This week we follow up on Youtube changes, IBM Watson and CoreML, 3rd party Twitter apps. We discuss Xcode compilation on mutli-core Mac Pros. The Home Pod has a sluggish start in sales. Apple reveals the (Product)RED® iPhone 8. Apple Music has 40 million users and a new boss. We follow up on HTTP 400 error codes. We discuss Apple upcoming purge of 32-bit macOS apps, reliving Windows File Manager and the RWDevCon 2018’s post mortem. Picks: Understanding Git Version Control and Learn how to Use it in Xcode 9, Xcode TDD keyboard short cuts, App Store insights. Aftershow: Facebook testimony.
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
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.
We follow up on the new UIActivityViewIndicator and other things you may have missed in the Apple Event. Tim follows up on getting older apps ready for the new iPhone X aspect ratio. We also discuss Face ID, fast charging, the weight of the iPhone 8 Plus, AppleCare+, and product price increases and demise. Kudos to TD Bank and it’s mobile banking apps. Swift 4 is released. We discuss the Apple Watch LTE bug messing up LTE connections, and more rumored delays on iPhone X. Kaleidoscope is coming to iPad and some cool 3D face construction is discussed. Picks: The Ultimate Guide To iPhone Resolutions, iPhone X Screen Demystified.
We dive into #askMTJC about whether the iPhone X layout will mean changes for developers. We follow up on HDR video. We briefly cover the information leak ahead of the Apple Event. We discuss Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater which held the event. We cover the items demonstrated and unveiled – Retail events, Apple Watch Series 3 w/LTE, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X, and AirPower. Picks: iOS Human Interface Guidelines (Updated for iPhone X), Building Apps for iPhone X – Fall 2017, Swift Programming Language book (updated for Swift 4).
NB: we had little control over the recording process. The audio is not great. So we’ve decided to unpublish the episode. This is the bootleg edition, if you really want to listen to the show.
We recorded LIVE at 360|iDev 2017 with Tammy Coron, Joe Cieplinski and Jean MacDonald. We discussed MacID in #askMTJC. We also followed up on Rubber Duck debugging and Chris Lattner’s move to Google. New in 10.3 is a new certificate trust setting in iOS. We chat with the panel about highlights of the 360|iDev conference and the things coming from Apple: a new iPhone, Apple Watch LTE and Home Pod. Jean also illuminated App Camp for Girls and her new podcast SestraCast. Picks: Lavar Burton Reads,Toothfairy, Bartender, Red Hot Timer and Forest.
We celebrate our third anniversary with quick follow up on Apple related manufacturing moving back to America and Apple’s Q3 sales call results. We offer up a PSA on the need to apply security updates by upgrading to iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6. We look at how Apple evades patent trolls. We delve into Steve Troughton-Smith’s discovery of new iPhone 8 technologies buried in the HomePod code. We look at how the uncovered designs of the iPhone 8 in the same code. Picks: iOS app developers can now recruit up to 10,000 beta testers, SwiftCoders: Weekly Interviews with Swift Developers # 62 – Tim Mitra, Augmented Reality’s A-ha Moment, Sourcery, ScreenFlow 7.
This week we follow up on 1Password Memberships and updates, as well as even more iPhone 8 rumors. We discuss Apple’s addition of a customer support delegate in iTunesConnect. We look at cracking the code in Apple’s Gift Cards and Apple’s new Machine Learning Journal blog. Picks: Another Xcode 9 gem: The Simulator now comes with a Share extension to transfer URLs, Files, Locations, etc. and more User Breakpoints in Xcode
We marvel at the fortitude of new fans who listen to our whole back catalog of shows. We discuss the inability to share IAP with Family Sharing, the most recent iPhone 8 wireless charging and Touch ID rumors as well as PhotoBucket’s “ransoming” long time users of there “free” service. We dig into Password Autofill and mechanically converting Objective-C projects to Swift. Picks: Over 150 of the Best Machine Learning, NLP, and Python Tutorials I’ve Found, Laura Savino’s tip on Simulator devices, Debugging UIStackViews and iOS 11 lets you scan a router’s QR code to quickly join a network.
Podcast Tip of the Week: Debugging UIStackViews view.isAccessibilityElement = true yourStackView.accessibilityLabel = "blah"
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We follow up on Apple and semiconductors with rumored purchase of chip manufacturers, OLED screen delays and Touch ID issues. We also follow up on MyScript Calculator for handwriting calculations now on iPad. We discuss the Developer Survey Results 2017 from Stack Overflow. Apple has also made iWork, Garage Band and iMovie free for all users. Apple has also acquired a California permit for self-driving cars. Coachella attendees use Find My iPhone to recover 100+ stolen devices. The Mac Pro makes an appearance again. Picks: Analyzing 3rd party libraries, Silicon Valley iOS Developer Meetup, 17 Xcode Tips and Tricks That Every iOS Developer Should Know, Software Library: Macintosh, ABI stability and WWDC Family