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
We start of looking at Boston Dynamic’s robots that can team up, open doors and leave a room. We dig into the Home Pod, with perspectives from @Ish and Joe Cieplinski posts. Jaime has received his Home Pod and compares to his other digital children, Amazon Dot, Amazon Show and Google Home. He discusses placement, the sound, set up and low level performance. Home Pod is also making impressions on oiled wood furniture. Picks: Apple put together three short videos to explain how to use your new HomePod, HomePod User Guide, Google Translate by Google, Inc., Skydio R1
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 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
This week we follow up on building Apple Watch apps to aid seniors in trouble, Google Home coming to Canada and configuring Amazon Echo to work in Canada. Jaime tells us about the latest digital assistant from Japan. Tim talks about working with HomeKit, Siri and using Homebridge. We close off the follow up with parking your Tesla with Alexa and Uber’s self driving car program ends.
We discuss the Octoverse report on popular language repositories on Github. App Transport Security comes into full effect on January 1, 2017 and we discuss how Apple will be inspecting apps for compliance. Finally we discuss Makers vs Menders.
Picks: Super Mario Run, Silicon Valley iOS Developers’ Meetup and Auto-include Open-Source Acknowledgements with CocoaPods.
We start off this week following up on Protocol Oriented Programming, CarPlay receivers and the iCloud Calendar bug. We discuss Kickstarter’s move to open source their IOS and Android apps. Air Pods are available for order and instantly backordered. We also cover Issues with MacBook Pro battery issues and Apple’s reaction. Jaime discusses his newly acquired Google Home. Picks: Apple Support app, The Twist, Dongle Dangler and TouchBar Piano.