This week Greg Heo leads the crew as they discuss the Windows 95 ugly holiday sweater, NHL hockey overtime 3 on 3, and protocol conformance. We follow up on Apple shutting down Music’s Connect feature, Sega Genesis Classics are playable on Amazon Fire, the C64 Mini, Windows Sandbox, Apple is producing new Peanuts content, breaking into Amazon face recognition with 3D printed heads, T-Mobile eSIM support, Apple will allow IAP gifted to Friends & Family. Apple will build new campus in Austin and add jobs across the US. Cydia Store shuts down. Apple confirms some iPad Pros ship slightly bent, but says it’s normal. Picks: Xcode Comment-Spell-Checker, 6 Audio books on Apple Books, The 8-Bit Guy, Functional Swift 2018 videos, MagazineLayout
We follow up on folding phones as Google adds support to Android. Apple cuts production on all new iPhone X series phones. Verizon will bring eSIM support for iPhones. Amazon US will now sell Macs for Apple. Prince William weighs in on social network giants lack of discretion. Tim Cook says regulations as inevitable. Apple has bought a privacy-conscious AI start up. Picks: Swift Heroes 2018 conference videos, Mini vMac for iOS, Deep Learning Specialization
Microsoft has bought GItHub. IBM is buying Red Hat. Apple bars Bloomberg from iPad event. All of the Apple Logos Included in the October 30 Event. Tim Mitra Blends Art and (Computer) Science at TD Bank. JAMF – There is no step three. New 2018 MacBook Air, 2018 Mac Mini, 2018 iPad Pro – 11” & 12.9”, and 2nd Gen. Apple Pencil. Picks: Designing for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, Bringing Your Apps to iPad Pro, Shared Version Number trick
We follow up on not using Facebook for logins and Apple and AWS request the Bloomberg retract the Chinese Spy Chip story. Apple is working on a patch for the #Beautygate — where the iPhone XS is over beautifying portrait photos. We revisit Swift & Objective-C usage. The October 30th event will apparently introduce 2 new iPad Pros, iPad Mini, two iMacs and possibly a new MacBook. IBM open sources their Mac@IBM configuration. Tim Cook calls for strong US Privacy legislation. We touch on the upcoming 5G mobile service. Picks: Xcode 10 patches to Advanced Apple Debugging & Reverse Engineering, Hawkeye Access.
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
This week Mark and Tim give #askMTJC advice on updating Xcode 9 and it’s benefits. They also discuss the FreeDOS project. Tim discusses Mike Ash’s suggestion of wiping the iPhone 6 Plus and reinstalling iOS 11. iPhone X devices start to ship out in advance of new orders. KRAK is a new WPA2 exploit that affects all users and is being patched. Senator Al Franken queries Apple about Face ID and privacy. Picks: Xcode Main Thread Checker, Three Finger Drag, iTune 12.6.3
We follow up on the Chevy Nova story. We debate Tim’s iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus, phone back’s friction coefficient throw down. We follow up on Apple’s former GPU maker Imagination sale, the cost of building an iPhone 8 and Dyson is building electric cars. We discuss the FaceID Security Guide and Amazon’s hardware event. Picks: Monster Truck AR, JSON to Swift, TypeScript, Go, C#, Java, and more :: quicktype.