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Episode 203 – One and Done!

This week we follow up on Air Pods as hearing aids and new hardware predictions for fall release. NB: This episode was recorded one day before Apple refreshed the MacBook lineup. The App Store Turns 10 and we reflect on our experiences and this very podcast’s existence. We look at the 25 top games for commuters. Apple’s iOS 11.4.1 now blocks passcode cracking tools. Picks: Stupid Enum Tricks in Swift and Kotlin, filtering Xcode warnings and errors, WWDC18 Video Transcripts Now Available and embedXcode.

Photo: @Blinky.Lights.T.O.

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Episode 202 – Zombies Know No Borders

We celebrate Canada Day and US Independence Day coast to coast almost. This weeks episode is hosted by Greg Heo as Tim was to be away with unpredictable internet access. We follow up on React Native and Excel. We discuss the Godfather of AI and Deep Learning. We revisit Mario Run’s revenues and downloads. Jaime recaps his experiences at the We RISE tech conference. Picks: Xcode tip: Using behaviors to improve debugging, DevTube, Blynk, Pointfree.co

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Episode 201 – Who Are You People!?

This week we look at hardware upgrade plans. We look at updating apps — choosing programming languages and frameworks. We follow up on Apple’s repair program for faulty keyboards on MacBooks and MacBook Pros, as well as Airbnb’s posts about withdrawing from React Native. Apple is hit with fines over “Error 53”. Ustwo publishes a report on the first year of Monument Valley 2. Pick: Step into Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and stay a while. Check it out on the Oculus Go! We discuss how to manage tasks and stay true to your goals.

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Episode 200 – Auto Bicentennial Selfies

It’s our 200th episode and all regular hosts and guest hosts are here. We follow up on the lack of IT sessions at WWDC, the future of self driving cars, a test install of Mojave with your existing home folder. “Does Apple Even Care About the Mac?” is the question asked on Vector. We discuss a proof of concept Xcode for iPad! We touch on the “upgrade pricing” new on the App Store. Tim’s annual Top 10 WWDC 2018 Videos is out. Airbnb sunsetting their use of React Native and Marzipanify and iOSMac are brought in by Greg. We talk about our 200 or so episodes. Picks: iOS developer skills matrix, Random numbers in Swift, Swift Diagnostics: #warning and #error

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Episode 199 – Your WWDC 2018 E Ticket

We follow up with Mark about his experiences at WWDC 2018 and we discuss some of our favorite sessions. Mark gives shout outs to Victoria Heric, Ed Arenberg, David Sinclair and Dann Beauregard. We follow up on Apple banning apps that sell user’s contact info. Audrey Tam has published a tutorial on Create ML. Apple is also banning apps that do cryptocurrency mining. We discuss a Swift for Android solution. Tim installs macOS Mojave to tryout Dark Mode. We discuss a video on 50 + macOS Mohave changes. We look at Marzipan in Mojave. Mark regales us with week at WWDC 2018. We both discuss our favorite WWDC sessions. Picks: What’s new in Swift 4.2, Pixelmator for iOS, Server Side Swift with Kitura tutorial.

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Episode 197 – Dub Dub San Jose: WWDC Crystal Ball

We are joined by Greg Heo as we look ahead and suggest what Apple may introduce at WWDC 2018. We follow up on the Command key icon, castle connection, as well as Clifford Stoll and the Cockoo’s Egg. Jaime uncovers ⌘+Ctrl+Shift+H to find a methods callers. Tim relays early experience drawing and designing typefaces in the early days of Mac. AirPlay 2 gives the HomePod the ability to have multi-room and stereo audio. HomePod launching in Canada, France, and Germany. Felix Krause thinks apps should be in a network sandbox. App Insight attempts to expose 3rd party framework use. Genius Bar Broke an iMac Pro. We lay down our best guesses about where Apple will go with WWDC 2018. Picks: How to debug your mobile hybrid app on iOS, Beacon – Signal Availability by Ashley Nelson-Hornstein, Prioritize Work with Quality of Service Classes.

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Episode 196 – Test Backed Development

This week we follow up on MTJC 2018 T-Shirts and the origins of Apple’s Command Key. We also follow up on the Apple Store founders, Apple’s GDPR profile downloads, Apple Watch usage and Apple’s self driving cars. We discuss the Home Pod sales numbers, erroneous new Siri features, and a sophisticated worm virus and one of the first Internet hackers. We also chat about Apple’s own podcasts and their use of original illustrations on the App Store. Picks: A handy Xcode keyboard shortcut to the Assistant Editor and App: the Human Story, Developing UIViews in Xcode Playgrounds and 1Password 7.

Photo: Tim Mitra

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Episode 195 – There’s Still Good In You

We start with a T-Shirt sighting in Berlin’s UIKonf. We follow up on more GDPR data retention updates, this time from Google and MailChimp. Also Apple may launch a credit card, Carnegie Melon is offering an undergraduate degree in AI, Swift.org forums is supporting related products, ClassicKit surfaces to offer Win 98 UI for iOS apps, Logitech Crayon for iPad is now available, and a customized iPhone X with solar charger. It’s the anniversary of the launch of the Apple Store. Apple has registered 50 self-driving cars in California. Picks: UIKonf 2018 Livestream, Visual Studio Code. Aftershow: Nova Machine Learning, Amazon HQ 2 search continues and a missed #askMTJC on timezones.

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Episode 194 – There Is No Step Three

This week we follow up on iTunes on Windows, UIViewPropertyAnimator, iPhone 7 microphone issues, Countdown To WWDC, and the first pedestrian death by Uber’s self-driving car. We discuss the 20th Anniversary of the iMac, the call for Apple Heart Study, Lobe’s use of Core ML, and Apple cracking down on location sharing. We also cover the Microsoft Build 2018 and Google I/O 2018 keynotes. Picks: Vapor 3, Dealing With Dates, Frinkiac.com

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Episode 193 – Mind Altering Software Development

We start off with some #askMTJC about Property Animators, the possibly faked iPad 2018 armor, and dealing with corrupt and challenging iOS backup and restore. On this mostly follow up show, we talk about our space grey 2018 T-Shirt, Swift for TensorFlow is now available, cross-platform Apple development probably not coming at WWDC, JAMF stats on platform choices in the enterprise and benchmarking Codable. We also discuss Apple’s earnings and some history via Bill Atkinson’s new post to folklore.org. Congratulations to our book winner: Adam Armstrong. iTunes is now on the Microsoft Store. Apple’s new MacBook Air is delayed until late 2018. Picks: What’s New In Swift, Licenses + Plain English, Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift: Essential Techniques for Practicing Programmers

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