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
This week we answer questions from #askMTJC about the Axiotron ModBook and Core Data. We follow up on the delayed AirPods and removal of the Edition Watches from high end stores. We also follow up on the appearance of the ARM chip support in the macOSX kernel and the upcoming Touch ID feature in the new MacBook Pros. We discuss the new Microsoft Surface Studio and its potential impact on Apple. We touch on AppWage, Designing for Empathy and the new Swift Server APIs workgroup. Picks: Fatal Error Podcast, Functional Swift Conference videos and Nebo by MyScript
This week we discuss the Letter published by Tim Cook in response to the FBI’s request to create a “back door” into iOS. We talk about Panic’s Prompt app update. We ponder Rob Rhyne’s departure to join Apple and Jaimee Newberry’s rise to COO of MartianCraft. Greg sneaks in a couple of posts on Blackfish and Swifter; two Swift based http servers. Picks: Quartz iOS App, Earl Grey and The Astonishing Powers and Mesmerizing Secrets of 3D Touch.