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Episode 131 – Driving In Cars At Home – Recorded LIVE Feb 15, 2017

This week we recorded LIVE from Mark’s car and we travelled from San Francisco to Cupertino. Responding to listener feedback we follow up on Linea app and listening to podcasts while mowing lawns or walking dogs. We discuss Apple’s stock price reaching and all-time high as well as Apple’s position on Augmented Reality. We discuss our recent trip to the Realm World Tour in San Francisco. Picks: Locating the source of a memory leak and Bowmor Bowling in Cupertino.

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Episode 130 – Like a Russian Nesting Doll

This week are joined by Greg Heo as we wade into RxSwift. We follow up on upgrading to 64-bit apps. We discuss the possibility of an OLED screen coming to the 8th iPhone model. Greg brings up the preferred software languages of weekend developers. We discuss where to define a notification? We watch Greg dance around as we quiz him on RxSwift*. Picks: Editing your macOS Dictionary, Apple’s deep learning frameworks: BNNS vs. Metal CNN, Swift Summit 2016 videos are being released! and what goes into an advance iOS/Swift course.

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Episode 129 – Dangling Participles

This week we follow up on Apple’s record quarterly results. We also follow up on MacBook Pro Touch Bar models being banned in exams, 32-bit iOS apps and replacing Air Play. We discuss Apple possibly adding Arm chips to Intel based Macs. Gitlab’s data loss is explored. Picks: Linea, Google Chrome iOS browser opensourced and Google Translate.

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Episode 128 – I’m So Wasted

This week we follow up on replacements to Fabric and iAd, as well as ColorSync Manager and CarPlay & Android Auto delays in auto manufacturing. We also touch on Find My Air Pods and Apple Pay. We delve into the upcoming ability to respond to reviews and the SKStoreReviewController. We examine the case for deprecating UITableView replacing it with UICollectionView. Picks: Realm Word Tour, Limited Edition Super Bowl Tostitos, Apple UI Design Resources, using vector graphics in apps, 33 iOS open source libraries that will dominate 2017.

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Episode 127 – Empty Jay Sea and the Holy Grail

This week Tammy Coron, Jaime Lopez Jr and Tim Mitra follow up on What the iPhone Means to Me as well as Consumer Reports turnaround on recommending the new MacBook Pro. We also follow up on rumors of Apple taking of Netflix and Spotify by creating it’s own content. We discuss Google’s acquisition of the Fabric set of tools. We delve into the world of digital color discussing Instagram’s adoption of Wide Color. We also examine Ash Furrow’s post on Naming Things in Swift. Our Picks this week are; Affinity Designer, Universal Principles of Design, The History of Paper Money and Zepelin.

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Episode 126 – What the iPhone Means to Me

This week we are joined by Tammy Coron and Greg Heo. We follow up on Learning to Learn, a MacBook Pro saving a life, where Apple products are made and the math behind a 5-star rating. This week marked the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone announcement by Apple. So we asked listeners and friends to tell us what the iPhone has meant to them. We hear from Kim Ahlberg, Justin Stanley, Aaron Douglas, Peter Cook, George Stroumboulopoulos, Jaime Lopez Jr and Rich Turton. We talk about Phil Schiller’s press tour on the iPhone early history as well as some recent turnaround in iPhone sales and market growth. We speculate Chris Lattner’s move to Tesla. Cloud storage is mentioned. Picks: Kaleidoscope, Hyperdrive USB Hub

Mark’s Notes:

// For x 5 stars, and 1 1 star, the average is:
Ave = (5x + 1) / (x + 1)
// Solve for x to get the number of 5 stars needed to achieve this Ave with 1 star:
5x + 1 = (Ave)x + Ave
(5 - Ave)x = Ave - 1
x = (Ave - 1) / (5 - Ave)
// So to get Ave = 4.75, with 1 1-star, you need:
x = 15  5 stars
// And to get Ave = 4.5, you need:
x = 7  5 stars

Greg’s Version:

// Say you have one 5-star and one 1-star. What’s the average?
(1 + 5) ÷ 2 = 3 stars! // How horrible!
// Then you get another 5-star review. Your new average:
(1 + 5 + 5) ÷ 3 = 3.7 stars. // Getting better.
/* So you could just keep adding another 5 and increasing the number after the ÷ until you hit 4.5.
As Mark says, 7 5-star reviews is the magic number to get back up to four and a half: */
(1 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5) ÷ 8 = 4.5

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Episode 125 – Instant Gratification

We start off the show following up on the 2016 MacBook Pros and Consumer Reports poor rating due to battery issues. Tim gives his initial hands on impressions. We discuss theft-proofing the AirPod cases. We cover Core Data code generation in Xcode 8.2. Where iPhones are manufactured and assembled is discussed in the light of pressure by India on Apple. Picks: OSStatus.com, Swift Style – An Opinionated Guide to an Opinionated Language, How To Prevent Memory Leaks In Swift Closures and Neural Networks for Machine Learning.

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Episode 124 – AllowsArbitraryLoads

This week we follow up on building Apple Watch apps to aid seniors in trouble, Google Home coming to Canada and configuring Amazon Echo to work in Canada. Jaime tells us about the latest digital assistant from Japan. Tim talks about working with HomeKit, Siri and using Homebridge. We close off the follow up with parking your Tesla with Alexa and Uber’s self driving car program ends.

We discuss the Octoverse report on popular language repositories on Github. App Transport Security comes into full effect on January 1, 2017 and we discuss how Apple will be inspecting apps for compliance. Finally we discuss Makers vs Menders.

Picks: Super Mario Run, Silicon Valley iOS Developers’ Meetup and Auto-include Open-Source Acknowledgements with CocoaPods.

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Episode 123 – Tea. Earl Grey, Hot!

We start off this week following up on Protocol Oriented Programming, CarPlay receivers and the iCloud Calendar bug. We discuss Kickstarter’s move to open source their IOS and Android apps. Air Pods are available for order and instantly backordered. We also cover Issues with MacBook Pro battery issues and Apple’s reaction. Jaime discusses his newly acquired Google Home. Picks: Apple Support app, The Twist, Dongle Dangler and TouchBar Piano.

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Episode 122 – What is Internet?

This week we answer #askMTJC about how we use the pragma mark in our apps. We also follow up as we test drive Setapp’s beta program. We discuss the @available attribute in Swift that allows you to use new iOS features while maintaining backward compatibility. We the new Bluetooth 5 announcement and discuss some contradictory articles on the wearables market. Aaron gives a status report on CarPlay in his new car. Picks: Pre-Apple return Steve Jobs TV interview, Wang 1980’s TV commercial and Inside the secret meeting where Apple revealed the state of its AI research.

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