. We fact check on Indian Partitioning dates. We follow up on Apple Music arriving on Amazon’s Echo, Apple vs Qualcomm trial date set, 5G iPhone maybe as late as 2020, wireless charging for AirPods and AT&T first to support eSim. We discuss changing laws with GitHub pull requests. Apple’s program for women entrepreneur developers. Siri Shortcuts Not Working for many people. Real-time text support for Wi-Fi calling. Touch ID used in app scams to bilk users. Picks: Xcode Short Cuts, Run macOS on iPad, Play Retro Dark Castle on iPad with System 6.0.8, Optimizing Siri on HomePod in Far‑Field Settings
We follow up on #askMTJC about NFL blackouts, Canadian sports channel, and Canada’s Bill 101. We follow up on Jony Ive designed diamond ring, App Store Connect holiday closure, iPhone XR price drop in Japan, and surprisingly the iPhone XR is Apple’s best seller. We also follow up on Black Friday 2018 deals. Amazon introduces it’s own Arm processor, and Amazon Pay will take on Apple Pay. The US Supreme Court is to decide if Apple can be sued for high prices and its monopoly. Picks: Amazon’s own ‘Machine Learning University’ now available to all developers, simctl – NSHipster, Linking to Subscription Management Settings, SubEthaEdit open source, Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs.
We follow up on folding phones as Google adds support to Android. Apple cuts production on all new iPhone X series phones. Verizon will bring eSIM support for iPhones. Amazon US will now sell Macs for Apple. Prince William weighs in on social network giants lack of discretion. Tim Cook says regulations as inevitable. Apple has bought a privacy-conscious AI start up. Picks: Swift Heroes 2018 conference videos, Mini vMac for iOS, Deep Learning Specialization
We look at #askMTJC from Paul Wilkinson on emptying the bin. Greg Heo joins us again as we discuss Apple’s plan to replace unresponsive screens on iPhone X models. An iPhone X has exploded after being recharged. Spotify has launched an Apple Watch app. Apple’s T2 chip will require a post upgrade/repair diagnostic tool to be run. Apple’s stock price continues to drop as more suppliers lower their estimates on future iPhone XR orders. We also discuss Samsung’s foldable phone and Google’s Pixel 3 Night Sight feature. We discuss Swift LSP and MIT’s 6.001 course on Lisp and Scheme. Picks: Is this AI? We drew you a flowchart to work it out, Kotlin Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, AloeStackView, Re-creating the Siri Shortcuts Drawer Interaction.
Greg Heo joins Tim for discussions on the new MacBook Air, iPad Pro and iPhone XR. Apple’s Recycling on the new MacBook Air is not all that! In App Pricing disappeared from the App Store. Greg visited the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 in search of the folding phone. We discussed the iOS Developer Roadmap. Helium can brick your iPhone. Apple reduces the production line for the iPhone XR. Stockholm nixes Apple Store plans in the Kungsträdgården. Bad algorithms are making inappropriate decisions. Picks: iPad Pro (2018) Review, Teach Yourself Computer Science