We follow up on Mark’s visit to petrified forests. We discuss the new screen size & shape of the Apple Watch Series 4, and type case format of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XR, as well as the unfortunate/confusing name iPhone XS Max. We follow up on the new iPhones; screen sizes, resolutions, pricing plans, and the discontinuation of the iPhone X, iPhone 6 and iPhone SE. We follow up as Microsoft acquires Lobe.ai and the leaked images on Google Home Hub. A new iPad Pro is coming this fall. NSHipster covers some lesser known iOS 12 features. Remote working tops job search perks. Apple sets the date for required building against iOS 12 SDK and watchOS 5 SDK. Picks 1Password with Autofill, and smooth Apple Store performance.
This week we look at hardware upgrade plans. We look at updating apps — choosing programming languages and frameworks. We follow up on Apple’s repair program for faulty keyboards on MacBooks and MacBook Pros, as well as Airbnb’s posts about withdrawing from React Native. Apple is hit with fines over “Error 53”. Ustwo publishes a report on the first year of Monument Valley 2. Pick: Step into Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night and stay a while. Check it out on the Oculus Go! We discuss how to manage tasks and stay true to your goals.
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.