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Episode 170 – Not Fully Formed

We follow up on macOS Server Mac app, blockchain on tracking pot Marajuana distribution, unlocking Face ID, Lyft coming to Canada, and iOS hardware encryption. Also hackers say they broke Face ID, a 10-year old can unlock his mom’s iPhone X, and we take a deep look at the iPhone X portrait mode. Picks: Much ado about iOS app architecture, SBSAnimoji, Power Photos and, Computer Science Distilled

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Episode 169 – The Inverted J

We answer a few #askMTJC questions about Accessibility Shortcuts, using PGP encryption and buying higher quality Apple Watch models. Tim rants about shortcomings with the availability of Apple’s Server app on the Mac App Store. We follow up on stolen iPhone Xs, the iPhone X usage outpaces iPhone 8 in the first weekend. We look at the music video “Dance Like You Mean It” by Airplane Mode which may the first to employ Animoji at least with iOS. Samsung mocks the iPhone X and avid iPhone buyers. UPS employs blockchain to create standards in delivery businesses. We discuss Apple’s “iPhone X — A Guided Tour” video, and “1Password 7 for iOS: Efficiency Abounds” blog post. Picks: Supporting Face ID on the iPhone X, Zagg Glass + HD and iPhone X

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Episode 168 – Preaching To The Choir

We discuss #askMTJC on iPhone Plus models landscape SplitView mode, PGP encryption apps, the iOS 11 Calculator bug, and Blockchain diplomas. We follow up on GPG encryption tools, iPhone X Demand, and Reachability on the iPhone X. We discuss experiences of trying to pre-order iPhone X models by ourselves and others. We also discuss Gluon: a new library for machine learning from AWS and Microsoft, SiriKit in 11.2 beta brings commands for the upcoming HomePod. Picks: Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad and Xcode’s Show Live Issues.

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Episode 167 – Death By Design

We start this week’s show with a discussion about preordering the iPhone X. We follow up with the Quick Start method for migrating your identity to a new iOS device. We also follow up on predictions of iPhone X supply rumors. Death By Design is a documentary about the creation and disposal of all the electronic devices we crave and their toll on some societies and the environment. Jaime lightens the discussion with a look a the percentage of games using ARKit. Picks: Theodolite, iOS 11 Bug: Typing 1+2+3 Quickly in the Calculator App Won’t Get You 6, Face Tracking with ARKit.

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Episode 166 – Geez. I Don’t Know

This week Mark and Tim give #askMTJC advice on updating Xcode 9 and it’s benefits. They also discuss the FreeDOS project. Tim discusses Mike Ash’s suggestion of wiping the iPhone 6 Plus and reinstalling iOS 11. iPhone X devices start to ship out in advance of new orders. KRAK is a new WPA2 exploit that affects all users and is being patched. Senator Al Franken queries Apple about Face ID and privacy. Picks: Xcode Main Thread Checker, Three Finger Drag, iTune 12.6.3

Thanks Gord!

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Episode CLXV – Elevated Privileges

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

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Episode 164 – Running Down A Dream

We answer #askMTJC posts on Bondi pronunciation and popsicle stick App Store logo. We follow up on changes to the Safari Web ViewController, and privacy changes in iOS 11. We also follow up on a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE. More information on designing and supporting for the new iPhone X sizes and a large roundup on iPhone X features is presented. Finally we follow up on UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities which sets the required support for ARKit on the App Store. We discuss the call for Apple to activate FM chips by the FCC. We quickly cover Google’s product announcement. We discuss Felix Krause’s addition for detecting location by using information in a user’s Photos. Picks: iOS Architecture Generator, Code Folding in Xcode 9, and NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription. In the after show we Jaime’s talk at Swift Cloud Workshop as well as Amazon’s search for a second head quarters.

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Episode 163 – The Coefficient of Friction Is µ

We follow up on the Chevy Nova story. We debate Tim’s iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus, phone back’s friction coefficient throw down. We follow up on Apple’s former GPU maker Imagination sale, the cost of building an iPhone 8 and Dyson is building electric cars. We discuss the FaceID Security Guide and Amazon’s hardware event. Picks: Monster Truck AR, JSON to Swift, TypeScript, Go, C#, Java, and more :: quicktype.

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Episode 162 – The Results Are In

We follow up on the new UIActivityViewIndicator and other things you may have missed in the Apple Event. Tim follows up on getting older apps ready for the new iPhone X aspect ratio. We also discuss Face ID, fast charging, the weight of the iPhone 8 Plus, AppleCare+, and product price increases and demise. Kudos to TD Bank and it’s mobile banking apps. Swift 4 is released. We discuss the Apple Watch LTE bug messing up LTE connections, and more rumored delays on iPhone X. Kaleidoscope is coming to iPad and some cool 3D face construction is discussed. Picks: The Ultimate Guide To iPhone Resolutions, iPhone X Screen Demystified.

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Episode 161 – Valyrian Steel & Dragon Glass on the Back

We dive into #askMTJC about whether the iPhone X layout will mean changes for developers. We follow up on HDR video. We briefly cover the information leak ahead of the Apple Event. We discuss Apple’s Steve Jobs Theater which held the event. We cover the items demonstrated and unveiled – Retail events, Apple Watch Series 3 w/LTE, Apple TV 4K, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus, the iPhone X, and AirPower. Picks: iOS Human Interface Guidelines (Updated for iPhone X), Building Apps for iPhone X – Fall 2017, Swift Programming Language book (updated for Swift 4).

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