This week we follow up on Air Pods as hearing aids and new hardware predictions for fall release. NB: This episode was recorded one day before Apple refreshed the MacBook lineup. The App Store Turns 10 and we reflect on our experiences and this very podcast’s existence. We look at the 25 top games for commuters. Apple’s iOS 11.4.1 now blocks passcode cracking tools. Picks: Stupid Enum Tricks in Swift and Kotlin, filtering Xcode warnings and errors, WWDC18 Video Transcripts Now Available and embedXcode.
Once again we are joined by Tammy Coron and Greg Heo as we answer #askMTJC questions about Objective-C framework tutorials and which Drobo to buy. We follow up rumors of Amazon Prime video coming to Apple TV, the Handbrake hack resulting in Panic software being stolen and potential issues crossing the borders with smart phones. We also follow up on rumors of MacBook Pro updates coming to WWDC. We discuss highlights of announcements from Google I/O’s keynote. We take a look at what’s coming in Swift 4. Picks: Kotlin For Android: An Introduction, Toggl – the Ultimate Timer, An Xcode playground showing off the new features in Swift 4.0.
Note: not the original poster I made, but a reasonable facsimile & style of what I remember. The original is in storage.
This week we are joined by Tammy Coron and Greg Heo. We follow up on Learning to Learn, a MacBook Pro saving a life, where Apple products are made and the math behind a 5-star rating. This week marked the 10 year anniversary of the iPhone announcement by Apple. So we asked listeners and friends to tell us what the iPhone has meant to them. We hear from Kim Ahlberg, Justin Stanley, Aaron Douglas, Peter Cook, George Stroumboulopoulos, Jaime Lopez Jr and Rich Turton. We talk about Phil Schiller’s press tour on the iPhone early history as well as some recent turnaround in iPhone sales and market growth. We speculate Chris Lattner’s move to Tesla. Cloud storage is mentioned. Picks: Kaleidoscope, Hyperdrive USB Hub
// For x 5 stars, and 1 1 star, the average is:
Ave = (5x + 1) / (x + 1)
// Solve for x to get the number of 5 stars needed to achieve this Ave with 1 star:
5x + 1 = (Ave)x + Ave
(5 - Ave)x = Ave - 1
x = (Ave - 1) / (5 - Ave)
// So to get Ave = 4.75, with 1 1-star, you need:
x = 15 5 stars
// And to get Ave = 4.5, you need:
x = 7 5 stars
// Say you have one 5-star and one 1-star. What’s the average?
(1 + 5) ÷ 2 = 3 stars! // How horrible!
// Then you get another 5-star review. Your new average:
(1 + 5 + 5) ÷ 3 = 3.7 stars. // Getting better.
/* So you could just keep adding another 5 and increasing the number after the ÷ until you hit 4.5.
As Mark says, 7 5-star reviews is the magic number to get back up to four and a half: */
(1 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5 + 5) ÷ 8 = 4.5
We start off the show following up on the 2016 MacBook Pros and Consumer Reports poor rating due to battery issues. Tim gives his initial hands on impressions. We discuss theft-proofing the AirPod cases. We cover Core Data code generation in Xcode 8.2. Where iPhones are manufactured and assembled is discussed in the light of pressure by India on Apple. Picks: OSStatus.com, Swift Style – An Opinionated Guide to an Opinionated Language, How To Prevent Memory Leaks In Swift Closures and Neural Networks for Machine Learning.
Or is it Funcy Edition? Maybe Funcie Edition? Discuss. We end this maddening week with a discussion of the rumoured ceramic Jet White iPhone. We also follow up on Apple’s price drop on USB-C dongles and LG Ultrafine 5K display. Mark follows up on MacBook Pro sales and Apple Pay on the web. More on JSON parsing in Swift. We follow up on the title “Engineer”. Apple release of iOS 10.1.1 iTunes vs OTA updates as well as Sierra 10.12.1 build versions. We discuss counterfeit apps appearing on the App Store. The Mac App Store, a new MAS model is discussed, as well as purchasing tvOS apps via iOS & Mac links. Picks: Promo Codes for IAP, Simulate TouchBar on iPad, Silver Searcher, Programming in Swift Style
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.
This week we discuss new MacBook Pro’s to be announced in October. We examine an article on Swift vs Objective-C language stats, as well as, Apple’s interest in McLaren Applied Technologies. We discuss Ryan Nystrom’s talk on Refactoring At Scale from Just Try Swift. We discuss a post by Curtis Herbert on compile time warnings. Jaime discusses Apple’s post on JSON. Picks: Swift Protobuf, protips on changes in Storyboards and tableViews, Blocky Hockey, Blocky Football, Blocky Soccer, Blocky Rugby, TD MySpend, Realm Mobile Platform.
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
Hey the MTJC T-Shirt is back for 2016. We chat about the rumored MacBook Pro refresh, thanks to Justin Stanley, and riff on a Pro iOS or mashup of iOS & OS X. We dissect the Mac Dev 2016 Survey. Is Apple stealing your Music and are they responsible for dyld crashes? Github has a new pricing policy. Jaime attended CocoaConf 2016 in Seattle. Picks: Star Wars – Episode V “The Empire Strikes Back” Homage, Launcher, GIF, Deadpool, BonMot, Managed App Configuration.