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
We start out discussing the iOS update 9.3.5 which prevents a remote jailbreak of iOS devices, giving bad guys access to users personal data and messages. We also follow up on Touch IC chips popping off iPhones, Star Wars serialization, neural networks, shut down of sync and open sourcing of Vesper, merger of Instapaper with Pinterest and Nest being moved internally into Google. Pro Tip: you may need to clean out your lightning port. We discuss the EU’s claim that Apple underpaid on corporate taxes in Ireland. We discuss whether Griffin’s Bluetooth adapter for cabled headphones indicates iPhone 7’s rumored lack of mini-phone jack. Aaron expounds on his new Car Play enabled car. Picks: Charles Proxy v4, FLEX, Classic CHM youtube channel, How Snapchat’s filters work, Papa John’s Apple TV app, Swift Algorithm Club tutorials.
This week we follow up on our impressions of the WWDC15 sessions. We also follow up on SupportKit’s unique support of WWDC attendees. A post on a potential security issue opens up discussion of Apple’s position on responding to security issues. Picks ETA – your GPS driving assistant for travel times, traffic and directions, Xcode upload tip and Slack