We fact check on the Apple TV, follow up on avoiding paywalls and iPad Pro bendgate. Is the iPhone going the way of the Polaroid, Walkman and Palm Pilot? Apple is looking to pair the Apple Watch and Medicare. Qualcomm refused to sell chips to Apple. The HomePod is launching in China and Apple introduces a new battery case for the new phones. Foundation DB introduces a record layer. Verizon is giving away Apple Music. DuckDuckGo rolls out private location services with Apple Maps JS. Apple will introduce 3 new phones in 2019 and should the employ the new iPad Pro design on the phones? Picks: UI Sound Inspiration, Programing Dad Jokes, ICanHazDadJokes API.
We follow up on the new iPad Pro. We discuss Apple’s stellar Q3 results. Apple is shutting down the affiliate program for the Mac App Store and App Store for iOS. We debate the merits of implicitly unwrapping optionals. Picks: RenoRun, Hacking my shell prompt so I make fewer mistakes working with Xcode projects, RESTed. After Show: We discuss the merger/shutdown of Slack and Hipchat.
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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.
This week we give our impressions of WWDC 2018 keynote. We discuss Apple’s presenting the scholarship winner apps on the App Store. Microsoft’s purchase of GitHub. Apple is getting into the ad game to compete with other online players. The rumored iPad with face recognition is coming. We talk about the deprecation of OpenGL and OpenCL. Finally by Rene Richie guides our discussion of the WWDC announcements. Picks: UX Cake w/Jaime Lopez Jr, Machine Learning – Build a Model, App Store Review Guidelines Diff, Stevie the Snail, SpriteKit, PlayDead’s INSIDE
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We start with some follow up on the mysterious red menubar bug and Vero social network’s questionable origins. Swift is now among the top 10 programing languages in use. Apple has announced WWDC 2018 dates and launched the annual ticket lottery. We speculate on what WWDC will bring us and how the lottery really works. Deep Fake technology allows the live modification of video with fake content. Intel fights for its future. The annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey is out and Greg Heo joins us to go through the findings. A cryptocurrency mining app is pulled from the App Store. Picks: Google opens up maps to game developers, WWDC Scholarships, Tau Day
We dive right in with our hands on review of the iPad Pro. We also comment on technical issues with the iOS & Mac App Store as well as iTunes Connect. We discuss how mobile app devs are suffering and how the top sellers make 60% of app income. What opportunities and what road blocks that Apple provides. Dropbox drops Objective-C. Picks: Fake, Thumbzone and Smashy Road: Wanted
This week we discuss the release of the Apple TV as the reviews start to appear. We discuss the options for transferring an app, new app sizes coming with the iPad Pro and supporting legacy apps. We chat about the Mac sales and potential of the Mac app development. Nintendo’s pending smart phone app entry and our favorite pCalc coming to the Apple TV as well as the app approval experience. Picks: Satechi Type-C Adapter, Aerial, Her Story and 2D iOS & tvOS Games by Tutorials
This week we continue the discussion of a Siri API, based on Ben Thompson’s post, GreenyDev’s SiriViewServiceHeaders and Persimmon for Swift. Aaron also discusses the attempts to get MagPie approved. We also discuss Redacted’s sales on the Mac App Store.