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Episode 190 – Test Is Green. Code Is Clean.

This week we follow up on Youtube changes, IBM Watson and CoreML, 3rd party Twitter apps. We discuss Xcode compilation on mutli-core Mac Pros. The Home Pod has a sluggish start in sales. Apple reveals the (Product)RED® iPhone 8. Apple Music has 40 million users and a new boss. We follow up on HTTP 400 error codes. We discuss Apple upcoming purge of 32-bit macOS apps, reliving Windows File Manager and the RWDevCon 2018’s post mortem. Picks: Understanding Git Version Control and Learn how to Use it in Xcode 9, Xcode TDD keyboard short cuts, App Store insights. Aftershow: Facebook testimony.

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Episode 189 – Peanut Butter & Jelly Driven Development (PBJDD)

We follow up on LHOTP, the darker side of Charles Proxy for iOS and Apple Business Manager. Chris Lattner has announced Swift for TensorFlow. iOS 11.3 has been released along with Xcode 9.3. Apple is allowing users to manage their data in iCloud. Beta versions of iOS 11.4 & tvOS 11.4 are out. Apple may use they’re own processors in Macs as soon as 2020. Picks: XcodeReleases, Microsoft’s AI courses, CompactMap and Atom

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Episode 188 – Throwing Data Collection Under the Bus

We start with our T-shirt poll results. We discuss Apple Business Manager (beta), the loss of the macOS startup chime, Foxcon to acquire Belkin, Apple’s new Space Grey accessories for Mac and Google’s loss to Oracle for Java rights. We focus on the Apple Education Event: new iPad, Logitech Crayon, iBook Author rolled into Pages, Apple’s Classroom and Schoolwork apps. Picks: Minimoog Model D for iOS, Charles Proxy for iOS, Git Tower (beta)

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Episode 186 – iPhone X: /aɪ/ /fəʊn/ /ten/

We start with some follow up on the mysterious red menubar bug and Vero social network’s questionable origins. Swift is now among the top 10 programing languages in use. Apple has announced WWDC 2018 dates and launched the annual ticket lottery. We speculate on what WWDC will bring us and how the lottery really works. Deep Fake technology allows the live modification of video with fake content. Intel fights for its future. The annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey is out and Greg Heo joins us to go through the findings. A cryptocurrency mining app is pulled from the App Store. Picks: Google opens up maps to game developers, WWDC Scholarships, Tau Day

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Episode 185 – iPhone OS SDK – Down Memory Lane

This week we open with a discussion about Android phone makers mimicking the notch. We also follow up on the Bitcoin Pizza Guy. We look into the negative effect of algorithm driven social network feeds. Swift 4.1 is bringing back #if along with canImport() availability checks. It’s the 10th anniversary of the iPhone OS SDK, so we discuss our own memories of early iPhone app development. Apple is opening medical clinics for employees. WatchKit is for Baby Apps according to Marco Arment. Picks: Charles Proxy for iOS, Alto’s Odyssey, Silicon Valley 5 trailer w/hidden message, Learn with Google AI, Simple is hiring an iOS developer, Skydio hiring, Topology Eyewear hiring.

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Episode 184 – Piercing the Veil

We start out with news that Apple will require new apps to be written with iOS 11 and iPhone X support. Apple also has gained half of all smart phone sales for the first time, in spite of recent rumors of an iPhone X sales short fall. We look at 1Password, it’s support of cryptocurrency and tips and tricks for 1Password organization. We discuss whether learning to program is getting harder. We also open discussion about whether software developer and consultants need errors and omissions insurance. In the after show we look at the HomePods adoption. Picks: Astropad Studio, What is the duck of productivity? and iOS Quick Reference for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

Photo: Running Fence by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, 1976

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Episode 182 – Bob Hamilton’s Ride

This week we look back at Saul Mora’s Core Data trick at RWDevcon 2015. We follow up on Apple’s 2018 Q1 earnings, the last of a super cycle and parking self-driving slippers. We discuss how Strava’s heat map exposes popular exercise locations. We also talk about Mycroft AI’s privacy-first smart speaker. We discuss app rejections stemming from the use of Apple’s emojis in screenshots. Picks: Activating an Audio Session, Tim Horton’s Scroll Up To Win

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Episode 181 – Where Power Resides

We start the episode with a brief look at Reporter and looking at unwind segues with modal view controllers. We also follow up on unconventional parking with self driving cars. We follow up on using Face ID to authorize purchases with iTunes family purchases in iOS 11. You can now use the Square Cash app to purchase bitcoin. We discuss Apple’s plan to postpone some new features to focus on performance and quality. It’s time for the annual “Apple is doomed” discussion as pundits warn of iPhone X sales slowing down. Tim’s iPhone X suffers from a “green line” OLED defect, which turns out to be a common problem on iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S7. Picks: iOS Ref

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Episode 179 – Ceci n’est pas un podcast

We begin with an #askMTJC on vintage Windows configuration. We also have a follow up on the red menu bar from a listener, Nick Kohrn. GM is bringing a self driving car to market. Dropbox has filed for a public stock offering. We chat about the confusing UI on Hawaii’s missile alert system. We also cover Google’s new online AI training tool. Picks: “Ceci n’est pas un littéral”, WWDC 2017 Lightbox concept, IBLinter, Google Arts & Culture app, Swift tips & tricks

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Episode 178 – Plug & Pray

This week we follow up on the High Sierra Security update and Panic’s Transmit for iOS. We also discuss a false alarm on the High Sierra update causing slow downs. We also discuss fixing Xcode Indexing with a unique solution. Apple will hand off iCloud in China to a 3rd party to manage. There is yet another macOS password bug, although not as bad as the last. Picks: How to Fix a Mac that Won’t Turn On or Start Up, Silicon Valley Season 5

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