Microsoft has bought GItHub. IBM is buying Red Hat. Apple bars Bloomberg from iPad event. All of the Apple Logos Included in the October 30 Event. Tim Mitra Blends Art and (Computer) Science at TD Bank. JAMF – There is no step three. New 2018 MacBook Air, 2018 Mac Mini, 2018 iPad Pro – 11” & 12.9”, and 2nd Gen. Apple Pencil. Picks: Designing for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, Bringing Your Apps to iPad Pro, Shared Version Number trick
We follow up on the new iPad Pro. We discuss Apple’s stellar Q3 results. Apple is shutting down the affiliate program for the Mac App Store and App Store for iOS. We debate the merits of implicitly unwrapping optionals. Picks: RenoRun, Hacking my shell prompt so I make fewer mistakes working with Xcode projects, RESTed. After Show: We discuss the merger/shutdown of Slack and Hipchat.
Between 47:00 – 15:00 Tim discusses meeting Justin Trudeau
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
We celebrate our third anniversary with quick follow up on Apple related manufacturing moving back to America and Apple’s Q3 sales call results. We offer up a PSA on the need to apply security updates by upgrading to iOS 10.3.3 and macOS 10.12.6. We look at how Apple evades patent trolls. We delve into Steve Troughton-Smith’s discovery of new iPhone 8 technologies buried in the HomePod code. We look at how the uncovered designs of the iPhone 8 in the same code. Picks: iOS app developers can now recruit up to 10,000 beta testers, SwiftCoders: Weekly Interviews with Swift Developers # 62 – Tim Mitra, Augmented Reality’s A-ha Moment, Sourcery, ScreenFlow 7.
We follow up on Apple and semiconductors with rumored purchase of chip manufacturers, OLED screen delays and Touch ID issues. We also follow up on MyScript Calculator for handwriting calculations now on iPad. We discuss the Developer Survey Results 2017 from Stack Overflow. Apple has also made iWork, Garage Band and iMovie free for all users. Apple has also acquired a California permit for self-driving cars. Coachella attendees use Find My iPhone to recover 100+ stolen devices. The Mac Pro makes an appearance again. Picks: Analyzing 3rd party libraries, Silicon Valley iOS Developer Meetup, 17 Xcode Tips and Tricks That Every iOS Developer Should Know, Software Library: Macintosh, ABI stability and WWDC Family
We start the follow up with a brief history of CAD, which brought Tim to computing. We follow with gaming apps continuing to hold top the revenue spot, choosing between Google, Amazon and iCloud online photo storage, as well as improving Swift compile times. We discuss the products announced by Apple on Tuesday; 9.7 inch iPad, Product(RED) iPhone 7 models, updated iPhone SE, new Spring watch bands and new app Clips. We chat about Github’s new balanced employee IP agreement. Also as a late addition we discuss Apple’s acquisition of the award winning Workflow app. Picks: the 8-bit Guy – Basic episode, Audible Xcode Breakpoints. The 8-Bit Guy’s name is David Murray.
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.
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.
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.