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
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
This week we follow up on 1Password Memberships and updates, as well as even more iPhone 8 rumors. We discuss Apple’s addition of a customer support delegate in iTunesConnect. We look at cracking the code in Apple’s Gift Cards and Apple’s new Machine Learning Journal blog. Picks: Another Xcode 9 gem: The Simulator now comes with a Share extension to transfer URLs, Files, Locations, etc. and more User Breakpoints in Xcode
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.
This week we follow up on finger print dongles, misuses of Engineering titles and Google’s new Canadian adventures in Waterloo. We discuss Apple vs Uber, Apple’s quarterly number as see by Kevin O’Leary and major app publisher’s abandoning the Watch, for now. Apple is looking into space and satellites. Picks: Increment, XChange – Share Business Cards Instantly and RWDevcon 2017 Vault
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.)
We start off the askMTJC with discussion of resources for budding developers. We discuss iMore’s transition away from Apple News to focus on tech and how to’s. We follow up on Protocols with Associated Types and Protocol Oriented programming in Swift. A few exploits are discussed around of the leak of Microsoft’s “Golden Key”. We discuss the importance of a work life balance. Picks: Fira Code, Pocket Casts 6, Apple’s Olympic Watch Bands
We start the show with a discussion of Two Factor Authentication on Apple IDs. We discuss the Best Burritos in the US. We answer Allan Edmonds #askMTJC question about our first computers and our predictions for the next 5 years. We follow up on Mark’s iPhone swollen battery. We discuss whether to buy AppleCare, the discuss the delay in Apple Mac hardware, SoftBank’s purchase of Arm, the rumored iPhone 7 Pro and iOS Beta Periods. We also discuss iOS 9.3.3 security update. Picks: Scrivener for iOS Effective Objective-C 2.0
This week we discuss our hands on experience with the new Apple TV. We also covered the pending 1Password for Teams and the rumoured iPad Pro release date. Picks: BackChannel.io, Grocery Shopping List and Osmo iPad Gaming System.
These notes were compiled and edited by Tim on his iPad, sitting on the couch with the TV on.