Episode 115 – Podcast Time Machine

We start out with this week’s askMTJC questions on Sticker Packs, Swift OOP or protocol oriented and can apps do handwriting conversion. We follow up on Dash and migrating Mac App Store licensing. We also follow up on the fate of the Apple Car project and IBM adoption of Macs as their primary computing platform. We also discuss the upcoming Apple “Hello Again” event where a refresh of the Macintosh product lines. Picks: TableFlip and Animation Pro.

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Episode 114 – I Can Eat More Salt Than You

This we are joined my Tammy Coron. We follow up on follow up on Omni Group’s innovative pricing model, as well as, on Storyboard bugs fixed in Xcode 8.1 beta 3 and IGListKit is now live on github. We discuss the removal of Dash from the App Store(s) and some disappointing history revealed on the MacRumors forums. We also talk about the removal of Phoneys sticker pack. Picks: Day of the Tentacle Remastered, Swift Playgrounds Demo with a Twist, 3D iOS Games book and PDF

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Correction: Scanning across the screen in possible with Point Scanning in Switch Control.

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Episode 113 – Less Likely to Catch Fire

We answer an askMTJC about our use of Swift 3. Aaron discusses some feedback on his Mac: End of Life prognostication on episode 111, as well as, feedback on Air Pods. Jaime tells us about his new position at Simple which leads into more fintech and banking. We follow up on ProtoBufs in Kitura and the Omni Group’s new pricing strategy. We discuss the new App Store Search Ads, opposition to React Native and the Pixel phone by Google. Picks: Sky Force 2014 for Apple TV, an iOS Simulator logging protip and CatPaint (stealth pick)

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Episode 112 – Maple Syrup Reserves

This week we discuss new MacBook Pro’s to be announced in October. We examine an article on Swift vs Objective-C language stats, as well as, Apple’s interest in McLaren Applied Technologies. We discuss Ryan Nystrom’s talk on Refactoring At Scale from Just Try Swift. We discuss a post by Curtis Herbert on compile time warnings. Jaime discusses Apple’s post on JSON. Picks: Swift Protobuf, protips on changes in Storyboards and tableViews, Blocky Hockey, Blocky Football, Blocky Soccer, Blocky Rugby, TD MySpend, Realm Mobile Platform.

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Episode 111 – Storm & Stress

This week we chat about our iPhone 7 impressions and delivery experiences. We follow up on Apple Maps, Dennis Pilarinos speaking about Buddy Build and Dropbox. Jaime and Tim discuss their impressions of the Indie Devstock conference in Nashville TN. Aaron presents an argument about the future direction of the Macintosh. Picks: ProTip: viewWillLayoutSubviews bug, Twitter Dashboard, Google Allo, Google Trips

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Episode 110 – Live from Indie Devstock with Tammy Coron, Greg Heo & Joe Cieplinski

In this special live episode Tammy Coron, Greg Heo and Joe Cieplinski join Jaime Lopez and Tim Mitra. We discuss whether to refactor your old code. We also sticker packs for the Messages API. Joe has produced Leo Collection stickers. We discuss diversity challenges at conferences with Tammy and Joe. We also send Tammy Inside the Chaotic Studios.

Subtitle: Three Podcasts Go In, One Comes Out.

MTJC Indie Devstock

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Episode 109 – Airpods and the Future

We start in on Dropbox’s odd use of Mac permissions. We discuss Apple’s slow updates of Maps data. We discuss the future potential of the Air Buds and Apple’s courageous choice. We discuss the ceramic Apple Watch Edition. Dennis Pilarino gave a talk on Buddy Build at our local cocoaheads meetup. We discuss our iPhone 7 purchase choices and the UIFeedbackGenerator. Picks: Reveal, Tree, Google Duo and Waze.

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Episode 108 – The Magnificent Seven?

This is our follow up to the Apple Event, on Sept 7, 2016, where the iPhone 7 and Watch Series 2 was announced. We discuss the new hardware and features of the two products. Also covered is Nintendo’s Mario coming to iOS and Pokemon coming to the Apple Watch. We also cover Apple’s prior announcement about App Store housekeeping. Picks: Fangirls, the Apple Sept 7 Event and MTJC T-Shirt sightings.


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Episode 107 – The Worst of Both Worlds

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.

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Episode 106 – Failing Gracefully

We start off with followup on Chick-fil-a, LaunchKit & Google, iPad Pro used to make Stranger Things Poster and iPhone 6S speeds by the Galaxy Note 7. We open the discussion on failure with the removal of Vesper from the App Store. We discuss Dave DeLong’s Dream App, Google writing a new OS and Instapaper joining Pinterest. We discuss a chip popping defect on iPhone 6 models. Picks: How I Got Better at Debugging, KZFileWatchers, Youtube-dl, Alexa Skills Kit Audio Streaming, TDD (by Controlling Dependencies)

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