We follow up on updates to Apple’s UI Design Guidelines, the History of MS-DOS, and the cities vying to be Amazon’s second head quarters. We also discuss the IRS’s contract with Equifax and Netflix’ PR issues with respect to Canadian taxes. We cover the improved display of fatal errors in Xcode 9. The reverse engineering of High Sierra’s supplemental update exposes a flaw. iOS privacy has also come under fire as proof of concept by Felix Krause demonstrates the ease of stealing an Apple ID password. Picks: Useful Xcode breakpoint and the Memory Graph Debugger
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.
We start out discussing the iOS update 9.3.5 which prevents a remote jailbreak of iOS devices, giving bad guys access to users personal data and messages. We also follow up on Touch IC chips popping off iPhones, Star Wars serialization, neural networks, shut down of sync and open sourcing of Vesper, merger of Instapaper with Pinterest and Nest being moved internally into Google. Pro Tip: you may need to clean out your lightning port. We discuss the EU’s claim that Apple underpaid on corporate taxes in Ireland. We discuss whether Griffin’s Bluetooth adapter for cabled headphones indicates iPhone 7’s rumored lack of mini-phone jack. Aaron expounds on his new Car Play enabled car. Picks: Charles Proxy v4, FLEX, Classic CHM youtube channel, How Snapchat’s filters work, Papa John’s Apple TV app, Swift Algorithm Club tutorials.
SPOILERS – We dive into discussions about our previous iOS projects and future prospects. We also discuss our opinions on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We talk about the new CocoaPods editor for Mac. We follow up on Stock Options for developers. We discuss the multi-user support on iPad coming in iOS 9.3. We discuss Apple’s decision to disband the iAd team. We follow up on iOS 9 install base at 75%. Jaime gets an Android phone. Picks: The Swift Jobs Board.
This week we reminisce about out earliest Star Wars memories. NO SPOILERS! We follow up on a decent USB-C port adapter. Greg reports on PromiseKit. We also follow up on developer’s salaries in Canada at least. We discuss the interview of Craig Federighi on The Talk Show, as well Greg’s plans to explore more on Swift.org. We discuss building for Android with Android Studio and cross platform with React Native. We follow up on Greg’s experience with Apple Pay. Picks: This Week on Swift.org, Android Feast
University Theatre 1983
Correction: Tim saw the Matrix at the Uptown Theatre. The University Theatre is now a Pottery Barn in Yorkville. The Uptown Theatre is now a condo.
This week we discuss the recent WeAreWearables Apple Watch™ Meetup at MaRS Discovery District, which had panel discussions on the Apple Watch launch and experiences of early app developers. We discuss interacting with the watch, apps, activity. We speculate about Siri, Cortana and Google Now API access. Using Apple Watch buttons, force touch and the Digital Crown. We also talk about Craig Hockenberry’s angry post on discoveryd.
It was Daniel Bader who coined the term “performing triage on your phone” at the WeAreWearables Apple Watch™ Meetup.
Correct email address for Mark Rubin is markr[at]smappsoft.com