We follow up on Xcode Swift build times, Apple cracks down on drone flyovers at Apple Park and alternative music services that provide Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Bollywood tunes. Apple will replace Watch 2 devices with swollen batteries. What’s new in Swift 4.2? How to name UIButton actions. We discuss whether Apple has a problem fitting in features on the iPhone. Picks: Personalized Hey Siri, Introducing Flight School: a new book series for Swift developers by @mattt, How To Keep Learning After 50 and Other Ways to Hack Your Brain at any Age, Privacy Essentials Safari Extension
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.