This week we follow up on MTJC 2018 T-Shirts and the origins of Apple’s Command Key. We also follow up on the Apple Store founders, Apple’s GDPR profile downloads, Apple Watch usage and Apple’s self driving cars. We discuss the Home Pod sales numbers, erroneous new Siri features, and a sophisticated worm virus and one of the first Internet hackers. We also chat about Apple’s own podcasts and their use of original illustrations on the App Store. Picks: A handy Xcode keyboard shortcut to the Assistant Editor and App: the Human Story, Developing UIViews in Xcode Playgrounds and 1Password 7.
We start with a T-Shirt sighting in Berlin’s UIKonf. We follow up on more GDPR data retention updates, this time from Google and MailChimp. Also Apple may launch a credit card, Carnegie Melon is offering an undergraduate degree in AI, Swift.org forums is supporting related products, ClassicKit surfaces to offer Win 98 UI for iOS apps, Logitech Crayon for iPad is now available, and a customized iPhone X with solar charger. It’s the anniversary of the launch of the Apple Store. Apple has registered 50 self-driving cars in California. Picks: UIKonf 2018 Livestream, Visual Studio Code. Aftershow: Nova Machine Learning, Amazon HQ 2 search continues and a missed #askMTJC on timezones.
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
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
Our askMTJC wonders how many fingers we store on Touch ID. We follow up on how Apple will have us change how we use the next iPhone. We discuss how deep learning is used to shape Siri’s voice, the cost of building apps, and HDR video. Jaime tells us about Microsoft and Amazon’s will combine digital assistants. You can check which of your iOS apps won’t work with iOS 11. Apple and Accenture will partner to build apps. We look at Google’s release of ARCore as an answer to ARKit. Picks: WTF Auto Layout, HIG: Augmented Reality, 360|iDev 2017 Highlights.
Back from 360|iDev we follow up on Tim’s purchase of a vintage Macintosh model. We also follow up on Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, Apple’s growth engine as well as a possible announcement date for a new iPhone. We discuss Chris Lattner’s Swift concurrency manifesto and we discuss Android’s Oreo announcement. Picks: 360iDev presentation slides and code links, Why is ARKit better than the alternatives? and Luna Display
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.
We start off with some follow up on Amazon Underground. We discuss iOS 9 Content Blocking extensions. We discuss the waining support of Flash in web ads, web browsers & the enterprise. We speculate on the products to be announced on Sept 9th – also whether Apple will make a play into providing content & games on the Apple TV. Aaron illuminates his progress using Swift. Picks: VHS Camcorder app and QuartzCode app.
This week we follow up on the Swift adoption discussion started last week. We discuss the “All you eat” software models. We discuss the role of Product Manager in development. Tim Cook sends an email and saves stock market. Picks Crossy Road (Pacman edition), PAC-MAN 256 and iSwift.
NB The 360|iDev 2015 videos should be ready around Sept 4, 2015