We dive into #askMTJC about whether the iPhone X layout will mean changes for developers. We follow up on HDR video. We briefly cover the information leak ahead of the Apple Event. We discuss Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater which held the event. We cover the items demonstrated and unveiled – Retail events, Apple Watch Series 3 w/LTE, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X, and AirPower. Picks: iOS Human Interface Guidelines (Updated for iPhone X), Building Apps for iPhone X – Fall 2017, Swift Programming Language book (updated for Swift 4).
We follow up on the Red Socks allegedly stealing signs utilizing Apple Watch. We also look at the MacBook Pro 13 via Joe Cieplinski as well as governments stockpiling security exploits. Recorded on September 6, 2017, we discuss the Apple Developer site suddenly going into maintenance mode. We discuss a searching for object types in Swift and a lazy solution to dealing with delegates. Picks: Sound Kit for Prototypes, iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (6th Edition)
Our askMTJC wonders how many fingers we store on Touch ID. We follow up on how Apple will have us change how we use the next iPhone. We discuss how deep learning is used to shape Siri’s voice, the cost of building apps, and HDR video. Jaime tells us about Microsoft and Amazon’s will combine digital assistants. You can check which of your iOS apps won’t work with iOS 11. Apple and Accenture will partner to build apps. We look at Google’s release of ARCore as an answer to ARKit. Picks: WTF Auto Layout, HIG: Augmented Reality, 360|iDev 2017 Highlights.
Back from 360|iDev we follow up on Tim’s purchase of a vintage Macintosh model. We also follow up on Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, Apple’s growth engine as well as a possible announcement date for a new iPhone. We discuss Chris Lattner’s Swift concurrency manifesto and we discuss Android’s Oreo announcement. Picks: 360iDev presentation slides and code links, Why is ARKit better than the alternatives? and Luna Display
We start in on Apple’s lightening of HomeKit requirements for manufacturers. We discuss iOS features that haven’t been widely reported on. We look at the watchOS 4’s frontmost app state and Joe Cieplinski’s post on designing of the Touch Bar. Picks: CoreML Helpers, Objective-C Playgrounds, Realm Academy.
We celebrate our third anniversary with quick follow up on Apple related manufacturing moving back to America and Apple’s Q3 sales call results. We offer up a PSA on the need to apply security updates by upgrading to iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6. We look at how Apple evades patent trolls. We delve into Steve Troughton-Smith’s discovery of new iPhone 8 technologies buried in the HomePod code. We look at how the uncovered designs of the iPhone 8 in the same code. Picks: iOS app developers can now recruit up to 10,000 beta testers, SwiftCoders: Weekly Interviews with Swift Developers # 62 – Tim Mitra, Augmented Reality’s A-ha Moment, Sourcery, ScreenFlow 7.
This week follow up on whether Apple will build three manufacturing plants in the US. We continue with Adobe announcing Flash’s end of life announcement, Xcode 9 beta 4 now supporting static libraries, a malware that has been affecting Macs for a while and Office 365 surpasses traditional licenses. Picks: Pros and cons of iOS machine learning APIs, Powerpig’s Builds, Five Unbelievable Secrets Of Reactive Programming The Experts Don’t Want You To Know, Freetime – GitHub open source project manager, and SlackTextViewController.
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This week we follow up on 1Password Memberships and updates, as well as even more iPhone 8 rumors. We discuss Apple’s addition of a customer support delegate in iTunesConnect. We look at cracking the code in Apple’s Gift Cards and Apple’s new Machine Learning Journal blog. Picks: Another Xcode 9 gem: The Simulator now comes with a Share extension to transfer URLs, Files, Locations, etc. and more User Breakpoints in Xcode
We start the show answering a question about the LG Ultrafine 4K display. The end of the Windows Phone, finding older macOS installers, and updating your App Store pages are covered in the follow up. PayPal is now a payment option when purchasing apps on the App Store. Google is using AI to vet apps on the Play Store. 1Password is encouraging users to use their cloud based subscription service, which has created reactions about security and convenience. Microsoft Seeing AI app assists users with visually navigating the environments. We discuss the panicky headlines around iPhone 8 feature rumors. Picks: Safe Area Layout Guide, KFC’s iPhone killer has arrived, Fixing Autocompletion on Mixed Objective-C and Swift Projects, ARKit Tutorial in Swift 4 for Xcode 9 using SceneKit
We marvel at the fortitude of new fans who listen to our whole back catalog of shows. We discuss the inability to share IAP with Family Sharing, the most recent iPhone 8 wireless charging and Touch ID rumors as well as PhotoBucket’s “ransoming” long time users of there “free” service. We dig into Password Autofill and mechanically converting Objective-C projects to Swift. Picks: Over 150 of the Best Machine Learning, NLP, and Python Tutorials I’ve Found, Laura Savino’s tip on Simulator devices, Debugging UIStackViews and iOS 11 lets you scan a router’s QR code to quickly join a network.
Podcast Tip of the Week: Debugging UIStackViews view.isAccessibilityElement = true yourStackView.accessibilityLabel = "blah"
Then use View Debugger,
see Accessibility -> description