In this best of episode 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, 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. In the after show we rant about two factor authentication.
We’re joined by Tammy Coron who regales us with her own iPhone X experience. We look at a tip on using XCTest and console to debug UI. You can use Apple Configurator 2.6 to restore a bricked iMac Pro. We debate Apple’s undocumented battery tuning on older iPhones. We also look into revised guidelines on templated apps for business and the use of loot boxes. We also discuss the future of combined iOS and macOS where users may be able to run the same app on either platform. Picks: Awesome-CoreML-Models: Largest list of models for Core ML (for iOS 11+), Awesome-ARKit, Clip Studio Paint EX iOS.
We follow up on the Amazon Prime Video app for Apple TV, Jony Ive’s return, Comcast & Disney vie for Fox’s assets, Apple’s self driving technology and Apple’s recent security stumbles. We discuss the release of the iMac Pro. Apple acquires Shazam. Apple is also allowing developers to offer apps for pre-orders. Picks: Turi Create, FM Player, AudioKit and CoinBase.
We take a look at the iPad Mini 4 and Swift Playgrounds as well as Apple Search Ads. We follow up on @objc and dynamic in Swift 4 as well as more tips on reducing Swift compile times. We dive into Apple Pay Cash which rolled out this week. The Amazon Prime Video app showed up on the Apple TV this week. Picks: Proton Mail, Apple’s open-source Utility Library, Apple’s Visitor Center field trip
This week we are joined by Greg Heo as we discuss Apple’s latest security bug. We discuss migrating to Swift 4. Our #askMTJC topics are dissecting AirPlane Mode’s Animoji based music video, and whether Face ID will be used by advertisers. We follow up on Uber’s coverup of user data hacks and how it happened. Apple has published the iTunes holiday shutdown schedule. Apple has released fixes for the critical macOS High Sierra security issue. *The Apple Forum post we discuss on the show has been unpublished. Amazon’s Reinvent conference has released a number of things; Amazon Sumarian has online 3D tools. Picks: NEHotspotConfiguration, Egg Freckles – a Newton styled blog, Apple Support channel on YouTube, iOS Conf Singapore videos.
We begin our US Thanksgiving Episode looking into the iPhone’s density from our #askMTJC as well as Reachability. iOS 11 has some layout bugs. The HomePod will be delayed until the new year. Fact Check: Face ID does learn from its mistakes, also you need to focus on it sometimes. Tim shares some experiences updating apps for the iPhone X. The iPhone SE may get updated in the new year. We ponder that Swift code will run on Google’s Fuchsia OS. iOS 11.2 will allow introductory subscription pricing. We discuss the issues around Net Neutrality as the FCC votes on it. We discuss Uber’s attempt to cover up a major hack where 57 million user accounts are stolen. Coding can be done at the same time with Atom’s Teletype and Visual Studio’s Live Share. Picks: iOS Thanksgiving 2017: Tools & Libraries We’re Thankful For, Optimize Swift Build Times, Avoiding force unwrapping in Swift unit tests, Skydio is hiring: iOS Engineer, Android Engineer, Mobile QA Engineer
We follow up on macOS Server Mac app, blockchain on tracking pot Marajuana distribution, unlocking Face ID, Lyft coming to Canada, and iOS hardware encryption. Also hackers say they broke Face ID, a 10-year old can unlock his mom’s iPhone X, and we take a deep look at the iPhone X portrait mode. Picks: Much ado about iOS app architecture, SBSAnimoji, Power Photos and, Computer Science Distilled
We answer a few #askMTJC questions about Accessibility Shortcuts, using PGP encryption and buying higher quality Apple Watch models. Tim rants about shortcomings with the availability of Apple’s Server app on the Mac App Store. We follow up on stolen iPhone Xs, the iPhone X usage outpaces iPhone 8 in the first weekend. We look at the music video “Dance Like You Mean It” by Airplane Mode which may the first to employ Animoji at least with iOS. Samsung mocks the iPhone X and avid iPhone buyers. UPS employs blockchain to create standards in delivery businesses. We discuss Apple’s “iPhone X — A Guided Tour” video, and “1Password 7 for iOS: Efficiency Abounds” blog post. Picks: Supporting Face ID on the iPhone X, Zagg Glass + HD and iPhone X
We discuss #askMTJC on iPhone Plus models landscape SplitView mode, PGP encryption apps, the iOS 11 Calculator bug, and Blockchain diplomas. We follow up on GPG encryption tools, iPhone X Demand, and Reachability on the iPhone X. We discuss experiences of trying to pre-order iPhone X models by ourselves and others. We also discuss Gluon: a new library for machine learning from AWS and Microsoft, SiriKit in 11.2 beta brings commands for the upcoming HomePod. Picks: Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad and Xcode’s Show Live Issues.
We start this week’s show with a discussion about preordering the iPhone X. We follow up with the Quick Start method for migrating your identity to a new iOS device. We also follow up on predictions of iPhone X supply rumors. Death By Design is a documentary about the creation and disposal of all the electronic devices we crave and their toll on some societies and the environment. Jaime lightens the discussion with a look a the percentage of games using ARKit. Picks: Theodolite, iOS 11 Bug: Typing 1+2+3 Quickly in the Calculator App Won’t Get You 6, Face Tracking with ARKit.