We get an iOS shortcut for bypassing paywalls in #askMTJC. We follow up with a deep dive into poor iPhone XR adoption figures, Google+ has potentially exposed data from 52M users, Infinity Blade games removed from the App Store, Apple appeals to China’s iPhone ban, and Samsung removes the headphone jack. We take a look at some Swift tricks that you may not know about. Swift 5.0 wants us to try some nice breaking changes. You can record ARKit sessions in order to debug. It’s apparently really easy to add a second display to an iOS app. Picks: A look at the Original 1984 Macintosh User Manual, Swift Docker image hosted by Apple.
This week we are joined by Marin Todorov to discuss his new book and apps. We follow up on Flight School’s meaning, an iPad screen protector vendor leaks the 2018 model, downloading your Google profile and Marin relays European ISP experiences. The last Apple Watch boutique is closing. We also follow up on Susan Kare: the woman who gave the Mac its smile. We discuss the new trade-in program with Apple GiveBack, Daisy: Apple’s new iPhone-recycling robot, FoundationDB is Open Source and Marin’s book – Realm: Building Modern Swift Apps with Realm Database. Picks: 5 Useful 3D Touch Features for iPhone, Snipetty, Bringing Objective-C to the Amiga, How to build your own Alexa skills with the new Alexa Blueprints, Xcode Treasures: Master the Tools to Design, Build, and Distribute Great Apps, Mixpanel v. 3.3.0 – opt in/out at run time
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