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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.