We start of looking at Boston Dynamic’s robots that can team up, open doors and leave a room. We dig into the Home Pod, with perspectives from @Ish and Joe Cieplinski posts. Jaime has received his Home Pod and compares to his other digital children, Amazon Dot, Amazon Show and Google Home. He discusses placement, the sound, set up and low level performance. Home Pod is also making impressions on oiled wood furniture. Picks: Apple put together three short videos to explain how to use your new HomePod, HomePod User Guide, Google Translate by Google, Inc., Skydio R1
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
Recorded on the 34th anniversary of the Macintosh unveiling, we follow up on self driving cars with no steering wheels. We discuss improvements to Siri in iOS 11.2.5 and Thor Ragnarok slips out on the web early. The Malala Fund and Apple join to aid 100K underprivileged women to attend school. The Home Pod is now available for order in the US, UK and Australia. Facebook has introduced a new unit of time. Apple previews iOS 11.3. Paul Hudson posts in What’s new in Swift 4.1. Picks: Canada’s DEVELOPER 30|30, Swift Forums, Cousera’s Machine Learning.
This week we follow up on the iPhone battery debacle and Apple’s battery replacement program. We also follow up on sales of Amazon Echo and Google Home while waiting for Apple’s HomePod. We discuss the 25th anniversary of pCalc. Meltdown and Spectre are the main topic as we chat about Intel’s kernel memory leaks. Blackberry signs a deal with Baidu to build self-driving cars. The big story for us is Apple’s acquisition of Buddy Build. Picks: 5 Advanced Mac Tricks You’ve Never Used, Oh Sh!t Git, 7th Guest for iOS, 360iDev 2017 Session Playlist