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.
We start out discussing the iOS update 9.3.5 which prevents a remote jailbreak of iOS devices, giving bad guys access to users personal data and messages. We also follow up on Touch IC chips popping off iPhones, Star Wars serialization, neural networks, shut down of sync and open sourcing of Vesper, merger of Instapaper with Pinterest and Nest being moved internally into Google. Pro Tip: you may need to clean out your lightning port. We discuss the EU’s claim that Apple underpaid on corporate taxes in Ireland. We discuss whether Griffin’s Bluetooth adapter for cabled headphones indicates iPhone 7’s rumored lack of mini-phone jack. Aaron expounds on his new Car Play enabled car. Picks: Charles Proxy v4, FLEX, Classic CHM youtube channel, How Snapchat’s filters work, Papa John’s Apple TV app, Swift Algorithm Club tutorials.
This week we discuss the Letter published by Tim Cook in response to the FBI’s request to create a “back door” into iOS. We talk about Panic’s Prompt app update. We ponder Rob Rhyne’s departure to join Apple and Jaimee Newberry’s rise to COO of MartianCraft. Greg sneaks in a couple of posts on Blackfish and Swifter; two Swift based http servers. Picks: Quartz iOS App, Earl Grey and The Astonishing Powers and Mesmerizing Secrets of 3D Touch.