This week start the FU with Jean Louis Gassée’s Monday Note on the Mac Endgame. Following that we discuss the scam apps present on the Mac App Store. We discuss Matthew Yglesias’ post on Apple having outgrown it’s own corporate structure. We also discuss Chris Eidoff’s post on the over-reliance on Protocol-Oriented Programming. We discuss Amazon’s image recognition services. We touch on the Mac Calendar spam bug. Picks: AIToolbox, mucicForProgramming and Spark For Mac.
We start this week by following up on with a non-technical guide to machine learning. We also discuss Quickdraw an AI engine back with Google technology. We continue the follow up with more Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C docks, as well as, Apple’s purge of zombie apps on the App Store. The creator of PDF Expert has reported on potential success on the Mac App Store. We discuss more shutting down of product lines via Apple’s recent departure from the line of Apple Basestations. Jaime brings up how to organize a Swift file and we discuss style guides and tools. We close in on the latest offering in Instagram’s Live release. Picks: Brain Warmers, View Hierarchy & Memory Graph and A Practical Guide to Securing macOS.
We start off with a discussion of a couple of USB-C hubs to add ports back onto the MacBook Pros. Aaron gives us a review of his new 2016 MacBook Pro 13 inch with TouchBar. We look at 1Password with Touch ID devices. We also discuss a few reviews on using the new MBPs. We discuss Touché a TouchBar emulator for macOS, the new Apple coffee table book, Designed By Apple in California, and cuts to Apple video subscription fees. We wrap the main topics on the rumored Apple glasses project and augmented reality (AR). Picks: API Reference, Learning From Data, (Dash iOS, Arrival.)
Or is it Funcy Edition? Maybe Funcie Edition? Discuss. We end this maddening week with a discussion of the rumoured ceramic Jet White iPhone. We also follow up on Apple’s price drop on USB-C dongles and LG Ultrafine 5K display. Mark follows up on MacBook Pro sales and Apple Pay on the web. More on JSON parsing in Swift. We follow up on the title “Engineer”. Apple release of iOS 10.1.1 iTunes vs OTA updates as well as Sierra 10.12.1 build versions. We discuss counterfeit apps appearing on the App Store. The Mac App Store, a new MAS model is discussed, as well as purchasing tvOS apps via iOS & Mac links. Picks: Promo Codes for IAP, Simulate TouchBar on iPad, Silver Searcher, Programming in Swift Style
This week we follow up on the MacBook Pro with TouchBar. The discussion revolves around our impressions of the TouchBar, changes in the hardware configuration and the future of the MacBook product line. We also discuss whether this is in fact a mac for professionals. We touch on the approaching end of Swift 2.3 as well as json2swift. Picks: Paintcode 3, PipTube, UnsafePointers, How to Use NSTouchBar on macOS and Amaziograph.
This week we answer questions from #askMTJC about the Axiotron ModBook and Core Data. We follow up on the delayed AirPods and removal of the Edition Watches from high end stores. We also follow up on the appearance of the ARM chip support in the macOSX kernel and the upcoming Touch ID feature in the new MacBook Pros. We discuss the new Microsoft Surface Studio and its potential impact on Apple. We touch on AppWage, Designing for Empathy and the new Swift Server APIs workgroup. Picks: Fatal Error Podcast, Functional Swift Conference videos and Nebo by MyScript
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.
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
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)
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.