We answer our askMTJC from Paul Wilkinson about eSim support and Aussie Apple retail pricing. Tim discusses his Apollo XI T-shirt and Wikipedia’s support drive. We follow up on Testflight public betas which inspire a new site, Google Plus is shutting down, Secrets & Lies, and Facebook Portal introduces new smart screens for the home. 3D Bananas are the new scale of processor performance. Another follow up on Saqib Shaikh as he appears on CBC’s Spark. Luna Display is available for sale. We discuss iOS 12 and Core Data External Binary Data Storage, State of Developer Ecosystem, Apple vs the Big Hack, Aussie Day Light Savings Apple Watch bug, iOS 12.0.1 bug fixes, and Apple’s overpriced repairs. Picks: The Apple II Source Code for the LOGO Language Found, CodeMobile Weekly Episode 2: A fireside chat with Jaime Lopez, Designing Websites for iPhone X, REPL Support for Swift Packages.
We follow up on the new iPad Pro. We discuss Apple’s stellar Q3 results. Apple is shutting down the affiliate program for the Mac App Store and App Store for iOS. We debate the merits of implicitly unwrapping optionals. Picks: RenoRun, Hacking my shell prompt so I make fewer mistakes working with Xcode projects, RESTed. After Show: We discuss the merger/shutdown of Slack and Hipchat.
Between 47:00 – 15:00 Tim discusses meeting Justin Trudeau
We discuss our annual T-shirt ideas and upcoming anniversary. We’re now in the iOS Dev Directory. Apple may be developing MicroLED displays. Uber and Facebook behaving badly again. Apple’s True Depth technology is two years ahead of the competition. Apple and IBM give developers access to Watson. Picks: Yoink, I’m Lazy So I Write Tests, Wanle Gamers Console for iPhone, Sqlite Browser
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.
Recorded on the 34th anniversary of the Macintosh unveiling, we follow up on self driving cars with no steering wheels. We discuss improvements to Siri in iOS 11.2.5 and Thor Ragnarok slips out on the web early. The Malala Fund and Apple join to aid 100K underprivileged women to attend school. The Home Pod is now available for order in the US, UK and Australia. Facebook has introduced a new unit of time. Apple previews iOS 11.3. Paul Hudson posts in What’s new in Swift 4.1. Picks: Canada’s DEVELOPER 30|30, Swift Forums, Cousera’s Machine Learning.
This week Jaime regales us on his experience with Car Play. Tim tells about his disappointing experience with HyperDrive USB-C port expander. We follow up on Marin’s Todorov’s free chapters from RXSwift – Reactive Programming With Swift. Apple is taking more hardware development in house and effecting their suppliers. We also discuss a patched defect that allowed motion sensors to discover pin codes. Jaime & Tim also discuss their experiences with Apple’s Clips app. We discuss Microsoft’s ReactXP, Facebook app binary size and fingerprints may not be as secure as you think. Picks: New features in Xcode 8.2 Simulator, What’s New in TestFlight and the Nothing – Smartphone app from the Minimalists.
This week we discuss all kinds of social networking tools prompted by Twitter’s report on slowing user growth. We discuss how the various popular social networking tools are used by the general public and it skews differently for those of us in the tech sector.
Picks: pttrns.com, bloc app, App Icon Template. Tim discusses Bed Debugging in the aftershow.
This week we discuss Apple Music prompted by Jim Dalrymple’s online rant. Why do you need to manage your music when Apple will do it for you? We discuss Apple’s Q3 results and Apple’s awkward children the Mac App Store, the iPod and iPad – and how they are used. Picks this week are KeroBlaster, Mechanize for Ruby and App Store Health Check.