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 discuss using Siri to access application settings in our #askMTJC. We fact check on Indian Partitioning dates. We follow up on Apple Music arriving on Amazon’s Echo, Apple vs Qualcomm trial date set, 5G iPhone maybe as late as 2020, wireless charging for AirPods and AT&T first to support eSim. We discuss changing laws with GitHub pull requests. Apple’s program for women entrepreneur developers. Siri Shortcuts Not Working for many people. Real-time text support for Wi-Fi calling. Touch ID used in app scams to bilk users. Picks: Xcode Short Cuts, Run macOS on iPad, Play Retro Dark Castle on iPad with System 6.0.8, Optimizing Siri on HomePod in Far‑Field Settings
We start in on Apple’s lightening of HomeKit requirements for manufacturers. We discuss iOS features that haven’t been widely reported on. We look at the watchOS 4’s frontmost app state and Joe Cieplinski’s post on designing of the Touch Bar. Picks: CoreML Helpers, Objective-C Playgrounds, Realm Academy.
This week we follow up on rumored OLED screens on the iPhone 8 as well as new iPhone storage options and iPad Pro sizes. We discuss the new campus, Apple Park opening in April, 2017. iOS 10 adoption is covered and well as the end of Swift as Apple’s premier language. We chat about the future of Swift and whether Apple would kill off Swift. WWDC 2017 will be moved to San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center and the ticket lottery moves up one month. Jaime recaps the Swift Cloud Workshop & Hack Day he attended in Seattle. Problems may arise with iOS Keychain clean up. Picks: iPad Pro TV Ads, Two Useful Log Messages – Thomas Hanning.
This week we talk about the new 6th Generation iPod Touch as well as the oddity of continuing cellular minutes & data charges. We follow up on REPL as it relates to Swift scripting on the command line. We discuss the new lower app pricing tier in emerging markets. Picks: Matt Luedke’s Free App Preview Music, AltConf 2015 and Swift Summit videos.