This week we look back at Saul Mora’s Core Data trick at RWDevcon 2015. We follow up on Apple’s 2018 Q1 earnings, the last of a super cycle and parking self-driving slippers. We discuss how Strava’s heat map exposes popular exercise locations. We also talk about Mycroft AI’s privacy-first smart speaker. We discuss app rejections stemming from the use of Apple’s emojis in screenshots. Picks: Activating an Audio Session, Tim Horton’s Scroll Up To Win
This week Mark and Tim give #askMTJC advice on updating Xcode 9 and it’s benefits. They also discuss the FreeDOS project. Tim discusses Mike Ash’s suggestion of wiping the iPhone 6 Plus and reinstalling iOS 11. iPhone X devices start to ship out in advance of new orders. KRAK is a new WPA2 exploit that affects all users and is being patched. Senator Al Franken queries Apple about Face ID and privacy. Picks: Xcode Main Thread Checker, Three Finger Drag, iTune 12.6.3
We follow up on updates to Apple’s UI Design Guidelines, the History of MS-DOS, and the cities vying to be Amazon’s second head quarters. We also discuss the IRS’s contract with Equifax and Netflix’ PR issues with respect to Canadian taxes. We cover the improved display of fatal errors in Xcode 9. The reverse engineering of High Sierra’s supplemental update exposes a flaw. iOS privacy has also come under fire as proof of concept by Felix Krause demonstrates the ease of stealing an Apple ID password. Picks: Useful Xcode breakpoint and the Memory Graph Debugger
We answer #askMTJC posts on Bondi pronunciation and popsicle stick App Store logo. We follow up on changes to the Safari Web ViewController, and privacy changes in iOS 11. We also follow up on a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE. More information on designing and supporting for the new iPhone X sizes and a large roundup on iPhone X features is presented. Finally we follow up on UIRequiredDeviceCapabilities which sets the required support for ARKit on the App Store. We discuss the call for Apple to activate FM chips by the FCC. We quickly cover Google’s product announcement. We discuss Felix Krause’s addition for detecting location by using information in a user’s Photos. Picks: iOS Architecture Generator, Code Folding in Xcode 9, and NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription. In the after show we Jaime’s talk at Swift Cloud Workshop as well as Amazon’s search for a second head quarters.
We follow up with the iPhone and Mac merging as Apple patents a dock-able iPhone. We also follow up on guard vs if. We discuss writing high-performance Swift code and the ability of developers to respond to app reviews is now live. Apple’s WWDC website also include a code of conduct and info on child care services during the conference. The WWDC site also lists concurrent conferences happening nearby including Alt-Conf and CocoaConf Around the Corner. Picks: Xcode keyboard shortcuts for testing and TunnelBear.
This week we discuss the inevitable death of Twitter, the rise of Pro iOS app pricing and the return of old formats. We follow up on feedback regarding privacy as discussed on Episode 84. We hear Tim’s opinion on the 9.7 inch iPad Pro and discuss the differences with it’s larger sibling. We discuss Joe Cieplinski’s post on iPhone SE upgrade woes. Booking.com breaks iOS 9.3. Picks: Linux on Windows, Safari Preview Edition, nscurl, Hermes knockoffs, Google Cardboard for iOS and Charles Proxy.
Correction: TLS 1.2 is the current version. Thanks to @NolanObrien
This week the podcast is extended by Greg Heo and Tammy Coron, just before RWDevCon 2016. Tammy tells why she likes Fantastical 2 and her Gumdrop case for her iPad Pro. We chat about preparing for RWDevcon 2016. We discuss switching from indie and freelance development to joining corporations. We speculate on the rumored 9.5 inch iPad Pro. We geek out on biological motors and DRAM Challenges. Picks: OS X Playgrounds, League of Legends, Jamstik +
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.
This week we discuss our impressions of Google I/O 2015 in contrast to next week’s WWDC 2015. We discuss Tim Cook’s criticism of Google & Facebook’s potential misuse of people’s privacy. We discuss the importance of focus in the light of Brent Simmons withdrawal from Q Branch. Even more important the need for developers to focus on the new products and frameworks introduced at WWDC. Picks: Google Photos for iOS and Re:quest