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Episode 152 – Word Jail

We start the show answering a question about the LG Ultrafine 4K display. The end of the Windows Phone, finding older macOS installers, and updating your App Store pages are covered in the follow up. PayPal is now a payment option when purchasing apps on the App Store. Google is using AI to vet apps on the Play Store. 1Password is encouraging users to use their cloud based subscription service, which has created reactions about security and convenience. Microsoft Seeing AI app assists users with visually navigating the environments. We discuss the panicky headlines around iPhone 8 feature rumors. Picks: Safe Area Layout Guide, KFC’s iPhone killer has arrived, Fixing Autocompletion on Mixed Objective-C and Swift Projects, ARKit Tutorial in Swift 4 for Xcode 9 using SceneKit

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Episode 151 – A Sticky Wicket

We marvel at the fortitude of new fans who listen to our whole back catalog of shows. We discuss the inability to share IAP with Family Sharing, the most recent iPhone 8 wireless charging and Touch ID rumors as well as PhotoBucket’s “ransoming” long time users of there “free” service. We dig into Password Autofill and mechanically converting Objective-C projects to Swift. Picks: Over 150 of the Best Machine Learning, NLP, and Python Tutorials I’ve Found, Laura Savino’s tip on Simulator devices, Debugging UIStackViews and iOS 11 lets you scan a router’s QR code to quickly join a network.

Podcast Tip of the Week: Debugging UIStackViews
view.isAccessibilityElement = true
yourStackView.accessibilityLabel = "blah"
Then use View Debugger,
see Accessibility -> description

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Episode 150 – MTJC Sesquicentennial

We begin the episode answering a question about extending other apps. We follow up with Swift for Visual Studio, transferring apps with subscriptions, CRTC mandated phone unlocking and how they built the Not Hotdog app. We dig into the App Store cleaning rate in Chinese markets. Jaime tells of Erica Sadun’s post about scalable vector are in iOS 11. Pucks: Ultimate Guide to JSON Parsing With Swift 4, JSON with Encoder and Encodable, iOS Simulator Power Ups, Apple celebrates Canadian optimism and diversity with A Portrait of Canada, WWDC videos with transcripts, Public betas are out, Optimizing Collections.

Correction: CRTC Wireless unlock date is December 1, 2017
*image inspiration: Adanac font by Matt  Heximer

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Episode 149 – The First Rule of Purple

This week we follow on using our pet’s paws on our iOS devices, with help of Jeffery Fulton’s canine pal, [insert name]. Fuad Kamal shares that Canada’s CRTC has ruled that all cell phone’s must be unlocked. Tim follows up on getting a verification code for Apple’s two factor authentication. We discuss Google’s MobileNets which enables adding AI to any app. We discuss highlights of the Computer History Museum’s live chat with original iPhone engineers and former Apple exec, Scott Forstall who led the teams that shaped iOS up until iOS 7. Picks: CocoaConf ends as Swift by NorthWest debuts, Made with ARKit, YOLO: Core ML versus MPSNNGraph.

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Episode 148 – WWDC Detox – 2017 Edition

This week we chat about WWDC 2017 with Tammy Coron and Greg Heo. We answer #askMTJC’s from Shawn Marston, Vic Hudson and Mike Pollard. We follow up on no longer being able to prompt for reviews, making $80,000 per month on the AppStore, Apple Park in open and we look at or rather laugh at WWDC 1997. Greg and Mark regale of tales from the McEnery Convention Center, home of WWDC 2017 and neighbor to AltConf 2017. We all chat about WWDC sessions; Core ML, Vision, Xcode 9, Swift 4, frameworks and lunch sessions. Picks: MLCamera – Vision & Core ML with AVCaptureSession Inceptionv3 model, New rules following WWDC 2017 – App Store Review Guidelines History, Apple Platform SDK API Differences and Visual Studio Code.

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Episode 147 – WWDC 17 Impressions – Pirate Edition

This week we answer an #askMTJC on AirPlay-ing Amazon Prime videos. We follow up on holographic billboard and LaunchKit shutting down. We were midway through WWDC 2017 week, so we share our impressions on the WWDC17 Keynote, Platform State of the Union and some of the live sessions we had watched. Picks: Refactoring!, Blackbox Puzzles wins ADA, What’s New in iOS, Simulating a second finger during drag, Xcode 9 Beta.

NB – we misquoted the hardware pricing of iMac Pro and Mac Pro. They are $4,999 and $2,999 USD respectively. This error we regret.

Safe Area aka Type Safety in print and publishing. Also the correct term in TV production is Overscan.

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Episode 146 – Mooobr: pick of the week

This week we follow up on Microsoft’s Windows 98 Security Patch and Dash for iOS is back. We also discuss “To Optional or Not to Optional: IBOutlet”. We round up the follow up with Erica Sadun’s look at Kotlin in Xcode. We discuss the hidden debugging tool UIDebuggingInformationOverlay, Readdle’s new drag-and-drop feature and Amazon’s shoppable stickers. We then peer into the crystal ball and take a guess at what will be revealed at WWDC 2017. Picks: Why Kiotlin is Better Than Whatever Dumb Language You Are Using, A working concept of a holographic Cortana assistant, UIKonf videos and Not-Hotdog.

Grateful Dead – Go to Heaven

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Episode 145 – Today At MTJC

We follow up on Xamarin’s native code, templates for iOS apps and feedback on our rants. Our pals at AgileBits have introduced Travel Mode for 1Password to ease crossing borders. Jaime talks about detecting fraud with TensorFlow. We discuss Swift curriculum on iBooks and classes at US schools. Apple Stores are hosting labs and events near you. Intel plans to embed Thunderbolt 3 is processors. Jaime gives us his thoughts on Google I/O Picks: Google Assistant for iOS.

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Episode 144 – Greg Regrets the Error

Once again we are joined by Tammy Coron and Greg Heo as we answer #askMTJC questions about Objective-C framework tutorials and which Drobo to buy. We follow up rumors of Amazon Prime video coming to Apple TV, the Handbrake hack resulting in Panic software being stolen and potential issues crossing the borders with smart phones. We also follow up on rumors of MacBook Pro updates coming to WWDC. We discuss highlights of announcements from Google I/O’s keynote. We take a look at what’s coming in Swift 4. Picks: Kotlin For Android: An Introduction, Toggl – the Ultimate Timer, An Xcode playground showing off the new features in Swift 4.0.

Note: not the original poster I made, but a reasonable facsimile & style of what I remember. The original is in storage.

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Episode 143 – A Factorial Set of Permutations

This week we follow up on Apple’s drop of affiliate commissions with Kim Ahlberg. We also follow up on Mac App Store vs direct purchasing after Handbrake was hacked with malware. We also followup on Apple in the Classroom. We discuss Uber launching a Toronto branch of their self-driving car research group. Tim’s talks about his recent training session on clean architecture with Jorge Ortiz. Jaime introduces the Amazon Echo Show and the updated Visual Studio for Mac. Picks: Fira Code font, Yelp Local Graph, “Clarity, Cohesion, Coupling, Complexity”.

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