We get an iOS shortcut for bypassing paywalls in #askMTJC. We follow up with a deep dive into poor iPhone XR adoption figures, Google+ has potentially exposed data from 52M users, Infinity Blade games removed from the App Store, Apple appeals to China’s iPhone ban, and Samsung removes the headphone jack. We take a look at some Swift tricks that you may not know about. Swift 5.0 wants us to try some nice breaking changes. You can record ARKit sessions in order to debug. It’s apparently really easy to add a second display to an iOS app. Picks: A look at the Original 1984 Macintosh User Manual, Swift Docker image hosted by Apple.
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
We follow up on watching Dr Who in the US without cable, iOS 12 adoption is greater than iOS 11 a year ago, FaceBook will in fact track you via Portal in-home. Apple plans to give video content away to Apple device owners for free. We dig in on the cost to repair Apple gear; the right to repair and past examples of Apple’s efforts to improve experience at the cost of speed. Adobe has announced Photoshop CC for iPad. Apple will allow users in the US to download all the info Apple has on them. Picks: Watch Apple, Amazon, Google & Tesla solve delivery problems, Cmd-Shift-5, Luna Display, The Illustrated TLS Connection, Swift & Fika 2018, Skydio’s self-flying drone can now be controlled using just an Apple Watch.
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 follow up on whether Apple will build three manufacturing plants in the US. We continue with Adobe announcing Flash’s end of life announcement, Xcode 9 beta 4 now supporting static libraries, a malware that has been affecting Macs for a while and Office 365 surpasses traditional licenses. Picks: Pros and cons of iOS machine learning APIs, Powerpig’s Builds, Five Unbelievable Secrets Of Reactive Programming The Experts Don’t Want You To Know, Freetime – GitHub open source project manager, and SlackTextViewController.
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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.
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We start off the show following up on the 2016 MacBook Pros and Consumer Reports poor rating due to battery issues. Tim gives his initial hands on impressions. We discuss theft-proofing the AirPod cases. We cover Core Data code generation in Xcode 8.2. Where iPhones are manufactured and assembled is discussed in the light of pressure by India on Apple. Picks: OSStatus.com, Swift Style – An Opinionated Guide to an Opinionated Language, How To Prevent Memory Leaks In Swift Closures and Neural Networks for Machine Learning.
This week we answer #askMTJC about how we use the pragma mark in our apps. We also follow up as we test drive Setapp’s beta program. We discuss the @available attribute in Swift that allows you to use new iOS features while maintaining backward compatibility. We the new Bluetooth 5 announcement and discuss some contradictory articles on the wearables market. Aaron gives a status report on CarPlay in his new car. Picks: Pre-Apple return Steve Jobs TV interview, Wang 1980’s TV commercial and Inside the secret meeting where Apple revealed the state of its AI research.
We start this week by following up on with a non-technical guide to machine learning. We also discuss Quickdraw an AI engine back with Google technology. We continue the follow up with more Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C docks, as well as, Apple’s purge of zombie apps on the App Store. The creator of PDF Expert has reported on potential success on the Mac App Store. We discuss more shutting down of product lines via Apple’s recent departure from the line of Apple Basestations. Jaime brings up how to organize a Swift file and we discuss style guides and tools. We close in on the latest offering in Instagram’s Live release. Picks: Brain Warmers, View Hierarchy & Memory Graph and A Practical Guide to Securing macOS.